John H. Castle High School
|Castle High School|
|3344 Indiana 261
Newburgh, Warrick County, Indiana 47630
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Warrick County School Corporation|
|Teaching staff||98.00 (on a FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||19.80|
|Athletics conference||Southern Indiana Athletic Conference|
Castle High School, previously known as John H. Castle High School is a public high school located about a mile northeast of Newburgh, Indiana on Indiana 261. Castle is one of three high schools in the Warrick County School Corporation. It is the only non-Evansville school that plays in the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference. Castle High School offers classes in agriculture, art, business and computers, English, family and consumers science, industrial technology, mathematics, music and fine arts, physical education, science, social studies, resource education, and world languages. Castle also offers advance placement, or AP, classes in English language, English literature, calculus, physics, chemistry, US history, biology, government, and European history.
Castle High School was founded in 1959 and later moved in 1975 to its current location on 92 acres (37 ha). In 2004 a new wing was added to the school containing a large Band Facility, two science labs, and several classrooms. Also associated with this project was a new weight room facility and new locker rooms for the varsity sports. In 2008, Castle began construction on a library, to supplement the existing Media Center, and also broke ground on the natatorium, containing an Olympic-size pool, both completed by the 2009-2010 school year.
Castle High School is on a 92-acre (37 ha) site. The High School has a 6,000 seat football/track stadium. There is also a baseball and softball field, a soccer field, five tennis courts and an Olympic sized pool. The building contains two gymnasiums, the North gym with a capacity of 3500, and the South gym with a capacity of 600.
The demographic breakdown of the 1,940 students enrolled in 2014-2015 was:
- Male - 52.3%
- Female - 47.7%
- Native American/Alaskan - 0.3%
- Asian/Pacific islanders - 3.0%
- Black - 1.9%
- Hispanic - 2.5%
- White - 87.7%
- Multiracial - 4.6%
19.6% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.
The Castle Knights are members of the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference. The school colors are blue, white and gold. The following Indiana High School Athletic Association sanctioned sports are offered:
- Baseball (boys)
- Basketball (boys and girls)
- Girls state champion - 2006
- Cross country (boys and girls)
- Football (boys)
- State champion - 1982, 1994
- Golf (boys and girls)
- Soccer (boys and girls)
- Boys state champion - 2000
- Softball (girls)
- State champion - 2001
- Swimming (boys and girls)
- Tennis (boys and girls)
- Track (boys and girls)
- Volleyball (girls)
- Unified track (coed)
- Wrestling (boys)
Castle also offers the following club sports: archery, bowling, soccer, lacrosse, and hockey.
The marching band, known as the Marching Knights, features over 200 members in the wind, percussion and color guard sections.
Castle is home to the Knightingales, the basic all girls show choir, and the Knight Sensations, the advanced mixed show choir.
- Bryce Hunt - Olympic Swimmer in the 2004 200 yard Backstroke
- Michael Rosenbaum - Actor, Lex Luthor on Smallville
- Jamey Carroll - Professional Baseball Player
- Marc Horowitz - Artist, Actor, Writer, Filmmaker, Comic, Internet Celebrity, and Host on It's Effin Science
- David Erdy - Amateur Golfer for Indiana University, played in the 2009 U.S. Open[dead link]
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