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With a student body of 1,100, James B. Castle High School serves a socio-economically diverse community from suburban Kaneohe to rural Kualoa. The high school is the largest of four in the Windward District. The Castle Complex consists of Castle High School, King Intermediate School and eight elementary feeder schools (Kaneohe, Puohala, Kapunahala, Benjamin Parker, Heeia, Ahuimanu, Kahaluu and Waiahole). After 56 years, the Knight Pride of Castle is deeply ingrained in longtime Kaneohe residents. Clearly, Castle High School has a way of "keeping its people," as many alumni have returned here to teach, work, or volunteer.

By: H. F. Choy


Hail, Alma Mater,
Beneath the Pali lands.
Where Mauna nigh keeps vigil
Our Castle High School stands.
Thy colors wave forever,
Maroon, White and Gold.
As loyal sons and daughters,
Thy name we shall uphold.
Ne'er failing though years go by,
We'll honor thee, CASTLE HIGH.


The Western Association of Schools and Colleges has accredited James B. Castle High School through June 30, 2023.

Who's Who at Castle?

Principal - Bernadette Tyrell

Freshman Academy Principal - Dona-Lei Yanagida

Academy of Arts & Business Principal - Kalama Pastor

Academy of Innovation Principal - Teresann Tau'a

Academy of Medical & Culinary Principal - Ryan Micale

Athletic Director - Laynie Sueyasu

SASA (School Administrative Services Assistant) - Kealani Riturban

Accounting Clerk - Lianne Jumawan

Cafeteria Manager - Mike Nagasawa

PCNC (Parent-Community Networking) Coordinator - Kathy Martin

Registrar - Darcy Wakayama 

Student Activities Coordinator - Renee Omori-Kudo

Technology Coordinator - Makee Tano


Freshman Academy - Chris Bisho

Academy of Arts & Business - Nelson Maeda

Academy of Innovation - Jordyn Yahata

Academy of Medical & Culinary - Summer Pasco-Cariaga

College and Career - Jordan Gross

Early College and Advanced Placement - Eric Takemoto

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