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Castle High School

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Posted February 5, 2014

My grandson has a emotional and intellectual disability. This school is not able to provide services that my child needs. I have had to go to Hawaii Disability Rights Center to get help. We are in the process of getting a new IEP and maybe legal action against the DOE.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 1, 2012

The comments below are outdated. This school has a lack of "good teachers." Out of the whole time attending castle, it is safe to say I only had one good teacher per grade level. The teachers do not care, and they do not tailor the way they teach to the students needs. For example, one of my teachers don't even know what their doing. She gave us a 10 page project due in 10 days. When I asked for the rubric she said look on the handout. The handout did NOT have the rubric for the 10 page project, it was a rubric for the presentation. She gave us an assignment without even reading it. It got so bad, homework is not even graded, in efforts to increase graduation rate. The school structure is very good. Classrooms are stuffed with students. In my math class there are about 43 people in ONE room. It is difficult for me to learn with so many people in the room. In my Japanese class, there are 30 (avg private school is about 10-18 students/language class). This school should only be attended as a last resort. It has a reputation of being a very bad school around the island.
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Posted March 18, 2009

Castle may have a bad rep but this school is amazing the performing arts program is outstanding and the education is not bad either
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 18, 2008

this school has opened my child and my eyes to the education that is going on today.
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Posted December 6, 2006

I am a student at Castle Highschool, and let me just say that this is a great school with wonderful teachers who will be there for their students. We also have a performing arts department. Hope my comments help you choose where your child will go to high school.
—Submitted by a student

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Biology I



The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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About the tests

In 2012-2013 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grade 10 in biology. The HSA is a standards-based test that measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Hawaii. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Hawaii Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 50% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 27% 34%
White 14% 14%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Two or more races 3% 8%
Black 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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45386 Kaneohe Bay Dr
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Phone: (808) 233-5600


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