Castlewood High School serves 337 students in grades 8-12.
Castlewood High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 69%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 8-12
- Enrollment: 337 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
- Minority Enrollment: 2%
- Graduation Rate: 90-94% (Top 30% in VA)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 50%
- Math Proficiency: 55-59% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 75-79% (Top 30%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education
Castlewood High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Castlewood High School's student population of 337 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 45% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Castlewood High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,792 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Castlewood High School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#635 out of 1792 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Castlewood High School's ranking?
Castlewood High School is ranked #635 out of 1,792 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Virginia.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
55-59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% VA state average), while 75-79% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% VA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Castlewood High School?
The graduation rate of Castlewood High School is 90-94%, which is higher than the Virginia state average of 89%.
How many students attend Castlewood High School?
337 students attend Castlewood High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
98% of Castlewood High School students are White, and 2% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Castlewood High School?
Castlewood High School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Virginia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Castlewood High School offer ?
Castlewood High School offers enrollment in grades 8-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Castlewood High School part of?
Castlewood High School is part of Russell County Public Schools School District.
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