About Castle South Middle School

Fast Facts

Principal: Jim Hood
Assistant Principal: Jason Fischer

School Colors: Red & Gold
Mascot: Dragons 
School Hours: 7:25am-2:30pm

Castle South Middle School is located at 3711 Casey Road in Newburgh, Indiana, and is a part of Ohio Township in Warrick County, which for many years has been one of the fastest growing townships in Indiana. Construction began on the building in 2008, and the school opened its doors for the 2009-2010 school year.  Situated on a 24.5 acre site, the school consists of 142,000 square feet and houses grades six, seven and eight with a student population of 670. Castle South Middle School is a suburban school that serves students from low to middle to upper level income families.  Twenty-six percent of the student population receives textbook assistance and free/reduced lunches.  93 percent of the student population is Caucasian. 

At CSMS there are 38 certified staff members of which 71% have their master’s degree.  All of the teaching staff instruct in areas in which they are licensed.  Also on staff are custodians, cafeteria workers, two secretaries, a media specialist, assistant principal, part-time computer technician, part-time computer coordinator, 2 remediation aides, a part-time athletic director, a registered nurse two and a half days a week and a health aide two and a half days a week, one counselor, a school social worker, and an English as a Second Language instructor.

In an effort to stimulate and challenge students, Castle South Middle School offers a variety of courses of study ranging from intermediate to honors classes in math, language arts, science, and social studies.  These classes are offered to all students in a team format. Also, an array of non-core curriculum courses provides students with a well-rounded education.  These courses, known as Encore Classes, include general, vocal and instrumental music, art, family and consumer sciences, industrial technology, curriculum enrichment, health, and physical education.

Numerous clubs and athletic teams provide students with an opportunity to engage in additional activities, which enable students to receive a well-balanced education. Co-curricular events include vocal and instrumental contests and pep and jazz band.  Extra-curricular activities are comprised of cheerleading, football, basketball, volleyball, track, wrestling, intramurals, dance team, student council, newspaper, yearbook, and academic bowl.