*Two articles referring to Castleton school stating; "The teachers and pupils of the high school room...." and
" the 2 pupils of the high school". The school may have been small, but it was a high school.
*June 1910 An article that shows the 1910 Stark County track meet results.
Two kids from Castleton placed well in several events leading to the school's win.
*Aug 23 1911 p.c2 An article states; "Prof. J.H.B. Smith who was principal
of Castleton high school four years ago..."
*May 15, 1912 An item in the CASTLETON correspondent's column of the Stark County News May 15, 1912 issue :
"The alumni met at the home of Fred Loper last Friday evening to decide
upon matters pertaining to the class banquet, which will in all probability be held on Friday evening, May 31.
The graduation exercises of the High school
will be held in the Methodist church on Wednesday evening, May 29. The class consists of Ross Steward,
Willard Currie, Ina Fouts, Gains Crum, and Will McCurdy. The class
colors are red and green, and the motto, "We Finish to Begin". The baccalaureate sermon will be preached by the pastor,
Rev. Rees, on Sunday evening, May 26.
We must certainly congratulate our former school
principal, H. J. Mozingo, upon his latest attainments in position among the world's workers.
Harley, who is the very soul of honor, always impressed us as one with an unusually eager desire to further
scale the heights of success, and we steadfastly believe that his excellent qualities of heart and mind will in time win recognition
from the government in the form of promotion.
In a separate account of the graduation ceremony:
"Speeches were given by Willard G. Currie - valedictorian
and Ina M. Fouts - salutatorian during the Castleton High School graduation. "
*June 5 1912 p3c3 An article states; "The class of 1912 of Castleton High
School had their photographs taken at Pauli's studio in Wyoming last Thursday."
*May 19 1915 p6c3 An article states; "Principal Corriel of the Castleton high
school..." (Mr. Corriel later went to LaFayette High for the 1915-16 school year.)
*June 7 1916 p1c6 A headline reads; "Castleton Township to
seek Township High School."
*June 21 1916 A headline reads; "Castleton wins Township High School by
*July 12 1916 A headline reads; "Election at Castleton Saturday for
Board of Education"
*March 24, 1920 Stark County News March 24, 1920 page 7 column 1 :
" Miss Ruth Waters, of the Castleton high
school, has been declared the county winner in the Army essay contest being conducted by the war department and her essay
will be sent to Peoria as the Stark County entry in the nation-wide competition. Miss Waters' essay
on "The Advantages of Enlisting in the Army" will compete with other counties in the Peoria recruiting district."
The Methodist Episcopal Church in Castleton served as the site for high
school graduation ceremonies.
Upon closing, the children of Castleton attended Wyoming High School or Bradford High School. Both of those high schools are closed and are listed on this site. The school-aged students
of Castleton today attend Stark County High School in Toulon.
Castleton School Building Today
The following information was provided by Janice Hovendon regarding the Castleton School
and its history:
"For as long as I can remember the town of Castleton was divided right down the middle. The kids on
the west side of main street were in the Wyoming School District and the kids on the East side were in the Bradford School
District. It is still that way today. The school house was an antique shop for many, many years and then in the
past few years was purchased by, I believe, the Apostolic Christian Church and made into a private christian school. It is
called Heartland Private School."
The school building on the south edge of Castleton still stands proudly and is well kept. Great
news for the unique school building pictured above!
Castleton High School Quick Facts
Year opened: late
1800s / early 1900s
Year closed: 1920
School team nickname: unavailable
School team colors: unavailable
School Fight Song: unavailable
The Castleton High School boys did compete in track & field. It is possible the school supported
a baseball and basketball team as well. If you have any information please contact us and help us share it on this page.