Camille Casteel High School

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Camille Casteel
Camille Casteel logo
School Founded 2015
Team Established 2017
History Competed at State in 2018, 2019, and 2020
City Chandler, Arizona
Team Colors Blue and Gold
Principal Jayson Phillips
Head Coach Sheila Wilson
Associate/Other Head Coach(es) Taylor Kerby
National Championships None
State Championships None
Regional/County Championships None
Region/County Location Region IV
Highest Finish Sixth in Arizona Region IV competition 2020
School Website https://www.cusd80.com/casteelhigh

Camille Casteel High School, commonly referred to as "Casteel High School", is a public junior high and high school located in Chandler, Arizona, the newest in the Chandler Unified School District. The school was opened in July 2015, and became the first Chandler School named after a living staff member, superintendent Camille Casteel, after district staff specifically wished to name a school after her. The school had it's first graduating class in spring of 2019, and boasts an enrollment of over 2,000 as of 2018.

Casteel's Academic Decathlon team was first formed in 2017 to compete in the 2017-2018 competition season. Unable to form a team in time for the 2017 Hamilton High School Invitation Scrimmage, the school competed for the first time at the Williamsfield Invitational. Lead by President and 1st Honors Serena Smith, the team went on to compete at the 2018 Region IV competition and just barely made the cutoff to qualify for the 2018 Arizona Academic Decathlon State Competition, as they went into the competition at 40th in the state. At the 2018 State Competition, the team went up ten places to 30th place with only seven members of the team, making an impressive showing for their first year.

At 2020, they placed 9th, repeating their rank of the previous year.

Performance Chart[edit]

Year Regionals Score Regionals Rank State Score State Rank Nationals Score Nationals Rank
2020 35,876.3 6 37,592.3 9 DNQ DNQ
2019 35,983.2 15 38,652.0 9 DNQ DNQ
2018 28,113.2 40 31,254.2 30 DNQ DNQ