Public Schools

New Castle is part of the Garfield Re-2 School District, which also serves the neighboring communities of Silt and Rifle. There are two Elementary Schools and a Middle School in town, and Coal Ridge High School is just outside town on Route 6. Garfield Re-2 is a district of high expectations, high standards, and in persistent pursuit of quality from our staff and our students.

Garfield Re-2 Vision Statement

Our vision is to encourage, nurture and challenge every student, every day. Garfield Re-2 School District Office 839 Whiteriver Avenue, Rifle Colorado 81650 (970) 665-7600


Public Elementary/Middle & High Schools in New Castle:

Private Elementary/Middle & High Schools in New Castle:


  • Colorado Mountain College Serves Western Colorado in 11 locations. Three campuses are near New Castle. Primarily a two-Year College, CMC has recently begun to offer four-year degree programs in selected disciplines.
  • Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Springs Campus 1402 Blake Avenue, Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601 (970) 945-7486
  • Colorado Mountain College Rifle Campus 3695 Airport Road, Rifle, Colorado 81650 (970) 625-1871
  • Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley 3000 County Road 114, Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601 (970) 945-7481
  • Colorado Mesa University 1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501 (970) 248-1020

See full list of schools located in New Castle, School District: GARFIELD RE-2


New Castle’s Library was the first public library in Garfield County, originally a room at the west end of the New Castle School. In 1968 the county’s first library building was constructed at 402 West Main Street. As the library district expanded, the district offices remained in New Castle until they moved to Rifle. In 2013 a major reconstruction of the New Castle library was completed, doubling the size of to 10,000 square feet. Now a full-service library, the New Castle Branch offers books, music, films, computer access, a local history room, an interactive children’s area and a public meeting space. The staff offers a wide range of programs for children and adults.