For Families » Parking



Due to the large number of students being dropped off at or picked up from Castro Valley High School and other parking issues, some rules for parking lots have been implemented and will be enforced.

• Drop off or pick up ONLY along the curb on Santa Maria in front of the school. Students MAY NOT be dropped off /picked up in the Santa Maria staff parking area between the hours of 7:00am to 3:45pm.
• Drop off or pick up ONLY along the curb on Mabel Avenue.  There is no drop off or pick up in the staff parking lot on Mabel. Mabel turnaround is for buses ONLY.

We ask parents visiting campus during school hours to please park in the designated visitor parking spots to avoid being towed. All numbered and Admin spots on campus are reserved during school hours.

Students that wish to park on campus must first obtain a parking permit. Students that have purchased a parking permit ($50 per year) will have a specific numbered space assigned to them. If the assigned space is in use by an unknown individual, the space owner can make a report as stated in the parking notification that is received along with the parking pass. Not all seniors will get a spot and no juniors will be able to park on campus. We are aware that street parking is difficult but we simply do not have the space to accommodate all students. Thank you for your understanding. 

Be advised that students who do not have a parking pass and park on campus will be towed at the vehicle owner’s expense. After 4:00pm all student spots return to general use.


Due to the limited number of spots, seniors wishing to purchase a parking pass will need to enter their names into a parking lottery by the second day of the school year. If we have more requests than spaces a lottery will be held the first week of school.

Seniors wishing to be considered for the fall lottery can submit their names during registration or directly to the Finance Office. Students must show a valid driver’s license in order to be entered into the pool of applicants.  Names will be drawn randomly after late registration concludes.  

Students whose names are drawn will be notified via email.  Those awarded spots will be required to show valid registration and insurance, in addition to their license, before a parking tag is issued. A $50 permit fee will also be collected. 

Chosen students must submit all items to the Finance Office within 3 days of notification.  Students who do not submit the required information and fee by the deadline will lose their opportunity for a parking space.