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The Castro Valley Unified School District is built on a strong foundation of parent support, community involvement, a dedicated staff, and quality instructional programs with high expectations for student achievement based on clear district standards. This has resulted in our students achieving among the highest in the state. In addition, District schools and staff have been recognized in a variety of ways:

  • California Exemplary District (1 of 22 districts in the State);
  • Castro Valley listed as one of only five “Bay Area Sweet Spots” because of its great schools and housing market;
  • Canyon Middle School re-designated as one of only 20 schools on the CA Schools to Watch List;
  • Castro Valley Elementary, Marshall and Palomares
  • Elementary Schools designated as 2016 Gold Ribbon Schools;
  • Castro Valley Elementary and Marshall Elementary Schools received 2016 Title I Academic Achievement Awards;
  • Independent and Proctor Elementary Schools received  2018 California Distinguished School Award;
  • Redwood High School designated as a California Model Continuation; and
  • Castro Valley Adult and Career Education Center
    received a six year WASC in 2016.
  • Eight schools were recognized as Honor Roll Schools by California Business for Education Excellence for their academic achievement;
  • Thirteen schools were named Green Ribbon Schools by the Castro Valley Sanitary District for their recycling efforts.


Community support assists the District in the enhancement and expansion of our school facilities. In addition, the District has the support of three outstanding foundations, each with a particular emphasis:

  • The Castro Valley Educational Foundation promotes excellence in the education of the students of Castro Valley.
  • The Castro Valley Sports Foundation has been an advocate for a new stadium at CVHS and remains a strong supporter for additional athletic facility improvements.
  • The Castro Valley Arts Foundation advocates for arts education and provides necessary funding to enhance the operations and equipping of the new Center for the Arts.