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KHS Parking: Frequently Asked Questions

    • Who can apply for parking at Kingwood High School?
      • Only seniors and juniors are allowed to park at Kingwood High School. Underclassmen will not be considered for a parking space.
    • Will I be guaranteed a parking spot if I apply?
      • NO. We only have about 800 student parking spaces available for the 2020 - 2021 school year, and there are over 1200 seniors and juniors at Kingwood High School. Students are encouraged to share a space with another student if they want to increase their chances of earning a spot. 
    • How are students selected for a space?
      • Spaces are assigned through a random lottery. Student applications are drawn in the following order: Seniors sharing spaces with seniors, seniors sharing spaces with juniors, senior singles, students new to KHS (juniors/seniors only), and junior singles. 
    • What are other requirements to apply for a pass?
      • Students must have a valid, active Texas Drivers Licence as well as current car insurance. Students may not have outstanding fines and fees or discipline concerns as well. Please reference the Parking Regulations webpage for more details.
      • Students must have turned in all textbooks, library books, equiptment (including athletics), or technology resources they received from the school.
    • What if I only have a permit at the application time?
      • Upload a photo of your permit to the application, and make a note of when you will get your actual drivers license in the question box regarding drivers license number.
    • What if I will not get my license before the pass pick-up date, or what if I cannot come to pick up my pass before school starts?
      • Students will have until Friday, September 11 to pick up their parking pass. If a student does not pay for and pick up their pass by then, their pass will be released back into the lottery inventory. If a student will not get their license by September 11, they should not apply for a parking pass.
    • How much is a parking pass?
      • All parking passes are $50, even if a student is awarded a parking pass mid-year.
    • Will there be other parking application rounds throughout the year?
      • We hope so! Additional application rounds and lotteries will happen throughout the year based on availability. 
    • What are the requirements to share a space?
      • Students who want to share a space must 1) be seniors or juniors, 2) EACH have a driver's licence and insurance, and 3) EACH have their own vehicle. 
    • Are there less parking spaces for 2020 - 2021 than usual?
      • YES. Due to construction, the student parking lot will lose about 70 student spaces next year. Please consider share a parking space to increase you chance of parking in the student lot.
    • Why isn't my specific sport or activity listed on the application?
      • Being involved at KHS is awesome! However, a student's involvement in activities does not increase their chance of being selected in the lottery. That question is only on the application because we want to make sure that students involved in a fall sport are not placed in a parking spot on the band practice area. Students who are in band are typically placed here, and students with early release/off campus afternoon courses may be more likely to get a spot in that area as well. Spring and winter sports are not incldued in the application because their sport does not interfere with marching season.
    • Why doesn't KHS permit senior students to paint their parking spaces like other high school in our district?
      • After meeting with several contractors in 2019, it was determined that we cannot allow students to paint their parking spaces for the following reasons:
        • 80% of the spots in our parking lot are made of asphalt. Common interior/exterior latex paint is not suitable for painting asphalt surfaces because  asphalt surfaces release oils and gases over the span of their lifetime, and if paint were placed over the surface in significant quantities deterioration of the surface and degradation of the sub-surface would occur.
        • The cracking and peeling of paint applied to the asphalt surface would deteriorate over a short period of time leading to peeling and chippin of the asphalt. This could potentially lead to slick and unsafe areas in the parking lot. Peeled and chipped paint would also be washed down lot drains into the Lake Houston/Galveston Bay water system, which could have a negative impact to the environment.
        • The cost to clean and repair the damage caused to the asphalt surface exeeds the funds that would be collected from students who desire to paint their space.
    • Who do I contact if my question was not answered here?