For more than 100 years, our district has educated K-8 students in Redwood City, and portions of San Carlos, Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside and incorporated areas near Redwood City. With a legacy of graduating leaders in our community and beyond, our current mission is to educate every child for success in the 21st century. As our students prepare to live and work in an increasingly global economy, rigor is more important than ever before. We have put in place a strategic academic plan designed to provide students with the academic building blocks they need to thrive in high school, college, and eventually in the workforce.
Our district achievement plan is based on the premise that the best way to increase learning is to have high standards, assess student comprehension and adjust instruction accordingly. Teachers regularly check for student understanding and customize lessons to address areas where comprehension is low, and quickly move on to more challenging materials when concepts are firmly grasped. Students spend part of each day in targeted instruction groups where they receive extra help or enrichment based on their individual needs. The district has also invested in providing intensive training to teachers to ensure that they have every tool available to increase student learning.
While we work hard to meet state and federal accountability requirements, we are committed to more than just the academic performance of our students. We also strive to meet our students' developmental needs -- intellectual, physical, mental, and social-emotional -- through a wide variety of programs offered during and after the school day.
Upward Trend for Test Scores
Test scores have been steadily rising in the Redwood City School District. In 2009-10, we celebrated several key accomplishments:
-- North Star Academy, at 985, had one of the highest API scores in the state.
-- Six of our schools have API scores over 800 or 900: Adelante (813), Clifford (813), Roy Cloud (892), Henry Ford (832), Orion (862), and North Star (985).
The Redwood City School District has an Achievement Plan in place aimed at assuring high achievement for all students. Key components of the plan include:
Last Modified on December 12, 2011