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    Welcome to

    Redwood City School
    District (RCSD)!

    Redwood City School District (RCSD) is committed to providing the very best PreK-8th grade education to your child.  Our schools offer innovative, integrative, and interactive approaches to learning, ensuring that your child will not only learn the basics but also become well-prepared for high school, college, and careers.  We invite you to meet, choose, and love RCSD schools!

    District Profile

    For more than 100 years, Redwood City School District (RCSD) has educated PreK-8 students in Redwood City and portions of Atherton, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Woodside. When RCSD first began educating students, horses and buggies clogged the streets of the booming new county seat.  As the town grew and changed during the last century, so have its students and its schools. 
    Today, RCSD students live in the heart of Silicon Valley. To thrive in this region, they must receive a 21st Century education based on critical thinking, problem-solving, using technology, and working together. In RCSD classrooms, learning is interactive, and teachers rove the classroom providing feedback as students explore and discover. The District is embracing 21st Century learning, and has built strong relationships with local technology companies who are providing training in the latest technologies that help students learn.
    Besides its commitment to high academic standards, the District also strives to meet students' developmental needs -- intellectual, physical, mental, and social-emotional -- through a wide variety of programs offered during and after the school day.
    In recent years, the district celebrated several key accomplishments:
    • Clifford, Roy Cloud, Hoover, Taft, and Roosevelt schools were awarded with the Gold Ribbon by the State of California in 2016. North Star Academy, Adelante Spanish Immersion School and Orion Alternative Elementary School were named as California Distinguished Schools several years earlier.


    • In 2016, Redwood City School District was one of two school districts in California selected as recipients of the 2016 Multiple Pathways to Biliteracy District Recognition Award.


    Orion students with iPad
    • Garfield Community school won the 2016 Celebrate Literacy Award from the San Mateo County Reading Association (SMCRA) for for their exemplary K-3 Foundational Skills practices. 


    • Adelante Spanish Immersion School won second place as 2016 School of the Year, appointed by the Embassy of Spain.


    • Many RCSD schools earned Kent Awards for innovative practices in recent years from the San Mateo County School Boards Association:  Adelante, Clifford, Henry Ford, Kennedy, Hoover, North Star Academy, Orion, Roosevelt and Roy Cloud.


    • North Star Academy was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.


    • Roosevelt’s kindergarten team won a San Mateo County Reading Association Literacy Award.

    Redwood City School District offers a variety of school options to parents of PreK-8 grade students. All schools provide students with a rigorous academic program based on a common instructional framework, but each school has its own unique emphasis, classroom approach, and personality. RCSD offers families a mix of neighborhood schools and “schools of choice” to meet the needs of our students. To learn more about the options available in the Redwood City School District and how to enroll your child in a school, please visit the district website at www.rcsdk8.net/enrollment.

    The local educational agency (LEA) adopted a policy that prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.