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Our District's Mission

RCSD creates a safe and supportive, inspirational and rigorous, joyful and inclusive environment for all learners

Kindness, Empathy, and Compassion: RCSD Students Learn More than Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic

Modeling positive behaviors and rewarding children for taking those affirmative steps goes a long way, according to research, and schools nationwide are adopting a structured model for that called PBIS, or Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support.

State Coalition Honors Three RCSD Schools for Support and Care for Students During COVID-19

Teachers and support staff at three Redwood City School District (RCSD) schools were recently honored for their hard work to support and care for students during the disruptions caused by COVID-19. The California PBIS Coalition honored Clifford School, Hoover Community School, and Kennedy Middle School. 

Community, Culture, and Quality are Key, Neighborhood School Parents Say

The parents of students in Redwood City School District (RCSD) are an enthusiastic bunch. They’re thrilled with the way their little loved ones learn – specifically, they credit the teachers, the schools’ respective cultures and value communication from teachers, staff and administration. 

Community Partner Campus Beautification Project Contributes to Clifford Student Learning and Well-Being

Members of local Rotary Clubs met at Clifford School in Redwood City to plant 30 native oak trees surrounding the staff parking lot in an effort to restore the area’s natural meadows while replacing eucalyptus that presented hazards. 

California Agency Salutes District for its Support of New Teachers

California’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) has presented Redwood City School District (RCSD) with full accreditation of its Induction Program, a program offering extensive on-the-job support and mentorship to new teachers in their first two years.

What Goes Into a School Meal? Science, Labor, and Love

Dietitians and all menu planners strive to balance three key elements--nutrition, the students' palate, and cost. 

Our Stories and Initiatives

Our District By the Numbers

25:1

kindergarten student to teacher ratio

5

California Gold Ribbon Schools in our district including Clifford

35

different languages are spoken at home by our students and their families in our district including Arabic, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Samoan, Spanish, and Vietnamese

7,200

healthy and nutritious breakfasts and lunches served every school day in our district

870,000

square feet of space are maintained by RCSD custodians and groundskeepers throughout our district