Redwood Elementary School
Redwood Elementary School is a K-8 community school serving a little more than 500 students. We have a diverse population which
includes a large Native American population, primarily our local tribes; Tolowa, Yurok and Karuk. The cultural background of all
students are respected and ethnic studies are incorporated into the school’s curriculum and programs whenever possible. The staff
has had professional development in the area of Native American culture and diversity. We incorporate local speakers, authentic
Native American collectibles and field trips into our curriculum.
Redwood’s student population consists of students from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds. In fact, over 50% of our
students are considered Socially Economically Disadvantaged.
Redwood staff consists of 1 Principal, 22 teachers, a full time nurse, 4 instructional assistants/noon duty supervisors, 12 special
educational instruction assistants, 2 school secretaries (full-time) library assistant, two custodial staff, one SDC teacher and one RSP
teacher, 1 music teacher,1 P.E. teacher, 1 GATE Facilitator, 1 Speech Therapist, 1 Speech IA and 2 After School Care teachers.
With a focus on raising student achievement and attendance rates Redwood School is committed to providing engaging California
State Standard lessons to all of our students by providing on-going professional development for our teachers. One of our goals is to
bring technology to all of our classrooms and currently all of our students have computer lab time or devices in their classrooms. Many
of our teachers also teach weekly STEAM activities and break out sessions.
Our Special Education Support Staff collaborates with our regular education teachers to provide appropriate modifications and support
that allows all students equal access to the core curriculum in the least restrictive environment.
Special tutoring programs include Classroom Buddies,Reading Heroes,Cross-age tutoring, and our After School Program which offers
tutoring and homework support. Our special Student Awards programs include: Student of the Month and numerous classroom
student recognition incentives. Students are also recognized in a monthly assembly for Responsible Student Club, Student of the
Month, Star Reader, Star Writer, and Star Mathematician, perfect attendance, and academic achievement each trimester. Our weekly
assemblies highlight students playing music, dancing and public speaking as a way to bring in our parents and community to our school.