School Details

Redwood High School

1968 Old County Road, Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 369-1411
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Public Grades 9-12 261 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Sequoia Union High School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Redwood High School is a public high school in Atherton. The principal of Redwood High School is Frank Wells and can be contacted at fwells@seq.org. 261 children attend Redwood High School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Pacific Islander. 41% of the Redwood High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 45% of the 261 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Redwood High School is 17:1. Woodside High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 72% 44%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 5%
Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 6% 8857%
White, non-Hispanic 12% 39%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%
Asian 1% 5%
Filipino 0.4% 1%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Unspecified 0% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 36%
Limited English proficiency 41% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Redwood is a school that cares about every student the students like to say that Redwood is like a family that cares and helps the kids find and express their talents.

  • (5 years ago)

    Redwood High School is a continuation school and was when I went as well. You will see a range of people from teenage mothers who are blessed to have a supportive school that encourages and teaches parenting to folks who are super smart or not so smart. The school will identify where there is a weakness to help stregthen it. I respect the time and effort the faculty gives each student. It is where I first learned that yelling doesn't mean your point will get accross. One of the biggest things I learned from this school is how to be financially responsible how to manage money and how to effectivly communicate needs without blowing up. A high percent of the kids that attend the school either come from broken homes or a broken past. Redwood acknowledges this fact and works in a positive sense to bring everyone up to speed.

  • (8 years ago)

    Two of my daughters attended Redwood High and I consider it one of the best schools on the Peninsula. As my youngest daughter told me after her first week Mom the second day I went to school the teachers actually remembered my name. Both girls graduated one with scholarships and neither would have graduated from Sequoia mainly because of class size and the impersonal involvement of teachers. My youngest now works at Redwood High and won honors for two years running from the school district. If your child is not run of the mill and needs that extra acknowledgement try Redwood.

  • (9 years ago)

    I went to Redwood if your child has attendace issues it is a great schoold to attend

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