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About This School

Roy Cloud Elementary School is a public middle school in Redwood City. The principal of Roy Cloud Elementary School is Renee Gheno and can be contacted at rgheno@rcsdk8.net. 767 students go to Roy Cloud Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Multiracial. 7% of the Roy Cloud Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 14% of the 767 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Roy Cloud Elementary School is 18:1. John F. Kennedy Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 61% 21%
Asian 6% 3%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 26% 70%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Filipino 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Unspecified 1% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 9258%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 61%
Limited English proficiency 7% 48%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    This is our first year at Roy Cloud and my son and I are so happy. Truly a safe neighborhood school with a progressive "charter school" feel. PTO is extremely organized and very effective; parents are always ready and willing to help out (cheerfully too!) The children have access to the latest technology and the teachers are superb. I sound like a cheerleader I know but we are very blessed to be a part of this school.

  • (6 months ago)

    There is an endless supply of parent volunteers for projects classroom activities school events and general support of the teachers to lighten their load. Parents often share their expertise to enrich the lives of all the students in the classroom and help them become more well-rounded as they move on to high school and beyond. We are a flexible committed group always trying new things to enhance our student body character as well as the health and wellness of our students teachers and parents through walking to school programs physical education and health of our entire school 'family' through group generated fitness education and encouragement.

  • (6 months ago)

    Roy Cloud prepared my son well for transitioning to high school. As a freshman he is taking all advanced placement classes including Sophomore level math. I am confident that my 5th and kindergartener will achieve a strong academic basis as well with Roy Cloud as their school.

  • (6 months ago)

    I'm pleased to have the opportunity to have my children at Roy Cloud School. This is our 4th year enjoying the wonderful environment great professor the staff in general. However what is most impressive for us it's the community (parents) always involved with every activity always willing to participate by getti g involve at any small opportunity. This is very important for the alumnus. Parents support makes them feel more secure to achieve their goal. The school staff & parent have work hard to maintain the teaching strategies up date to the 21th century in technology to help students to thrive & success. This is my proud school !!!

  • (6 months ago)

    Both my boys have attended roy cloud for many years after transferring from another school and I have never been happier than making that choice. Roy cloud is an exceptional school with a lot of teacher and parent involvement. Its truly a great school to have your child in. Very safe friendly and trust worthy...

  • (6 months ago)

    This is one of the greatest K-8 schools in Redwood City. Located in Emerald Hills this school lends itself to a positive nurturing environment. If a single word was used to describe the atmosphere of this school it would have to be COMMUNITY. This school is ripe with enthusiastic and caring teachers and parents. Our students are lucky to have administrators who understand the importance of 21 Century Learning. Technology has been a big emphasis over the past several years and we have been lucky to be able to provide our students in all grades with iPad Labs and Chrome Books. We have a very strong and dedicated PTO who work tirelessly at providing successful and useful fundraisers to enhance enrichment at this school. Roy Cloud has successfully taught my daughter from K through 8th grade. She now attends the local high school and says that Roy Cloud definitely prepared her well for high school. As I am one who believes there is always room for some improvement I rarely give 5 of 5 stars to anything so 4 of 5 just means that there is room for growth as there should be. We should always keep raising the bar and striving for better. Overall- GREAT SCHOOL!

  • (6 months ago)

    Fantastic neighborhood school. Great teachers. Involved parents. An all-around great learning environment. My kid loves it!

  • (6 months ago)

    We are new to Roy Cloud and so far we have been very impressed with the administration and teachers. Attended the first PTO event and was impressed with the level of professionalism and the huge attendance by school families. I look forward to a wonderful education for my kids.

  • (7 months ago)

    Great K-8 school with many parents that are very involved Middle school math is very challenging. Select kids are advanced to next grade level and then take high school level math with Dr Bitner.

  • (7 months ago)

    Roy Cloud is a beautiful school. It has a very strong parent base. Involved parents lead to better education for the kids. The classes as well as extracurricular activities are top notch! Our kids are receiving a quality instruction that will help them in life!

  • (7 months ago)

    This school is like a parent co-op in a public school setting. Parents work together with teachers to individualize and understand a child's needs. Administration and staff are in constant communication with you about your child's progress. This is an incredible community of parents teachers and staff who strive for high academic and engaging curriculum.

  • (7 months ago)

    Fabulous parent involvement at PTO and classroom levels. Great experienced teachers that have been at the school for a long time. Organized administration in both the Principal Vice Principal and office staff

  • (2 years ago)

    Four stars for the elementary school and two for the middle school and thus my overall of three stars. This is not a good school for kids with learning disabilities. The school is stuck in the mode of needing to keep up with test scores and state curriculum mandates so there is not a lot of room for any sort of individualized learning. Unfortunately I suppose that is true of many schools in this state. That being said all is mostly good until you get to the middle school where the kids are not provided with any sort of interesting or new curiculum nor given much direction on the subjects that are being taught yet are held to rigid standards without being given much guidance on how to attain them.

  • (2 years ago)

    My children love learning and as a result they are doing well in school. The teachers and the administrators are excellent and responsive to our needs. Roy Cloud includes parent volunteers consistently. Most impressive is that their test scores rival that of neighboring Northstar which requires high test scores for admission. Roy Cloud educates all-comers to nearly the same standard. If you want to know your children's friends be included in the education process and feel a part of a wonderful community Roy Cloud is the school for you!

  • (3 years ago)

    This school started with a great foundation and has only dramatically improved since Greg Land became the new principal bringing effective differentiation in math and reading which has led to a great math program. This had led more parents to want to keep their kids at R. Cloud instead of sending to N. Star which does not have the advanced math approach.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent school!!Great teachers Great kids Great academics all around great school!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    The principal Greg Land loves this school and the students in it. I have been very happy with the level of education that my three kids have been receiving at Roy Cloud and the volunteer participation is top notch.

  • (4 years ago)

    Roy Cloud has a wonderful group of parents and teacher who work together for the kids. The PTA has been working hard to subsidize programs for the kids that would have been eliminated by the State budget cuts. The school grounds are lovely every child at Roy Cloud can feel proud to say 'that's my school!'

  • (4 years ago)

    A true community and neighborhood school. Warm kind and helpful atmosphere.

  • (4 years ago)

    Outstanding school with caring and hard-working teachers and dedicated parent community!

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