Details overview

School leader Michelle Griffith
District Redwood City Elementary School District
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule AM and PM kindergarten
Year-round
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Coed/Single-gender Mixto

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Our entire school is a community. It is a safe learning atmosphere where students and their families are part of a bigger family. Students are encouraged to use their individual talents, gain leadership skills, approach conflict, relationship building, use of technology and experience mentorships internships with local businesses like Google and Facebook.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Humanities
Multiculturalism / Global
Service learning

Classes

2
Visual Arts
including: Photography
1
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Instrumental and theory music lessons
Performing & written arts Dance
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Photography
World languages taught Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None

Support

10
Facilities
including: Library
Facilities Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Natural area
Parent involvement center
Playground
Science lab
Extra learning resources Tutoring
Special education programs Inclusive classroom
Self-contained classroom
Special education resource room
English Language Learner program details A school that has more than 21 EL students is required to have an English Learner Advisory Committee to advise the school about programs for English learners students. EL students continue to take the CELDT each year until they are reclassified based on the criteria established by the Board of the school district.
English Language Learner programs Integrated group classrooms

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Students

Student diversity

  This school
Hispanic 97%
Pacific Islander 1%
Black 1%
White 1%
Asian 0%
Two or more races 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school
Female 46%
Male 54%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 64%
English Language Learners 79%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

6
Girls Sports
including: Basketball
6
Boys Sports
including: Track
3
Clubs
including: Community service
Girls sports Baseball
Basketball
Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
PE classes
Soccer
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Flag football
PE classes
Soccer
Track
Volleyball
Clubs Arts and crafts
Community service
Dance club
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 06:00 PM
After school program offered Yes

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Monitor the playground
Organize cultural events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Parent involvement details Parents are welcome to benefit from the Family Center which build strong community relationships while offering a wide array of health and social services and support for students and their families. Services include feeding programs, crisis prevention, immigration assistance and counseling, among others.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying Redwood City School District policy 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. The RCSD personnel will take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Teachers

10
Staff
including: Behavioral health specialist
Staff Assistant principal
Behavioral health specialist
Coach(es)
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
School counselor
School psychologist
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
Staff details Teachers also promote Peer Empowerment Club to approach conflicts and problem solving using respect responsibility, relationship building and relationship repairing.

Neighborhood

Transportation options Accessible via public transportation

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Please call Garfield Community School to find out when you may schedule a visit (650) 369-3759. All enrollment must be done at the Redwood City School District Office. 750 Bradford St. Redwood City, CA (650) 482-2200
Learn more Http://www.rcsdk8.net/Domain/38
Ways to enroll/attend this school Live in the attendance zone
Students living in district can apply for transfer
Application requirements Application

Sources

Student diversity CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Students by group CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014