The faculty, staff and parents all work together to give the students the best education possible.
Some outstanding teachers. Supportive, active parents. Great new principal. Beautiful, well-kept campus. Oh, and the redwood trees!
There is a real sense of 'family' at the school. The parents participate by volunteering their time and money. The teachers are wonderful and very dedicated to teaching to the whole child. And there are many extras such as HUGS the early mental health intervention program, art, music, P.E., library and on and on.
Redwood Heights Elementary School has a wonderful dedicated art teacher. The school has a strong academic program as well as a strong band, gardening program and art program. The new principal Sara Stone is wonderful.
Redwood Heights School is like the good old neighborhood school we used to know. The teachers are hard working, caring and dedicated to their students. The principal brings a spirit of community and pride. The students carry this forward in their school and in their lives, which makes me proud to be a RHS mom.
There is a great community of teachers, parents and caregivers who all care deeply about each and every child at our school.
Redwood Heights Elementary School has a great combination of enthusiastic teachers, supportive staff, fun kids, and engaged parents - all of which comes together to form an outstanding learning environment.
Excellent teachers and enrichment, creative and fun learning environment. As a parent I feel part of new community centered around the academic achievement of our children. Receptive principle and active PTA.
my children are the 3rd generation redwood heights students...this is an amazing school in every way. i would not have my children attend any other!
Public school education that feels like a private school. High Parent involvement and strong leadership from the principal- dedicated teachers despite all the budget issues!
I love the teachers, the parent support and involvement and the expectation that all kids will excel.
If your child is performing above great level don't expect that your child will be challenged at this school. The curriculum is mediocre and caters to those students trying to reach grade level. It leaves behind the brighter students who need a challenging curiculum.
Great school with strong parental involvement and community support. Parents who attended the school are now sending their children to the school with fond memories. Unfortunately it is a small school which limits the number of children who can attend. This problem impacts several other schools in Oakland and the OUSD is trying to work on a fair solution to solve the problem.
The politics at Redwood Heights make it a very unpleasant school. If I had a better option I would have pulled my child out a year ago. After the fiasco with some kids not getting in last year the politics have become even worse. Redwood Heights school is a school divided.
One of the most organized and effective elementary schools in Oakland. Parents, teachers, students, and administration are involved. Great coordination with the recreation center and preschool next door. Overall sense of community is generated and long term relationships established.
Redwood Heights is a fabulous elementary school. The staff and parents work hard to provide the kids with a varied curriculum and fun learning atmoshphere. Hopefully the new leadership will keep up the good work of the previous principal.
I love the teachers and staff. They are always there to answer your questions and address concerns. The principal always makes a point to meet and greet parents and children every morning.
One of the best Oakland elementary schools. High parent involvement with room parents for each classroom, PTA and Dad's Club. Money raised for various programs including early mental health, library, music, lunch time monitors, etc. Before and after school classes. City recreation center next door with after school program and numerous classes. Teachers tend to stay for many years, appreciating parental involvement and a principal who promotes collaboration. Persistent effort to help children resolve conflicts peacefully.
Wonderful school. Students are supported creatively and academically. Teachers are, for the most part, enthusiastic and engaging.
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