Students enrolled 331
Hours no info
School leader Bonnie Lo
Transportation options no info
District San Francisco Unified School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes
Summer program Yes

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1421 Pine Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 749-3525
(415) 749-3527
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4 stars
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March 09, 2014
The following is a list of good things about Redding Elementary School compiled by the parents' English as a Second Language (ESL) class : *note all the classes and services below are free and provided by the non-profit "CYC" or the school's PTA. -English classes for parents Monday and Wednesday mornings in room 5 from 8:30-11am -English reading classes on Tuesday afternoons that teaches parents how to read stories to their children -Zumba and yoga classes for relaxation -Morning and afternoon childcare every day -Food donations available for parents to pick up every Wednesday in room 1 -helpful teachers who give a good education -translation at PTA meetings and conferences (Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish) -a book fair twice a year with a large selection of fairly priced books. -a nice principal

- submitted by a community member
March 04, 2014
My child started Kindergarten last year and I am amazed at the education he has received at Redding. The teachers (and Principal) are top notch and very involved. They are always willing to discuss my child's education and social development. The teachers always respond to my questions and concerns and I feel they truly care about his education. Walking through the halls and seeing the children's artwork and poetry is truly a wonderful experience. The morning and after school program through ACE are also amazing. I see an incredible dedication from the staff, faculty, and volunteers.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2013
My son attends KG here. great facility (though it is in the throes of renovation), superb teacher, adequate classroom resources which include the full complement of educational tools. Great principal, wonderful school secretary

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2013
This school is a hidden gem. Inside its plain red brick exterior is an experienced, stable, and dedicated staff working under the guidance of a skilled trilingual principal, in what is truly, as their motto says, "a community of joyful, lifelong learners". My favorite thing about the school is its diversity. Children from families of all ethnic backgrounds and many countries attend Redding, working and playing peacefully together, appreciating their differences, if they notice them at all. Redding graduates have gone on to succeed in San Francisco's and California's best schools and universities. The school is a safe, happy, stimulating place for children to grow both intellectually and socially.

- submitted by a teacher
August 22, 2013
BEST SCHOOL IN SAN FRANCISCO,VERY MULTI CULTURAL,PRINCIPAL IS VERY DEDICATED,STAFF IS VERY COOPERATIVE.NICE LOCATION.GREAT AFTER HOUR PROGRAMS

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2012
If you send your child to Redding, you will find high academic standards, dedicated teachers, nice parents and possibly the best after school program in the district. However, if your child gets bullied, expect assurances from administration, no lasting results and even partial blame against the victim. The favorite excuse is parental involvement, but the legal responsibility is on the school. Recess is chaotic at best with only enough playground equipment to fight over. Basically, it s a crapshoot. If it goes well, you ll be thrilled. But if it s not, you might find yourself very much on your own.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2012
Redding School was just as I remembered it when I attended years ago. A dedicated group of staff committed to educating and inspiring children. The teachers are always willing to go an extra mile to help students achieve higher goals. And the principal Ms. Lo is always happy to discuss questions and or concerns with parents. Elementary schools begin the foundation of learning, and Redding does an excellent job of preparing its students. It is located in a very nice neighborhood and they have a large upper yard for P.E. activities. I was so happy when my son was accepted. Everyday I watch him eagerly get up for school and come back chatting about what he learned that day! It was a great decision to bring him here, and we can't wait for his siblings to follow as well!

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2011
Redding Elementary is a fantastic school! My daughters both attend the school and are challenged by the academics and the enrichment that the school offers them. The teachers and staff are warm and supportive towards our family. I feel so fortunate to have our children in our neighborhood school so we can volunteer often and be a part of the school community. Redding Elementary is the hidden gem in San Francisco that we were so lucky to find.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2011
Redding is a great school and my child loves it there. She has a great relationship with her kindergarten teacher. Her teacher is always greeting me with a warm smile. The principal is wonderful and they have teachers who care. The school is diverse and has exposed my child to new cultures and that is one of the many things I was hoping to get out of this school. The class sizes are small and my child has made many friends. I am a very active parent and volunteer often. My child loves it here and that makes me happy.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
Redding Elem. is known as a 'hidden gem.' Inside this red brick building, you'll find a diverse, dynamic community of lifelong, joyful learners! As the new site administrator, I've enjoyed working with our students, staff, families and community members. We have an extremely dedicated staff of teachers who really care about the success and growth of each individual child. Our school has been referred to as the 'flagship for the arts,' and students continue to benefit from working with professional artists. In fact, visitors often comment that our walls display high quality art connected to literacy and other content areas. We work closely with parents and believe in a strong home-school partnership. We take parent concerns seriously and foster a safe, positive learning environment. Our partnerships with other businesses, organizations, and schools provide fun, educational-enrichment activities for all of our students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 26, 2010
It's a great school with great kids and great teachers

- submitted by a community member
March 29, 2010
Nice small community feel to the school, excellent teachers and support staff, my daughter loves this school!

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2009
Students don't keep their hands to themself and teacher nor the principal does anything about it. Some students are BIG bulls and never seem to get in trouble for it. Seems after the STAR testing the children don't learn anything else, total free for all

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 19, 2007
Principal talks about 'art' a lot but I haven't seen any art on the walls that didn't look like busy work for the students. There are no special activities or programs for students.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2005
Strong commitment to the learning of the children.

- submitted by a teacher
December 07, 2004
My child is just entering kindergarten, so my experience at Redding is as a teacher/consultant, not a parent. Redding is a dynamic school with a solid. dedicated staff and fine principal. They bring in a host of arts-based programs and the school really pulls together and celebrates its incredibly diverse student population.

- submitted by a staff
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Redding Elementary School
1421 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA  94109
(415) 749-3525
Last modified Redding Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Redding Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews.