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Clifford Elementary School is a jewel of a campus located in the beautiful foothills of Redwood City. Clifford has a history of strong community ties and strong family commitments to the success of our students. Our teachers are dedicated to providing a rigorous standards-based curriculum and to differentiating for various levels of learning. Our number one priority at Clifford Elementary School is to provide a safe learning environment in which the students, teachers, and staff foster a positive school culture and climate. Clifford Elementary School is a school with a strong sense of community and pride!
The teachers and staff of Clifford believe that all students have the right to learn.  It is important that there be a shared responsibility among parents, teachers, students, and administration to provide the most productive learning environment possible. The education and welfare of the children entrusted to us is at the center of everything we do.

The Clifford teachers have aligned their teaching and planning to the Common Core State Standards. All of the teachers are provided with regular professional development opportunities by attending workshops with leading leaders in education, San Mateo County Office of Education, and our highly trained district curriculum team.

The parents of Clifford Elementary are extremely supportive of their children’s academic experience. The Parent Teacher Organization plays an active role in fund-raising, making educational assemblies available to students, and providing funds for grade level field trips when necessary. The PTO has also made available a variety of after school enrichment activities for our students.

To ensure student safety, supervision is provided on campus at all times during school hours. Teachers supervise students before, after school, and during recess. Noon supervisors monitor students during lunch.  Visitors are always welcome at Clifford Elementary School, but are asked to make arrangements in advance with the principal and/or teachers.  All visitors to the campus must sign in at the office and display a visitor’s pass. All students picked up during school hours must be signed out in the office and released only to those persons whose names appear on the emergency form.

Clifford Elementary school is a K-8 School where there are two elementary wings and two middle school buildings. The school has a computer lab available for students to use during computer instruction. We also have a library that is open from Monday-Thursday. An after school homework center will be funded by the Measure W funds. All of the rooms are equipped with sufficient desks and materials to carry out instructional tasks.  We also have organized activities available for our students during lunch recess.

All teachers in the Redwood City School District have the opportunity to participate in formal, full-day professional development days scheduled as part of the district calendar. All of the staff development days have either been district focus or based on school needs. Many of our staff meetings are devoted to professional development. We also have monthly Teacher Collaboration Days where we focus on staff development and discussion of individual student’s learning needs.

Welcome to Clifford Elementary School! We are excited to work with you, your family, and your children! We are committed to raising healthy, happy, and productive citizens along side you and your family!


Headlines & Features

  • School Board Approves Mandarin Immersion Program at John Gill School

    On Wednesday, October 22, the School Board approved establishing a Mandarin Two-way Immersion Program in the Redwood City School District to begin in the fall of 2015. The program will be at John Gill School. To read more, please click on the headline above.

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  • Kindergarten Information NIght will be October 23

    The Redwood City School District will hold a Kindergarten Information Night from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 23 at the MIT Auditorium, 400 Duane Street, Redwood City. To read more, please click on headline above. Para español, opriman en el titular.

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  • Redwood City School District Is Awarded $1.06 Million From Startup:Education

    Startup:Education, the philanthropic organization founded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, has awarded a grant of $1.06 million to the Redwood City School District for a technology integration project at Hoover and Taft Schools, and to provide support to an effort to revitalize John Gill School. To read more, please click on the headline above. Para español, opriman en el titular.

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  • Save October 4 for OktobeRun!

    Runners of all abilities will want to know that OktobeRun returns for its 4th season this October 4, 2014. Proceeds from OktobeRun benefit the Redwood City Education Foundation. To read more, please click on the headline above.

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  • Survey of Parents, Staff and Students is Overwhelmingly Positive

    Results from a recent survey of Redwood City School District parents, staff and students that measured perception of the schools’ academic strengths and weaknesses, and overall satisfaction with the district indicate that parent, staff and students are very satisfied with academics, safety and the atmosphere at each school. To read more, please click on the headline above.

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  • KIPP and Rocketship Charter Petitions Approved by the Board

    On June 25, 2014, the School Board conditionally approved petitions from two charter schools, KIPP and Rocketship. KIPP and Rocketship will operate independently of the Redwood City School District, but the school district will have legal oversight of the two schools. The schools will open in the fall of 2015 if the details describing the working relationship between the charters and the District can be worked out in Memorandums of Understanding. To read more, please click on the headline above.

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  • Hoover School Featured in Sobrato Video

    Our own Hoover School was the pilot for the SEAL program - a major initiative by the Sobrato Family Foundation that is helping English learner students throughout the Bay Area excel in school. Results at Hoover have been outstanding! Our students and staff are featured in this inspiring video.

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  • Redwood City School District And Redwood City Teachers Association Reach Tentative Contract Agreement: Total compensation increases by 3.5%

    On June 2, 2014, the Redwood City School District reached a tentative agreement with the Redwood City Teachers Association (RCTA), resolving negotiations for the 2013-2014 school year. Under the terms of the agreement, teachers will receive a total increase of 3.5%, of which 2% will be retroactive to July 1, 2013 and the remaining 1.5% will be effective today, June 2, 2014. To read more, please click on the headline above.

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  • 2014-15 Instructional Calendar Approved

    To view the 2014-15 instructional calendar, please click on the headline above. Para español, opriman en el titular.

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  • RCSD Benefits from $120 million Zuckerberg Pledge

    RCSD is one of the districts that will benefit from the $120 million pledge recently made by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan. To read more, please click on the headline above.

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