San Mateo County Office of Education 101 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City, CA94065 The County Office of Education is an educational service agency serving all 24 school districts in San Mateo County,…More including the three in Redwood City: Sequoia Union High School District, Redwood City Elementary School District, and the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District. The office serves as the liaison between the California Department of Education and local districts. Over 9,000 personnel provide support and monitoring to school districts in: business management, financial auditing, data processing, payroll accounting, human resources, legal services, school district boundaries, state financial standards, and teacher credential registration. It provides Special Education Services, Student Services Division, and Internal Business Services.
The schools of the Redwood City School District have seen steadily rising API scores, largely due to the dedicated…More faculty, teachers, parents and students of the District.
The school emphasizes blocks of time for reading, writing, math, social studies and science. Targeted instructional groupings (TIG) allow students to receive instructions tailored to their specific needs. The district offers 16 schools, from the four "schools of choice" to certain schools focused more on technology (McKinley Institute of Technology) and the performing arts (John Gill).
Sequoia Union School District schools was founded in 1895 and serves 8,200 students through the district. The…More district schools located in Redwood City are: Adult School, Sequoia High School, Middle College (a collaboration with Cañada College), Redwood City High School, and Everest Public High School and Summit Prepatory High School, which operate independently of the district but lie within the boundaries.
In 2009-10, all of the district's comprehensive high schools made Newsweek's list of top high schools and ranked in the top tier of the state's similar-school rankings.
The District emphasizes the California High School Exit Exam and UC college requirements to students. They also provide a Teen Wellness Center, which provides physical exams, pregnancy prevention and reproductive health care, crisis management, and other services. The Center is staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners, a psychologist, an eligibility worker, a social worker and other health care professionals.
Station #9 is the main headquarters station of Redwood City. Located in downtown, the station houses many…More departments including the Administrative Staff and Fire Prevention Bureau on the third floor. Station 9 also houses the Alternate Emergency Operations Center for the City of Redwood City and the Alternate Fire Dispatch Center for San Mateo County Communications.
The first and second floors house the Suppression Crews: Engine 9, Truck 9, Breathing Support 9 and Battalion 3 that are deported in a fire emergency. Battalion 3 is the busiest Battalion Chief in San Mateo County and Truck 9 is the busiest Truck Company in the County. Engine 9 is the second busiest Engine Company in the County as well.
Out front, visitors can see a cast metal bell that was used to call volunteer fireman on duty dating back to the 1860's.
In 1982, Fire Station #2 became Fire Station #10 to align with the county-wide numbering system. It covers the largest geographical district in Redwood City and is the third business engine in San Mateo County. The district is bordered by El Camino Real to the East, Alameda de las Pulgas to the West, Woodside Road to the South and Edgewood Road to the north.
The two-story building contains four bedrooms for firefighters and includes a storage loft. The station has one in-service engine and one reserve engine. The South Zone medical supplies, distributed to Redwood City, Menlo Park, Woodside, and South County Fire, are stored at this station.
Fire Station #11 is one of four fire stations in Redwood City. It originally opened in 1952, but reopened in 2001 after seismic concerns required the building to be rebuilt. Because of its close proximity to Menlo Park and Atherton, aid is also provided by these neighboring facilities. The U.S. 101 runs through Station #11's district as well as many commercial and residential buildings and three elementary schools.
This stations has several vehicles in its fleet, including an antique Seagrave pumper used in the annual 4th of July parade and for Christmas activities such as chauffeuring Santa Clause up and down streets. It also has a water rescue used in the Port of Redwood City in the event of stranded boaters.
Fire Station #12 is the oldest fire station in Redwood City and became the fourth fire station built for the paid, not volunteer, Redwood City Fire Department. The Station has an engine and a patrol, a captain, a firefighter and a firefighter/paramedic.
The Station is graced by an impressive old black oak tree and complemented by stunning views of the South Bay.
The newest of all five stations, Fire Station #20 serves the Redwood Shores area, including the Sandpiper School and Community Center. The coverage area also includes Electronic Arts and Oracle.
The Station has one in-service engine and one reserve engine. It also has a small zodiac boat for water emergencies.
Fire Station #20 serves the Redwood Shores community.
Adelante Spanish Immersion School is a California Distinguished School teaching kindergarten through grade 6. The…More school combines Spanish-speaking and English-speaking students in the classroom to adapt to the rapidly changing bilingual world. In addition to learning another language, students can partake in each other's culture and acquire a more diverse academic experience. The two-way immersion instructional program is unique in the Redwood City School district.
Half the students are Spanish-speaking and half are English-speaking. Approximately 70 percent of students are of Latino background. By the time they graduate, students will demonstrate high proficiency in both languages.
The School has a non-profit: Unidos y Adelante, which plans social and fundraising events to bring the two communities together and strengthen ties. Every spring, the Adelanted School plans a Latino Kermesse, a nighttime celebration of food, dance, and music amongst the community.
It is one of four "Schools of Choice" in the Redwood City School District. A School of Choice does not base attendance on neighborhood boundaries like all the other schools do. All students must fill out a "Schools of Choice" application and a student registration form. All students within the district are eligible to apply.