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Boy and Parent Working on Their STEAM Robot at Taft School
Umbrellas at Taft School
Student Using Technology at Taft School
Boy Working on His STEAM Projects at Taft School
Girls Reading Together at Taft School

Our District's Mission

RCSD creates a safe and supportive, inspirational and rigorous, joyful and inclusive environment for all learners

New Partnership Adds to District’s Innovative Teacher Pipelines

With an eye toward the future, Redwood City School District (RCSD) is partnering with rising educators from San Jose State University (SJSU) through a unique Bilingual Residency Program. The multifaceted program recruits and retains enthusiastic teachers to our already accomplished and gifted team.

California Agency Salutes District for its Support of New Teachers

California’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) has presented Redwood City School District (RCSD) with full accreditation of its Induction Program, a program offering extensive on-the-job support and mentorship to new teachers in their first two years.

STEAM 2.0 to Prepare Taft Students to be Complex Problem Solvers. District Expands Successful STEAM Integrated Curriculum

At Taft, the district is looking forward to building a culture of engineering and creative thinking, to prepare students to tackle the problems our communities face.

Beyond School Rankings: A More Holistic Approach to School Ratings

“Parents bring their hopes and their fears about their child’s education to the decision about where to live ... Too often, parents rely on third-party rankings that don’t tell the whole story about a school.”

Community, Culture, and Quality are Key, Neighborhood School Parents Say

The parents of students in Redwood City School District (RCSD) are an enthusiastic bunch. They’re thrilled with the way their little loved ones learn – specifically, they credit the teachers, the schools’ respective cultures and value communication from teachers, staff and administration. 

What Goes Into a School Meal? Science, Labor, and Love

Dietitians and all menu planners strive to balance three key elements--nutrition, the students' palate, and cost. 

Our Stories and Initiatives

Our District By the Numbers


kindergarten student to teacher ratio


California Gold Ribbon Schools in our district including Taft


different languages are spoken at home by our students and their families in our district including Arabic, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Samoan, Spanish, and Vietnamese


healthy and nutritious breakfasts and lunches served every school day in our district


teachers and support staff members work at Taft serving our students and their families


square feet of space are maintained by RCSD custodians and groundskeepers throughout our district