You are correct. On the elementary school level, Roy Cloud and Clifford are the only high ranking Redwood City Schools. If you move into a home that is covered by the boundaries of one of these two schools, you will be fine. The Sequoia Union High School District covers Redwood City. Most of the residences in Redwood City will be assigned to either Sequoia or Woodside. Both leave a lot to be desired, but are making improvements. You also have the ability to transfer to any of the Sequoia Union High Schools if space permits and the district grants the transfer. Carlmont and Menlo Atherton have decent reputations as public high schools.
For private elementary schools, St. Pius and Mt Carmel are the most notable choices in Redwood City. St. Charles in San Carlos also has many students who are Redwood City residents.... more
I don't know the year the school was built, but here is the web site. I bet a quick call to the school (during normal school hours!) would do the trick:
Coldwell Banker... more
Northstar covers grades 3-8, and in particular is for "exceptional" students -- there's criteria to get in, including an "Intelligence Test", whereby the student's IQ is submitted via a professionally recognized IQ test like WISC or OLSAT; other criteria are grades, teacher recommendation and academic testing. Its school API score is 982.... more