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Roy Cloud Elementary School

28 reviews
3790 Red Oak Way
Redwood City, CA 94061
(650) 482-2414

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We bought our house so that we could walk to Roy Cloud. What an amazing decision. This school is a gem. I am so grateful for the teachers and the hardworking, enthusiastic PTO and the school leadership. Our kids love going to school, love their teachers and are happy. I really can't ask for much more. This is an extraordinary community. And it is K-8 which is so rare.
Posted by a parent on 1/21/2020
Our two children are thriving at Roy Cloud. The parent community is phenomenal and that engagement is the bedrock of the school's success. Coupled with a new administration that has focused on innovative teaching techniques and the many great teachers, Roy Cloud offers an excellent, community-based educational experience. While no schools is perfect, and RCSD has significant challenges to overcome, there is a renewed energy to the school. The PTO in particular does an excellent job of supporting engaging programs that provide opportunities for hands on learning (the Makery, Garden & Outdoor classroom, Science for Scientists, etc.) and student social-emotional learning.
Posted by a parent on 1/20/2020
I have two students at Roy Cloud. No place is perfect, but Roy Cloud is an amazing school because of the teachers, administration, staff, parents, and students. People really care about developing the students there, and as important, they care about each other. This is what a school community should be! Like any school, if you sit back and expect that everything will automatically get taken care of for you, you might have some complaints. Like life, you get out of it what you put in - and Roy Cloud is a great start for my children to understand that key lesson while being supported. Social development and being good people are stressed as much as academics. If you pay attention, partner with your child’s teacher, and spend time with your kid, they will do well here. If you make an effort with other parents, you’ll make amazing friends. Your kids will make great friends too! The school could be a bit more socioeconomically diverse, but there is some variety. There are some negative reviews here that I can’t really believe. Sounds like one is a disgruntled teacher and the other is a parent that didn’t get along with the new principal. The critique about not supporting kids with special needs or allowing outside help is just wrong. We found the total opposite, with the new principal being open and approachable and the assessment team working with us and considering our outside assessment to address our sons’ needs. We’re really happy with Roy Cloud and would recommend it to other parents.
Posted by a parent on 9/27/2019
Terrible. I taught here and was constantly bullied. My creative ideas and advocacy for English learners was met with pressure from administration and peers to remain silent and confirm to an ugly school culture of favoritism.
Posted by a teacher on 6/16/2019
Roy Cloud was warm and fuzzy and now it's cold. The Principle has changed the school so much. There is simply NO room for a child that is not already fitting in a mold. A mold that has less and less room for personality. So sad.
Posted by a parent on 3/12/2019

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Redwood City schools - Roy Cloud Elementary School is located at 3790 Red Oak Way, Redwood City CA 94061. Roy Cloud Elementary School is in the Redwood City Elementary School District. Roy Cloud Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K-8.

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