Redwood Heights Elementary

Summary:

Redwood Heights Elementary is a public elementary school in Oakland, California, serving 369 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. This school stands out for its strong academic performance, diverse student population, and exceptional outcomes for specific student subgroups.

Redwood Heights Elementary consistently outperforms the Oakland Unified School District and the state of California in Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, 67.08% of Redwood Heights students were proficient or better in ELA/Literacy, compared to just 33.06% for the district and 46.66% for the state. The school's performance in Science is also significantly higher than the district and state averages. Redwood Heights has a more diverse student population compared to nearby schools, with a higher percentage of White (29.81%) and multi-racial (25.75%) students. The school also performs exceptionally well for specific student subgroups, such as African American and White students, as well as disabled students.

However, Redwood Heights Elementary has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 5.6% in 2020-2021 to 44.0% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the state average. This concerning trend warrants further investigation and intervention to ensure continued student success. Overall, Redwood Heights Elementary stands out as a high-performing school within the Oakland Unified School District, with strong academic outcomes, a diverse student population, and exceptional performance for specific student subgroups.


Detail:

Public K-5

 4401 39th Ave.
       Oakland, CA  94619-1614


(510) 879-2148

District: Oakland Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
809th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,304 Help


Students who attend Redwood Heights Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Bret Harte Middle
High:    Skyline High

Student/teacher ratio:  23.6 Help
Number of students:  369

Racial breakdown:

White:
29.8%
Two or more races:
25.7%
Hispanic:
20.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  34.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Redwood Heights Elementary ranks better than 86.2% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 6th among 49 ranked elementary schools in the Oakland Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.27. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Redwood Heights Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (29.8%), two or more races (25.7%), Hispanic (20.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 34.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Redwood Heights Elementary is 23.6. 28 elementary schools in the Oakland Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Redwood Heights Elementary is $6,304. 24 elementary schools in the Oakland Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Redwood Heights Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Redwood Heights Elementary 809th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Redwood Heights Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Oakland Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Oakland Unified 1154th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Redwood Heights Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Redwood Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 86.02 663rd 4809 86.2%
2005 93.09 322nd 4822 93.3%
2006 89.92 481st 4818 90.0%
2007 83.35 829th 5113 83.8%
2008 87.85 607th 5113 88.1%
2009 88.47 558th 5193 89.3%
2010 93.56 226th 5314 95.7%
2011 90.80 391st 5377 92.7%
2012 89.50 451st 5390 91.6%
2013 78.44 1137th 5530 79.4%
2015 62.59 1819th 5611 67.6%
2016 67.79 1626th 5614 71.0%
2017 65.41 1788th 5692 68.6%
2018 62.61 1935th 5662 65.8%
2019 58.60 2146th 5789 62.9%
2022 84.00 994th 5883 83.1%
2023 88.27 809th 5874 86.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Redwood Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 69.42 198th 610 67.5%
2023 54.78 347th 669 48.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Redwood Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.72 3422nd 5084 32.7%
2019 19.81 4577th 5173 11.5%
2022 70.55 1147th 5264 78.2%
2023 69.65 1246th 5374 76.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Redwood Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.88 1759th 5413 67.5%
2019 65.37 1729th 5492 68.5%
2022 80.67 1083rd 5635 80.8%
2023 91.02 563rd 5617 90.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Redwood Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 99.54 19th 2227 99.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Redwood Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.50 1958th 5431 63.9%
2019 49.49 2481st 5510 55.0%
2022 83.16 955th 5663 83.1%
2023 83.25 953rd 5650 83.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Redwood Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.58 291st 700 58.4%
2019 56.12 269th 747 64.0%
2023 93.36 24th 662 96.4%
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Rank History for White students at Redwood Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.86 1133rd 2737 58.6%
2019 67.26 931st 2834 67.1%
2022 77.96 528th 2726 80.6%
2023 89.17 128th 2662 95.2%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Redwood Heights Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 153 98 61 24 6 n/a n/a 0 342
1989 161 104 54 31 4 n/a n/a 0 354
1990 157 98 48 35 4 n/a n/a 0 342
1991 146 98 53 36 3 n/a n/a 0 336
1992 173 97 46 39 0 n/a n/a 0 355
1993 157 108 16 10 2 n/a n/a 0 293
1994 157 118 50 35 2 n/a n/a 0 362
1995 152 141 39 24 0 n/a n/a 0 356
1996 152 141 39 24 0 n/a n/a 0 356
1997 159 123 35 24 1 n/a n/a 0 342
1998 136 102 38 15 2 n/a n/a 0 293
1999 129 82 41 17 3 n/a n/a 0 272
2000 129 68 51 16 2 n/a n/a 2 268
2001 141 65 52 18 4 n/a n/a 1 281
2002 123 68 48 26 2 n/a n/a 3 270
2003 123 68 48 26 2 n/a n/a 3 270
2004 136 73 39 32 3 n/a n/a 1 284
2005 125 68 36 35 2 n/a n/a 5 271
2006 138 73 29 46 1 n/a n/a 2 289
2007 131 74 38 44 0 n/a n/a 8 295
2008 142 70 37 45 1 n/a n/a 0 295
2009 146 58 35 39 1 1 40 0 320
2010 150 54 35 51 1 0 36 0 327
2011 154 57 40 49 1 1 47 0 349
2012 147 59 41 47 2 1 49 0 346
2013 157 71 34 65 2 2 44 0 375
2014 153 62 38 59 1 2 49 0 364
2015 153 61 41 61 3 1 53 0 373
2016 144 62 36 56 3 1 57 0 359
2017 149 56 35 57 3 0 52 0 352
2018 151 66 32 49 2 1 61 0 362
2019 146 66 33 50 3 1 73 0 372
2020 137 57 42 50 3 1 70 0 360
2021 126 51 42 57 2 1 79 0 358
2022 120 42 40 60 2 1 75 0 340
2023 110 50 37 75 2 0 95 0 369

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Redwood Heights Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 342 14.0 24.4 n/a
1989 354 14.0 25.2 n/a
1990 342 13.0 26.3 n/a
1991 336 14.0 24.0 n/a
1992 355 14.2 25.0 7.3
1993 293 16.0 18.3 14.3
1994 362 17.0 21.3 10.5
1995 356 14.0 25.4 16.3
1996 356 14.0 25.4 16.3
1997 342 13.0 26.3 19
1998 293 16.0 18.3 19.5
1999 272 16.0 17.0 16.5
2000 268 16.0 16.8 12.4
2001 281 16.0 17.6 14.6
2002 270 16.0 16.9 15
2003 270 16.0 16.9 15
2004 284 16.0 17.8 19.1
2005 271 15.0 18.1 19.5
2006 289 14.0 20.6 14.6
2007 295 16.0 18.4 21.3
2008 295 19.0 15.5 20.7
2009 320 18.0 17.8 16.3
2010 327 18.0 18.1 24.5
2011 349 n/a n/a 14.9
2012 346 14.0 24.7 17.9
2013 375 16.0 23.4 22.9
2014 364 16.0 22.7 24.5
2015 373 17.0 21.9 29.2
2016 359 17.0 21.1 25.9
2017 352 17.0 20.7 25.6
2018 362 16.0 22.6 28.5
2019 372 16.0 23.2 19.4
2020 360 n/a n/a 21.1
2021 358 16.0 22.3 24.6
2022 340 15.6 21.7 31.8
2023 369 15.6 23.6 34.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Redwood Heights Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 342 14.0 24.4 n/a
1989 354 14.0 25.2 n/a
1990 342 13.0 26.3 n/a
1991 336 14.0 24.0 n/a
1992 355 14.2 25.0 7.3
1993 293 16.0 18.3 14.3
1994 362 17.0 21.3 10.5
1995 356 14.0 25.4 16.3
1996 356 14.0 25.4 16.3
1997 342 13.0 26.3 19
1998 293 16.0 18.3 19.5
1999 272 16.0 17.0 16.5
2000 268 16.0 16.8 12.4
2001 281 16.0 17.6 14.6
2002 270 16.0 16.9 15
2003 270 16.0 16.9 15
2004 284 16.0 17.8 19.1
2005 271 15.0 18.1 19.5
2006 289 14.0 20.6 14.6
2007 295 16.0 18.4 21.3
2008 295 19.0 15.5 20.7
2009 320 18.0 17.8 16.3
2010 327 18.0 18.1 24.5
2011 349 n/a n/a 14.9
2012 346 14.0 24.7 17.9
2013 375 16.0 23.4 22.9
2014 364 16.0 22.7 24.5
2015 373 17.0 21.9 29.2
2016 359 17.0 21.1 25.9
2017 352 17.0 20.7 25.6
2018 362 16.0 22.6 28.5
2019 372 16.0 23.2 19.4
2020 360 n/a n/a 21.1
2021 358 16.0 22.3 24.6
2022 340 15.6 21.7 31.8
2023 369 15.6 23.6 34.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Redwood Heights Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201285.0%6.0%0.0%9.0%89.0%94.0%94.0%91.0%89.0%
201369.0%6.0%0.0%26.0%83.0%83.0%93.0%81.0%85.0%
201482.0%2.0%0.0%16.0%89.0%93.0%96.0%86.0%91.0%
201594.0%0.0%0.0%6.0%98.0%98.0%96.0%98.0%96.0%
201694.0%2.0%0.0%4.0%98.0%94.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201797.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%97.0%≥98.0%
201897.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201982.0%2.0%0.0%92.0%85.0%92.0%92.0%89.0%
202196.8%0.0%0.0%96.8%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Redwood Heights Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,304

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Redwood Heights Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2146th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 809th of 5874 Elementary schools
 23.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Redwood Heights Elementary)60.864.6
 3.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oakland Unified)3533.7
 1.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Redwood Heights Elementary)56.975
 18.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Oakland Unified)39.235.7
 3.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Redwood Heights Elementary)61.769.8
 8.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oakland Unified)35.734
 1.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Redwood Heights Elementary)43.367.9
 24.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Oakland Unified)33.332.3
 1.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Redwood Heights Elementary)49.166.7
 17.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oakland Unified)37.536.7
 0.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Redwood Heights Elementary)36.859.3
 22.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Oakland Unified)28.327
 1.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Redwood Heights Elementary)31.652.6
 21.1%
   5th Grade Science (Oakland Unified)23.825.2
 1.4%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students372369
 0.8%
African American6650
 24.2%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian3337
 12.1%
Hispanic5075
 50%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White146110
 24.7%
Two or More Races7395
 30.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients19.4%34.1%
 14.8%


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Students who attend Redwood Heights Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Bret Harte Middle
High : Skyline High

In the 2022-23 school year, 369 students attended Redwood Heights Elementary.

Redwood Heights Elementary ranks 809th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Redwood Heights Elementary are 30% White, 26% Two or more races, 20% Hispanic, 14% African American, 10% Asian.


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