Henry Ford Elementary

Summary:

Henry Ford Elementary is a public elementary school in Redwood City, California, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school has a diverse student population, with a majority of Hispanic students and a significant percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds.

Academically, Henry Ford Elementary has a mixed performance compared to the Redwood City Elementary District and the state of California. While the school's English Language Arts (ELA) proficiency rates are generally higher than the district and state averages, its Mathematics and Science proficiency rates are lower, particularly in the upper grades. The school has also experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, which may be impacting its academic performance.

Interestingly, Henry Ford Elementary's performance is generally lower than that of nearby schools, such as Adelante Selby Spanish Immersion and Roy Cloud Elementary, which have significantly higher proficiency rates in both ELA and Mathematics. The school's strengths lie in its support for specific student groups, such as Hispanic students and English Language Learners, but it faces challenges in addressing the performance of students with disabilities.


Detail:

Public K-5

 2498 Massachusetts Ave.
       Redwood City, CA  94061-3263


(650) 482-2404

District: Redwood City Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
2493rd of 5,874 California Elementary Schools


Students who attend Henry Ford Elementary usually attend:

High:    Woodside High

Student/teacher ratio:  22.8 Help
Number of students:  448

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
65.6%
White:
23.0%
Asian:
5.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  63.2% Help


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Compare Details Henry Ford Elementary ranks better than 57.6% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 5th among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Redwood City Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 50.77. (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 Racial makeup is: Hispanic (65.6%), White (23%), Asian (5.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 63.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Henry Ford Elementary is 22.8. 6 elementary schools in the Redwood City Elementary School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Henry Ford Elementary employs 19.6 full-time teachers.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Henry Ford Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Henry Ford Elementary 2493rd of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Henry Ford Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Redwood City Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Redwood City Elementary 771st of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Henry Ford Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Henry Ford Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 38.89 2699th 4809 43.9%
2005 41.05 2656th 4822 44.9%
2006 44.01 2496th 4818 48.2%
2007 35.49 3197th 5113 37.5%
2008 42.32 2815th 5113 44.9%
2009 59.62 1936th 5193 62.7%
2010 57.33 2149th 5314 59.6%
2011 45.73 2847th 5377 47.1%
2012 50.08 2613th 5390 51.5%
2013 53.50 2476th 5530 55.2%
2015 57.64 2045th 5611 63.6%
2016 61.76 1914th 5614 65.9%
2017 47.49 2686th 5692 52.8%
2018 47.00 2720th 5662 52.0%
2019 52.54 2456th 5789 57.6%
2022 32.04 3696th 5883 37.2%
2023 50.77 2493rd 5874 57.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Henry Ford Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.73 1955th 3246 39.8%
2022 34.97 2203rd 3311 33.5%
2023 44.12 1536th 3250 52.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Henry Ford Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 36.54 1358th 2420 43.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Henry Ford Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.57 2850th 5084 43.9%
2019 50.02 2403rd 5173 53.5%
2022 32.79 3596th 5264 31.7%
2023 51.50 2266th 5374 57.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Henry Ford Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.62 2681st 5413 50.5%
2019 48.70 2567th 5492 53.3%
2022 34.33 3382nd 5635 40.0%
2023 51.77 2312th 5617 58.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Henry Ford Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 28.17 1586th 2227 28.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Henry Ford Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.27 2615th 5431 51.9%
2019 53.90 2259th 5510 59.0%
2022 30.64 3735th 5663 34.0%
2023 48.99 2511th 5650 55.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Henry Ford Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.31 2094th 4830 56.6%
2019 55.55 1940th 4963 60.9%
2022 32.95 3446th 5084 32.2%
2023 54.93 1946th 5098 61.8%
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Rank History for White students at Henry Ford Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.52 1968th 2737 28.1%
2019 49.98 1547th 2834 45.4%
2022 34.85 1879th 2726 31.1%
2023 58.81 1158th 2662 56.5%
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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 Henry Ford Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 338 47 17 91 1 n/a n/a 0 494
1989 360 51 22 89 2 n/a n/a 0 524
1990 320 40 26 105 4 n/a n/a 0 495
1991 315 43 27 142 3 n/a n/a 0 530
1992 321 33 20 118 1 n/a n/a 0 493
1993 317 34 25 100 2 n/a n/a 0 478
1994 326 33 19 107 0 n/a n/a 0 485
1995 305 30 27 140 1 n/a n/a 0 503
1996 305 30 27 140 1 n/a n/a 0 503
1997 316 33 38 153 0 n/a n/a 0 540
1998 312 34 41 145 1 n/a n/a 0 533
1999 294 31 41 167 1 n/a n/a 5 539
2000 274 32 42 164 5 n/a n/a 13 530
2001 264 24 38 156 8 n/a n/a 24 514
2002 271 26 51 143 2 n/a n/a 0 493
2003 271 26 51 143 2 n/a n/a 0 493
2004 254 23 50 157 2 n/a n/a 0 486
2005 224 29 41 182 4 n/a n/a 0 480
2006 209 24 38 203 6 n/a n/a 1 481
2007 170 30 37 244 6 n/a n/a 3 490
2008 159 23 33 246 6 n/a n/a 0 467
2009 138 23 19 247 4 15 9 0 455
2010 129 25 20 280 0 15 8 0 477
2011 112 25 14 278 0 16 15 0 460
2012 110 19 18 275 0 15 17 0 454
2013 108 15 16 247 0 9 17 0 412
2014 109 12 16 248 0 14 16 0 415
2015 119 10 19 248 0 10 20 0 426
2016 113 9 13 227 0 10 18 0 390
2017 110 8 13 204 0 9 18 0 362
2018 114 9 14 209 1 10 19 0 376
2019 123 7 16 192 1 10 19 0 368
2020 131 10 22 365 3 7 22 0 560
2021 107 5 17 346 2 5 24 0 506
2022 97 5 26 308 1 3 21 0 461
2023 103 3 25 294 0 3 20 0 448

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 Henry Ford Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 494 21.0 23.5 n/a
1989 524 22.0 23.8 n/a
1990 495 22.0 22.5 n/a
1991 530 24.0 22.0 n/a
1992 493 24.4 20.2 14
1993 478 21.8 21.9 19.2
1994 485 21.8 22.2 15.9
1995 503 21.3 23.6 22.9
1996 503 21.3 23.6 22.9
1997 540 26.3 20.5 22.4
1998 533 30.3 17.6 22
1999 539 30.5 17.7 22.1
2000 530 30.6 17.3 22.4
2001 514 31.8 16.2 26.7
2002 493 30.0 16.4 35.5
2003 493 30.0 16.4 35.5
2004 486 27.5 17.7 37.2
2005 480 29.0 16.6 34.6
2006 481 26.4 18.2 40.2
2007 490 29.0 16.9 46.8
2008 467 27.6 16.9 44.1
2009 455 26.5 16.5 52.1
2010 477 22.5 21.1 56.4
2011 460 n/a n/a 59.1
2012 454 20.5 22.0 n/a
2013 412 19.5 21.0 63.8
2014 415 16.5 25.1 54.7
2015 426 16.0 26.6 54.9
2016 390 16.0 24.3 48.5
2017 362 15.0 24.1 42.8
2018 376 14.0 26.8 35.6
2019 368 14.5 25.3 42.7
2020 560 n/a n/a 57
2021 506 20.2 25.0 59.1
2022 461 21.1 21.8 52.7
2023 448 19.6 22.8 63.2

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 Henry Ford Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 494 21.0 23.5 n/a
1989 524 22.0 23.8 n/a
1990 495 22.0 22.5 n/a
1991 530 24.0 22.0 n/a
1992 493 24.4 20.2 14
1993 478 21.8 21.9 19.2
1994 485 21.8 22.2 15.9
1995 503 21.3 23.6 22.9
1996 503 21.3 23.6 22.9
1997 540 26.3 20.5 22.4
1998 533 30.3 17.6 22
1999 539 30.5 17.7 22.1
2000 530 30.6 17.3 22.4
2001 514 31.8 16.2 26.7
2002 493 30.0 16.4 35.5
2003 493 30.0 16.4 35.5
2004 486 27.5 17.7 37.2
2005 480 29.0 16.6 34.6
2006 481 26.4 18.2 40.2
2007 490 29.0 16.9 46.8
2008 467 27.6 16.9 44.1
2009 455 26.5 16.5 52.1
2010 477 22.5 21.1 56.4
2011 460 n/a n/a 59.1
2012 454 20.5 22.0 n/a
2013 412 19.5 21.0 63.8
2014 415 16.5 25.1 54.7
2015 426 16.0 26.6 54.9
2016 390 16.0 24.3 48.5
2017 362 15.0 24.1 42.8
2018 376 14.0 26.8 35.6
2019 368 14.5 25.3 42.7
2020 560 n/a n/a 57
2021 506 20.2 25.0 59.1
2022 461 21.1 21.8 52.7
2023 448 19.6 22.8 63.2

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

Henry Ford Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201262.0%0.0%2.0%35.0%70.0%90.0%91.0%65.0%68.0%
201383.0%0.0%0.0%18.0%89.0%90.0%96.0%89.0%94.0%
201470.0%2.0%0.0%28.0%76.0%84.0%87.0%75.0%72.0%
201584.0%5.0%0.0%12.0%88.0%92.0%90.0%85.0%84.0%
201696.0%4.0%0.0%0.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%
201791.0%0.0%0.0%9.0%≥98.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%
201880.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%88.0%93.0%94.0%90.0%86.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202090.9%0.0%6.8%94.3%96.6%95.5%94.3%96.6%
202297.3%0.0%1.3%97.3%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Henry Ford 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 2456th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 2493rd of 5874 Elementary schools
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Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Henry Ford Elementary)33.355.7
 22.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Redwood City Elementary)46.843.6
 3.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Henry Ford Elementary)30.960.7
 29.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Redwood City Elementary)52.446.7
 5.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Henry Ford Elementary)59.343
 16.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Redwood City Elementary)5841.4
 16.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Henry Ford Elementary)56.439.8
 16.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Redwood City Elementary)55.338.6
 16.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Henry Ford Elementary)60.840.2
 20.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Redwood City Elementary)54.347.7
 6.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Henry Ford Elementary)39.225
 14.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Redwood City Elementary)40.135.7
 4.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Henry Ford Elementary)35.326.4
 8.9%
   5th Grade Science (Redwood City Elementary)34.735.1
 0.3%
   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 Students368448
 21.7%
African American73
 57.1%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian1625
 56.3%
Hispanic192294
 53.1%
Pacific Islander103
 70%
White123103
 16.3%
Two or More Races1920
 5.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients42.7%63.2%
 20.5%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 448 students attended Henry Ford Elementary.

Students at Henry Ford Elementary are 66% Hispanic, 23% White, 6% Asian, 4% Two or more races.

Henry Ford Elementary ranks 2493rd of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Henry Ford Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : Woodside High


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