The Ravenswood City School District (RCSD) in San Mateo County is a unique academic environment that draws from the culturally rich communities of East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park. The ethnic make-up of the population is predominantly Hispanic (79%), African American (10%), Pacific Islander (9%) and other 2%. RCSD serves some 4,200 students in kindergarten through eighth grades in eight elementary schools, and a child development center.
The district has embarked upon an aggressive initiative to improve the educational opportunities provided for students and their families. This Journey to Excellence strives to improve the academic, social, and overall health and economic conditions for the entire Ravenswood community.