About Our School
Rodeo Hills Elementary School serves an elementary school population from the communities of Rodeo, Crockett, Port Costa, Tormey, and parts of Hercules. The District started construction on the new site in 2003 after the passage of a local bond and Rodeo Hills opened up in September, 2004. The new school replaced Hillcrest Elementary (1951-2004) as the sole K-5 school in the John Swett Unified School District. Built on the site of the former Garretson Heights School, the school currently houses 665 students with a staff of 24 teachers.
Rodeo Hills is a place where our entire community feels safe, empowered to learn, and differences are celebrated. Students are prepared to be strong, successful leaders of today and tomorrow.
Leader in Me
Leader in Me is a program based on the & Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. We are encouraging students to be leaders in school and take responsibility for their learning through personal and academic goal setting. The habits are:
*Be Proactive *Begin with the End in Mind
*Put First Things First *Think Win-Win
*Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood *Sharpen the Saw
In the 2019-20 school year we are implementing AVID strategies which focuses on systems for preparing students for future college and careers. Students will be learning several key skills in WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading) which will prepare them for their future.
Our TK-3rd grade staff is trained in Orton Gillingham strategies for teaching phonics, reading, and comprehension.
Reading and Writing Workshop