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K-5
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Burbank, CA
Students enrolled: 584
 

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850 North Cordova Street
Burbank, CA 91505

(818) 558-4668
(818) 955-7648
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April 18, 2014
My child changed from LAUSD to the Burbank school district. I'm so happy about the change! Theodore is an amazing school! The teachers are hands on with the students/curriculum. They also make themselves available to the parents so we're able to work as team to get the best results for our children. They work hard to prepare the students for state tests, etc. The Burbank community & parents also work hard to continue to improve the school more each year. I love the activities & fund raisers they have for the school district, the make a wish foundation, & for anyone with a special need. It really teaches the kids great values, & that's really important. Theodore Roosevelt ELementary School is awesome!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
Roosevelt is a wonderful school! My son has been here for 4 years and I have found the teachers and Principal to be very responsive and attentive. Parent involvement is encouraged and promoted and we have very active Booster and PTA organizations. As a result our children are able to enjoy a school music program and good afterschool enrichment classes that get better each year.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2013
Not that this is the best school ever (I'm sure it's not), BUT, schools like this are rare in the LA area. These are mostly bright, well-mannered kids from loving families who are engaged and friendly. My child is in K and I get weekly emails from her teacher. The teacher is responsive, open, and totally accessible. It's a sweet, safe school, just what elementary school should be. The K is a mixture of fun (singing, art, experiments) and traditional learning (learning to read, computer class, building math concepts). Kindergarteners have a shortened day so things do get rushed but my child's teacher does an amazing job incorporating the lessons all the while making it fun and interesting. It's a popular neighborhood and the school is growing fast, so these are big classrooms. 30 kids per room, though that's probably typical in a lot of schools these days. The K classrooms have volunteers so there are usually other adults in the room.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2013
Roosevelt is blessed with an exceptional principal Dr. Meg, great teachers and wonderful parent involvement. We have two children attending and We feel very lucky to be part of such a great school.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
We moved to Burbank for our daughter to attend this school as she entered Kindergarten. Now in 4th grade she is growing and thriving thanks to the parent and teacher involvement and the Principal's leadership. We couldn't have asked for better school. We are happy to be a part of the Roosevelt Community and our son will be starting Kindergarten there in the Fall 2014.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
Roosevelt Elementary School is wonderful school with an amazing principal, great teachers and parents! The parents are such a great support system and I'm very happy to be a part of this community.

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October 24, 2013
We joined Roosevelt this year with our kindergartener. We have had a great experience so far, and have been so thankful to be part of such a great community. The principal is very involved with the children and school, as well as the teachers we have met thus far. We love our kindergarten teacher, and we really feel lucky to be part of this school.

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October 24, 2013
Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School is a wonderful school. It has a great staff and in my opinion the best PTA and Boosters group you could ever hope for. It really brings our neighborhood together. I have 2 boys that go there and am very grateful for the opportunity for my kids to go there.

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October 23, 2013
Roosevelt is a great school. My son just graduated from 5th grade, and I have a third grader there. The teachers are all wonderful. They are so professional, caring, and go out of their way to help my son. They offer so many extra activities, have an amazing art program, and are always willing to listen to any parent concerns. I am so happy to have my son there!

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October 14, 2013
This school is such a mess! The teachers, the leadership, and the staff we have encountered are all so unprofessional. It is quite disturbing that this continues to go on without any changes. The leaders of the school are so casual and uncaring. They don't act like they are running a school. I am thoroughly disgusted with this poor excuse for an educational facility.

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October 08, 2013
Fresh from the Fall Festival where countless volunteers pulled off a huge fundraiser for the school...with hundreds in attendance...ready for more action! Many times one leader through PTA or Boosters will step up, but here they seem to invigorate, challenge and encourage other parents to use their talents to better the school. The student body wins!

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September 26, 2013
Fantastic leadership and very dedicated teachers. The one and only drawback is an overcrowded district with not enough funding means classes are too large (30 to a single teacher in kindergarten is criminal). The teachers do the best with what they've got. We've been at Roosevelt the last 8 years and it remains fabulous in spite of the crowding.

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September 26, 2013
We are new to this school this year and already feel like we're part of the Roosevelt family. My kids' teachers are dedicated with open communication. There is a lot of parent involvement here from parents and members of the community. We are so happy to have our children attending this school now and look forward to the years ahead.

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September 26, 2013
We left this school for 1 year after moving away to another Burbank School, and we had to come back. The communication in this school is stellar. The parent involvement is amazing. We haven't had a bad teacher yet. My kids LOVE their teachers every year. My first year at this school I had a young child at home, so I couldn't volunteer or become too involved. I still was informed every week about what was going on. When we moved to the new school, I had NO idea what was going on in the school. I was still getting emails every week from Roosevelt so I knew more of what was going there than I did at my current school. We are happy to be back.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
Let me just say I have never seen such love and dedication for a school anywhere. We have been at several schools while moving around. I have never witnessed anything like this school. The parent volunteers go above and beyond. The principal, Dr. Meg must have a clone because she is everywhere. She is at every meeting. I think she lives at the school. She is amazing. She is so approachable and down to earth. We are so lucky to have her. All the kids love Dr. Meg, including my own. She is fair and just in her discipline technique. With her leadership this school just blossoms. I wish the school had more grades so we can be here longer! Some of the best teachers are also here! Mr. Pike and his mantises are famous. We never want to leave!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
I have a second grader and a son who is an alumni of Roosevelt. I have the unique perspective of having started at a different school in Burbank and transferring my son halfway through, because I wasn't thrilled with the leadership at the other school. Right away, I was truly impressed with the strong sense of community at Roosevelt. The teachers, the principal and the parents are all so dedicated; it truly feels like the way an idyllic public school should feel. There is a real commitment to learning in the broadest sense of the word. Yes, the academics are strong and the kids are more than prepared for middle school, but there is also a great emphasis on how other mediums such as music, visual and performing arts, etc. can be used to learn as well. As a result, Roosevelt kids are exposed to a variety of opportunities and experiences that can be difficult to find in today's schools. I feel so lucky and grateful to have my daughter at this school!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
We have had children at Roosevelt for 8 years. The principal is outstanding, every teacher we've had has been dedicated and professional, and parents are very active and involved. We feel very lucky to be a part of the Roosevelt community.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
Searched high and low for a school that met the needs of kids with different needs and personalities - this is the one! Very thankful for talented teachers and staff who challenge themselves and the students. In addition to the great curriculum, Roosevelt has a strong PTA & Boosters Committee. Also, Roosevelt has great PeaceBuilder Programs, Music Enrichment, a school garden, and various clubs including art, science, and language. The only downside is that while we are trying to recruit friends and family to the area, this school has driven home prices up in the area.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
This is our 4th year at Roosevelt and the school gets better each year. We have been impressed with the principal, teachers and the enrichment programs. There is truly a level of caring and excellence that makes us very happy to be part of such a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2013
Roosevelt Elementary is an amazing school! The principal Dr. Meg, teachers, parent involvement, students -- everyone works hard to make it the best school possible. My son is in 2nd grade now, and last year Dr Meg was awarded a grant to add Music/Arts Enrichment program to each grade. Each grade was a different arts area -- and the 1st graders were given a Violin lesson once a week and performed for the parents at the end of the year. I am proud to be part of the Roosevelt team, and we look forward to this year and many more in the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2013
What makes this school really food are the parents who are involved and the teachers who truly care for their students even outside of school.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Roosevelt raises the bar for public schools nationwide. Caring, smart principal and teachers, parents and especially great kids! We checked around at area charter, magnet and private schools. Nothing compared to what we have at Roosevelt. Now with more money coming into the school from Measure S -- it will continue to improve in every way.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
We were zoned to go to another excellent school in Burbank but were blessed to be routed to Roosevelt. The support staff, teachers, parents all work together brilliantly to recognize the rich reward in developing these young minds!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
We love Roosevelt! Dr. Meg is an amazing principal. There is a tremendous amount of support and great programs for the kids. It's like getting a private education for free!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
This is - hands down_ the best kept secret in L.A.! We left 2 different provate schools ini favor of Roosevelt. The teachers are creative, generous, dynamic and innovative- the staff is exceptional and the parents? I have never experienced a more dedicated, involved, giving community in my life. I am proud to have BOTG of my children attend Roosevelt and gladly sport the stickers on my minivan. No OTHER school could possibly turn me into such a happy cliche'!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
I cannot be more pleased with my children's school. We initially started out at private school for kindergarten but with the economy going south we faced the tough decision of switching our son to the local public school, Roosevelt. We were worried because so many of our friends warned us about "public schools." Wow, were they wrong. This school has been such a blessing for our kids. There is so much parental involvement here and everyone does their part to fill in the gaps that the statewide budget cuts created. In addition to the standard academics, we are able to expose our kids to the arts and music as well. It is an incredible environment but without the cult-like feeling we have seen at many private schools. And the teachers are AMAZING as well as the administrative staff. Our children are thriving at this school. They are not only doing well academically, but they are actually LEARNING...something that tends to be forgotten in this age of test scores. This place rocks.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2013
Roosevelt is a wonderful, well organized school that involves parents and the community in all aspects. My son loved his kinder teacher and can't wait to get back for 1st grade.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
We absolutely love this school! The teachers, families, and principal couldn't be more welcoming and committed to making each child's experience the best possible. We feel so lucky to have our child growing and thriving at Roosevelt!

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2013
This is the second year my child has attended and it just gets better. Free violin lessons for all first graders and it looks like the school will have the funds to include second graders next year. (Each grade already has a music class). Roosevelt is not cliquey in the slightest. I have so many friends because I participate whenever I can. I also meet people while we're waiting for our kids after school. As far as older teachers not being up to snuff, that's just not been my experience. Their extensive training and experience leads them to catch minor learning problems immediately so they are quickly and easily correctable. Parents should keep in mind that a lot of the new teaching theories that have been promoted have not been rigorously studied. My experience is that teachers get reputations for being "popular" and yet some students who were placed with "the best" teachers floundered. When moved to the not as "popular" teacher, they excelled. You have to make your own judgments and decisions and not rely on other people's opinions. I wish I had space to go into all the reasons why I believe this school to be better than any nearby private & charter schools.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2012
the teachers are really hit and miss at this school. There are some older teachers that due to seniority can not be replaced, and really should be. On the other hand there are some young brilliant teachers that really care about the kids and there self esteem, not to mention are trained how to teach kids effectively in these trying times. There is a real mixture of parents too, some are really "cl-icky"!

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2012
I have two children at Roosevelt now and I also attended this school as a child. I have to say it definitely has changed since the 80's but what school hasn't. The major difference is the amount of children now attending. The staff is excellent. The new principal is awesome and very caring. The teachers are wonderful. Like at all schools there are some mean kids. But overall it's a great school!

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2010
We are getting so ready to move our child out of here. She had a wonderful first grade teacher, a mediocre second grade teacher and though the third grade teacher is a very good teacher the principal is taking the school in a very disturbing direction. Only the basic and below basic students are catered to. Proficient and Advanced left to fend for themselves. I predict the district is going to have to take action to get this school achieving again.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2010
My kids flourished here this past year, completing kindergarten and loving it. They stayed engaged and active all-year long, doing homework almost every night, and staying after school to play with classmates. Both are reading and ready for 1st grade.

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no rating April 13, 2010
Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School staff is dedicated to enrich the lives of the students.

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no rating February 10, 2010
It is amazing to hear such wonderful feedback, however I have not yet felt the same. I try to be proactive and help in my childs education. And everything has been swept right under the carpet. Not so distinguished

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July 02, 2008
My step son graduated from Roosevelt about 7 years ago and his little brother has been attending for 2 years now. We loved the school then and we still do now. His first year was wonderful and we had no problems...his second year I started to see a little more clearly. His teacher was still good but not as great and I realized the school was very picky about who could be in it. It is very hard to be able to help in your child's class and his teacher did not communicate with the parents. It almost felt like you were trying to join a 'click' of parents. But they have lots of activities after school compared to the other elementary schools. I do think it is the best one in Burbank.

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April 30, 2008
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May 31, 2006
My grandson lives with me and I must say that Roosevelt reminds me of the quality of schooling my daughters received when they were young. The teachers have been great. They are caring and supportive of both the child and parent. Activities to raise school pride have been successful. My grandson is proud to be a student at Roosevelt and I could not ask for a better school for him.

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April 23, 2006
I currently have two children at Roosevelt and it is absolutely a wonderful school. Principal Betsy Quinn is great and works so much with the teachers and parents to help all of our children. The parents here at Roosevelt are so involved with the school and the children. It is so wonderful to see how much involvement there is with the parents.

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April 04, 2006
We love this school. We feel lucky to be here. We had no idea when we moved to the neighborhood that we'd have such a fantastic public school. My son is getting an excellent education. Great teachers, great parent involvement. A real community feel. The new principal is very interested in more arts education.

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January 04, 2006
Since the new principal arrived last year, this is a wonderfully open environment for education. The extra curricular activities are overwhelming and a very homey, small school atmosphere.

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November 21, 2005
We have been extremely happy with this school. My children are currently in 3rd and 1st grade and have attended since kinergarten. The teachers not only follow district curriculum, but take the time to specifically address students' educational needs (i.e., to assist in advancement of students in specific areas whether above grade level, or areas in which they may not be.)

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November 19, 2005
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September 29, 2005
Teachers are exceptional. They inspire, excite and make learning fun for the kids. The principal is totally hands on. She knows each and every child and parent.

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August 19, 2005
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August 16, 2005
This is an excellent school. The parents are very involved. This year they offered after school ballet and music programs. Excellent teachers.

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February 25, 2005
Teacher are caring and take the time to learn about the students.

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February 22, 2005
Teachers were very concerened and loving with the students. Family environment. Very concerened with each child passing the class.

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February 17, 2005
This is a fabulous school! Beginning in 2004/2005, we have a new principal. She is simply amazing, she truely loves every one of the children there, and has the most positive attitude I have seen in a long time! I think that this will effect the entire school, and take an already great school, and make it better! Roosevelt has a very well rounded program the the children. In 4th & 5th grades, the children do artist reports, including a 'gallery' where their presentation (along with their won art is displayed. There is a presidential tea, where they dress up like the presdential that the report is on, and take questions from the 'reporters' (parents), it is an amazing experience that the children & parents will never forget. I am sure that each and every child will remember that info much better than just doing a traditional book report!

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November 09, 2004
This school has been instrumental in the learning development of my child. The teachers here are supportive and patient.

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April 16, 2004
Both my children are currently attending Roosevelt and we are fortunate to have them in such a wonderful schoool. The principal has been fantastic and the teachers have been in tune with their needs and have focused on their strengths. The teachers are very responsive. They truly listen and have called back quickly whenever I've had questions. It's also great to see so much parent involvement.

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Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School
850 North Cordova Street, Burbank, CA  91505
(818) 558-4668
Last modified Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 57 reviews. Top