We have been at Roosevelt for 5 years and our overall experience has been extremely positive. Everyone is responsive to our needs and there is tremendous parent involvement that is welcomed and encouraged.
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!
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.
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.