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Theodore Roosevelt Middle School

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Posted October 27, 2013

I attend this school,and I am a 7th grader. Parents if you're worried about having your child attend this school you are wrong. This school welcomes all new students ,everyone is nice, great and very helpful teachers.


Posted August 18, 2013

I'm attending RMS and so far this first week I love it. I love the teachers and there is not inappropriate things going on. I'm a 7th grader and I love all the students because you feel like you can talk to anyone you want. I wanted to go to Wilson but now I kind of regret saying that because RMS rocks. Roosevelt is a safe place and feels like a second home to me. So parents if your child is attending RMS know that they are safe. GO ROUGH RIDERS!


Posted May 13, 2012

I LOVE THEO! Wow what a cool school! My cousin went there in 92 and now I go there and will graduate 2013! Theo is a helpful school that helps me another review was by a kid who has ADHD, and I can relate because I have Aspergers. Theodore really does help with my disability and is super fun! The only thing I dislike is how we are not allowed to wear overalls! Regardless I LOVE Theo!


Posted March 20, 2012

I love Roosevelt! My Sister went there and she loved it too! I am going to be graduating class of 2012 my sister was class of 1994! Helpful and kind teachers who really know how to help with a students individual need. I have ADHD and feel like at Roosevelt I got the most of my education even with my disability. I am at my best and I have to thank Roosevelt for helping me overcome some of my problems and helping me be the best I am! Roosevelt really does deserve 5 stars!


Posted August 27, 2009

RMS is the best enviornment to learn in...children come in as imature and disrespectful as possible and leave like sofisticated young adults...all thanks to our teachers staff district and supportive city of Glendale.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2009

Although over 80% of the students are classified as economically disadvantaged, Roosevelt is the only NASA Explorer School in Glendale, Pasadena, La Canada, or Burbank. Their NASA partner is Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technonolgy, (JPL/CalTech), world leaders in the robotic exploration of space. Roosevelt has an award winning Robotics Program and is an award winning Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) school, with it's partner California State University, Los Angeles. Roosevelt also has a fantastic instrumental music program. My son started in a beginning strings class as a 6th grader, and now he is a member of the middle school Honors Orchestra. He is only one of several students who have accomplised the same level of achievement, thanks to Mr. Frank Fox, a dedicated teacher with over 90 students in one class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

This school is basically the BEST school ever. Both grades and everything else wise we got Toll, Wilson and every other school beat. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2009

I am proud to work at Roosevelt. The principal is wholly supportive of students - placing their needs first. The teaching staff is dedicated to making sure students have a whole-school experience, volunteering to sponsor clubs and activities in order to give the students more enjoyment out of their middle school experience. I love working at Roosevelt and look forward to many more years here with Glendale's finest students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 19, 2008

I go to Roosevelt and I think that it is wonderful.... We had some things that happened with our school staff, but It didn't stop us from Succeed! Mr. Grace, our very own Roosevelt staff past away and he wanted us all to do our very best and succeed, and that's what we're going to give him!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2008

Roosevelt is a good and supportive school to your following future and you can learn great things from it. I love it as a student
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2007

Roosevelt rocks! I go there and I love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2006

I think that it is one of the superior schools in the Glendale area, and surpasses its rivals Toll and Wilson based on test scores, and over all the motivation of the students exceeds the other schools.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 1, 2003

I think Roosevelt Middle School is among one of the best schools in the Glendale Unified School District. It has one of the cordial principals that I have ever met, and the teacher quality is excellent.


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

820

Change from
2012 to 2013

+11

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

820

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

+11

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
46%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
96%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
55%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
84%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students47%
Females48%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students37%
Females34%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)32%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students55%
Females65%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state33%

Math

All Students56%
Females63%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino89%
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner40%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students86%
Females84%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate85%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state86%

English Language Arts

All Students60%
Females63%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state51%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students55%
Females56%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner34%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state68%

Geometry

All Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students59%
Females56%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state55%

Science

All Students70%
Females64%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 52% 52%
White 35% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 11%
Black 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • (818) 552-5188

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