Students enrolled 615
Hours 8:00 AM - 2:20 PM
School leader Patricia Girardi

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2223 Vera Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94061

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(650) 369-5597
(650) 367-4365
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5 stars
Based on 27 ratings

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November 17, 2014
Roosevelt is a great school!! When the time came to do research for schools, we looked at all possibilities and we couldn't be any happier with the choice we selected. The kinder program is fantastic and the kinder teachers are the BEST!!! Our son is always excited to go to school and PBL learning / experience has been outstanding... Go Raccoons!

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2014
I am a parent of two Roosevelt students. It is not our neighborhood school- we chose to enroll there after a very poor experience at another RWC school. I could not be happier with our decision! The teaching staff have been consistently wonderful, and the PBL model has been a great fit for my kids. After each PBL unit the students do a presentation, which cements their understanding of the subject matter and helps teach them confidence in public speaking. Most importantly to me, my kids are happy at Roosevelt and excited about learning. We are looking forward to being a part of the community for many years!

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2014
This school is a great school because every teacher gets involved with the activities and the students and promoting a safe place for the kids where the can grow and feel good about themselves. Knowing that we are all different but we are come together for one purpose and to grow. I see as a parent that most of them (kids) watch out for each other. That's a good thing . The kids try to help each other in so many way. Like the older kids help the younger kids with homework or just being a friend when they need one. But yes there is some issues at the school but all in all its growing in a positive way.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
Our family likes Roosevelt Elementary! Here's why: Principal Trish Girardi is a strong leader. Her educational and administrative professionalism blended with personal qualities permeate throughout the school in a positive way: the kids, the teachers, staff, the parents everybody's always learning, and the messages are positive and encouraging. We appreciate the professionalism of the teaching, and the safe and welcoming atmosphere of the campus and PTA. The school has a lovely, sunny, staffed library. The quantity and clarity of the communication coming out of the school and the PTA have made a big difference in our ability to support our grandson's progress.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2012
My son has been at Roosevelt this year and next year his brother will be starting Kindergarten. This year has been such a great experience. His own teacher is excellent adn all the other teachers we have met are so warm and involved. They seem to know every student by name. We too have seen our son thrive in the Project Based Learning (PBL) program. It sure seems like a good way to get the kids interested and to get the info to stick! he comes home telling us about all the thing he has learned and in first grade is plowing through chapter books with joy. the community as a whole is amazing. Parents are ready to volunteer and chaperone whenever they can. And the kids and families are Very down to earth and warm. I'm not sure if Great school has made a note of it yet but Roosevelt got 2 awards this year! The Russel Kent Award for outstanding programs in a school district was awarded to Roosevelt for thier implimentaion of the PBL program. The Kindergarden was also awarded a Kent award as well. WAY TO GO ROOSEVELT! Clifford elementary and Northstar also recieved awards. Redwood city schools are showing thier stuff!

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2012
I have three children at Roosevelt and have had the opportunity to see the excellent teachers from 1st to 6th grade. The PBL program is engaging and continues to make the learning environment enriching. I attended open house last night and watched each of my children proudly present the work they had done in their PBL units. I was very impressed by their knowledge but also how excited and proud they were of their work. The community at Roosevelt is warm and welcoming to all students. When I have had a need to express a concern to teachers or the principal they were readily available, and I knew my voice and concerns mattered and were addressed promptly. That expresses a high character that will continue to improve this school as I have already experienced.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2012
Roosevelt is a great school - we were so impressed with the tour that we moved our kids from another public school to attend here. There is a strong leadership commitment from the staff and principal, excellent teachers that seem to enjoy teaching, and a small but very committed group of parent volunteers that help with everything from academics to fundraising. Even with shrinking school budgets and a small PTA fundraising budget, this little school offers a variety of enrichment and activities to the children. The PBL curriculum is similar to project based opportunities at North Star and Orion, two high scoring district schools. Don't just look at test scores - stop in and visit, talk with the teachers and parents, and see for yourself what makes this a special school.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2011
We could not be happier at Roosevelt. Great teachers, principal and communtiy of parents. Our Kindergartener loves going to school each day and is already reading, thanks to the patient and motivating teachers. We highly recommend it!

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2011
I have a 2nd graders at Roosevelt. Quite simply, it's a GREAT school. I can't say enough positive things about it. They are on the right track in all regards with strong leadership, quality teachers who are professionals in every respect, and an environmnet where education is the top priority. It's refreshing. As an ex- teacher, I'm failry critical of school policies and curriculum decisions. I am 100% behind all decisions and programs implemented at Roosevelt. Bottome line...the kids come first. I just wish I would've discovered this school earlier in my children's schooling.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2011
We couldn't be happier that we transferred two of our kids from another school in the district last year (2010). We have found Roosevelt to be very well run with a highly talented and motivated teaching staff. Both of our kids feel challenged and are excited by what they are learning. The Project Based Learning approach has provided a much richer experience for the kids with the opportunity to work in teams and present to their class (even our Kinder got to make a presentation!). We would highly recommend checking out Roosevelt. As others have said, don't let the scores scare you away, there's great stuff happening at this school!

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2011
I am very happy with my decision in 2009 to enroll my son in Kindergarten at Roosevelt. He is now in second grade and I feel he is in an extremely caring community. Whenever I am on campus, I am impressed with everyone s friendliness and courtesy (from both staff and students alike). I appreciate the fact that he is learning those values in addition to academics. My son has special needs and I have been impressed with the staff s consideration for my son and their initiative in addressing his needs. His teacher, Mrs. Herrera, despite the demands for her attention in class, takes the time to find the best teaching approach for my son.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2011
Our son just passed the third grade entry test to the District's Northstar Academy. I attribute his success to the educational foundation he received at Roosevelt. His three teachers, Mrs. Torres (K), Mrs. "T" (1), and Mrs. McCarthy (2) were caring, excellent instructors. At least TEN other second graders passed the Northstar test. We won't have to miss many future Roosevelt experiences as our daughter is a proud first grade student this upcoming year. On another note, the School Board approved a parents' request to expand Roosevelt from K-5 to K-6. We had tried to expand completely to the 8th grade but the District deferred and is now studying school site use and configuration district wide starting in September. Check back here or with the District to see if Roosevelt will be a K-8 in the future.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2011
Our child just finished Kindergarten and had a great experience. Our teacher was passionate about teaching, always caring, and learned a lot too! Our child can now read basic books, understands basic math and language skills and has also made many friends. We recommend this school absolutely!

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2010
We were so excited to hear today that Roosevelt has started the process to expand Roosevelt to a K-8 school! And the teachers that I've talked to are all so excited about the PBL program going school-wide next year. So many great things are happening at this school! Other reviewers have said it, but I'll say it too - take a look at this school, you won't regret it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
my son and I love the school and specially the teachers... I do not have to drag him to get up for school like I did my older son who is now in college. I try my best to volunteer as much as I can but the school needs more than just volunteers. I have recommended the school to a few families and they decided to take their kids and they like it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
I am a proud member of the Roosevelt School community. The collaboration between the staff, the parents and the community makes Roosevelt a great place for children to learn. No doubt about it, I would send my children to Roosevelt school.

- submitted by a teacher
April 26, 2010
Both our kids are loving Roosevelt and we could not be happier that we made the move from Henry Ford to Roosevelt.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Roosevelt is a great school. We are very excited that next year we will be doing PBL school-wide. All of Roosevelt's staff are very dedicated to all students and go the extra mile to ensure that they are receiving the best education possible with so little resources. Roosevelt School is a wonderful place for student learning.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 26, 2010
The staff is caring, hardworking, dedicated and collaborative. Beautiful Campus! Students and parents as individuals.

- submitted by a teacher
April 26, 2010
Roosevelt has a beautiful campus near a strip mall & grocery store (services). I feel the staff is excellent and very professional (and I have worked at a few district schools). The parents are VERY supportive and will do anything to help. This is a school I would send my children to.

- submitted by a teacher
April 25, 2010
I can't say enough about this school! I only wish more people in the surrounding neighborhood would take a look and give it a chance. As other people have said, the teachers and principal work together as a team. I am so fortunate to have my child's education in their hands!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2010
Roosevelt's project-based learning program challenges students at all levels. The teachers are wonderful, and committed to doing their best with very minimal resources.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
Their project-based learning program has been excellent. My son has really learned a lot and is in fact advanced for his grade level. The teachers are caring and the parents and children at Roosevelt are great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
We came to Roosevelt School after a long search, and my family considers it a model school for respectful social interaction at all levels. The project-based learning program and fantastic volunteers from within the school and from the larger community contribute to the richness of the learning environment. The teachers and support staff demonstrate an incredible level of teamwork and dedication, and children truly enjoy learning at this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
Roosevelt teachers are caring and passionate about their jobs. They are dedicated to the profession of teaching and providing each of their students the opportunity to learn in their own unique way. Roosevelt is a school that has restored the importance of educating its students and continues to do so as reflected by their continuous growth in the outcome of test scores. Congratulations to this dedicated group of teachers, their principal and the parents and community that support education.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 24, 2010
Roosevelt has been making exciting changes with the new PBL program. Parents and the community have become more active. The teachers are dedicated and commited to providing the best and most comprehensive education possible. The campus is beautiful. The office staff are so welcoming and helpful. It is Redwood City's 'hidden gem' (a quote from a parent at our school)!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
The committed and caring staff and teachers at Roosevelt make it a school that looks to support all its students. The exciting and innovative PBL program that Roosevelt has been piloting and will now take school-wide has added greatly to an already comprehensive academic program. This is a school where teachers make the extra effort to extend and enrich a rigorous academic program, as well as, provide extra help to students that need more support to master the curriculum. You would be hard pressed to find another school with such a beautiful campus and welcoming staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 25, 2010
I'm a community volunteer at Roosevelt where I've been helping first graders with their reading the past two years. There is a wonderful spirit at Roosevelt where teachers, staff and parents are all cooperating for the best interests of the children. Just last night the school was approved as a project based learning site, which should make it even more attractive to Redwood City families. Check it out!

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 08, 2010
Roosevelt School is a great school with caring teachers, who are dedicated to their students' education and ensuring that each child succeeds. The school made 41 points growth on the API last year and has taken steps to continued improvement. We are working with a Coach from the Consortium on Reading Excellence and teachers are also receiving coaching from The Write Tools. Teachers in grades K-5 monitor student progress regularly and plan instruction based upon this information. We are offering Saturday Academy to students to boost their academic proficiency. Our Project Based Learning strand has been very successful, and well received by the parents. Our families voted overwhelmingly to ask the Board to expand the popular Project based learning program. For more information about PBL & Roosevelt School , please contact us at 369-5597. . We would love to have you come visit our school.

- submitted by a community member
January 14, 2010
I have had the pleasant opportunity on multiple occasions of volunteering at Roosevelt and found the teachers and administrators very dedicated and the environment extremely condusive for learning. Everyone is upbeat! A great school with excellent leadership!!

- submitted by a community member
January 10, 2010
I am a literacy tutor helping students who need additional help to improve their reading. I am impressed by the number of volunteers from the community who are working in the classrooms with the students. The school has a real desire to see students succeed. More parental involvement would make the shcool even better and help with student successes.

- submitted by a community member
January 10, 2010
This is my son's 3rd year at Roosevelt within their special education program. I have spent time volunteering in many classrooms and have found the teachers to be excellent in both the regular education classrooms and the special education classrooms. They have created a strong community where everyone is welcome. The new project based learning tract is very exciting and beneficial for the children involved. It will be great if they are able to make it a school wide program. The staff is making a concerted effort to increase parent involvement through very concrete methods.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2010
My daughter started Kindergarten this year in the Project Based Learning program and she is loving it! There have been many changes to the school since the first post in 2006. I am very involved with the school and my daughter's class. The Kindergarten reading program has been recognized and awarded for their handling of the differing levels of English language proficiency. Roosevelt is our neighborhood school and we came very close to sending our daughter to a different school in the district. However, after spending time with the Principal and all the Kindergarten teachers we knew we were making the right choice. We totally agree with the previous posts about all the staff and what a wonderful school it is!

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2009
I couldn't agree more with the previous post! Both of my children love the PBL program, and I've found both the teachers and the staff to be very responsive. People in the neighborhood that are opting for other schools in the district are truly missing out on a great school!

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
October 19, 2009
Roosevelt is an excellent school with a highly qualified staff. The school offers a project-based learning program that allows the students to learn in many ways. This school is frequently misunderstood by the neighbors who live near the school, and it is time that parents take a closer look at what is being offered at Roosevelt School. It is a hidden gem in the nieghborhood.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2006
My daughter is finishing her kindergarten year at Roosevelt School. All the Kinder teachers are wonderful; however there is a great lack of parental involvement, especially in getting their own and their children's English Language proficiency up to speed. The programs are age appropriate, and the Kinders have their own playground so they can work on their socialization without interference from older kids. THere is little to no involved yard duty during recess, and no organized games set up. And the schedules are not always fixed, so sometimes the kids will get a 15 min lunch recess, and sometimes up to a 45 minute lunch recess. The classrooms are neat and bright, though, and by the end of the year, the kids are responsive and thoughtful individuals in the classroom setting. The school faces an uphill battle re: parental involvement and English learners, but they're working on it.

- submitted by a parent
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Parents are encouraged to participate in their children's education at Roosevelt. Our parent room is often filled with parents preparing teacher materials and/or stuffing Thursday folders. For two years now, we have Four Points, a parent group. This groups teaches parents how to support their child's school experience and also how to help teachers in and out of the classroom.

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Roosevelt Elementary School
2223 Vera Ave., Redwood City, CA  94061
(650) 369-5597
Last modified Roosevelt Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Roosevelt Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top