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6-8
Public
San Diego, CA
Students enrolled: 867
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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3366 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92103

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(619) 293-4450
(619) 497-0918
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December 19, 2013
Roosevelt is doing pretty well. It has come up from an API score of 714 in 2009 to around 830 the last two years. Both of our children like it there and are getting A's in advanced placement IB courses, so it works for us. The school district does include some poorer neighborhoods, which unavoidably brings some problems, but the school is doing its best to help those kids and give them a chance to go on to a good program at SD Hi.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
I went here 2 years (6th & 7th) and I'm not planning to go for 8th! No way! That school is awful... The principal does not do anything about making the school better! He bought a huge teddy bear statue! Waste of money. They're are cockroaches everywhere and I don't feel like eating there... I feel so unsafe there l. The teachers are rude and strict and are never mostly there! They always hire subtituse and most of them end up stilling and using their phone!

- submitted by a community member
July 31, 2013
Terrible school - moved to get my students into better district (both my children are GATE). Students must be self motivated or will fall through the cracks. Many disruptive and disrespectful students take away from those who want to learn. The positive programs within Primetime have been cut which leaves little going for this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2013
This school should not even get one star it is TERRIBLE. I went here for seventh and eighth grade. In seventh grade it was AMAZING. The principal, Dr. Garcia, was a great leader and really stepped up to the plate. But then the short stick was drawn...literally. The principal is unprofessional; he does not even act as if he cares about the parents, staff, or students, and does not care about anything or anyone else. He took out all sports EXCEPT for cheerleading and exercises control over the students by bribery. My friends who still attend that school tell me that he has fired most of the old staff (which was impeccable) and hired a new staff (which are the exact opposite). I am not sure what motivates this man, but it sure is not the well being of this school and the people in it. The teachers, however, are EXCELLENT and they devote themselves to helping students in any way possible. They go out of their way to help a student succeed, regardles of their race, talent, education level, and backgraound. Though the principal is not very supportive, this does not mean your child will not thrive- it all depends on the person.

- submitted by a community member
July 24, 2013
this school needs new administration!! hopefully they get a new principal that will actually return calls and emails

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2013
this school is horrible...i have attended it for 3 years and this year was my last. It was horrible because the teachers are biased, kids are making out where ever you go, there are 3 pregnant girls, and its just crazy. the only people there that make it a good school are the 8th grade teachers.

- submitted by a community member
February 10, 2013
This was a great school but the current administration is uninspiring and ineffective. This used to boast one the best after school programs in the district and it has been replaced by something less than daycare. There are bright spots such as the top academic programs, cheer team and music program. However, these programs were mostly due to the work of the previous administration and staff that ran them. Such a shame to see a great school deteriorate because of the current leadership.

- submitted by a community member
February 06, 2013
This is my son's last year at this school and I think I am going to be probably the most happiest come promotion day. For the past 3 years, I've had nothing but problems with the Principal and several teachers regarding my son. I'm a very involved parent and my goal has always been to work with staff, teachers and administrators to ensure my son is receiving the education he is entitled too. For the first two years, I was only notified when my son was doing poorly in a class by a progress report. The teachers would fail a child without notifying the parents. There needs to be an administrative change at this school, it has been poorly ran for 3 years due to the current Principal. Roosevelt has not successful reached California's standards for the past 3 years, the whole time this new principal came on board. I'm just so glad I have 4 more months until we are done with this school! Please parents do your research before enrolling your child. The presentations they put on to get your child are great but the actual experience there is awful!

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2013
I have to admit, this is a great school because I'm a great student. The world language program is divine while my seminar classes are interesting and enjoyable! (Seminar is the highest level, there's normal classes, gate or cluster, and then seminar.) I was even given the choice to take a high school level math class. In addition, the extra curricular programs are amazing! I am currently enrolled in Circle of Friends, ASB, and cheerleading. All these programs are free and so much fun! However, there are the bad kids and teachers that ruin it for everyone. I don't expect to get along with all my teachers but sometimes they're just unreasonable. Also, as mentioned earlier, the PDA enforcement is not strict so you do see a bit of it now and then. So if you're child is sheltered, I would recommend something else, perhaps private school?

- submitted by a community member
November 22, 2012
It's not a very good school. The curriculum is okay; could be better and the children are very disrespectful. The P.D.A code is horrible! Wherever you walk there's couples making out. I hate this school and I'm glad that it's my last year. Also, the principle made our school stupid and hired a lot of teachers that the students don't like. I wouldn't recommend this school. It was the worst 3 years of my life.

- submitted by a community member
June 04, 2012
My son has attended this school for 2 years. Being a parent and having open communication with the teachers and administrative staff are very important to me. I get none of that from the teachers. My son was doing poorly in school without my knowledge until the progress reports came home. I contacted the teachers via email and voicemails and had no response. The ones that would respond would email a couple weeks after I had sent mine with follow up emails. I have left messages for the attendance staff and principal through phone and email with no response. In my eyes the staff at this school is very lazy and clearly does not care about the education of their students. If you are a parent about to enroll your child, I would search for other options.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2012
I know that lots of people say this is a great school but frankly its not. Ive been here three years and im about to leave for high school. This school wasnt that bad but its not great either. Since the zoo is right next to the school whenever you go run in PE you can smell all the animals... its not a nice smell. Anyway also some teachers here can not relate to you at all. Its like they dont even care. Sure the classes are small but what good is it if the teacher doesnt even try. Overall a good school but not the best...

- submitted by a community member
April 13, 2011
I erolled my daughter to this school although it's 6 miles away from our house based on good reviews and recommendations of teachers and principal. It's worth the trip, my daughter is excelling academically due to good teachers and very low student-teacher ratio. Less than 20 students per teacher. In one of her class, there's only 13 kids. Their after school program is really good and free.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2011
Dangerious school/most kids are out of control If you care about your kids do not send them here.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2010
I sent my child to this school based on all th great things i heard about the staff and the principal in particular. Unfortunately she is no longer there. New principal seems lost and ineffective. Many new teachers who seem overwhelmed and unable to understand middleschoolers. PTO meetings are not highly attended. Some of the staff members are great but there are a few bad apples that make me wish I had choiced my child out oif this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2010
My son has attended Roosevelt now for all three years, about to go to SDHS IS school. I cannot thank all his teachers enough for the incredible challenge and care they have given him. He has been transformed as a student. The IB MYP program is excellent, focusing on big ideas, and the 6 to 6 is the best ever.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2010
The students have so much potential and the teachers are incredibly supportive.

- submitted by a community member
April 22, 2010
Hi, I am a new student here and I <3 this school. I am in Girls In Scinece, and Newspaper. It is great - they give great disiplin but still makes school fun. We have our P.E teachers- Mrs. Trochman and Mr. Payne- for 6th grade. There great. One thing that I am very apreciated is that your councelers dont leave you they come with you during 6th,7th,and 8th.

- submitted by a student
February 15, 2010
I really love Roosevelt! I went there for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade and graduated last year and am now a student at SDHS School of International Studies. Roosevelt really prepared me for high school and I feel the things I learned there will continue to help me my whole life. I still go back to visit all the teachers, who are amazing! I can talk to them about anything, and still do!

- submitted by a student
February 12, 2010
this school is really excellent! i am a cheerleader and i have been in guitar club and fern street circus! this school has very great gate and seminar programs! the teachers do all they can to help you get to college! i also think that the staff are very encouraging! this school has improved over the years. being the san diego zoo's neighbor can be very noisy at times but that doesnt matter. if you want your child to go to a wonderful school and to be in a sport or group to have fun in, then i highly recommend this school. i have been going to this school for 2 years and i am an advanced cheerleader. before and after school there is a 6 to 6 program called primetime. the 6 to 6 program includes hoework club, activites, cheer, fern street circus, tae kwon do and more!

- submitted by a student
no rating October 23, 2009
This is my daughters 1st year and the International Studies is very structured and all the staff seemed to be very involved in the students education and motivating. Everyday my daughter comes home excited to tell me what she learned that day. I haven't seen her so intrigued with all that she is learning until this year. This program is a great motivator for my daughter who is now starting to ask questions about college in her future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2009
its a great school with a great program and i dont want to see them lose it over our economy

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 23, 2009
i love this school!!!!!!! and so does my son.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2009
My daughter attended this school for 7th and 8th grade in 2004-2006. Her experience was amazing for her once she made it into the Gate program. She was first enrolled in the basic program for the first 3 months. She did not particularly enjoy her new school with the classes. She may not have been challenged enough But thought the classes were drab, noisy (because the distractions with other students). However they have a very strict Zero-Tolerance policy for disruptive behavior. All the teachers and staff are on the same team. All the students are treated with respect and are expected to treat staff and peers the same. After she started the Gate program, it was a completely differnet enviornment. An incredible middle school experience for her. She loved it! Many options for after school activities, she enrolled in guitar, basketball, and tae kwon do. This school is amazing!

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2009
Roosevelt is an excellent school that continues to improve every year. The teachers are outstanding, the principal and administrators are easy to communicate with and take decisive action, and the students enjoy being at the school. The school is accredited as an International Baccalaureate School and has a focus on international awareness, the arts, community and service, and a holistic approach to education. One of the best things about the school is the communication with the principal and the teachers. They return phone calls, emails, and have an open door policy for parents. Any questions or concerns we have had were addressed quickly and effectively. We have a 6th and 8th grader at the school and recommend it highly.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2009
I would not recommend. I was disappointed in the lack of attention toward the students. The assignments of one of the teachers seemed vague & lacked direction. I'm not sure if her assignments were better before she won a life-changing jackpot at a local casino. I had some concerns that either she is distracted now because of her personal life, or if this was her status quo. My son also told me of another teacher that reads paper-back novels in the class room. That did it for me. We're looking for something better.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2009
This school is a lot better than the ratings would suggest. It has made tremendous improvements in the last few years, especially with the addition of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, which emphasizes the development of the 'whole child.' The staff and teachers alike are very dedicated to the school and the children. The school offers a strong curriculum, plus unique programs with the San Diego Zoo and an unparalleled variety of after-school clubs like Guitar, Taekwondo, Girls in Science, Ceramics, etc.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2007
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- submitted by a student
May 31, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2006
I have a 7th grader at Roosevelt. She is excited about school & eager to learn. I think this school has shown great improvements in the recent years. They are implimenting the International Bacalorete Program & have enforced a strict dress code. Changes for the better! Overall we are happy with Roosevelt & my daughter likes her teachers!

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
I am so glad to have this chance to share our experience with roosevelt middle school! My daughter attended 6, 7, and 8th grades there and had excellent, highly dedicated teachers who continually went above and beyond to help their students academically and emotionally. I feel my child was challenged to improve her writing, critical thinking, and organizational skills and was thrilled to see her excel in math for the first time, after years of being strong only in the language arts. This is solely due to the extra work mr. Brock put in tutoring students after school her 7th grade year. She went from failing pre-algebra at the beginning of the year to testing into high school algebra at the end of the year! (to be taken in 8th grade) thank you, mr. Brock!! Personally, I have found the teachers at this socio-economically disadvantaged school to be much more dedicated than the teachers our children have had at more priveleged schools. They know and truly care about their students. While parent involvement is low, I feel it's rarely due to a lack of caring on the parents part and more due to a lack of resources; be it having to work, childcare, esl issues, etc. The truth is, poor parents want their children to be successful in school and go on to college just as much as rich parents do! I went from being concerned about roosevelt from the negative feedback we received when she started, to vehemently defending it when parents at our younger kids school look at us cross-eyed when they find out our oldest attends roosevelt. No, it's not scary... The kids are not gang-bangers, they're kids! As for the low api scores, I can assure you that the principal and staff have been working like dogs to improve the school by going for the I.B. Program and bringing onto campus a whole family resource/counselling center that is prepared to meet the needs (tutoring, mentoring, mental-health counselling, etc) of not only any students in need, but their families as well. Kudo's, roosevelt! Roosevelt also offers the best 6-6 program of all the schools we know of! Year-round: san diego junior theatre; fern street circus; guitar; ballet folkloria; karate; and my favorite, girls in science at the san diego zoo! These programs were really enriching and a lot of fun. I do wish the school had a smaller student body. Thank you, roosevelt, for doing such a fine job preparing my daughter for high school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 26, 2005
The gate program is very good. I feel the school is a little rough and could get it s scores higher.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2005
I was surprised to find out this school was in the 3rd or 4th year of the improvement program. My son will graduate this and daughter will be in 7th grade next year. I believe the principal to be the best. My son has enjoyed both years and my daughter is one of the top 6th graders. I am more involved this year than last, and will be joining parent groups getting ready for next year. I want my daughter to truly enjoy and benefit from being at this school. I believe the main issue at Roosevelt in the lack of parental involvement. I believe the teachers and principal are top notch & deserve more support. My daughter really enjoys the 6 to 6 program here. I just hope this is not cut with all the budget issues the district is facing.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
December 23, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2004
Counsler does not return phone calls or answer letters regarding my childs educational needs, and safety concerns regarding hazing incidents that have been allowed by school staff to continue without proper intervention. My student has been allowed to fall behind, and has not been offered proper assistance with learning needs in order to accel. Teachers in several classes have no control, and classes are so unruly that my student cannot learn! Lack of action by school staff has allowed for a hositile educational environment to run rampant. I am certain that not only my student but numerous others are being disenfranchised from their educations. The San Diego Unified's academic Blueprint for Success, coupled with this type of learning environment, where behavioral issues are allowed to be imposed on other students, is a Blueprint for absolute failure. I believe Charter, or Home Schools are the optimal choice. Dont ruin your child.

- submitted by a parent
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Roosevelt International Middle School
3366 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA  92103
(619) 293-4450
Last modified Roosevelt International Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Roosevelt International Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top