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.
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.
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.
this school needs new administration!! hopefully they get a new principal that will actually return calls and emails
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.
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 This used to boast one the best after school programs in the district and it has been replaced by something less than daycare.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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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...
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.
Dangerious school/most kids are out of control If you care about your kids do not send them here.
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.
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.
The students have so much potential and the teachers are incredibly supportive.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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