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951 Dowling Boulevard
San Leandro, CA 94577

(510) 618-4350
(510) 639-0832
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4 stars
Based on 37 ratings

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June 25, 2012
My daughter started off at St. Leanders for the first 3 years of her education. With the economy change we had to put her into a public school. Washington Elementary was where she was placed due to our location. However with the low test scores of Washington we had the choice to move her to a different school. My husband and I picked Roosevelt. I'm very pleased that we did. My daughters 4/5 grade teacher was amazing. With her help my daughter got an academic achievment award. My daughter was able to do homework club to help her in the areas that needed more attention. I can say that her 4/5 grade teacher was the reason she loves to learn and continues to push herself everyday with her school work. Roosevelt is very family oriented and has such an enriched multi-cultural background. I will be sending my youngest daughter to Roosevelt as well.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2012
Probably the best elementary in town but not that great. Just okay. I've had kids go there for 20 years.....yes.....I have a lot of kids and they are spread out in age. Its gone downhill in the past five years but the economy has too which hasn't helped the community or district.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2011
I rate Roosevelt just "ok". My children have attended for several years and the experience has been inconsistent. On the positive side, there is a very active PTA and Dad's Club that manages to raise significant funds even in this challenging economic environment. They both help to fund after school activities and teacher supplies. Community events are well attended which fosters a sense of "family". However, the cliquish nature can be off-putting to many parents. The academics are fair, but not great. If your child falls in the middle they are pretty much left to fend for themselves. The school also has a pretty significant bullying problem that they only give lip service to addressing. The teachers are motivated and doing their best - but overcrowding is becoming and issue and I would not be surprised if it started to show in test scores.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2010
Roosevelt has provided a great learning environment for my kids. Now that I have a child that has gone through the school and has started middle school, I can really appreciate the differences between kids that went through Roosevelt as opposed to some other SL elementary schools. Roosevelt does a fabulous job in teaching resepect and great socialization, which is what I see differentiates them from other schools (and it really becomes apparant in middle school!). I would have liked to see more resources in Special Resources for children who may have some learning disabilites - but that is an overall issue with the district.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2010
This school is extremley overrated! My daughter went to Roosevelt during her 3rd and 4th grade years, and we had a difficult time adjusting to the environment during her 4th grade year. Her teacher seemed passive when it came to addressing child related issues, therefore labeling my child as difficult. It also seems as though if you are not with the "program" of the school you are looked at as hostile, as demonstrated when we elected to exercise our rights by not letting our child participate in certain PRIDE activities held at the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
No sports at all... Nothing. Thats not good for little athletes. Parents are forced to pay for outside activities because they cant perticipate at school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
Roosevelt elementary is a wonderful school because they are a family. The teachers love what they do for a living and they embrace the children. In addition to learning, they create a fun enviornment for the children and have many actitivites for the childrent to participate in which helps them to learn and grow into productive, responsible and successful human beings.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
My grandson is engaged and enthusiastic with his kindergarten teacher and Roosevelt. Thank you to all those involved with quality education.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
The teachers are excellent. The school is extremely parent friendly. The Dad's club is active and extremely important in raising money and support. Parents are fully engaged and involved. Diversity.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
What a fantastic place! Community, diversity, fun, and excellent education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Great teachers, lots of parent involvement, fabulous principal, good kids

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
We have so much activities going on at this school that there is something for everyone. Many of the activities are community relates and there is great parental support. This school is open to diversity, fair minded and dedicated to providing the best learning process.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Roosevelt is a wonderfully diverse and close-knit community that actively works to make the school a respectful, safe and stimulating place to learn. It's also leading the way in California public schools to be 'Green' and protect the environment!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
We love Roosevelt Elementary because of the great community. As our motto goes, we are 'unique and united'. Roosevelt has a wonderful, culturally diverse, active group of students, teachers and parents who support the school in good times and in bad-- I am very proud to be a part of this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
We have a very involved community, fantastic principal leadership, the best teachers in the world, and great PTA!!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
Because we have great staff and great community participation. Even though we are funded near that bottom of the barrel on a per capita basis, the children are still having a terrific experience and getting a good education.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
What I love about Roosevelt Elementary School is the strong community of families all supporting one common goal... a healthy education in a caring environment.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
The teachers love the kids & teaching. The principal is very caring towards the kids and dedicated to making every child excel.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Roosevelt is the best Elementary School in San Leandro, very family oriented, everyone is willing to help and unite in the benefit of our children. We have the best PTA in the area too !

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Community and staff combine to create a great spirit of caring about one another and our children's education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Roosevelt Elementary has a great sense of community. We have great teachers, a great principal, and families that care about all of our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
What an awesome community we have! The teachers, parents and students all work together to make Roosevelt a safe, nurturing and fun learning environment. Go Hornets!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Its a great community. The principal, teachers, parents and students all work together to accomplish everything.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I love Roosevelt's excellent teachers and principal, the great kids and that the PTA really cares about the students and their education.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
Great Teachers and Parent involvement

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
We have a great parent community, teachers who go above and beyond to help the kids, and an excellent principal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
The teachers, students and parents all working to gether to be the best ever.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 21, 2009
Great community, great principal, our daughter is happy, good test scores, and the teachers really seem to care

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I love Roosevelt Elementary School because it's a great school for the kids and the teachers are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
I love the dedication of the teachers and the involvement of the parents. My daughter loves going to school in the morning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I love the caring and attentive teachers at Roosevelt. They always stop and take the time to talk to parents about their kids and share a funny moment in the classroom.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
It has a great community of support for students, great teachers and wonderful administration.

- submitted by a community member
September 21, 2009
Our principal is awesome, the parents are very involved, most of the teachers handle all sorts of kids really well, and our son (who definitely has a style all his own) is happy and feels free to be himself without worry about bullying.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
Roosevelt Elementary enables children to excel because of its dedicated principal, dedicated teachers and dedicated parents. At Roosevelt, every child is important, acknowledged and encouraged.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Roosevelt Elementary in San Leandro CA is the best school in the country, diverse and an inviting place for children to learn and play.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
The focus on each and every student and their own individual needs is excellent.

- submitted by a community member
September 21, 2009
Roosevelt Elem. in San Leandro, CA is a great school. My third child is currently attending. We have been a Roosevelt Family since 1997 and things only get better. The teachers are hard working, creative teachers. They are devoted to their students. We have an awesome principal and an extraordinary parent group that gets things done.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
It's truly a community school and Ms. Powers Rocks!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Excellent teachers, wonderful principal, quality education is the upmost importance in a nurturing environment. They not only motivate the love of learning to their students, but they also instill being a good human being and to be a good example for other to follow!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Roosevelt has helped significantly with the education of my two nephews. I am a teacher and recognize great schools that beat all educational standards and am proud to say that Roosevelt is one of those schools.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
Great community that includes all! Excellent teachers and support staff!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Because it is a great school in a wonderful community - it's a real gem! go Hornets!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Seriously, it is the only jewel and jamm in the immediate neighborhoods close to East Oakland. Roosevelt deserves all the help and support it can get to keep it a crowning jewel!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Responsive teachers and steadily increasing APIs. Stimulating classroom environments and good, inclusive politics.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
It is a vibrant school always encouraging all to do their very best, led by a dynamic principal!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 21, 2009
Great teachers and awesome parent support!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Roosevelt has the most welcoming, community feeling that I've ever seen at a public elementary school. Everyone is always willing to help. The teachers, principal, and support staff are all highly commited, kind and caring professionals. We love Roosevelt.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
They have the best teachers and an awesome principal!

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2009
Teachers keep me inform every year via phone and email on my kids' progress w/ tips and online programs for additional learning; The principal is AWESOME and very involved in the day to day dealings with the kids form k-5, safety and discipline is reinforced with the participation of parents

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March 19, 2009
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October 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
Awesome teachers, great parent base/involvement, wonderful music program. We have been very happy here.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2008
This school is incredible. The climate is so encouraging and open and the teachers are clearly constantly trying to better their practices. The teachers participate in trainings with full enthusiasm and self evaluate constantly to be sure they are offering all they can to the students in their classes. The community of the school is tight and accepting. This is an incredible place to be.

- submitted by a community member
December 08, 2007
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September 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2007
We moved from the San Leandro district fifteen months ago and we were sad and concerned whether our two children would achieve as well in another district. We were surprised to find our children,who were both high achievers at Roosevelt, had been left behind.They had fallen behind in math, never even touching the times tables. Social studies barely surfaced. Although spelling and reading were adequate. We felt the energy spent on money raising and donating could have been better spent in the classroom.We felt intimidated if we did not donate money almost every week.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2006
It is a pretty good public elementary school. They are always looking for ways to improve the facility and the principal is very involved in the daily activities of the classrooms and outside yard.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2006
Roosevelt is a wondeful neighborhood school that after a series of principals the last five years has a great energetic principal that works hard and believes in the students and families. Teachers seem to like to stay in the school for many years - often many until they retire. They too are committed and easy to work with. The families that are drawn to this community are active, educated and caring parents. The mix of students is diverse and helps all students learn to work and play with a variety of ethnic and socio-economic groups. While our kids are now in high school, we still have fond memories and support the school however we can. We continue to encourage families to move into the community and send their kids to the K-5 school option.

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May 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
Both of my children currently attend Roosevelt and are extremely happy there. The teachers are able to teach to many different levels and challenge the children who need advanced material. The principal is wonderful. She knows all of the children by name and truely cares about their education and happiness. Parent participation at the school is outstanding. There is a very active PTA as well as a Dad's Club.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2005
The highest rated school in San Leandro but the scores are not so great. The school could do better.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
This public school has art and music classes that are given for 50 minutes once a week to all 1-5 grade students. The academic focus is primarily on reaching a minimum standard goal for all students. The level of parental involvement is quite high. The PTA and Dad's Club are active and provide both labor and capital to the school.

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August 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2005
I have had two boy attend roosevelt, and both had a great experience. Excellent teachers, appropriate curriculum, and wonderful schoolyard for the kids.

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June 04, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2004
Good neighborhood elementary school with history of good leadership and quality teachers. Diverse school with a lot of parent participation.

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Roosevelt Elementary School
951 Dowling Boulevard, San Leandro, CA  94577
(510) 618-4350
Last modified Roosevelt Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Roosevelt Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 66 reviews. Top