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Roosevelt Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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Posted September 21, 2009

Great community that includes all! Excellent teachers and support staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Because it is a great school in a wonderful community - it's a real gem! go Hornets!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted September 21, 2009

Responsive teachers and steadily increasing APIs. Stimulating classroom environments and good, inclusive politics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

It is a vibrant school always encouraging all to do their very best, led by a dynamic principal!


Posted September 21, 2009

Great teachers and awesome parent support!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted September 16, 2009

They have the best teachers and an awesome principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

Awesome teachers, great parent base/involvement, wonderful music program. We have been very happy here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 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.


Posted 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


Posted July 7, 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


Posted June 6, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2004

Good neighborhood elementary school with history of good leadership and quality teachers. Diverse school with a lot of parent participation.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

846

Change from
2012 to 2013

-8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 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.

API Growth scores by subgroup

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 did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

846

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

-8

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)

7 / 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)

3 / 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 56% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
62%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
73%
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

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students65%
Females65%
Males64%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students63%
Females63%
Males64%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner63%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
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

English Language Arts

All Students62%
Females70%
Males56%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students72%
Females72%
Males71%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
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

English Language Arts

All Students68%
Females78%
Males57%
African American38%
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students77%
Females80%
Males73%
African American54%
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
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

English Language Arts

All Students61%
Females64%
Males59%
African American45%
Asian85%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students59%
Females64%
Males56%
African American27%
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students61%
Females56%
Males63%
African American36%
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 34%
White 30%
Black 14%
Asian 10%
Two or more races 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/AN/A
English language learners 17%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

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

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