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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My grandson is engaged and enthusiastic with his kindergarten teacher and Roosevelt. Thank you to all those involved with quality education.
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.
What a fantastic place! Community, diversity, fun, and excellent education.
Great teachers, lots of parent involvement, fabulous principal, good kids
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.
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!
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.
We have a very involved community, fantastic principal leadership, the best teachers in the world, and great PTA!!
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.
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.
The teachers love the kids & teaching. The principal is very caring towards the kids and dedicated to making every child excel.
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 !
Community and staff combine to create a great spirit of caring about one another and our children's education.
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