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Santa Barbara, CA
Students enrolled: 613

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1990 Laguna Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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(805) 563-2062
(805) 563-6092
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October 27, 2014
Roosevelt is a good school with real diversity. Many of the teachers are younger, as another reviewer points out, but they are enthusiastic, caring, and use the latest teaching methods. The principal is talented, experienced, knowledgable (Phd), and accessible to everybody -- parents and students alike. Also, there is a very good after school enrichment program with many stimulating and fun options. And of course a majority of parents are involved -- providing whatever additional help or assitance they can.

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2014
The principal is very close minded. She won't listen to any new ideas which would benefit her school. It's "her way or the highway" type of situation! Many of the experienced teachers have left the school. She now hires all bran new teachers just out of school. Lots of bullying in classroom and no support from principal. This makes it difficult for the teachers to manage their classroom.

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2013
what are the current class sizes for grades 2-6 we are relocating and are concerned about this factor for our kids???

- submitted by a community member

August 07, 2013
Moving from one of the best school districts in the U.S. (Bellevue, WA), we had some reservations about SB public schools in general. This school exceeded all of our expectations. The principal is highly involved, parents help with all fundraisers and school activities and the students thrive in a diverse, academic environment that mirrors that of private school. Luckily, you aren't paying private school tuition and get the benefit of attending your neighborhood school. Win-win.

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2013
Roosevelt is a wonderful and nurturing community of super committed and active families, Wonderful teachers and support staff, as well as a beautiful campus.

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2013
This school is extraordinary. We transferred our then 9-year-old twins and 5-year old daughter from private school in 2011. As any caring parent would be, we were concerned about the transition, however, our children have had such a wonderful experience in this diverse community, thriving socially and academically. The principal is very committed to the community at large as well as the school's academic excellence. She is approachable and effective at resolving conflict and listening to the queries and concerns of parents and children. The REEF foundation, its volunteer staff and families, work tirelessly to ensure we have enough funding for enrichment activities such as music programs, computer lab and educational excursions. This is one happy family that joins countless others in applauding Roosevelt Elementary School.

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2013
Roosevelt is an extraordinary school offering a well balanced experience of exceptional academics, a variety of social engagements and a dedicated team of wonderful teachers led by a seasoned Principal. The parent involvement is impressive and we are proud to be a part of the Roosevelt community.

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2013
After having 2 boys go through Roosevelt I was so proud to see how much they learned and how prepared they were for middle school and life in general. I can't say enough positive comments about the school. It is a safe wonderful school! the parents and community provide a strength and balance to life that exceeded my expectations! Love this school!

- submitted by a parent

October 29, 2011
My daughter has had a very hard time reading and the extra support from teachers has made her excel. I do not believe the comments that there has ben no support to special needs-because my daughter has been there and has received support-and a lot of it though. It is also the parents job to insure tutoring-the school can't do it all.

- submitted by a parent

October 11, 2011
I am going to be hard here because I seriously hope this school makes a change. My son is in K here and the class size is WAY to big. There are 27 kids in his class and the bright children who could excel get no attention. The teachers are wonderful and if they had a manageable classroom size it could be a good school. Currently it is not though.

- submitted by a parent

September 03, 2011
Our son had an outstanding kindergarten year at Roosevelt that far exceeded our high expectations. His teacher demonstrated a deep respect and understanding of our child's learning style, while capturing his imagination and holding his work and behavior to a high standard. Our son made friends with his classmates and we enjoyed getting to know the wonderful parents. Our son felt safe and confident in his classroom and looked forward to kindergarten every day. AND, he learned to read and write and solve math problems. He loved music, computer, and art class and occasionally beats us at chess after a year in Academic Chess Club.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2011
I recommend that you not go here if your child has special needs or is in special education

- submitted by a community member

September 16, 2009
Roosevelt is a wonderful school with great, knowledgeable and caring teachers and relatively small classroom sizes.

- submitted by a parent

October 27, 2006
Mostly mediocre - stagnant. Bright kids leave for Washington Elementary for GATE magnet program.

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2006
Great school, good community, strong PTA. Highly recommend.

- submitted by a parent

July 21, 2005
California Public Schools have been struggling since the passage of Proposition 13. Nevertheless, the huge degree of commitment and involvement by the parent community at Roosevelt School has kept it as one of the most exciting schools in Santa Barbara County. Teaching is according to California standards, which are quite stringent, but there is a gallant attempt to make the process as fun as possible. The school is committed to providing curriculum in science, music, art, and dance, taught by specialists in te fields. Extracurricular activities are provided by the After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) and there are exciting opportunities for parent involvement there, as well as in numerous community events that the school sponsors during the year.

- submitted by a parent

February 10, 2004
About 90% campus is completely new. All new classrooms. Views of Santa Barbara Mission and St. Anthony's Seminary from playground. Located in most desirable neighborhood in the city.

- submitted by a parent
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Roosevelt Elementary School
1990 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA  93101
(805) 563-2062
Last modified Roosevelt Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Roosevelt Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top