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Bellwood, IL
Students enrolled: 512

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2500 Oak Street
Bellwood, IL 60104

(708) 544-3318
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July 15, 2013
RMS is not a great school. RMS staff does try their best to sustain the school, but It's not their fault, some of it is not their fault. But some of the staff members are not completly fair, and the students are treated like prisoners, with some unfair rules. There has been many problems with the teachers and parents, that has to do with the parent's child. In conclusion, this school isn't the best for safety and great acamemdic achievement.

- submitted by a community member

May 29, 2013
During my two year experience as PTA President, The Staff @ RMS is unfriendly, the children are treated like there in jail, & the Principal doesnt care.. The children are are furture leaders of Tomorrow. If the staff doesnt Care than that has a effect on the students. My son has been a student for two years & as a PTA President & Parent this school is AWFUL....

- submitted by a parent

January 19, 2011
I walked into Roosevelt as a sixth grader and walked out! My parents saw first hand at what was happening at Roosevelt and I was transfered completely out of Bellwood! I always felt sorry for my friends who had to go to that school,so glad I never went back! I am forever grateful for my parents doing that!

- submitted by a community member

November 16, 2009
I am a proud parent of Meca School graduates. My children excelled in high school and earned academic scholarships to college. Not only did Meca instill quality education but Christian characteristics they hold dear in their hearts. They treasure every moment and the days they walked the halls of Meca School. They thank God every day for the education they received and the teachers they had at Meca. While walking the halls of a public high school and college, they had to reflect on how to handle certain situatations. NO, we are not perfect but strive for perfection in God. You would never find a greater school than Meca who cares and nuture children God's way.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 28, 2009
I am a well educated student at rms and i recomend you parents to send your well disable or hard to teach child to roosevelt middle school and by the end of the school year your child would be the smartest child you have ever meet thanks to ms.kilgore ms.jordan principle D mr.davis the staff and teachers

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 16, 2009
rms is an okay school.I wouldnt say its the best but,its not the worst.Even though the school has a lot of temptation its not all the teachers fought.The students give the teachers a hard time and the students should know that if the werent doing something they werent suppose to do they wouldnt have any reason to get suspended.overall rms is a good school and it is a challenge....and it will challenge you!

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 27, 2008
I am a proud Alumni of Roosevelt Middle School. I am the Queen of the first graduating class of the 'new roosevelt'. there is nothing wrong with the school. the teachsers are there the staff is their. Student 's that are out of control and do not have a desire to learn, they will not function properly at any institution! parents need to step up and take actoion teach your child right from wrong. These things should be taught and understood by the time a child reaches eight years of age. I am a Proud product of dist.88. from k-8 grade. Mr. Mark Holder, Ms. S. Kilgore, Mr. Myers, Mrs. Dixion, Mrs. Jordan, Mrs. Leaf. Mr. peterson, Mr. rosko, these are some of the great influences that are particially responsible for me being at a University right now! thank you! RMS Queen Class of 2004

- submitted by a community member
no rating
November 27, 2007
i am a student school at roosevelt u should come to our school it is fun we have a lot of after school actives u should vist our school.

- submitted by a student

August 13, 2007
i am a student at rms im in the 8th grade if i was you i wouldnt send my child to roosevelt middle school.This School Has No Patience At All.

- submitted by a student

May 22, 2007
I don't blame the staff completely for student's behaviors. The parents need to truly care for their children and instill respect and responsiblity in their homes first, schools are not there to teach behavior, children should come with the basics already, respect, responsiblity, and the desire to learn. If the children are out of control, then you have to take drastic measures to try to control them. They are being asked to work miracles with children who do not have support at home. How do you expect success when you have no support at home?

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2007
Hot Warning! Please do not send your child(ren) to this school(zoo). RMS is a hostile environment. Therefore, you can't expect the children to learn. The whole school district needs to be re-evaluated. The staff don't have the motivation or patience to teach. The community needs to stop being so lazy & demand more for the schools. The school is ran like a juvenile center for bad kids. I think it's a shame non of the schools in the area are meeting state level academically.

- submitted by a parent

March 13, 2007
My son is a 6th grader. Since the beginning of the year I have not experienced anything negative only positive. That positivity started at the back to school rally at the park. Mr. Holden was, and still is, very personable as well as his staff. He has always been will to stop and discuss my son's progress even if I didn't have an appointment. The teachers I've met have been very courteous and concerned. They do not hesitate to call nor speak to me concerning my son's well-being. My son has maintained Principal Honor Roll since the beginning of the year with straight A's. I say 'kudos' to Mr. Holden and his staff. With sincere parental support and involvement, RMS can be nothing but successful but it all starts at home. Proper discipline (homework, self-esteem, etc.) makes the teacher's job easier to better educate our children.

- submitted by a parent

April 20, 2006
I do not recommend sending your child(ren) to this until they clean up the staff. Not only do they have no patience for the kids but their attitudes and practices of those of a prison gaurd! The front desk clerks have no PATIENCE! True half of the student population is african american/low income but doesn't necessarily mean rule them out as not being good kids. I've seen the principal ONCE since my kids have been there for 3yrs.

- submitted by a parent

April 20, 2006
I am parent/gaurdian of 2 rms students. For the past 3 years I may have seen the principal once which was at a meeting in which he said nothing that made sense. The administrative staff/some faculty have great expectations that a majority of the students are going to fail! Well I don't think it's fair. They (staff) have no patience what's so ever they expect for the kids to use harsh words first thing they yell-suspension. I just think that they need to get faculty and staff with the credentials to teach our children and not judge them. They can learn a lot from Ms Dixon!

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2006
I consider RMS a good school for my daughter. She has gone from making Cs to making As and Bs. She was very unhappy in the elementary school. I had a major fight with her most days to get her to go to school. Now she looks forward to going to school every day. The teachers are responsive and encouraging and the social work staff is very helpful.

- submitted by a parent

October 18, 2005
Roosevelt so far is a great school for my son.

- submitted by a parent

April 15, 2005
I am a parent of a RMS youngster, my son is in Special Education and has been in several supplimental programs (sylvan etc) and did not do well. However, this year when he was placed in Mr. Washington's class, he has made a stark improvement. RMS has soon challenges but, many of the teachers and administrators do want the best for the children and if you work together with them your child can enter high school prepared for the next level. Mrs. Lewis

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2005
RMS is not a good school because they don't chanllenge the children. I am in the 7th grade 'Acadamy' as ms. Surico claims it 'the cream of the crop' I get straight A's and they wonn't let me leave and advance to the 8th. I hate Roosevelt. All the students basically come to school to fight. I can't wait until I transfer!

- submitted by a student

November 10, 2004
Rms needs alot of improvement in several areas. Parent involvement doesn't exist. Teacher communication is poor. Our children are being set up to failure because plans are not being implemented by those in charge. There is always room for improvement. Change is necessary to succeed. I'm one parent and I'm trying to make a difference. Let's pray and hope we can get it together as a school and a community.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2004
This school, is not a very good learning environment the teachers expect to much of the children and offer nothing in return except harsh tones and the occasional curse word. This is definitly not a good school to send your children to if you want them to a good experience with school, and learning.

- submitted by a parent

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Roosevelt Middle School
2500 Oak Street, Bellwood, IL  60104
(708) 544-3318
Last modified Roosevelt Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Roosevelt Middle School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top