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Theodore Roosevelt Car & Tech Academy

Charter | 7-12 | 682 students

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $48,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $800.

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3 stars

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted November 7, 2012

As a parent, I understand the direction that the school is going with it's leadership, to get the past condition and leadership of the school back on track. I do not agree with some of the extreme student policies in place. I currently have a child that attends this school and will be attending college within 2 years. I have have experienced, since my son's attendance at this school, that there is not a balance with how students are disciplined. My son has been suspended twice this year for infractions such as being out of dress code and texting in class. My son was actually responding to a text that I sent him regarding transportation and was suspended on the spot for 2 days. Instead of a balance of having a detention system or in-school suspension in place, there is an extreme of out of school suspension. My son is a B average student and now he is missing time from school for minor infractions that will go on his school record. Again, I agree that there should be a discipline system in place but it should fit the crime or infraction. I will be looking more into this matter to fight for a balance of discipline to be in place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

THIS SCHOOL IS HORRIBLE AND NEEDS TO BE TORN DOWN THE KIDS WALK OUT THE CLASS WHEN THEY FEEL LIKE IT SMOKE WEED AND COME BACK IN THE TEACHERS ARE THERE FOR A CHECK AND A CHECK ONLY SINCE WHEN IS IT OKAY FOR A TEACHER TO HIT A STUDENT IN THE HEAD WITH A BOOK MY KIDS WENT A DAY AND A HALF AND WAS TRANSFERED RIGHT BACK OUT A SECURITY GUARD PUNCHED MY 15 YEAR OLD SON IN THE CHEST AND NOTHING WAS DONE ABOUT IT ALL BECAUSE MY SON WAS NEW GOT LOST AND WAS ON THE WRONG FLOOR I PRAY FOR ALL THAT ATTEND THAT SCHOOL AND BECAUSE I WAS AN ACTIVE PARENT THEY FELT LIKE IT WAS SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME SO IF YOU LOVE YOUR KIDS AND CAN AVOID SENDING THEM HERE PLEASE DO SO SMH
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2011

As a CURRENT student at this school, I am ashamed to go here real talk. To be honest, I defend this school in public only when someone is bashing it...but in private, i am truly ashamed to attend here! The only thing that is nice and historic is the architecture which is in poor shape. The students are ghetto as heck and crazy! Many of the teachers are only there to collect a check! We are moving to Crown Point for better schools at the end of the semester. I was mad at my parents at first, but now I am ready. God bless Roosevelt but we have no other choice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2011

My review of this outstanding school, Roosevelt High School is one of with great concern of its future, its time to stop putting down this land mark of a traditional public icon, that has and will continue to develop the future minds of young women and men who will with out any doubt contribute the to community, and nation as a whole with positive results for everyone to be proud of. Thank you for your support and investment in our kids.


Posted September 18, 2009

I am a roosevelt student and i resent the fact that this school is the worse that parent has ever seen. You shouldn't judge anything that you haven't personally experienced. This is a wonderful school and the teachers are great. Every school has its faults but people need to stay off of roosevelts back and get a life
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2005

Where is that great Panther pride and tradition? Certainly not on the schools official website. http://www.garycsc.k12.in.us/roosevelt/index.html There are talented students attending this great school and given the chance of creating and maintaining the schools website, many may find interest in pursuing Webmaster or other Internet Technology careers. To date it is a pitiful looking place holder for creative talent. One can only wonder about the rest. C. Varnado '82
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 30, 2004

This is one of the worse schools I have ever seen. The school lacks a competent leader/s that could actually provide them with the supportive services they may need. There is a lot of favoritism among the top staff and they appear to make decisions on personal opinion as opposed to a professional opinion. There seems to be a lack of care and concern for the children and nothing to motivate or stimulate a child. Boys are encouraged to play sports in hope they could make a career out of it. Girls are taught how to become a beautician or a Nurse. What happened to College and other careers? It would be nice if they could visit some colleges out of state and see there is more to life than being a sports figure or health care professional. I feel sorry for all the children enrolled in Gary, IN school system.
—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.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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29%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
19%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
14%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
22%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
11%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
3%
English

The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
14%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "F".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "F".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "F".

About the tests


Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

20%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
25%
of schools in the state are Above average

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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

45%

Average SAT score

723

Graduation rate

51.4%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of graduates taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Starting College

How many graduates from this school ...


Enroll in college immediately after high school graduation1

This school

 
 
44%

State Average

 
 
64%

Need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills2*

This school

 
 
65%

State Average

 
 
31%

First year

How well prepared for college are these graduates?*


Average first year GPA (out of 4.0)2
1.8
This school
2.6
State Average

Average number of units completed in first year2
13
This school
30
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Sticking with it

How many college-going students...*


Enroll in college for a second year3

This school

 
 
42%

State Average

 
 
75%
1Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, National Student Clearinghouse, 2011-2012
2Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
3Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
* Of those that went to Indiana public postsecondary institutions

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 93% 12%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Hispanic 1% 10%
White 1% 72%
American Indian 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A46%
Special education 19%N/A14%
English learners 0%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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730 West 25th Avenue
Gary, IN 46407
Phone: (219) 881-1500

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