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Roosevelt

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 52 students

 

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Posted March 10, 2014

Im having a really bad time dropping off and picking up my kids...The school have no parking for the parents the staff that is suppost to help are always in a bad moon its really really bad if you are thinking in drop and pick up
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2014

As a grandparent of a student at Roosevelt Elementary School, I would like to know the date of the next concert, so I may be able to make plans to attend. My grandchild loves the music program through the school. Do you post a calendar for upcoming school activities?


Posted November 5, 2013

the principal is very disrespectful. don't go to her with a problem. she will not fix it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2013

It's the BEST school in Worcester.the teachers are very nice and the principal is very nice and the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted October 29, 2011

Roosevelt wasn't just a school, it was a second home. The teachers are always nice and understanding, and they definitely prepare you for the next grade, especially when you're going into middle school. The students are extremely bright and friendly, and they have become, like, a second family. Education there is great, so I'm not sure why people are saying it's not. For all the years I've been there, it just kept improving more and more. They have a wonderful PTO who work very hard to make our years here at Roosevelt some of the very best by creating fun events. Roosevelt was such an amazing school, and it was extremely sad to leave last June (I'm a seventh grader now). They really should've made Roosevelt into a middle school too, because the council decided not to. Keep it up, Roosevelt <#


Posted August 23, 2011

I graduated from Roosevelt this past June. i was so sad to leave. To me Roosevelt isn't just a school but a home. The teachers are like your parents, and the students are like your siblings. One life changing thing i learnt from Roosevelt is "If you belive you can succed". I hope very much to be able to go back and thank my teachers and the staff for all their hard work. THANK YOU ROOSEVELT FOR M EXPERIENCE.- Peggy O,


Posted December 11, 2008

I just read the comments before I posted this. I am a father and involved with my child education. She is in her second year and have found that her progress is going well. I try to get involved more with the PTO, but as a single parent working full time it has some draw backs. The safty is good. At times I wish the building had an auditorium for plays and such. Over all, up to know, I am happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2008

My daughter attends Roosevelt. Her teachers have been excellent! I am not involved in the PTO but I am involved in my childs progress, homework...The nurse is excellent as well as the dental program at Roosevelt.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

I have a daughter in her second year at Roosevelt. Pre-K went wonderfully, and her teacher (Mrs. Bonci) was a caring and welcoming presence to my shy child. My daughter bloomed in ways that astounded me, for such a short time. This year, I am hoping for the same positive experience, and I hope to become involved with activities through the PTO. The school itself, as others have stated, appears large, bright, and welcoming. Halls are lined with student's artwork as well as encouraging, friendly reminders of proper behavior. The health center is absolutely phenomenal, providing routine care through the Great Valley Brook system as well as a school nurse, and a dental program. What I know of the principal has been mostly positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

I am on the PTO at Roosevelt. We are a group of mom's who have come together to try to bring some wonderful events for your children and ours. We work extremly hard to try to bring a variety of events to our school. We want to make our school a better place. We are open to new members always and have had alot of new members this past year and we have listened to anyone that has come to the meetings with new ideas. We want more support from more families and welcome you. Just give us a chance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2007

I I have been a parent at Roosevelt for six years. In that time I have yet to hear one positive remark about the PTO. The PTO is what keeps the traditions of the school alive. They are the driving force of any nighttime activities offered at the school. They have had numerous events over the years, such as literacy nite, safety nite, book fairs, just to name a few. Many of the Teachers are truly dedicated, caring, professionals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2007

I have children at Roosevelt School and are for the most part very happy with the education that they have been receiving. I do feel that to much emphasis is being placed on 'testing' though. As for parent involvement I wonder if the parent that commented on the overhaul of the PTO knows that there are new members this year and that as far as 'running the school' if it were not for these parents the children would not be able to have the extras that occur during the year. I have worked with these parents and know that they are very open to new ideas and encourage people to attend the PTO meetings, but time and time again it is the same parents that come. Maybe instead of criticizing, when it is time for an 'overhaul' this person should come, get involved and be the voice of change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

I have three children, two at Roosevelt and one who has graduated. I've been mostly happy with the School. Depending on the teacher, the children do receive a good education. I have issue with some grades doing very little but focusing on MCAS to the elimination of all other core subjects. The children have very involved art teachers, music could be a bit better, but they are lacking other extracurricular activities. Parental involvement would improve with a complete overhaul of the PTO, eliminating the clique atmosphere - and if administration would stop allowing the PTO to essentially run the school. This is the #1 reason more parents don't get involved. On a positive note, the school has a state of the art health clinic with a full time school nurse, a true rarity these days - and a top notch nurse at that, who really cares for her children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2006

I have 2 children that attend Roosevelt School. I truly believe that they are in a great place. The teachers are very friendly and always show concern. The Principal is also very kind and caring. If I have ever expressed a concern the administration has dealt with it promptly and professionally. I feel the school notifys parents of many events going on and offers support for academics as well as information to assist our children at home. Roosevelt is a school that works hand and hand to make home/school communication what it should be! Thank you to Mrs. Montaque and her staff! Keep up the good work for our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2006

Both of my daughters attend roosevelt and i have been an involved parent for five years. One major issue is the saftey of the children in the school parking lot-espically at drop off/sunderlin rd.! There really needs to be a traffic light due to other drivers passing on the right and nearly running children over! i have seen this happen time and time again with no exaggeration! in my opinion,the principal is 'friendly' but seems to only care about the 'bottom line'. The extra-curric. activities are very limited. No plays,concerts,etc...More parents would probally volunteer on a more regular basis if the pto was more genuine and less politically driven.I can say my girls have had some very good teachers over the years.If you show that you are truly invested the teachers will reciprocate.Claire simpsn (first grade) is a phenominal teacher who i highly reccommend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2004

I think that Roosevelt School is very poor. They let just anyone sign off on childrens' report cards and they also have poor security when it comes to signing children out of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2003

My oldest son has recently graduated from Roosevelt, and I have a daughter in the 3rd grade there. Roosevelt is the best school that they have ever attended. We have done alot of moving and our oldest son had been in 5 elementary schools before going to Roosevelt, so we have alot to compare it too. The teachers truely care about the students, the office staff will know you by name. You feel as if you are part of a large family, and a small community. We have never had to be concerned with our childrens safety, and the doors are always open to you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2003

I have been involved with this school since 1999. I have found that, with my youngest child, at the time being in 1st grade, was very good except for the class size (32). His 2nd and 3rd grade teachers were also very good. The 4th grade experience was not as good. I did not get any responses to my questions and I was concerned for my child's actual grades. Let's hope 5th grade goes better. We are trying to move out of Worcester and amy very excited to do so. I was an active parent and I saw the good and bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2003

I have two children in this school, K & 4th grade. It is a large, gorgeous new school with large classrooms and a bright inviting interior. I have not had any issues with the teaching staff of my K student; however, I have had numerous teacher problems with my oldest son in 4th grade. I am a very involved parent and have had letters go unanswered for days at a time and phone calls not returned. In my experience the teachers have been either very good or very poor. I also have a problem with the large class size of 28 or more students yet the bilingual program in which students are bussed into the school district have 18 or fewer to a class with the same staffing ratios. Test scores for this school are also poor compared to other elementary schools in the state but ok compared to the rest of the city. Overall, if you are in Worcester it is probably one of the best schools but compared to surrounding towns it doesn't even compare.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 57% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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37%

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43%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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40%

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48%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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39%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
36%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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44%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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36%

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39%

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40%

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39%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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32%

2012

 
 
34%

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36%

2010

 
 
38%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
53%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students37%
Female42%
Male33%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners28%

Math

All Students40%
Female42%
Male39%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners32%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students41%
Female35%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners29%

Math

All Students39%
Female24%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners24%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students44%
Female54%
Male34%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners15%

Math

All Students36%
Female44%
Male29%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners19%

Science

All Students32%
Female34%
Male31%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners12%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students39%
Female40%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners9%

Math

All Students39%
Female34%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners8%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Reading growth at this school

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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 67%
Hispanic 33% 16%
Black 10% 8%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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