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Roosevelt High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1393 students

 
 

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Posted July 7, 2010

I have had two children graduate from Roosevelt although I did not grow up here myself. I think the district has offered many opportunities for the kids to grow as individuals eventhough the budget was very tight. They are able to work wonders to still offer higher level (although not as many as we would like) classes while maintaining art and music. This is a real balancing act and it is difficult in an economically challenged area. My children were prepared by some very good teachers and were accepted at a very selective school. One is an honors student at that school and seems to have been very well prepared and we have high hopes for the other as well (she is just starting). The principal was very good and involved in many activities of the students. We expect the administration to remain positive. Sports were stressed a bit too much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2009

I believe that Roosevelt High School has some wonderful teachers that are dedicaded and will do anything to help a child better themselves but not all Some of the Teachers are more interested in tearing down a childs self esteem rather than help them build a good self esteem and unfortunately the bad are beginning to out rule the good. I have two other children who has graduated from Roosevelt and there years were great, teachers great but over the past two years I have watch the school turn into more of a dictator of rules and less of a educator It's like education take is now second to dictatorship.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Coolest School, National Band Exposure for the city, great teachers, conselors, and principles. I know I had to deal with them thery're superb
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2008

I am a junior in this school and I cannot wait to leave it. My freshman year was my best as it was still safe and no pointless rules had been passed until the next year. Now that we've pushed schools together in several districts, RHS is now becoming dangerous and is becoming more institutional than educational. We are being monitored everywhere and even then, they can't keep everything safe. And they spend far too much money on athletics rather than academics. I would love to take more creative classes, but they were all taken out in order to put in more PE. Even with this tight hold that they call 'safety', there isn't a lot of expression and some of the teachers are sketchy. Really, graduation may be one of the best days of my life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2008

This school is just great! When I wake up every morning I'm actually excited to be going to school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2008

First off the teachers are awesome but, I do not believe that you are challenged enough nor this school did prepare me for college (even though I took some college prep classes)...I have read other reviews saying that people were proud of their association with RHS but I (an alum) am not...and I would never want my children to attend RHS.


Posted January 15, 2008

My son went to charter schools and Dearborn schools in Michigan and both failed him. I think that this school should be rated a 10, great teachers and after school programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2007

this school has helpful teachers, good sports programs and music programs, and the classes contain a lot of interaction between teachers, students, and classmates.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2007

A student who choses to can get an excellent education at RHS. They have unusual (for a high school) class offerings. There are a variety of programs and all of the teachers work hard to bring a good experience to their students. There is a big variety of extracurricular activities from sports to service clubs. The school does an excellent job even with the poor funding and constraints of 'No Child Left Behind'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2007

I am sorry but I attend this school, and I have to say that it's not that great. They worry too much about the dress code, and all of the rules. The school district needs to spend more on books and better other supplies rather than the indoor track and 2nd gym.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2006

Roosevelt is a Great High School! The Bond and extra athletic facilities were really important to the city and students. I have three kids in the district one in High School, one in Middle School and one in Elementary School and there are never enough facilities available for all the afterschool activities. I feel that they have improved the schools to allow all kids to be involved in a sport or after school function and this makes the kids more well rounded and interested in their school and community. The teachers are wonderful and I can attest to the fact since I graduated from there in the top 10% of my class and all my kids have straight A's. As well as have great scores on their MEAP exams.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2005

I believe that Roosevelt High School have wonderful teachers dedicaded to doing their job. They have a lot of experience in the feilds that they teach and help the kids to the best of thier ability. There are many extracurricular activities that help to keep the kids involved with their community and with other students. The parent involvement could be high but the majority support the kids education and want them to excell in everything they do. Roosevelt is a great high school to send your children to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2005

I think it should be about time the school stops worrying about about building second gyms, and adding astro turf to the football field, but cutting funding for more academic things. The school should fix the things that are wrong, not spend money on newer shiner things that the school doesn't need. The teacher staff has some wonderful people, who are sometimes unable to to their job to the greatest of their ability, because of the schools poor priorities. the school should stop worrying about what it seems on the outside... and focus on what it is on the inside.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2005

R.H.S. used to be a great learning environment, where the teachers did more one on one with the students. Now it seems like the staff is more worried about the new bond that was passed. They have removed extra classes, such as certain music, art, and sports classes. They should stop being so worried about the dress code, and the way their school looks from the outside and start worrying about the future education of students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

this school helped me become who I am & I am very proud to say that I am a Roosevelt Alumni. This school is a great learning environment.
—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.
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 26% in 2014.

413 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
25%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 29% in 2014.

278 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

279 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

279 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
18%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 44% in 2014.

278 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

281 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MME test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

All Students19%
Female15%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities3%
Students without disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female65%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students26%
Female24%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students39%
Female35%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students51%
Female55%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MME test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan 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:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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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College readiness rating 20132What's this?

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ACT participation

92%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

91%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Michigan high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 69%
Hispanic 6% 6%
African-American 3% 18%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Thomas Kell
Fax number
  • (734) 759-5009

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540 Eureka
Wyandotte, MI 48192
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Phone: (734) 759-5000

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