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.
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.
Coolest School, National Band Exposure for the city, great teachers, conselors, and principles. I know I had to deal with them thery're superb
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.
This school is just great! When I wake up every morning I'm actually excited to be going to school!
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.
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.
this school has helpful teachers, good sports programs and music programs, and the classes contain a lot of interaction between teachers, students, and classmates.
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'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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