I have had my kids for the last 4 years at Roosevelt and it has been a great experience. I was so impress with the leadership of the Principal Mr. Armando Lujan, who always showed great attention for our kids. Students at Roosevelt have the opportunity to shine on every fair, either Science or Social studies, the kids have to create a prop, dress as the character and present their work to their class and the community too. Homework is big, there's a lot of pressure on our kids, but is justified to their progress. As volunteering, Roosevelt has a big group of parents always ready to cooperate and help.Some teachers go the extra mile on our kids education by creating activities to help our community, The teachers at Roosevelt show genuine interest on helping our kids to succeed. It has been approximately a year without principal, buy Mrs. Jean did a great job by keeping our school rolling as if Mr. Lujan should be there with great attitude and leadership. Recently we have a new Principal that is as well involved in each activity of Roosevelt. Having a new building is an extra. Great environment. Friendly staff. I definitely recommend this school as an excellent choice for your kids.
My children ended up at Roosevelt because Herrera was capped. I have to say that after visiting Herrera and Roosevelt several times over the past two years Roosevelts' staff is has a better attitude. I like the fact that the children are treated as if they understand and have a choice when it comes to their behavior. The children are being thought resposibility, good citizenship and subject matter. My only concern is that some students seem to be problem children and it is very difficult to deal with them because the staff has no power to do anything about it. This problem is not specific to any school. Most kids in this area are not children they know things and language that is not child like. unfortunantly, it is a reflection of who raises them.
I have had children at Roosevelt for seven years now and Dr Parker was outstanding. Mrs Mir was good as well. However Mrs Rodriguez that is presently the principal has a lot to be desired. She talks to the children as if they are adults and she does not handle complaints in an appropriate time manner.She is also very defensive when a parent confronts her about a problem instead of being diplomatic about it.
Under the previous principal, Dr. Parker, this was a great school. Administration changed twice over the last three years and I'm displeased overall with the quality of education, teacher support for Vanguard 3-5. Teachers do not focus on overall child - just TAKS and student responsibility. Students are treated like adults instead of children.