A teacher at the school told a 3rd grade student that was already homeless that when he grew up, he would never have a job or a home. The principal is never available and does not address parent's concerns.
Roosevelt is a great school! The teachers and staff are outstanding. We loved our daughter's kindergarten teacher this year. She is very smart and kind and really cares about all of the kids.
Roosevelt is a wonderful school. My son started kindergarten at Roosevelt in 2012 and loves his teacher and his classmates. The school has a lot of parent participation and some great extracurricular activities we have enjoyed like yoga club and gardening club. The Roosevelt parent teacher group also organizes quite a few family events over the school year which have been a lot of fun.
We have been very happy with keeping our child at Roosevelt (even after receiving opportunities to attend the public Montessori and Odyssey programs). The reasons? 1) The teachers are outstanding. Most seem to be able to teach to a broad range of capabilities without sacrificing those who can perform at higher levels. 2) The student/family population is both culturally and economically diverse which has enhanced our child s education and socialization. In a town as homogeneous as Spokane, Roosevelt is a unique learning environment that works. 3) The current principal, counselor, staff and parent group recognize and capitalize on what makes Roosevelt special, and have worked towards broadening resources by engaging with the greater community. Besides placing mentors and volunteers to help in the classroom, the extracurricular offerings include: yoga, chess club, a science program with Gonzaga U., intramural sports, and gardening. 4) My child has learned compassion by being around those who may not be like her . This characteristic is not measured by a test, but is so worthy. She is learning about the challenges inherent in any community while reaching her potential.
Roosevelt is a vibrant, fun, and diverse school. My kids have had terrific teachers. The principal and parent-teacher group do a great job of organizing extracurricular activities.
Roosevelt has a tough mission in trying to educate students who move in and move out with frustrating frequency, in part due to the high number of students who live in poverty, are homeless, or who have temporary living situations such as foster care. With all of this turmoil in the lives of the students, it would be easy to give up on some of the kids, but the Roosevelt staff doubles down, giving students extra attention and genuine affection (including the ones who act out), and offers as many enrichment opportunities as possible, in order to open the world to all of the students. I have never met a more caring, hard-working, go-above-and-beyond staff. The principal and counselor do an especially commendable job of compassionately working to provide a safe, caring environment in which children can learn, grow, and thrive.
The principal and the teachers/staff are wonderful at Roosevelt. We continue to see exceptional curriculum, plus a caring environment for our children. We are very pleased to be at Roosevelt.
Roosevelt has an amazing array of extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities for students. Yoga has been such a wonderful addition this year!
As a parent of a kindergartner, I have been extremly impressed with the quality of education, diversity of activities, and general school climate. My child attended two years of preschool at a very academically oriented private school and I was initially concerned about whether or not Roosevelt would challenge her academically. I continue to be amazed at the pace and content of the curriculum, including an emphasis on science and math. I have been extremely pleased with how involved the teachers have been in communicating the academic goals for the classroom, providing suggestions on how to encourage your child at home, and regularly assessing them to help parents understand what level your child is at and skills they still need to focus on. As a school, I have found Roosevelt to be very community oriented and focused on families, not just individual students. I have been so impressed, I have shared my positive experience with friends and hearing about the high academic standards and great learning environment one friend decided she wanted to switched her children to Roosevelt.
lazy teachers who are would rather spend the day chatting online and handing out pre-printed worksheets show litle imagination or motivation. I haven't seen much one-on-one teacher interaction either. every time I visit, they are stting at their desk while kdis are running rampant.. and Why does District 81 have a late start thursdays? Dont they have enough days off? They are way overpaid for doing something I could do at home for free
Roosevelt may be great if you've been at the school for many years, but as a newcomer, your view of the school may be different like mine. I tried to get invovled (I've always been on LSIC or PTO) and was excluded. I would show up for parent meetings and plannings of activities, leave a contact number and address and never hear about upcoming meetings, plannings, etc. In addition, with a teacher that is near retirement, I've had many days my child has come home and said the class literally did zippo! Every Parent-teacher meeting, when I inquire about curriculum that I know would be taught at other county/state schools (I'm from another state) the teacher would reply they do not teach that because it is not on the WASL. And forget about Extracurricular Activities...
They teach the childern well and give them the best education posible. The children exceed and learn well there.
Roosevelt is as good as it gets! The staff here is excellent and they all seem to enjoy what they do for a living. My daughter has attended Roosevelt since we moved here in 2002...mid-year. She enjoys going to school and i love being part of the Roosevelt 'family'. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a really greatschool. Andria R.
Roosevelt School is a great school! We have been very fortunate to belong to this school family...the teachers are stimulating; and concerned about their students. The Principal is loved by the students, and she knows them all by name. She LISTENS to her students. The Office Staff and Counselor: awesome! I highly recommend this school to anyone who is considering it.
Awesome! Great parent involvement. Friendly staff, commited to every child having an education that fits each child's needs.
Roosevelt is a great school that encourages kids to their fullest. The teacher my daughter has bothers to spend time individualizing her lesson plans for each student, to fill each of their potentials. The office staff has always been supportive and helpful to both myself and my daughter. We are looking very much forward to next year as part of the Roosevelt family.
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