"We are best known for excellence in arts & academics."
Students enrolled 690
Hours 8:45 - 3:38
School leader Floyd Williams
Transportation options no info
District Milwaukee School District
Before school no info
After school Yes

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800 W Walnut St
Milwaukee, WI 53205

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(414) 267-8800
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3 stars
Based on 12 ratings

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August 04, 2014
Roosevelt is a great school. Regardless of what you may hear from parents it is a great school for students who would like to learn about the arts. Parents send your child to Roosevelt if you want there lives to be enriched with the arts. We have all types of art programs. We have Drama, Orchestra, Band, Forensic, Football, Wrestling, Boys and Girls Basketball. We try teach the students how to become young adults for the future.

- submitted by a teacher
August 01, 2014
i attended Roosevelt since 6th grade I'm now going into my 8th grade year. I simply love this school. it may not be the best but the teachers here really recognize potential here. They never give up on students here. Roosevelt may be known for its history of violence but every school has fights or bullying happening but at Roosevelt they don't tolerate that I've seen so many students kicked out because of continuous bullying I'm only 13. Never have I felt so so so much warmed . I've come to love these teachers and for u to sit here and accuse this school of being so terrible because of your experience is unfair. Everyone will have a different outcome on school but because of a few bad ones doesn't make a horrible school. I plan coming back for my 8th grade year . Regardless of what anyone else has to say I simply love this school. ~ a future college graduate thanks to Roosevelt

- submitted by a community member
January 10, 2014
This school is awful. Simply AWFUL!!!!! There aren't words enough to express how poisonous this environment is for children. Please, if you love you son or daughter, DO NOT SEND THEM TO ROOSEVELT.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2012
i went to Roosevelt for 6th and 7th and it was horrible. the principle didn't care if you were being bullied on and the security saw kids skip and actually started a conversation with them. And the ladies in the office are RUDE they act like they don't care and they use their computers for personal reasons more than business. the kids put their hands on the teachers and the teachers aren't even there. the 7th grade social studies teacher got hit will a book and pushed down the stairs and then when she did come back it was like 2 weeks and she was rude. but what would you think she got hurt twice. so if i had to rate this school on a scale of one to ten it would get a zero. on the other hand my band teacher was awesome. he helped my be a great saxophone player. Thx Mr. Saindon. and my math teacher was hilarious and a awesome math teacher. thx to Mr. Pitta i really understand math and on the last day he was funny. And my english teacher Ms. Haddon, she was tough on me but that was because she cared about me. i woudln't be great at english without you. She is fun and really cool. Plus she always was there when i needed her thx. sincerely S.N.L.

- submitted by a community member
June 04, 2010
I feel That Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts has opened many doors for me. The teachers are excellent and one of the teachers has nominated me for a trip to Washington D.C. The art and music and dance programs are phenomenal. The students can only fully embrace this school with the academics and arts if they have open minds and they are willing to do so. This isn't a school for a problem child, thuis is a serious school for a child who likes both academics and arts. As an 2009 alum I do recomend this to a serious student. The classes have helped me prepare for International Baccalaureate programs at Rufus King.

- submitted by a community member
January 11, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
I love Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts because it allows my child to think outside of the box and it allows my child to learn through the arts. It offers a diversity in learning that I don't see any where else.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts is a great place to learn. Students are immersed in the arts as well as the academics. The staff and administration work with students and parents to maintain a successful learning environment.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 03, 2009
As a former teacher at Roosevelt, I believe Roosevelt encourages students' creative talents, while focusing on a strong academic standards, in a multi-cultural environment. A fine program.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2009
I think Roosevelt is great and they teach alot of acadimics, and its not horrible but not all students are doing there best but a great amount of them are or at least trying. I am a student there and again I wouldnt change for any middle school in the world un less they paid me. Also Ms. Roundtree is an excelent Principal and the staff is great too. So there is my point of view. I think the parents responce below me is not right but thats what he or she said.

- submitted by a student
June 05, 2009
This school is horrible. The teachers are lazy. I feel that they teach the arts more then acadimcis. The principal she is just tells you what ever you want to hear not a good school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2009
Roosevelt can be a good school, however when there is not a lot of leadership in the school it is hard to avoid discipline issues. It is a choice school and parents need to realize that if your student is not interested in the arts, this is not the school for them.

- submitted by a teacher
October 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 12, 2007
Well this school, in my opinon, is wonderful. Atleast when it comes to attendance and being a great arts school. But, many of the students there are not doing as well as they should be for their grade level. So by the time these kids get to highschool they are not going to really be prepared. The teachers are teaching what they're supposed to.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2005
Excellent opportunity for creativly gifted children. My daughter attended Roosevelt for 3 years. She maintained a 4.0 GPA, appeared in many performances, and had wonderful experiences. Her favorite teachers were Mr. Tate, Ms. Upchurch, Ms. La Cosse, and Ms. DiFina. The artistic director, Ms. Shear is amazing, and Carita Lee, the Principal is outstanding. I highly reccommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
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Roosevelt students receive instruction in Dance, Drama, Art and Music in addition to the traditional school subjects of English, Math, Science and Social Studies. There are fees for trips to see Arts performances and visits to art museums. Students are expected to have dance attire for classes in the Dance Studio.

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Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts
800 W Walnut St, Milwaukee, WI  53205
(414) 267-8800
Last modified Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 16 reviews.