Roosevelt High School

  • Roosevelt High School serves 698 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the District of Columbia state average of 29%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 6-9% (which is lower than the District of Columbia state average of 31%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Roosevelt High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in District of Columbia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the District of Columbia state level of 13:1.

School Overview

  • Roosevelt High School's student population of 698 students has grown by 46% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 55 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students698 students
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Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Roosevelt High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 204 schools in District of Columbia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 8:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Roosevelt High School is 0.50, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (DC)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#191 out of 204 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤5%
29%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)6-9%
31%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
54%
16%
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Black
46%
69%
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White
n/a
11%
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Diversity Score0.500.50
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Graduation Rate60-64%
73%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDistrict Of Columbia School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DC Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
The principal is a serious and thoughtful person, making improvements under challenging circumstances. Children arrive at this school very far behind academically, socially and emotionally. The public schools are difficult to work with bureaucratically -- lots of expectations and constraints not placed on the charter schools. The school is in one of DC's older, crumbling facilities. Within that reality, Mr. Mitchel and his senior staff are doing a very credible job of leading the staff and the students. The halls are tightly monitored so students must be somewhere supervised during class hours. They are patient with the students, both holding them accountable and giving them many chances. They have a lot of outstanding staff and teachers that go above and beyond for the students. With more funding expected for their student population under the new funding models, this school should continue to improve, if they retain the principal and his leadership team. My children are high need and the school has worked hard to give them the opportunity to succeed. They have a plethora of after school activities. It is a tough school for someone who is academically advanced, as the majority of the students are in remediation.
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I recently visited Roosevelt for a football game, which was called the DC Kick off classic and I could not believe the conditions of the school. First the bleachers were covered with bushes and trash everywhere. Then the bathrooms looked like something out of a horror movie and I just could not believe this was a school that is currently opened.I am a fifth grade teacher in Maryland and am originally from California and I have NEVER seen any open school in those conditions. Why can't you utilize the students who need community service hours to help to clean up the school.
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