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About This School

Roosevelt Middle School is a public middle school in Bellwood. The principal of Roosevelt Middle School is Mrs. Verna Jordan. 515 students attend Roosevelt Middle School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 2% of the Roosevelt Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 60% of the 515 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 89% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Roosevelt Middle School is 18:1. Melrose Park Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • P.E. classes
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 64% 56%
Hispanic 35% 42%
Multiracial 0.9% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.5%
Asian 0.2% %
White, non-Hispanic 0.2% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 82%
Limited English proficiency 2% 12%
Economically disadvantaged 60% 76%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    RMS is not a great school. RMS staff does try their best to sustain the school but It's not their fault some of it is not their fault. But some of the staff members are not completly fair and the students are treated like prisoners with some unfair rules. There has been many problems with the teachers and parents that has to do with the parent's child. In conclusion this school isn't the best for safety and great acamemdic achievement.

  • (1 year ago)

    During my two year experience as PTA President The Staff @ RMS is unfriendly the children are treated like there in jail & the Principal doesnt care.. The children are are furture leaders of Tomorrow. If the staff doesnt Care than that has a effect on the students. My son has been a student for two years & as a PTA President & Parent this school is AWFUL....

  • (3 years ago)

    I walked into Roosevelt as a sixth grader and walked out! My parents saw first hand at what was happening at Roosevelt and I was transfered completely out of Bellwood! I always felt sorry for my friends who had to go to that school so glad I never went back! I am forever grateful for my parents doing that!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a proud parent of Meca School graduates. My children excelled in high school and earned academic scholarships to college. Not only did Meca instill quality education but Christian characteristics they hold dear in their hearts. They treasure every moment and the days they walked the halls of Meca School. They thank God every day for the education they received and the teachers they had at Meca. While walking the halls of a public high school and college they had to reflect on how to handle certain situatations. NO we are not perfect but strive for perfection in God. You would never find a greater school than Meca who cares and nuture children God's way.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a well educated student at rms and i recomend you parents to send your well disable or hard to teach child to roosevelt middle school and by the end of the school year your child would be the smartest child you have ever meet thanks to ms.kilgore ms.jordan principle D mr.davis the staff and teachers

  • (5 years ago)

    rms is an okay school.I wouldnt say its the best but its not the worst.Even though the school has a lot of temptation its not all the teachers fought.The students give the teachers a hard time and the students should know that if the werent doing something they werent suppose to do they wouldnt have any reason to get suspended.overall rms is a good school and it is a challenge....and it will challenge you!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a proud Alumni of Roosevelt Middle School. I am the Queen of the first graduating class of the 'new roosevelt'. there is nothing wrong with the school. the teachsers are there the staff is their. Student 's that are out of control and do not have a desire to learn they will not function properly at any institution! parents need to step up and take actoion teach your child right from wrong. These things should be taught and understood by the time a child reaches eight years of age. I am a Proud product of dist.88. from k-8 grade. Mr. Mark Holder Ms. S. Kilgore Mr. Myers Mrs. Dixion Mrs. Jordan Mrs. Leaf. Mr. peterson Mr. rosko these are some of the great influences that are particially responsible for me being at a University right now! thank you! RMS Queen Class of 2004

  • (6 years ago)

    i am a student school at roosevelt u should come to our school it is fun we have a lot of after school actives u should vist our school.

  • (7 years ago)

    i am a student at rms im in the 8th grade if i was you i wouldnt send my child to roosevelt middle school.This School Has No Patience At All.

  • (7 years ago)

    I don't blame the staff completely for student's behaviors. The parents need to truly care for their children and instill respect and responsiblity in their homes first schools are not there to teach behavior children should come with the basics already respect responsiblity and the desire to learn. If the children are out of control then you have to take drastic measures to try to control them. They are being asked to work miracles with children who do not have support at home. How do you expect success when you have no support at home?

  • (7 years ago)

    Hot Warning! Please do not send your child(ren) to this school(zoo). RMS is a hostile environment. Therefore you can't expect the children to learn. The whole school district needs to be re-evaluated. The staff don't have the motivation or patience to teach. The community needs to stop being so lazy & demand more for the schools. The school is ran like a juvenile center for bad kids. I think it's a shame non of the schools in the area are meeting state level academically.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is a 6th grader. Since the beginning of the year I have not experienced anything negative only positive. That positivity started at the back to school rally at the park. Mr. Holden was and still is very personable as well as his staff. He has always been will to stop and discuss my son's progress even if I didn't have an appointment. The teachers I've met have been very courteous and concerned. They do not hesitate to call nor speak to me concerning my son's well-being. My son has maintained Principal Honor Roll since the beginning of the year with straight A's. I say 'kudos' to Mr. Holden and his staff. With sincere parental support and involvement RMS can be nothing but successful but it all starts at home. Proper discipline (homework self-esteem etc.) makes the teacher's job easier to better educate our children.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am parent/gaurdian of 2 rms students. For the past 3 years I may have seen the principal once which was at a meeting in which he said nothing that made sense. The administrative staff/some faculty have great expectations that a majority of the students are going to fail! Well I don't think it's fair. They (staff) have no patience what's so ever they expect for the kids to use harsh words first thing they yell-suspension. I just think that they need to get faculty and staff with the credentials to teach our children and not judge them. They can learn a lot from Ms Dixon!

  • (8 years ago)

    I do not recommend sending your child(ren) to this until they clean up the staff. Not only do they have no patience for the kids but their attitudes and practices of those of a prison gaurd! The front desk clerks have no PATIENCE! True half of the student population is african american/low income but doesn't necessarily mean rule them out as not being good kids. I've seen the principal ONCE since my kids have been there for 3yrs.

  • (8 years ago)

    I consider RMS a good school for my daughter. She has gone from making Cs to making As and Bs. She was very unhappy in the elementary school. I had a major fight with her most days to get her to go to school. Now she looks forward to going to school every day. The teachers are responsive and encouraging and the social work staff is very helpful.

  • (8 years ago)

    Roosevelt so far is a great school for my son.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a parent of a RMS youngster my son is in Special Education and has been in several supplimental programs (sylvan etc) and did not do well. However this year when he was placed in Mr. Washington's class he has made a stark improvement. RMS has soon challenges but many of the teachers and administrators do want the best for the children and if you work together with them your child can enter high school prepared for the next level. Mrs. Lewis

  • (9 years ago)

    RMS is not a good school because they don't chanllenge the children. I am in the 7th grade 'Acadamy' as ms. Surico claims it 'the cream of the crop' I get straight A's and they wonn't let me leave and advance to the 8th. I hate Roosevelt. All the students basically come to school to fight. I can't wait until I transfer!

  • (9 years ago)

    Rms needs alot of improvement in several areas. Parent involvement doesn't exist. Teacher communication is poor. Our children are being set up to failure because plans are not being implemented by those in charge. There is always room for improvement. Change is necessary to succeed. I'm one parent and I'm trying to make a difference. Let's pray and hope we can get it together as a school and a community.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is not a very good learning environment the teachers expect to much of the children and offer nothing in return except harsh tones and the occasional curse word. This is definitly not a good school to send your children to if you want them to a good experience with school and learning.

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