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About This School

Roosevelt Elementary School is a public elementary school in Burlingame. The principal of Roosevelt Elementary School is Dennis Hills, whose e-mail is dhills@bsd.k12.ca.us. 282 students go to Roosevelt Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic, Multiracial, and Filipino. 38% of the Roosevelt Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 17% of the 282 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Roosevelt Elementary School is 15:1. Our Lady of Angels Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Softball
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 11%
Multiracial 88% %
Filipino 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 54%
Unspecified 14% 10%
Asian 1% 19%
Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.8%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 2901%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 11%
Limited English proficiency 38% 21%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Good school with good academic focus. Although great people Teacher performance is inconsistent and you must be vigilant to ensure your child is not falling behind. Middle of the pack students may not receive added help or encouraged to surpass expectations. Current Principal is good but is not seemingly as engaged or personable as previous Principal. Parent involvement is positive amazing and off the charts.

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent school in every way and very unique even within Burlingame. This is the quintessential neighborhood school! My children 3rd and kinder are thriving here both academically and socially! Test scores here are among the highest in Burlingame and the school was honored as a California Distinguished school in 2012. The new principal has continued to set the tone here as very caring and nurturing. The one thing that is unique about Roosevelt as opposed to the other Burlingame elementaries is its small size. Only 2 classes per grade (generally). It feels like a private school and has a very very close-knit community of parents and kids. A very special place where people feel welcome and all are encouraged to reach their full potential. Academics are excellent as well as they are always striving to improve. For example this year they've added ipads for classroom instruction and have started an after school technology club.

  • (2 years ago)

    Initially I was worried that with too much parent involvement the leadership at the school (teachers and principal) would be pulled in too many different directions and the school wouldn't be as effective academically. I was very very wrong. My daughter is thriving at Roosevelt and the school is embraced by the community. It is so amazing to see over 100 parents show up for PTA meetings! This is an incredible school with very caring teachers an active and supportive parent community and a strong financial commitment from the community to all Burlingame schools that make up for any shortfalls in state funding. Roosevelt taught my daughter to love school and learning. In the end that is the best outcome any parent could hope for.

  • (3 years ago)

    The ideal school. Great pedagogy great principal great teachers and great parent community. Roosevelt is the perfect neighborhood school. Many schools these days put a heavy emphasis on academics and testing which in effect stunts creativity and student-led projects. Not at Roosevelt - there is homework but not a lot and a lot of projects that supplement textbook learning. There are a lot of spontaneous student-led initiatives that are just heart-warming and inspiring - kids really feel empowered here. The school and parent communities are partners in education and the mutual respect is obvious.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love the community feeling of Roosevelt School. The parental involvement and participation at this school are phenomenal. My son is in first grade here and he is thriving and learning a lot. The principal is warm and caring and very hands on.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school they really take the time and effort to help your child succeed!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a 'great school' in every possible way. The principal is experienced accessible and dedicated to the children teachers staff and community - he is a solid leader. The teachers and staff are a caring cohesive and committed group dedicated to providing each student with the best education possible -- every child counts and all are valued and appreciated. The close-knit parent community is devoted to providing any assistance required -- from classroom support to funding for special projects. This is a warm and caring environment where everyone thrives.

  • (5 years ago)

    Roosevelt is truly a gem! The principal teachers school staff and parent community are great. The principal is very experienced and approachable. He is always available and knows every child by first name. Of his many strengths one that stands out is his ability to hire and develop a strong energetic close-knit high-quality staff that works well together and provides an excellent education for our students. We have been at Roosevelt for four years and absolutely love the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent school wonderful teachers and principal. Both my kids love Roosevelt!

  • (6 years ago)

    Wonderful school. Both of my children love it and have been well supported.

  • (6 years ago)

    A poorly managed school. This year one kindergarten class has had 5 teachers in the first 2 1/2 months. This school has many things going for it---size parental involvement general teacher quality--but suffers from lack of standards and administratiive leadership.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a fairly small school with good educational standards. It has a very high level of parent participation. The environment is very welcoming and open although this leaves issues with security.

  • (8 years ago)

    Excellent school. My daughter made a lot of progress when she transferred to Roosevelt. Her second grade teacher was amazing. Safe school environment.

  • (9 years ago)

    I love the extracurricular activities offered. My child is very artistic and hands on. Roosevelt has created an exciting interesting and edjucational experience for my third grader.

  • (11 years ago)

    Roosevelt has a very active volunteer community including parents and extending families. This includes a very effective PTA and Dad's club as well as classroom support and extracurricular support.

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