School Details

Franklin D Roosevelt High School

525 Bonnie View Road, Dallas, TX 75203
(972) 925-6800

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 658 students 12 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)

In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards



  • This school in 2013
  • Dallas Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Franklin D Roosevelt High School is a public high school in Dallas. The principal of Franklin D Roosevelt High School is BRIAN DE VEAUX, who can be contacted at BDEVEAUX@DALLASISD.ORG. 658 students go to Franklin D Roosevelt High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 16% of the Franklin D Roosevelt High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 73% of the 658 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 88% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Franklin D Roosevelt High School is 12:1. School for the Talented and Gifted is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 57% 23%
Hispanic 42% 70%
White, non-Hispanic 0.7% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Multiracial 0.1% 0.3%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.04%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 89%
Limited English proficiency 16% 40%
Economically disadvantaged 73% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    There are some teachers who really try to do their all for the kids. Dr. Fields is one of those teachers. She works with the kids during school and also does many after school activities. She takes the kids on college tours to get them interested in going to college. I think she will be a great principal one day.

  • (4 years ago)

    Roosevelt High School now Magnet School has changed for the better. The administration and staff are all working together to make that school a better place. However Dallas Independent School District needs to do a better job of taking the edifice!

  • (5 years ago)

    FDR is a terrible school. The kids don't get support from the teachers because the teachers probably feel that the students don't care enough to come and get the extra help themselves. The teachers have there education and it's up to each individual to want there's. Time's have change and some kids just don't care about school. I blame the environment of the school. To much happening around in that area.

  • (6 years ago)

    i think that this is a terrible school and things need to change before the community students are able to be successful.

  • (7 years ago)

    I believe Roosevelt is not given credit where credit is due. There have been so many changes and all done in the best interest of students. While students not all like the rules and policies it doesnt mean the school or its administrators are bad.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a alumni of FDR. I graduated 2006 in the top 10% and went on to college.. However FDR does not adequtly prepare their students for future success. Help is not often given to the students and it is a hassle attempting to get it. The teacher student relationships are unacceptable!! Teachers are suppose to be a rolemodle and a leader. The students of FDR are not thugs and gang members but are actual students who want to lean and succeed in life however are held back with the lack of good teachers the lack of reasources and the lack of guidence.

  • (7 years ago)

    I attend this school class of 2009. To me the school is average and the reason is because of the way we rank. Most of the teachers dont take the time to help students nor do they take the time of day to help out with what is needed for our school to be a sucess. The uniform policy is not just a rule that we must follow but to most of the students its a punishment. I say that the uniform policy is a punishment becase who in the world wants to be dressed like someone 5 days a week. Also there are plenty of other reasons why i rank Roosevelt as average but the last and finally reason is beacause of the image we have...the way the previous students acted or performed acts on us.

  • (9 years ago)

    Principal Leon Dudley really cares about his students. He is always finding creative ways to reach the kids. For him this is not a career its a calling and that attitude rubs off on everyone around him. The teachers really care and the parents understand the importance of commitment and involvement. This school is in a severely disadvantaged neighborhood but the administration faculty and staff don't let that stop them from preparing the students for the world outside their community.

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