School Details

Franklin D Roosevelt Senior High School

156 South Cross Road, Staatsburg, NY 12580
(845) 229-4020

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1275 students 15 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


Regents Exams (RE)

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
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About this school

Franklin D Roosevelt Senior High School is a public high school in Town of Poughkeepsie. The principal of Franklin D Roosevelt Senior High School is PRINCIPAL - MR. RICK PARDY, whose e-mail is 1,275 students go to Franklin D Roosevelt Senior High School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the Franklin D Roosevelt Senior High School students have "limited English proficiency." 32% of the 1,275 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Franklin D Roosevelt Senior High School is 15:1. Rhinebeck Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 74% 79%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 12%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.02%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 38%
Limited English proficiency 1% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I switched to FDR last year from a private high school. Making the switch from private to public was a big deal but it was such a good choice. Everyone at FDR is so kind and understanding. I have only had one incident where anyone was mean to me and that was settled very calmly. I have made more friends than I have ever had at FDR. All the teachers at FDR are great. I love all my teachers and I can feel I can go to any teacher and they will help me! My guidance counselor is exceptional. She has helped me in so many ways. FDR is a great school no matter what anyone says. The only thing that could be improved is the school food. I hate buying the food. The food is $3.25 but it is disgusting. But all in all a good school.

  • (4 years ago)

    diverse student body great academics and extra-curricular AP and Special Ed for both ends of the educational spectrum teachers who care and spend extra time with students and with their class preparation

  • (5 years ago)

    This has been a great school district for my children. They have gone all the way from elementary through high school and we have seen many changes and improvements over the years. Most importantly I think the principals and teachers are striving to make it better and better. I have one child in college and he seems very well prepared. I have another with special needs and the district has worked with me to ensure a positive learning experience for him also. The one down side I would say is that parents really need to be involved and advocate for their kids but I think that is true in every district from my conversations with friends in other towns.

  • (6 years ago)

    FDR has improved overthe last few years. The Sports programs are exceptional. Lots of newer younger teachers which I think is good as they are excited about teaching students which some of the tenured teachers seemed to have lost their zest for teaching. Overall I would say it is an above average school.

  • (6 years ago)

    The school and it's teachers have been very responsive to my childrens needs. I'm very happy to we moved to this district.

  • (7 years ago)

    Very poor. This school has a long way to go to be a great school. The teachers are not there for the children and the administration is horrible they do not care about the students education and are not willing to work with the parents.

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