School Details

Roosevelt Elementary School

611 Greenwood Dr, Iowa City, IA 52246
(319) 688-1155
NR

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 289 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

51%
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62%
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78%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2011
  • Iowa City Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
77%
82%
62%
75%
82%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2011
  • Iowa City Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
81%
80%
67%
81%
81%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2011
  • Iowa City Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
78%
75%
69%
74%
70%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2011
  • Iowa City Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Roosevelt Elementary School is a public middle school in Iowa City. 289 children attend Roosevelt Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 63% of the 289 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Northwest Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 47% 16%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 66%
Hispanic 15% 10%
Multiracial 0.7% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    This grade school does an excellent job teaching a diverse student body under somewhatr difficult conditions.

  • (6 years ago)

    Roosevelt has a wonderful degree of diversity in its student population but the education our son receives there leaves much to be desired. As another has stated the brightese students are left without much to engage them. Our son in second grade found himself so bored with the rudimentary reading and math skills geared toward remedial students that his normally exemplary behavior slipped. He's frustrated angry confused and deeply bored and he acts out to keep himself interested. But when the staff has to worry about tending to children whose families don't even provide the basics -- appropriate clothing routine baths proper nutrition -- instead of teaching the school doesn't have the time to focus on the brighter kids. This school has had to install a washer and dryer to clean up after negligent parents. The school is declining.

  • (8 years ago)

    We have found Roosevelt to be a wonderful school. The teachers are fantastic and very involved. The teachers and staff make sure that the parents stay well informed of what goes on in the school with email newsletters and phone calls. They do have many students that come and go but that is due in part to the fact many of the families are tied to the University Hospital and Research facilities and may only be there for 6 months to a year. I feel that this in many ways has been a benefit allowing the students learn about and become friends with children of all kinds of ethnicities. Our daughter has made many wonderful friends and has been given a fantastic education.

  • (8 years ago)

    Roosevelt is a school with many disciplinary problems. There are two groups of parents; the extremely involved minority and the uninvolved majority. Many children at Roosevelt come from families where education is a second priority. Thus much academic time at Roosevelt is spent teaching remedial skills and proper behavior. The staff at Roosevelt does their best for what they have to work with. The problem with Roosevelt is the population of children.

  • (10 years ago)

    Roosevelt Elementary is an excellent school. There is an incredible amount of diversity excellent teachers and lots of parent involvement. In addition the class sizes are small they offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities and they have a top-notch multi-media center. We feel so grateful that our daughter is able to experience a school as unique as this.

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