School Details

Roosevelt Theodore Middle School

430 East Washington Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 951-4170
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 322 students 13 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

26%
56%
80%
28%
52%
76%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
52%
76%
19%
58%
80%
7%
24%
60%
9%
48%
73%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Roosevelt Theodore Middle School is a public middle school in Philadelphia. The principal of Roosevelt Theodore Middle School is Ms Stephanie Ressler. 322 children attend Roosevelt Theodore Middle School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 99% of the 322 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Roosevelt Theodore Middle School is 13:1. Project Learn School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 96% 56%
Hispanic 3% 19%
White, non-Hispanic 0.9% 14%
Multiracial 0.3% 4%
Asian 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    This is such a horrible school my past experience before the change with a new principal was great. I loved the idea of it being for 7th & 8th graders only separating female students from male students and they had an honors program for students that excelled so they could be challenged more. Since last year the change enabled the school to start from Kindergarten through 8th grade they changed principals and staff. Since the change I've had nothing but horrible experiences with the teacher putting his hands on my son them targeting him to get him out of the school putting false claims on his records. The principal is non active and doesn't care the teachers are understaffed and most are incompetent. I was called for every minor thing my son did but not the major things like when the teacher put his hand on my child which caused him to be so angry he punched the wall and broke his hand. It's a shame because this use to be a great school where the teachers as well as the principal cared. Now they have people that don't care and the children are running the school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Roosevelt was the worse school for my son not only they didnt teach him anything but they suspended him every other day for not staying in class he got suspended for everything not pertaining to education. the kids ran over the teachers and they had no displinary action for the kids but to suspend them. i think if they improve the teacher displinary actions instead of suspending them for dumb reason then maybe the school would improve. i will not be sending my son back to this school ever again he didnt learn anything when he was there. only how to come to school so they can suspend him again.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school has great potential. However if the Teachers and Parents aren't willing to get together and help these kids....... they might as well send the kids home and stop wasting tax payers money on lazy shameful teachers and administrators and hopeless children.

  • (4 years ago)

    I'am a former student and this school was truly an "insane asylum". Most of the students were labeled academically challanged and unwilling to learn when in fact it was actually the teachers that were unwilling to teach. Roosevelt's teachers and principal have traumatized me for the rest of my life. If you love your children don't send them to this god forsaken school. PLEASE!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    WARNING My daughter can't even get into a decent high school thanks to Roosevelt's low level of education! I might have to cyber homeschool her.Please use that as another altenative before sending your children to this school. You and your child will really reget it. I know I do.

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers are always helpful courteous and attentive to my child's need. I know the history of the school having sent many children there over the years. But it is being transformed since 2006 into a fine school.

  • (10 years ago)

    The social setting is chaotic and volitile. Upon observation it seems as though the students run the building. It got so bad that the principal left without notice to staff or parents. My child is in the Special Ed. Prgm. which is poorly managed. There seems to be no emphasis on teaching students in special ed. I would not recommend be it neighborhood or special ed to this zoo-like School.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am not a parent but a former student from 1998. I want to rate this teacher who I thought was a wonderful teacher and who was like a friend to me. She believed in all of her students and she was always the boss! her name was Jill Cooper. Thanks Mrs. Cooper Love ya! Sincerly Jenny Jones (Maiden name)

  • (11 years ago)

    Rossvelt middle school is a great place to learn the teachers at the school try their best to teach the childen what they need to know to be success in life. Teachers at this school don't just teach what you need to but what you need to know for life. This is a great school to learn in.

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