School Details

Roosevelt Elementary School

951 Dowling Boulevard, San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 618-4350
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 525 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

65%
46%
56%
63%
53%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Leandro Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
40%
46%
72%
58%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Leandro Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
59%
65%
77%
68%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Leandro Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
51%
60%
59%
54%
65%
61%
48%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Leandro Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Roosevelt Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Leandro. The principal of Roosevelt Elementary School is Victoria Forrester, who can be contacted at vforrester@sanleandro.k12.ca.us. 525 students go to Roosevelt Elementary School and identify as Unspecified; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 12% of the Roosevelt Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 24% of the 525 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Roosevelt Elementary School is 18:1. Washington Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 8% 5%
Multiracial 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 34% 13%
Hispanic 30% 40%
Filipino 3% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 16%
Asian 13% 16%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 8848%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 53%
Limited English proficiency 12% 27%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter started off at St. Leanders for the first 3 years of her education. With the economy change we had to put her into a public school. Washington Elementary was where she was placed due to our location. However with the low test scores of Washington we had the choice to move her to a different school. My husband and I picked Roosevelt. I'm very pleased that we did. My daughters 4/5 grade teacher was amazing. With her help my daughter got an academic achievment award. My daughter was able to do homework club to help her in the areas that needed more attention. I can say that her 4/5 grade teacher was the reason she loves to learn and continues to push herself everyday with her school work. Roosevelt is very family oriented and has such an enriched multi-cultural background. I will be sending my youngest daughter to Roosevelt as well.

  • (2 years ago)

    Probably the best elementary in town but not that great. Just okay. I've had kids go there for 20 years.....yes.....I have a lot of kids and they are spread out in age. Its gone downhill in the past five years but the economy has too which hasn't helped the community or district.

  • (4 years ago)

    I rate Roosevelt just "ok". My children have attended for several years and the experience has been inconsistent. On the positive side there is a very active PTA and Dad's Club that manages to raise significant funds even in this challenging economic environment. They both help to fund after school activities and teacher supplies. Community events are well attended which fosters a sense of "family". However the cliquish nature can be off-putting to many parents. The academics are fair but not great. If your child falls in the middle they are pretty much left to fend for themselves. The school also has a pretty significant bullying problem that they only give lip service to addressing. The teachers are motivated and doing their best - but overcrowding is becoming and issue and I would not be surprised if it started to show in test scores.

  • (4 years ago)

    Roosevelt has provided a great learning environment for my kids. Now that I have a child that has gone through the school and has started middle school I can really appreciate the differences between kids that went through Roosevelt as opposed to some other SL elementary schools. Roosevelt does a fabulous job in teaching resepect and great socialization which is what I see differentiates them from other schools (and it really becomes apparant in middle school!). I would have liked to see more resources in Special Resources for children who may have some learning disabilites - but that is an overall issue with the district.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is extremley overrated! My daughter went to Roosevelt during her 3rd and 4th grade years and we had a difficult time adjusting to the environment during her 4th grade year. Her teacher seemed passive when it came to addressing child related issues therefore labeling my child as difficult. It also seems as though if you are not with the "program" of the school you are looked at as hostile as demonstrated when we elected to exercise our rights by not letting our child participate in certain PRIDE activities held at the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    No sports at all... Nothing. Thats not good for little athletes. Parents are forced to pay for outside activities because they cant perticipate at school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Roosevelt elementary is a wonderful school because they are a family. The teachers love what they do for a living and they embrace the children. In addition to learning they create a fun enviornment for the children and have many actitivites for the childrent to participate in which helps them to learn and grow into productive responsible and successful human beings.

  • (5 years ago)

    My grandson is engaged and enthusiastic with his kindergarten teacher and Roosevelt. Thank you to all those involved with quality education.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are excellent. The school is extremely parent friendly. The Dad's club is active and extremely important in raising money and support. Parents are fully engaged and involved. Diversity.

  • (5 years ago)

    We have so much activities going on at this school that there is something for everyone. Many of the activities are community relates and there is great parental support. This school is open to diversity fair minded and dedicated to providing the best learning process.

  • (5 years ago)

    What a fantastic place! Community diversity fun and excellent education.

  • (5 years ago)

    Roosevelt is a wonderfully diverse and close-knit community that actively works to make the school a respectful safe and stimulating place to learn. It's also leading the way in California public schools to be 'Green' and protect the environment!

  • (5 years ago)

    Great teachers lots of parent involvement fabulous principal good kids

  • (5 years ago)

    Because it is a great school in a wonderful community - it's a real gem! go Hornets!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Great community that includes all! Excellent teachers and support staff!

  • (5 years ago)

    Roosevelt Elementary enables children to excel because of its dedicated principal dedicated teachers and dedicated parents. At Roosevelt every child is important acknowledged and encouraged.

  • (5 years ago)

    Roosevelt Elementary in San Leandro CA is the best school in the country diverse and an inviting place for children to learn and play.

  • (5 years ago)

    Its a great community. The principal teachers parents and students all work together to accomplish everything.

  • (5 years ago)

    What an awesome community we have! The teachers parents and students all work together to make Roosevelt a safe nurturing and fun learning environment. Go Hornets!

  • (5 years ago)

    Roosevelt has helped significantly with the education of my two nephews. I am a teacher and recognize great schools that beat all educational standards and am proud to say that Roosevelt is one of those schools.

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