Roosevelt High School @ MacFarland

4400 Iowa Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20011
(202) 576-6130

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 534 students 11 students/teacher (DC avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS)

In 2013-2014 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. Currently GreatSchools is displaying results for reading and math only. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • District of Columbia Public Schools average
  • Washington, DC state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Roosevelt High School @ MacFarland is a public high school in Washington. The principal of Roosevelt High School @ MacFarland is Ivor Mitchell and can be contacted at 534 students attend Roosevelt High School @ MacFarland and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 24% of the Roosevelt High School @ MacFarland students are "limited in English proficiency." 58% of the 534 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Roosevelt High School @ MacFarland is 11:1. Hospitality Senior High PCS is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 69% 75%
Hispanic 29% 13%
Asian 0.5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 2%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.07%
White, non-Hispanic 0.2% 9%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 53%
Limited English proficiency 24% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    In response to the poster from 2/2014....Having white students does not make nor will it make this school better. As a former teacher of this school I can agree with the opinion that the Principal is ineffective. He was too busy trying to be cool with the students while making conditions for teachers horrible. He even shared with the students that his girlfiiend when he was young had terminated a pregnancy. Talk about TMI. I hated every moment at this school. The way the special education students were treated was against federal regulations and complaints were made. However no one ever followed up with them. I wouldn't recommend this school but I do feel every child deserves a quality education. Good leaders strengthen good teachers. Leadership at this school needs adjustment before any improvement will take place. I'm glad I was able to find employment with another district.

  • (1 year ago)

    I work here and it's challenging. Most of the students don't value a good education. A handful of them do and I find them delightful. However I would never send my children here lest they pick up terrible discipline problems. The principal is not effective at protecting the teachers from mental and possibly physical damage. This school is not very diverse. There are no white students. The extracurricular program is non existent. Sports is a big focus here not academics. I would transfer out of here if they allowed me to. Maybe in five years when they get some Caucasian students it will improve and a new principal.

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