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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Roosevelt High School is a top rated, public school located in Seattle, WA. It has 1,942 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.

Roosevelt High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1280
508 responses
Average ACT
29
158 responses
AP Enrollment
63%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$119,183
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,937
National
$949
Median Home Value
$678,136
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
66%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 76 responses
  • I enjoy campus day at the end of the school year.
    17%
  • Diversity Week
    14%
  • Basketball
    11%
  • Senior Skip Day
    11%
  • Winterball
    9%
  • Winter week
    9%
  • Drama Fest
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,942
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,701
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.8%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$17,218/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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I loved the teachers and the community and so much more! The school was really focused on its education as well as art and music programs. I participated in sports and other clubs.
I would like to see the school become more diverse and embrace the culture that walks its halls. I feel as the school is mainly white middle class to upper and I felt like this was what this school was missing. This includes teachers of color and as well as coaching staff and other faculty.
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Roosevelt is a great school with caring and intelligent teachers who are great with teenagers and push students academically. The AP program is incredible, and students graduate to top colleges. The music, drama, and athletics programs are all inclusive and robust programs. Roosevelt still needs to address and emphasize the importance of the experience of minorities at the school. Students truly care about this issue, but the administration, like so many other schools, is still learning to deal with issues of diversity and equity.
We have great classes in the arts and a wonderful theatre program. It is easy to form a new club, so we have a lot of fun ways to get involved in the community after school. We could do better with our math and science classes, AP and running start opportunities, and making sure that academic success is accessible to all students. Examples of this would be making it easier for students to waive textbook fees and testing fees, and providing more space for counselors to talk about scholarship opportunities and the like. We have some problems with our culture of exclusion and bullying that we are working on as well.