B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
6600 W 41st St
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Telephone
(605) 362-2860

Roosevelt High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1230
11 responses
Average ACT
26
177 responses
AP Enrollment
24%

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.28 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 75 responses
Report
  • Football games, prom, basketball games, formal
    31%
  • Homecoming
    23%
  • Formal
    17%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Pep rallies
    8%
  • Volleyball games
    5%
  • Plays
    1%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,193
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.9%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,057/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
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I went to Roosevelt High School for four years and I loved it! The friendly environment made me eager to learn more and push myself to do better. The staff is always helpful and full of resources to encourage you to succeed. The college prep was very beneficial and I was extremely prepared for school to start. There are tons of clubs and organizations that you could be involved with, some faculty led and other student. Sporting events and school sponsored events were something I always attended because they were fun and inviting!
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Advice from a Current Attendee!

Having transferred from a smaller district, I found Roosevelt's academic options refreshing. Generally, most teachers are interested in their jobs and are quite willing to help students and/or go above and beyond in the classroom- but there are those select few teachers in every school who sully the title of "educator". I've had a few classes with teachers who are terrible (these tend to be either the young, inexperienced teachers or the veterans who are simply bored and rude), and ended up having to literally hound teachers to fix mistakes in grading.

Speaking of grading, mistakes are often made. Since Roosevelt is such a large school, most teachers find themselves tripping up often, and you will need to monitor your grades constantly to make sure that they are correct. I would also recommend taking any extra credit opportunities teachers give you in any classes to boost your grade to the max (especially in AP courses), because your grade can change very quickly with the outcome of just one or two assignments due to the grading scale.

The scheduling process is, in itself, a process. Again, Roosevelt being such a large school brings up some hurdles when attempting to talk to counselors. You are required to make an appointment before seeing your counselor, which I found a little odd, but later began to understand as the office is constantly bombarded with hundreds of students. I would suggest making appointments a few days in advance for scheduling/schedule changes/college questions, etc.

Taking AP and/or CTE classes is a popular option among students here, and people tend to like some of the more abstract English classes and Science classes as well. Required classes aren't overly boring, but they aren't riveting either, you can pass them with minimal effort in my opinion. The real excitement is in the electives.

Hopefully this review has given readers an adequate insight into life at Roosevelt! Good luck!
You really don't know how the teachers are going to act until you get a few months into the school year, since most of them act cheery and attentive during those first few months. Most of the time, they get a bit more bored but still are concerned with student's success in the classroom and in everyday life. There are some teachers who are clearly just in it for the paycheck and care nothing for the curriculum and teaching, and, no doubt, you will meet a few of them during the course of your education at Roosevelt. Oppositely, there are others who are great year-round and are helpful, going above and beyond your expectations.

Make sure to ask other students about teachers before signing up for a class, and if you don't have that option, just listen to the general gossip and you might find out a few things pertaining to the class you want to take- especially the teacher. If you can't find anything out beforehand, then be prepared to either be disappointed or delighted!