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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Roosevelt High School is a highly rated, public school located in Sioux Falls, SD. It has 2,404 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.

Roosevelt High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1260
33 responses
Average ACT
26
420 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$59,017
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$791
National
$949
Median Home Value
$175,100
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 92 responses
  • Football games, prom, basketball games, formal
    28%
  • Homecoming
    21%
  • Formal
    14%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    9%
  • Volleyball games
    5%
  • Plays
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,404
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,785
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.50 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,482/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.51 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.51 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.51 responses
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Roosevelt High School offers fantastic opportunities for students interested in every field. Roosevelt's students excel in the Math, Science, English, Social Studies, Fine Arts and Athletics, all thanks to the excellent staff. The teachers at this school genuinely care about their pupil's wellbeing and success, offering different styles of learning to accommodate for the diverse student population. I have built close connections with my teachers and with my peers, benefitting from an interactive curriculum and fun extracurriculars. My only complaints would be the overcrowding that happens within our school due to it being the most populated high school in the state; however, efforts are being made to resolve this issue as a new high school in the Sioux Falls school district is being made to account for the overflow. Roosevelt High School has allowed me to create memories that I will carry with me for a life time and has helped me determine my passion and future degree.
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My experience at Roosevelt High School was quite amazing yet sometimes I can’t lie was boring. Homecoming events were really great and all but the dances to me were always to loud for me. Most of teachers who have helped me here are wonderful. I have one particular teacher that inspired me to become someone but I’ll keep that one to myself. I meet a few interested people during my time here and they were great people. Although there was times during school where we faced a scary event. But good people were their to protect us and luckily nothing bad happened. I wished senior year ended a bit more happy but I can do is accept all the great moments I had here at Roosevelt High School. Go ROUGH RIDERS!
I loved the school I chose right out of eighth grade and I wouldn't want it any other way! As I'm graduating, I've noticed all the opportunities and help the teachers and counselors at Roosevelt was able to give me to build my own successful future! My school was very large, a graduating class of four hundred ninety six people! That might scare some people, but I find myself lucky to be able to get to know so many different people that have changed my life for the better! The school was full of leadership, and very motivating people. I'm thankful I was able to be apart of such a strong and helpful community all those years!