Roosevelt High School Profile
Updated January 5, 2012
1410 NE 66th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
Principal: Brian Vance
ETS CODE: 481-140
Total Student Population* (Fall 2011): 1,668
|Grade 12 (2012)||381|
|Grade 12 (5th year)||12 (primarily bilingual and IEP)|
|American Indian/Alaska Native||67||4.0%|
|Federal Meal Subsidy||357||21.42%|
|*Students may include themselves in two different race/ethnicity groups|
Roosevelt is a comprehensive urban high school with a student body reflective of Seattle’s diversity. 2010-2011 was the first year of the District’s new assignment policy, with students assigned based on address rather than open enrollment. About 10% of our seats are lottery based “choice” enrollment. We are accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools/Colleges, and hold membership in NACAC, PNACAC, and the Washington Council for High School-College Relations.
Roosevelt enjoys a reputation for excellence in academics and the performing arts. The students in the drama and music programs travel extensively and have earned national recognition.
The drama department has Roosevelt alums regularly performing in shows playing on Broadway and won four star reviews at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest Theatre Arts Festival in the world.
The outstanding music program includes a Jazz Ensemble, which has participated in Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington Jazz Band Competition multiple times. Roosevelt High School has won the competition three times and has made the finals every year except 2003 since the 16-year-old event began accepting contestants west of the Mississippi in 1999. Their most recent finish was second place in May 2011.
Our French, Japanese, Latin and Spanish programs enjoy national distinction.
Roosevelt is closely partnered with the University of Washington’s Henry Art Gallery. Speakers, events and seminars with this UW institution enrich both our students and staff. A unique program at Roosevelt is “Hands for a Bridge”, which deals with cultures in conflict through dialogue and the arts. This program provides the opportunity for students and staff to travel to Northern Ireland and to South Africa, as well as bringing students and staff from those countries to Roosevelt. In recognition of “Hands for a Bridge” and other programs emphasizing international cultures and global awareness, Roosevelt was recognized in 2009 by CSIET with the Global Classroom Award.
Roosevelt News, our school newspaper, received recognition in several categories at the 2010 Washington Journalism state competition.
Our Yearbook, Strenuous Life, won state-wide honors for its 2008-2009 "Best Ad Section", along with "Best End Sheet Design"" for this year's 201-2011 edition.
Three students in the class of 2012 have been nominated as National Merit semi-finalists, fifteen students are National Merit Commended Scholars, and one senior has been selected as a semi-finalist in the 2012 National Achievement Scholarship Program for outstanding Black American students.
Roosevelt boasts a strong athletic program as well, with a significant number of students turning out for high school sports. The Roosevelt Girls' Basketball team won the 2003-2004 state 4A high school championship in March 2004, as featured in the nationally released film, "Heart of the Game".
We are also proud of our award winning culinary arts program.
Grading and Ranking Procedures
Grade distribution September 2008-June 2010 was A, B, C, D, and E (failing). That grading range is A: 90%-100%; B: 80%-89%; C: 70%-79%; D: 60%-69%. E: 59% and below. GPA and class rank were unweighted through June 2010. Effective with grades earned first semester of 2010-2011 however, the District grade scale has been changed to include plus and minus grades. And although official GPA will remain unweighted, weighted grades are now used to calculate class rank.
The new range: A: 93-100%; A-: 90-92%; B+: 87-89%; B: 83-86%; B-: 80-82%; C+: 77-79%; C: 73-76%; C-:70-72%; D+: 67-69%; D: 60-66%; E: below 60%. Accordingly, for the class of 2012, their transcript for first and second semester of their junior year, as well as this year, will encompass the new grading scale, while the grades and credits from ninth and tenth grade are based on the previous scale.
Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2012
GPA - 2.0
20 credits (as follows):
- 1 credit fine arts
- .5 credits health
- 3 credits LA (LA 9, LA 10, AP Lang and Comp and two one semester LA options classes—students choose which to take in gr. 11 and which to take in gr. 12)
- 2 credits math
- 1.5 credits PE
- 1.5 credits occupational
- 2 credits science
- 3.5 credits social studies
- 5 elective credits
Students in the class of 2012 must meet standards in reading and writing on the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) as well as meet math standards on the HSPE or pass a math End of Course Exam (EOC) in algebra 1 and/or geometry. Students must also complete 60 hours of service learning and a senior project.
Honors, AP and Running Start
Honors Classes (H on Transcript)
Honors option is available in all regular LA classes in grades 10 as well as LA options (grade 11 or grade 12). Students choose honors contract to earn "H" on transcript. There are no separate LA honors classes offered.
Prior to 2009-2010: math 2H, math 3H
Beginning September 2009: geometryH, algebra 2H, precalculusH
AP Classes (AP on Transcript)
Human Geography (for all sophomores beginning 2008-2009)
Language and Composition (for for class of 2012, all students must take in 11th or 12th gr)
Spanish Lit starting in 2009-2010
Computer Sci (starting 2011-2012)
Art (starting 2011-2012)
Running Start (RS on Transcript)
Juniors and seniors who pass a community college placement test may take classes at local community colleges for concurrent high school and college credit.
SAT and ACT Scores
SAT scores (2011)
|Sat Mean for Roosevelt students||Critical Reading 582||Math 579||Writing 572||n = 311|
|Sat Mean for students also taking
|Critical Reading 654||Math 648||Writing 644||n = 106|
ACT scores (2011)
Average for Roosevelt students
|English 25.0||Math 24.2||Reading 25.3||Science 23.4||Composite 24.6||n = 163|
ACT with optional Writing
|English average 25.4||Essay average 8.1||English/writing 24.5||n = 143|
Class of 2011 College Admissions
College Admissions for the Class of 2011
|College enrollment:||86.6% (out of 390 graduates)|
|Four-year institutions:||274 students (70.2%)|
|Two-year institutions:||64 students (16.45%)|
RHS Graduates College Placements
The following list of institutions at which June 2011 graduates are matriculating is representative of where our graduates have gone the past five years.
Four Year Schools in Washington State
58 students will attend the University of Washington (Seattle). Other four-year schools in Washington at which Roosevelt grads will be matriculating, both public and private, include Western Washington (44), Washington State (16), UW-Bothell (7), Whitman (6), Central Washington Univ. (4), Cornish (3), Evergreen (3), Gonzaga (3), University of Puget Sound (3), Seattle Pacific (2), Seattle Univ. (2), Pacific Lutheran University (1).
Four Year Out-of-State Schools
122 Rider grads will be attending out-of-state/international four-year colleges and universities, both public and private. Four-year schools represented include American Univ. (2), Beloit (1), Bentley (1), BYU (1) Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (8), Carnegie Mellon (1), Chapman (7), Cleveland Institute of Music (1), College of Wooster (1), Colorado College (2), Columbia (1), Concordia (1), Cornell (1), Emory (2), George Fox (1), Georgetown (1), George Washington (2), Greenville College (1), Grinnell (1), Hamilton (1), Harvard (2), John Hopkins (1), Lafayette (1), Lehigh (1), Lewis and Clark (1), Linfield (1), Louisiana State (1), Loyola Marymount LA (1), Loyola Univ. New Orleans (1), Manhattan School of Music (2), Montana State (3), New York Univ. (1), Newhouse School of Syracuse Univ. (1), Northeastern (2), North Park Univ. (1), Oberlin (1), Occidental (1), Oklahoma City Univ. (2), Ohio State (1), Oregon State (1), Pace Univ. (1), Pitzer (1), Pomona (1), Rice (3), San Diego State (1), Santa Clara (1), South Dakota School of Mines (1), Southern Oregon Univ. (2), St Olaf’s (2), St. John’s (1), Univ. of Arizona (1), Univ. of British Columbia (4), UC Davis (2), UC Santa Barbra (2), Univ. of Colorado (1), Univ. of Denver (3), Univ. of Evansville (1), Univ. of Illinois at Chicago (1), Univ. of Iowa(1), Univ. of Miami (1), Univ. of Minnesota (1), Univ. of Montana (2), Univ. of Nevada-Reno (1), Univ. of North Dakota (1), Univ. of Oregon (4), Univ. of Pennsylvania (1), Univ. of the Pacific (1), Univ. of Portland (2), Univ. of Redlands (1), Univ. of Richmond (1), USF (3), USC (1), Univ. of Wisconsin (1), Virginia Tech (1), Villanova (1), Washington Univ. (1), Webster (1), Wesleyan (1), Willamette (3).