Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School (Hyde Park, New York)

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School
156 South Cross Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Coordinates 41°49′34″N 73°54′07″W / 41.826°N 73.902°W / 41.826; -73.902Coordinates: 41°49′34″N 73°54′07″W / 41.826°N 73.902°W / 41.826; -73.902
Type Public
Motto President Pride.!
School district Hyde Park Central School District
Principal Barbara Marrine
Faculty 94.9 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 1425[1] (2011-12)
Student to teacher ratio 15.0[1]
Team name Roosevelt Presidents

Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School is a public high school located in Hyde Park, New York in Dutchess County. Named for a native son, the school serves about 1,550 students in grades 9 to 12 in the Hyde Park Central School District.


The original high school building (now Haviland Middle School) was built on land donated to the town by local farmer Ben Haviland. Construction began in 1938 and was one of three schools erected as a Depression-era Public Works Administration project in Hyde Park.[2]

It was originally called the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School and may be the only public high school in the United States built under the auspices of, and named for, a sitting president. President Roosevelt dedicated the school to the town in 1940, and the school graduated its first class in 1941. As enrollment increased, the town began construction on the current high school building which opened in 1965.[3]

The original building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]


  • Our School. Franklin D. Roosevelt High School. Retrieved on 31 January 2008.