President Theodore Roosevelt High School

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President Theodore Roosevelt High School
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Address
1120 Nehoa Street
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 96822
United States
Coordinates 21°18′37″N 157°50′14″W / 21.3104°N 157.8372°W / 21.3104; -157.8372Coordinates: 21°18′37″N 157°50′14″W / 21.3104°N 157.8372°W / 21.3104; -157.8372
Information
Type Public secondary
Established 1932
School district Honolulu District
Principal Jeanette Uyeda
Teaching staff 85.00 (FTE)
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1427 (2012-2013)
Student to teacher ratio 16.79
Campus Urban
Color(s) Red and Gold          
Athletics Oahu Interscholastic Association
Nickname Rough Riders
Rival McKinley High School
Punahou School
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Complex Area Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Complex Area
Complex Area Schools Anuenue School
Kawananakoa Middle School
Lincoln Elementary School
Maemae Elementary School
Manoa Elementary School
Noelani Elementary School
Nuuanu Elementary School
Pauoa Elementary School
Stevenson Middle School
Website
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President Theodore Roosevelt High School is a public, co-educational college preparatory high school of the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education and serves grades nine through twelve. Roosevelt High School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

History[edit]

President Theodore Roosevelt High School

President Theodore Roosevelt High School is one of the oldest public secondary schools in the state of Hawaii. It was one of the first schools in the state to have compulsory Reserve Officer Training Corps education, a standard from 1934 to 1966. Roosevelt High School is most famous for its buildings and landmark domed bell tower constructed in Spanish mission architectural style, currently being restored through grants of the Hawaiʻi State Legislature. Its buildings were used as backdrops in several movie and television productions. Adjacent to the historic bell-towered building is the 2001 Hawaiian basalt sculpture 'Hoʻokahi' (To Make as One), by Mark Watson.

Shooting[edit]

In January 2014, a police officer shot an unnamed runaway teen, who was being detained for trespass and became disruptive at the school.[2]

Campus and location[edit]

Roosevelt High School is located in urban Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. It is situated in Makiki's Kalāwahine Valley adjacent to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific overlooking downtown Honolulu and Ala Moana. The campus boasts the Hawaiian basalt sculpture Hoʻokahi (To Make As One) by Mark Watson.

Demographics[edit]

There were 1427 students attending Roosevelt High School in the 2012-2013 school year. As of then, the racial composition was as follows:[1]

Complex Area Information[edit]

Roosevelt High School is part of the Hawaii Department of Education Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Complex Area along with Kaimuki High School and McKinley High School.

Roosevelt Complex[edit]

The Roosevelt Complex consists of 12 elementary, middle, and public charter schools including Roosevelt.

  • Anuenue School
  • Education Lab Public Charter School
  • Halau Ku Mana Public Charter School
  • Kawananakoa Middle School
  • Lincoln Elementary School
  • Maemae Elementary School
  • Manoa Elementary School
  • Noelani Elementary School
  • Nuuanu Elementary School
  • Pauoa Elementary School
  • Stevenson Middle School

Feeder Middle Schools[edit]

Roosevelt High School feeds primarily from 3 middle schools in the Honolulu area.

  • Prince David Kawananakoa Middle School
  • Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School
  • President George Washington Middle School

Programs[edit]

Music[edit]

The Roosevelt High School Music Department consists of Band(Concert/Symphonic), Orchestra(Concert/Symphony), Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble.

The orchestra program consists of the Chamber Strings and the Symphony Orchestra.

Smaller Learning Communities[edit]

Academies[edit]

List of academies include:

  • Arts and Communication Academy,
  • Engineering and Technology Academy,
  • Liberal Arts Academy,
  • Sports & Fitness Academy
Arts and Communication Academy[edit]

Roosevelt's Arts and Communication Academy officially began operations in 2002 and in 2004 graduated its first class. Known for involving language, art, humanities, and history in a humanistic approach, the academy is active with the Hawaii Opera Theater and brings students to cultural centers such as Paris, Barcelona, and Madrid. Recently they are also expanding their school trips to Asia, particularly Japan. This academy is usually in charge of hosting Japanese students on their visits to Hawaii to study how schools here operate.

Clubs/Organizations[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Popular Culture[edit]

Roosevelt High is where Adam Pelko in the fiction novel A Boy at War attends school.

References[edit]

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