Roosevelt High School (Portland, Oregon)

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Roosevelt High School
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Roosevelt High School is located in Portland, Oregon
Roosevelt High School
Roosevelt High School
6941 N Central Street
Portland, Oregon, Multnomah County, 97203
United States
Coordinates 45°35′22″N 122°44′17″W / 45.589407°N 122.738147°W / 45.589407; -122.738147Coordinates: 45°35′22″N 122°44′17″W / 45.589407°N 122.738147°W / 45.589407; -122.738147
Information
Type Public
Opened 1921
School district Portland Public Schools
Principal Charlene Williams[1]
Grades 9-12[2]
Number of students 828[3]
Color(s) Black and gold  [4]
Athletics conference OSAA Portland Interscholastic League 5A[4]
Mascot Roughriders[4]
Website

Roosevelt High School is a public high school in Portland, Oregon, United States.

History[edit]

Due to the baby boom and passing of a $25 million building levy by the school district in 1947, completion of a wing already under construction and a new gymnasium were slated.[5] It was described as the "worst crowded high school" in Portland in 1950.[5] Roosevelt received a Federal Grant in the Summer of 2010 to improve school conditions and to return the school into a comprehensive campus by 2013.

Student profile[edit]

The student population is 31% Latino, 30% white, 23% African American, 9% Asian/Pacific Islander, and 4% Native American.[6] In 2009, 7% of the students transferred into the school.[7] The school is the most ethnicly diverse neighborhood high school in the state of Oregon. 84% of students receive free or reduced lunch, making it Oregon's poorest high school. [1]

Academics[edit]

Roosevelt is divided into several small schools. The Pursuit of Wellness Education at Roosevelt, also known as P.O.W.E.R. Academy or POWER Academy, school is headed by Charlene Williams,[1] with an enrollment of 229 students.[2] In 2008, 58% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 80 students, 46 graduated, 22 dropped out, 5 received a modified diploma, and 7 are still in high school.[8][9]

The Arts, Communication & Technology School has an enrollment of more than 250 students.[2] In 2008, 52% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. In 2008, 51% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 96 students, 49 graduated, 37 dropped out, 4 received a modified diploma, and 6 are still in high school.[8][9]

The Spanish-English International School has an enrollment of 222 students.[2] Of 56 students, 29 graduated, 16 dropped out, 2 received a modified diploma, and 9 are still in high school.[8][9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hammond, Betsy (2009-09-10). "New principals for Portland-area high schools". OregonLive.com (The Oregonian). Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Oregon School Directory 2008-09". Oregon Department of Education. p. 139. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  3. ^ http://www.pps.k12.or.us/files/data-analysis/2012_Enrollment_Summary.pdf
  4. ^ a b c http://w3.osaa.org/scorecenter/schools/details/Roosevelt
  5. ^ a b Polich, Edward L. (1950). A history of Portland's secondary school system with emphasis on the superintendents and the curriculum (Thesis/dissertation). University of Portland. p. 160. OCLC 232551057. 
  6. ^ Melton, Kimberly (2010-01-21). "What will be the fate of my high school?". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2010-02-09. 
  7. ^ Melton, Kimberly (2010-02-04). "How many transfer, and where do they go?". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2010-02-12. 
  8. ^ a b c "State releases high school graduation rates". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  9. ^ a b c "Oregon dropout rates for 2008". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01.