Roosevelt High School (Portland, Oregon)
|Roosevelt High School|
|6941 N Central Street
Portland, Oregon, Multnomah County, 97203
|School district||Portland Public Schools|
|Number of students||828|
|Color(s)||Black and gold|
|Athletics conference||OSAA Portland Interscholastic League 5A|
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. It was described as the "worst crowded high school" in Portland in 1950. 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.
The student population is 31% Latino, 30% white, 23% African American, 9% Asian/Pacific Islander, and 4% Native American. In 2009, 7% of the students transferred into the school. 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. 
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, with an enrollment of 229 students. 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.
The Arts, Communication & Technology School has an enrollment of more than 250 students. 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.
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