Roosevelt High School (Yonkers, New York)
|Roosevelt High School|
|Roosevelt High School logo|
|631 Tuckahoe Road
Yonkers, New York 10710
|Type||Public High School |
|School district||Yonkers Public Schools|
|Number of students||729 |
The Theodore Roosevelt High School was a public high school operated by Yonkers Public Schools, located on the corner of Tuckahoe Road and Central Park Avenue in Yonkers, New York. It shared its campus with Early College High School from 2010, which completely replaced Roosevelt High School in 2013.
Then Yonkers Board of Education voted June 18, 2014 to rename Early College High School. The new name is Roosevelt High School – Early College Studies.
Pulitzer Prize winner, David Halberstam, graduated from Roosevelt High School in Yonkers in 1951. He was a highly acclaimed author and journalist.
A short bio and list of his books can be seen at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/42850.David_Halberstam
His H.S. yearbook photo can be seen at: http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=10&imgid=406889386
Mary J. Blige attended this school and dropped out during her junior year. Steven Tallarico, better known as Steven Tyler, the lead singer for Aerosmith and a judge on American Idol, also attended and was expelled from this school due to drug use. The class of 2013 was the last graduating class at Roosevelt High School, as the building changed its name, school colors, and mascot to Early College High School. The change was the result of test scores given to the school, as well as to offer a two-year college preparatory program within the city.
- NYS Admin Listing. Nysed.gov (2011-04-20). Retrieved on 2011-09-21.
- Roosevelt High School - Yonkers, New York - NY - School overview. Greatschools.org (2010-09-07). Retrieved on 2011-09-21.
- Mary J. Blige: Biography from. Answers.com. Retrieved on 2011-09-21.
- Steven Tyler Biography. Monsters and Critics. Retrieved on 2011-09-21.
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