Roosevelt Intermediate School

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Roosevelt from the field in the back of the school

Theodore Roosevelt Intermediate School
Established 1926
Type public middle school
Principal Mr. Stewart Carey
Students 737
Grades 6-8
Location 301 Clark Street,
Westfield, NJ, USA
District Westfield Public Schools
Campus Suburban
Yearbook name varies by year
Newspaper 'The Rough Rider'

Theodore Roosevelt Intermediate School ("Roosevelt" or "RIS", formerly "RJHS") is a middle school in Westfield, New Jersey, USA. It was built in 1926, as part of the Westfield Public Schools. It was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive, during the 2004-05 school year.[1]


RIS has five main academic courses:

  • Math
  • Foreign Language (choice between Spanish or French, and not offered if supplemental classes are taken).
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Language Arts

There are also three elective periods, as follows:

Grade 6-

  • 1 marking period each of Technology and Computers and 2 marking periods of Art
  • 3 marking periods of Physical Education and 1 marking period of Health
  • 4 marking periods of music class*

Grade 7-

  • 1 marking period each of Health and Woodshop, and 2 marking periods of Art
  • 4 marking periods of Physical Education
  • 4 marking periods of music class*

Grade 8- Students take 3 mandatory marking periods of Physical Education and 1 mandatory marking period of Health, and choose enough of the following courses to add up to 8 more marking periods.

  • Band- 4 marking periods
  • Chorus- 4 marking periods
  • Orchestra- 4 marking periods
  • Fine Arts- 2 marking periods
  • Arts & Crafts- 2 marking periods
  • Journalism- 2 marking periods
  • Woodshop- 2 marking periods
  • Small Engines- 2 marking periods
  • Drama- 2 marking periods
  • Graphic Design- 2 marking periods
  • Project Technology- 2 marking periods
  • Science Olympiad- 2 marking periods

*Students choose between Band, Chorus, or Orchestra. Some students qualify to take a supplemental study hall instead of music.

  • Roosevelt Intermediate School also has many extra curricular activities and clubs. They have a great program for the arts[citation needed]. In the spring of 2008 they staged a showing of the musical Footloose.


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Coordinates: 40°39′06″N 74°21′21″W / 40.651780°N 74.355833°W / 40.651780; -74.355833