Franklin D. Roosevelt High School (Dallas, Texas)
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|Franklin D. Roosevelt High School|
|525 Bonnie View Road
Dallas, Texas 75216
|School type||Public, comprehensive high school|
|Motto||Pride, Respect, Dignity, and Responsibility|
|School district||Dallas Independent School District|
|Superintendent||Michael Hinojosa, Ed.D.|
|Area trustee||Lew Blackburn, Ph.D. (District 5)|
|Principal||Brian De Veaux|
|• Grade 9||199|
|• Grade 10||143|
|• Grade 11||116|
|• Grade 12||93|
|Color(s)||light medium blue & White|
|Team name||Mighty Mustangs, female(horse)Mustang|
|Communities served||Southeast Oak Cliff|
|Feeder schools||O.W.Holmes Middle School Academy|
|Students considered a racial minority||549 (99.6%)|
|Students not considered a racial minority||2 (0.4%)|
|Website||Information by Dallas ISD|
Franklin D. Roosevelt High School is a public secondary school in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, Texas (USA), serving grades 9 - 12. The school opened in 1963 and is part of the Dallas Independent School District.
Construction of the school began in 1961 at 525 Bonnie View Road in the Oak Cliff area. Built before the school district integrated its high schools, the campus was the first new "Negro high school" built in Dallas since 1939 at the time it opened in January 1963. The school was built to serve a maximum capacity of 2000 students and at its opening was expected to draw about 1200 students from the Oak Cliff area, most previously attending Madison High School — which had itself been converted to a "Negro school" in 1956 to relieve overcrowding at Booker T. Washington and Lincoln high schools.
The school is named after former U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In honor of him passing and assisting lower class citizens opportunity for growth. School colors chosen. Light blue and white and red. Most recent colors used for FDR are navy blue, light blue and white.
- Waymond Bryant, former American football linebacker, played for the Chicago Bears
- Roy Martin, sprinter, US high school record holder
- Aaron Wallace, NFL player
- Richmond Webb, NFL player; 7-time NFL pro bowler and 5-time all-pro selection
- Jeff Fuller, former NFL n football safety who played for the San Francisco 49ers from 1984 to 1989. He played in two Super Bowls as a member of the 49ers.
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