President Theodore Roosevelt High School
|President Theodore Roosevelt High School|
|1120 Nehoa Street
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96822
|School district||Honolulu District|
|Teaching staff||85.00 (FTE)|
|Student to teacher ratio||16.79|
|Color(s)||Red and Gold|
|Athletics||Oahu Interscholastic Association|
|Rival||McKinley High School
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Complex Area||Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Complex Area|
|Complex Area Schools||Anuenue School
Kawananakoa Middle School
Lincoln Elementary School
Maemae Elementary School
Manoa Elementary School
Noelani Elementary School
Nuuanu Elementary School
Pauoa Elementary School
Stevenson Middle School
President Theodore Roosevelt High School is a public, co-educational college preparatory high school in Honolulu, Hawai'i. It is operated by the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education and serves grades nine through twelve. Roosevelt High School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
- 1 History
- 2 Campus and location
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Complex Area Information
- 5 Programs
- 6 Notable alumni
- 7 Popular culture
- 8 References
- 9 External links
President Theodore Roosevelt High School is one of the oldest public secondary schools in the state of Hawaii. It was one of the first schools in the state to have compulsory Reserve Officer Training Corps education, a standard from 1934 to 1966.
The school avoided destruction when on March 4, 1942, the Imperial Japanese Navy attempted to bomb Pearl Harbor a second time. Weather caused one of the two floatplane bombers to drop its bombs 980 feet from the school.
Roosevelt High School is most famous for its buildings and landmark domed bell tower constructed in Spanish mission architectural style, currently being restored through grants of the Hawaiʻi State Legislature. Its buildings were used as backdrops in several movie and television productions. Adjacent to the historic bell-towered building is the 2001 Hawaiian basalt sculpture 'Hoʻokahi' (To Make as One), by Mark Watson.
In January 2014, a police officer shot a knife wielding runaway teen, who was being detained for trespass and became disruptive at the school.
Campus and location
Roosevelt High School is located in urban Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. It is situated in Makiki's Kalāwahine Valley adjacent to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific overlooking downtown Honolulu and Ala Moana. The campus boasts the Hawaiian basalt sculpture Hoʻokahi (To Make As One) by Mark Watson.
There were 1427 students attending Roosevelt High School in the 2012-2013 school year. As of then, the racial composition was as follows:
- White: 5.2%
- Black: 1.0%
- Hispanic: 2.2%
- Asian/Pacific Islander: 84.2%
- American Indian: 0.4%
- Multiracial: 7.0%
Complex Area Information
The Roosevelt Complex consists of 12 elementary, middle, and public charter schools including Roosevelt.
- Anuenue School
- Education Lab Public Charter School
- Halau Ku Mana Public Charter School
- Kawananakoa Middle School
- Lincoln Elementary School
- Maemae Elementary School
- Manoa Elementary School
- Noelani Elementary School
- Nuuanu Elementary School
- Pauoa Elementary School
- Stevenson Middle School
Feeder Middle Schools
Roosevelt High School feeds primarily from 3 middle schools in the Honolulu area.
- Prince David Kawananakoa Middle School
- Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School
- President George Washington Middle School
The orchestra program consists of the Chamber Strings and the Symphony Orchestra.
Smaller Learning Communities
List of academies include:
- Arts and Communication Academy,
- Engineering and Technology Academy,
- Liberal Arts Academy,
- Sports & Fitness Academy
Arts and Communication Academy
Roosevelt's Arts and Communication Academy officially began operations in 2002 and in 2004 graduated its first class. Known for involving language, art, humanities, and history in a humanistic approach, the academy is active with the Hawaii Opera Theater and brings students to cultural centers such as Paris, Barcelona, and Madrid. Recently they are also expanding their school trips to Asia, particularly Japan. This academy is usually in charge of hosting Japanese students on their visits to Hawaii to study how schools here operate.
- Alfred Apaka, singer, bassist
- Yvonne Elliman, singer
- Thomas Gill, Congressman
- Bruno Mars, Singer, song writer, and producer
- Chad Owens, Canadian Football League player
- Clarissa Chun, 2x US Olympian, Wrestler
- Larry Price, Radio talk show host
- William S. Richardson, Chief Justice of Hawaii
- Dietrich Varez, artist, printmaker
- Mike Lum, Former professional baseball player (Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs) and current hitting coach of the Gulf Coast League Pirates
- Gervin Miyamoto, United States Marshal for the District of Hawaii
- John Simerson, American football player
- Sammy Steamboat, professional wrestler
Roosevelt High is where Adam Pelko in the fiction novel A Boy at War attends school.
- "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for President Theodore Roosevelt High School". ed.gov. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
- "Roosevelt High School In Honolulu Put On Lockdown Following Report Of Shooting (UPDATED)". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
- "Roosevelt High School Home Page". Honolulu, HI, USA. Retrieved 2013-02-12.