Roosevelt High School (Chicago, Illinois)

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Roosevelt High School
3436 W. Wilson Avenue


United States
Coordinates41°57′54″N 87°42′53″W / 41.9650°N 87.7146°W / 41.9650; -87.7146Coordinates: 41°57′54″N 87°42′53″W / 41.9650°N 87.7146°W / 41.9650; -87.7146
School typePublic Secondary
School districtChicago Public Schools
CEEB code141105[1]
PrincipalDr. Daniel Kramer
Enrollment1,181 (2015–16)[2]
Campus typeUrban
Color(s)     Blue
Athletics conferenceChicago Public League[3]
Team nameRough Riders[3]
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools[4]
YearbookThe Roosevelt Log

Roosevelt High School is a public 4–year high school in the Albany Park neighborhood on the northwest side of Chicago, United States. The school is operated by the Chicago Public Schools district. Roosevelt opened and began existence in 1922 as William G. Hibbard High School, but was moved into a new building and renamed in honor of the 26th president of the United States in 1927.[5][6]


Roosevelt competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA).[7] The boys' football team were public league champions in 1960–61 under the leadership of coach Al Klein. 1976 Section Champions 7-1 Captains Rick Stinson and Joe Fiorentino.

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  14. ^ Wainwright, Loudon S. (27 December 1954). "Believe Thee George!". Life Magazine. Time, Inc. 37 (26): 69–71. Retrieved 24 January 2010. At 16, now a fledgling baritone and the owner of a new Ford sedan, Gobel met Alice Humecke, a pretty, dark-haired girl in his class at Roosevelt High School.
  15. ^ Johnson, Erskine (14 March 1955), "This Here Unscrambles Real George Gobel", Pittsburgh Press, p. 17, retrieved 24 January 2010, The real George and Alice Gobel met at Roosevelt High School in Chicago ...
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  18. ^ "Honorary Degree 1999: Leo Melamed". biographic sketch. University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) – Office of Future and Options Research (OFOR). Retrieved 24 January 2010. Melamed was born in Poland, from where he and his parents escaped and emigrated to United States in 1941. Melamed graduated from Roosevelt high school in Chicago, attended the University of Illinois at Navy Pier, and has a law degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago.[permanent dead link]
  19. ^ "GeorgeSchmidt". Archived from the original on January 3, 2014. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  20. ^ Alessio, Carolyn (11 May 1999), "A poet with heart and edge", Chicago Tribune, p. 1
  21. ^ "Shel Silverstein". biographic sketch. Office of the Clerk of Cook County. Archived from the original on 2010-02-23. Retrieved 24 January 2010. High School: Roosevelt High School, Chicago
  22. ^ "Ex-Sox GM Ed Short dies at 64". Chicago Tribune. 16 July 1984. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  23. ^ Jensen, Trevor; Sjostrom, Joseph (27 September 2006), "Seymour Simon: 1915 - 2006: An independent political mind Chicagoan was true to his beliefs in a career in politics and law that spanned nearly 70 years", Chicago Tribune, retrieved 24 January 2010, Simon, who was born on Aug. 10, 1915, grew up in Albany Park, the son of a lawyer. He was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and Northwestern University, where he attended law school and graduated first in his class in1938.
  24. ^ Angie Cannon (March 25, 2001). "A Nation of New Cities". US News and World Report. Archived from the original on January 3, 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2013.

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