Roosevelt High School (Roosevelt, New York)

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Roosevelt High School
1 Wagner Avenue
Roosevelt, (Nassau County), New York 11575
United States
Coordinates 40°41′19″N 73°34′51″W / 40.68861°N 73.58083°W / 40.68861; -73.58083Coordinates: 40°41′19″N 73°34′51″W / 40.68861°N 73.58083°W / 40.68861; -73.58083
School type Public, High School
Established 1956 (1956)[1]
Status Open
School district Roosevelt Union Free School District
NCES District ID 3624990[2]
CEEB code 334913
NCES School ID 362499003463[3].
Principal Shawn Farnum [4]
Faculty 56.6 FTEs[5]
Grades 9-12
Gender Coeducational
Enrollment 964 (as of 2014-15)[5]
Student to teacher ratio 17.0:1[5]
Color(s) Royal Blue and Gold          
Nickname Rough Riders

Roosevelt High School is a four-year public high school located in Roosevelt as part of the Roosevelt School District, serving students in grades 9 through 12. It is located in the hamlet of Roosevelt in the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, U.S. After years of failing test scores, Roosevelt High School is the first high school in New York to be taken over by the state.[6]

As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 964 students and 56.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 17.0:1. There were 247 students (25.6% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 46 (4.8% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[5]


Roosevelt High School has a grading and promotion policy. In order for a student to be admitted to the ninth grade, a student must pass 3 of the 4 major subject areas each year:[7]

The student can fail no more than the equivalent of 1 credit in minor subjects each year (i.e. Technology 1/2 credit, Home Career 1/2 credit, etc.)[7]

To be promoted from grade 9 to 10, a student must earn 4 units of credit.[7]

These units must include: 1 in English and 1 in Social Studies. To be promoted from grade 10 to grade 11, a student must have earned 9 units of credit.[7] These units must include: 2 units in English, 2 units in Social Studies, 1 unit in Mathematics, 1 unit in Science.[7] A student must receive a minimum grade of 70 in order to advance.[7]


The student body in the 2007-2008 school year consisted of:[8]

  • 2 American Indian or Alaska Native students or 0% of the student body
  • 615 Black or African American students or 77% of the student body
  • 181 Hispanic or Latino students or 23% of the student body
  • 1 Asian or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students or 0% of the student body
  • 0 White students or 0% of the student body
  • 0 Multiracial students or 0% of the student body

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School alumni include:


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