Theodore Roosevelt High School (Washington, D.C.)
|Theodore Roosevelt High School|
listed in the NRHP as "Roosevelt Senior High School"
4301 13th Street Northwest
|School type||Public high school|
|School district||District of Columbia Public Schools Ward 4|
|Faculty||66.0 (on FTE basis)|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Enrollment||600 (as of 2016–17)|
|Student to teacher ratio||10.36|
Theodore Roosevelt High School is a public high school operated by the District of Columbia Public Schools in the Petworth neighborhood of Ward 4 neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C. Roosevelt enrolls 668 students (2016–2017) in ninth through 12th grade. Additionally, the high school is also home to Roosevelt S.T.A.Y. program, an alternative academic and career/technical program that leads to a high school diploma or vocational certificate.
In the early portion of the 20th century (and at a different location), the school was known as Business High School. The high school, located at 13th and Upshur Streets NW was built in 1932 to accommodate 1,200 students. Just prior to the 2016-2017 academic year, it completed a $121 million, two-year facility modernization. During the renovation period, classes were conducted at the MacFarland Middle School campus nearby at 4400 Iowa Avenue, NW. The school campus has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Uncovered New Deal artwork
The American Panorama, a 1934 New Deal–funded fresco by the Baltimore-born artist Nelson Rosenberg, was uncovered during renovation work in the cafeteria in fall 2013. The fresco is currently being restored and will be incorporated into the final renovation.
- Kate Smith (1907–86), American singer, attended Business High School—likely class of 1924.
- Bill Smith, former MLB player (St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies)
- Diane Rehm, 1954, American public radio talk show host
- Phil Perlo, American football player
- Bowie Kuhn, Baseball Commissioner
- Abe Pollin, Owner Washington Bullets, Washington Capitals
- Sharon Pratt (Sharon Pratt Kelly, Sharon Pratt Dixon), 1961 – DC politician (Mayor of DC, 1991 to 1995)
- Charlene Drew Jarvis (b. 1941), American educator and former scientific researcher and politician
- Irvin Yalom, 1931 psychiatrist, author.
- GNIS entry for Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School; USGS; December 31, 1981.
- National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 6, 2011.
- "Roosevelt High School". Retrieved 13 January 2015.
- "Roosevelt High School Project". DC Department of General Services. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
- "Roosevelt High School @ MacFarland". Retrieved 13 January 2015.
- "Nelson Rosenberg". Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
- Wiener, Aaron. "Rough Ride: Can a new building, redrawn boundaries, and a changing neighborhood transform D.C.'s struggling Roosevelt High School?". Washington City Paper. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
- Roosevelt High School
- Roosevelt High School Modernization Project, District of Columbia Department of General Services
- Roosevelt High School Profile, District of Columbia Public Schools
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