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From the Coalition of Community Schools:

“A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. It’s integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. Community schools offer a personalized curriculum that emphasizes real-world learning and community problem-solving Coalition Of Community Schools

Roosevelt Middle School (RMS) is working to become your community school:

As a 3-year middle school, Roosevelt doesn't have the advantages of K-12 community schools with decade long parental involvements and alumni cheer-leading, which give rise to lasting personal and business relationships within the community.  However, "under new management" for several years, Roosevelt is making progress on: 

  • Becoming a community place: The school has opened some campus facilities to community use and will be expanding the list soon. 
  • Community Partnerships: The school has relationships with almost two dozen businesses, educational or social services organizations and it is always welcoming more for the benefit of  students and staff. 
  • Enhancing academic offerings: Recipient of a three year Federal Magnet School grant (one of only three middle schools in San Diego), Roosevelt enhanced its arts, language and music curriculum, became an International Baccalaureate school (one of two middle schools in SD), is developing opportunities for STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Mathmatics), trans disciplinary learning and much more . (See "Academics" tab).

Other good things about Roosevelt:

  • It has a caring, dedicated staff of teachers, counselors , nursing and library staff, and more!
  • It offers French and Spanish World Language Instruction!
  • It has a popular parent initiated school uniform code! 
  • It teaches students using a variety of inquiry methods!
  • It has twenty two student and volunteer organized clubs!
  • It has an active and growing parent and community volunteer program!
  • It has many student and volunteeer organized clubs!
Roosevelt has a diverse student body:

In the 2015-2016 school year, among the 1000+ students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grade,  62% are Latino, 17% Caucasian; 14% African American; and 7% other. 19% of students are English Learners, 16%  have special needs and 86% of students qualify for free or reduced cost lunch.

Roosevelt is a popular middle school for matriculating 5th graders: 
Families from four “cluster” elementary schools and a dozen other community schools through out the city,  enroll their children at Roosevelt for many reasons, the most important of which is its success in preparing them for high school and for life.  The school enrollment a few years ago was about 750. The school community aims to ensure 100% high school graduation and post secondary educational for all of its students.