President Theodore Roosevelt High School

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President Theodore Roosevelt High School
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Address
1120 Nehoa Street

,
96822

Coordinates 21°18′37″N 157°50′14″W / 21.3104°N 157.8372°W / 21.3104; -157.8372
Latitude and Longitude:

21°18′37″N 157°50′14″W / 21.3104°N 157.8372°W / 21.3104; -157.8372
Information
TypePublic secondary
Established1932
School districtHonolulu District
PrincipalSean Wong
Teaching staff78.00 (FTE) [1]
Grades9–12
Enrollment1,363 (2017-18) [1]
Student to teacher ratio17.47 [1]
CampusUrban
Color(s)Red and Gold          
Athletics Oahu Interscholastic Association
Nickname Rough Riders
Rival McKinley High School
Punahou School
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Complex Area Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Complex Area
Complex Area SchoolsAnuenue 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
Website
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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 12. Roosevelt High School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Roosevelt was ranked as the top high in Hawaii in 2019 by US News and World Report (see State and National Ranking, below).

History

President Theodore Roosevelt High School

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.

Shooting

In January 2014, a police officer shot a knife-wielding runaway teen who was being detained for trespassing and became disruptive at the school. [3]

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.

Demographics

There were 1427 students attending Roosevelt High School in the 2012-2013 school year. As of then, the racial composition was as follows: [2]

Complex Area Information

Roosevelt High School is part of the Hawaii Department of Education Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Complex Area along with Kaimuki High School and McKinley High School.

Roosevelt Complex

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

Programs

Music

The Roosevelt High School Music Department consists of Band( Concert/ Symphonic), Orchestra( Concert/ Symphony), Marching band, Jazz Ensemble.

The orchestra program consists of the Chamber Strings and the Symphony Orchestra.

Smaller Learning Communities

Academies

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 there operate.

Notable alumni

Popular culture

Roosevelt High is where Adam Pelko in the fiction novel A Boy at War attends school.

State and National Ranking

Roosevelt received a "Best High School" ranking in 2019 from U.S. News and World Report with a score of 97.91, making it the top high school in Hawaii and ranking #360 nationally out of 17,245 ranked schools. [4]

References

  1. ^ a b c President Theodore Roosevelt High School
  2. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for President Theodore Roosevelt High School". ed.gov. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Roosevelt High School In Honolulu Put On Lockdown Following Report Of Shooting (UPDATED)". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  4. ^ "President Theodore Roosevelt High School". US News and World Report.

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