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    Roosevelt High School Profile


    • Roosevelt is a comprehensive urban high school with a student body somewhat reflective of Seattle’s diversity. Our enrollment is determined primarily by address, instead of city-wide enrollment. The school is approximately one mile north of the University of Washington’s main campus.
    • We are accredited by the NASC and hold memberships in NACAC, PNACAC, and the Washington Council for High Schools – College Relations. Roosevelt enjoys a reputation for excellence in academics and the performing arts.

    • The students in the drama and music programs travel extensively and have earned national recognition. The Jazz Ensemble has participated in the Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington Jazz Band Competition multiple times and have taken first place 4 times since 1999, most recently in Spring 2019.

    • Our “Hands for a Bridge” program explores cultures in conflict through dialogue and the arts and travel to Northern Ireland and South Africa.

    • Our Ultimate Frisbee team won the 2018 -19 National championship. Girls basketball and girls volleyball both finished 7th in State.

    RHS Composite (September 2020)

    • Total =1711

      9th Grade 390 22.8%

      10th Grade 395 23.1%

      11th Grade 412 24.1%

      12th Grade 514 30.0%



      156 of our students (9.1%) receive Special Education Services.    150 (8.8%) are on Free or Reduced Lunch.

    Student Ethnicity

    • African American/Black: 65 (3.8%)
    • American Indian/Alaska Native: 4 (.2%)
    • Asian: 170 (9.9%)
    • Hispanic: 123 (7.2%)
    • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0 (0%)
    • Caucasian: 1198 (70.0%)
    • Multiracial: 149 (8.7%)

    Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2021

    24 Credits:

    • 2.0 credit fine arts
    • .5 credit health
    • 4.0 credits LA (LA 9, LA 10, 11th and 12th grade students take AP Lang. & Comp or College in the High School one year, then 1.0 credit of LA Options the other year)
    • 3.0 credits math through algebra 2
    • 1.0 credits Career Connected
    • 1.5 credits PE
    • 3.0 credits science
    • 2.0 credits world language
    • 3.5 credits social studies
    • 4.0 elective credits

    Students must additionally have passed Washington State History. Students in the class of 2021 must meet state standards on the Smarter Balanced assessments in English Language Arts and Math. Students must also complete 60 hours of service learning.

    Honors Classes (“H” on transcript)

    Language Arts: 

    This year the Honors Language Arts is not being offered with the exception of AP Eng Lang Comp 1/2 and the College in the High School courses (C Lit240, Film as Lit and Margins & Centers). 

    World Language: Latin 305 is a College in the High School course, while French 103 is optionally CIHS.

    Mathematics:   Geometry H, Algebra 2H, Precalculus H and Biotech H.

    AP Classes (AP on transcript)

    Calculus (AB and BC), Statistics, Human Geography for all sophomores, Language and composition – (all students must take AP LA or CIHS LA in 11th or 12th grade), U. S. History, American Government, Comparative Government, French, Spanish, Spanish Lit, AP Computer Science, AP Psychology, AP Physics (C), AP Studio Art (Photography). Starting this year, AP Environmental Science was added.

    Running Start (RS on transcript):

    • Juniors and seniors who pass a community college placement test may take classes at local community colleges for concurrent high school and college credit.

    Grades and Class Rank Policy

    The current 11 point grading scale, which has been in effect since September 2010:

    • A: 93-100%
    • A-: 90-92%
    • B+: 87-89%
    • B: 83-86%
    • B-: 80-82%
    • C+: 77-79%
    • C: 73-76%
    • C-:70-72%
    • D+: 67-69%
    • D: 60-66%
    • E: below 60%

    The GPA is unweighted.

    As of Fall 2018, we do not rank students.

    Please note: Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, district policy only allows pass/no pass grading for credit earned from on-line or other independent providers while enrolled at RHS.

    COVID 19 Adjustments:

    In March 2020, Seattle Public Schools transitioned to remote learning. The grading policy for second semester of 2019-20 also changed to allow for A/Incomplete grading only. This grading protocol was also applied to Running Start classes.

    The 2020-21 school year is currently remote learning. The grading policy for 2020-21 allows for A through C-/Incomplete. D and E grades will not be used.

    RHS Testing Information

    Testing (2020 scores are currently not available)

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    AP Scores (May 2020)


    702 students took a total of 1222 exams

    77% scored 3 or higher

    21% scored a grade of 5

    National Merit Program           Class of 2020                    Class of 2021




    Commended Scholars




    College Admissions for the Class of 2020

    Of last year’s graduating class, 319 (74%) were planning to attend a 4 year college directly after graduation, and 66 (15%) at community colleges. 15 students planned a gap year.

    The following is a partial list of institutions students chose to attend:

    University of WA

    Western WA Univ.

    WA State University


    San Diego State


    University of Oregon

    DePaul University

    U of Colorado - Boulder

    Cal Poly

    Johns Hopkins



    UC Berkeley

    Rice University





    Claremont McKenna

    Colorado College


    Duke University

    Emory University



    University of Michigan

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