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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 (October 2019)

    • Total = 1820

      9th Grade 418 23%

      10th Grade 420 23.1%

      11th Grade 525 28.8%

      12th Grade 457 25.1%



      153 of our students (8.4%) receive Special Education Services.    160 (8.8%) are on Free or Reduced Lunch.

    Student Ethnicity

    • African American/Black: 62 (3.4%)
    • American Indian/Alaska Native: 4 (.2%)
    • Asian: 192 (10.5%)
    • Hispanic: 114 (6.3%)
    • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1 (.01%)
    • Caucasian: 12756 (70.1%)
    • Multiracial: 171 (9.4%)

    Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2020

    21 Credits:

    • 1.0 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
    • 1.5 credits Career Connected
    • 1.5 credits PE
    • 2.0 credits science
    • 3.5 credits social studies
    • 4.0 elective credits

    Students must additionally have passed Washington State History. Students in the class of 2020 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: 

    The Honors option is available in regular LA classes, grade 10 as well as in LA options offered in grades 11 and 12 (whichever year they do not take AP LA or CIHS). Students choose Honors contract to earn “H” on transcript; there are no separate LA Honors classes.

    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, Latin, Japanese, 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 a school, we expect students to be competitive with themselves, not with each other, and therefore 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

    RHS Testing Information


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    AP Scores (May 2019)


    676 students took a total of 1152 exams

    83% scored 3 or higher

    23% scored a grade of 5

    National Merit Program           Class of 2019                    Class of 2020




    Commended Scholars




    College Admissions for the Class of 2019

    Of last year’s graduating class, 326 (77%) were planning to attend a 4 year college directly after graduation, and 32 (7.5%) at community colleges. 4 students enlisted in the armed services.

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

    University of WA

    Western WA Univ.

    WA State University

    Seattle Pacific

    Montana State


    University of Oregon

    Seattle University

    U of Colorado - Boulder

    Cornell University

    Baylor University

    Purdue University

    Santa Clara

    UC Davis

    New York University

    University of Alabama


    University of Colorado


    George Washington University

    Oregon State

    McGill University


    Portland State


    Cal Poly

    Carnegie Mellon

    Virginia Tech

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