• EVERY STUDENT, EVERY CHANCE, EVERY DAY •Dr. David E. Cash, Superintendent • 720 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 • (805) 963-4338
Roosevelt Elementary School is a diverse and integrated school community. Located in the upper east side of Santa Barbara, the school site is slightly under four acres. The classrooms are housed in a new, two-story building which was completed in the 1999-2000 school year. The new building has a state-of-the-art networked 32-station computer lab and an art/science room.
From 1999-2002, Roosevelt staff and parents collaboratively developed a strategic plan with specific schoolwide goals. The Roosevelt school community is working together to support these goals: develop a strong and consistent academic program; create a consistently implemented, schoolwide behavior management system; improve the progress of English learners; create parent involvement and support reflecting the diversity of the school’s student population; support students to be emotionally and physically prepared to further their education; and unify the staff in the pursuit of common goals.
Roosevelt’s academic program includes: comprehensive reading program for students at all levels; Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) for identified students in grades 3-6 in core language arts and mathematics, as well as enrichment via a school news program; Learning Center which provides academic support to students with exceptional needs; Discipline Based Art Education emphasizes art history and criticism as well as studio art; 6th-grade trip to Outdoor School; participation in Los Marineros, a marine biology program developed by the Museum of Natural History; afterschool programs; instructional music program; and PTA-sponsored cultural and arts assemblies and field trips.
California Distinguished School (2006)
Roosevelt Elementary School feeds into Santa Barbara Junior High School.
California’s testing program seeks ways to create a cohesive system that is fair to all students, provides reliable comparisons, and measures what students are expected to know. The Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program is the centerpiece of state testing. STAR has three basic components, all of which are multiple-choice tests: California Standards Test (CST), which is an achievement test based on California's content standards, California Modified Assessment (CMA), for students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and designed to address the student's individual needs, California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), for students with severe cognitive disabilities, and Standards-based in Spanish (STS) for newly enrolled Spanish-speaking English learners. These “on demand” assessments are administered to all students in the grade level that is being tested. In addition to the “on demand” assessments, student achievement is continuously monitored by the classroom teacher(s).
The Academic Performance Index is a system of measuring each school’s academic performance and progress in reaching established goals.
All schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District periodically conduct fire and earthquake drills. Each school has a disaster preparedness plan and works in coordination with local law enforcement and other public safety organizations.
School custodians address daily cleaning and maintenance needs. The District’s maintenance team visits each campus regularly, according to a defined rotation schedule, and addresses specialized needs (e.g., painting, carpentry, etc.). In the event of a facility emergency at the school site, the District maintenance team responds on an immediate basis.
Enrollment and ethnicity information is gathered from the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS). CALPADS information is updated each October as a California Department of Education reporting requirement. Comprehensive and comparative CALPADS data for all Santa Barbara County schools is available at: www.sbceo.org