Roosevelt Elementary School
Roosevelt Elementary School
Phone: (360) 452.8973 or 452.8974
Fax: (360) 452.4011
- Roosevelt Elementary School Website
- Continuous School Improvement Plans
- Roosevelt Enrollment, January 2013 - 407.54
- Port Angeles School District Demographics Information
For more information on Roosevelt Elementary School, click here to view Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Washington State Report Card information.
In alliance with all Port Angeles Schools, Roosevelt Elementary students will reach high standards and graduate prepared with knowledge, skills, and abilities to choose a successful future.
In alliance with Port Angeles School District, Roosevelt Elementary creates and sustains a learning community where every child receives excellent instruction every day.
Reflections on the 2013-14 School Year
Roosevelt Elementary School has a great foundation on which to build our educational plan and school community: our students, parents, staff and community partners. We have a community that tirelessly lends its support through special events, donations, and volunteerism to make it possible for our teachers and staff to continually provide a quality education for our children.
This past year, our students’ Measurement of Student Progress (MSP) scores demonstrated the following achievements:
Reading: Third grade: 77.6% at standard; fourth grade: higher than the state in two of four strand areas; fifth grade: 81.3% at standard, four of six special education students passed; sixth grade: 81.9% at standard, no gender gap.
Math: Fifth grade: 64.4% at standard, above the state in three of four strand areas; sixth grade 76.6% at standard. Fifth grade 2014 cohort increased by 11.8%; sixth grade 2014 cohort increased by 38.5%.
Writing: 65.4% at standard, three year positive trend in Conventions to 76.9%, above the state in COS/Conventions, decreased male gender gap by 5.5%.
Science: Above the state in all strands, 8.4% at level 1; 75.9% in Systems Strand, no gender gap.
Plans for the 2014-2015 School Year
Our goal is to create a learning community where every student is receiving excellent instruction every day. We will partner with each other, parents, and community members to help each child be a successful learner.
We are a school that is in step one of the school improvement process as we did not meet AYP in 2014. Additional Title 1 funds for teacher professional development will be used to support our students in the area of reading, math and writing.
A major focus for our school is continuing to build our understanding of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and to align our instruction to the standards. We are continually identifying what parts of our current curriculum is aligned as well as identifying the gaps that exist and finding the additional materials that will support the learning.
Another major focus is to support the CCSS by identifying those instructional strategies that are research and evidence based, and that if used across all curriculum areas will improve student learning.
The third major focus across our school is math instruction. In our review of Measure of Student Progress (MSP) data over the last three years, we are below the state average in math for third-fifth grades. We consistently struggled in third-sixth grade "measurement/geometric sense/statistics." While we know standards have changed, we are closely analyzing where this math learning occurs in CCSS so we can prepare students to successfully meet the standards.
Finally, we will continue to support all of the areas listed above with our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) school wide system. We are in year two of implementation. We believe that if students are in an environment where there are clear and shared expectations, where the behavior expectations are taught and reinforced, where when misbehaviors occur the expectations are reviewed and retaught and if additional interventions are needed they are available; so that students will do their best learning and teachers will do their best teaching. The model is about being proactive, positive, and preventative.
We will provide: afterschool sixth grade math club; Response to Intervention (RTI) team assigned to K-fifth grade levels for small group and focused reading instruction; sixth grade intervention support for reading, math and study skills; extra literacy support for struggling kindergarten students; school-wide universal screening using DIBELS in reading in the fall, winter, and spring and DRA to first-second grade 3x per year; small group instruction in RTI in core curriculum, strategic intervention, and intensive intervention for basic skill development; progress monitoring using the Houghton Mifflin curriculum and/or DIBELS; collaboration time dedicated to looking at tiered instruction & movement in response to individual student needs; small group and individual support using a core of volunteers; continue to support school-wide efforts with our PBIS system; a WA State Reading Corp Member to provide tutoring support for strategic and intensive students in first-third grade; designing and implementing math RTI and after school interventions.
Professional Development. Annually, the School District provides opportunities for professional development to enhance capacities to close student achievement gaps defined by demographic attributes. The School District will also continue regularly scheduled collaborative time so teachers can support each other in understanding student achievement data and its connection to instructional strategies, curriculum and assessment. Additionally, Roosevelt staff will participate in Training for Literacy Strategies; certificated staff will take part in a Differentiation book study and Common Core Math Training; classified staff will take part in Playworks Training; grant teachers continue with CenturyLink iPad Grant project on-going training and collaboration.
School Climate. A Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) fall 2013 survey indicated positive support for Roosevelt Elementary, especially in the following:
Staff/CEE Survey: 82%, Supportive Learning Environment; 79%, Clear and Shared Focus
Parent/CEE Survey: 89%, Effective Leadership; 88%, High Standards & Expectations; 88%, Supportive Learning Environment
Student/CEE Survey: 92%, High Standards/Expectations; 78%, Clear and Shared Focus
Roosevelt students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of enrichment activities including: Math Olympiad offered for fifth/sixth grades; PAEF grant experiences across grade levels (field trips, microscopes, community partnerships, learning assemblies); sixth grade outdoor education offered at NatureBridge ; Young Writers Conference for first-sixth grade students March 2015 at Peninsula College; Science Day with NatureBridge; Poetry Slam-sixth grade; Tears of Joy Puppet Theater; fourth Grade Battle of the Books through NOLS; Dungeness Science Learning/fifth grade; fifth Grade Science Careers at NOLS.
How You Can Help
Everyone gains if Roosevelt staff and our community work together to promote high achievement by our children. Parents play an extremely important role as children’s first teachers. Support for their children and for the school is critical to children’s success every step along the way. Our goal is a school-home partnership that will help all students to succeed. Finally, we wish to extend invitations to all of our educational and community partners, but most importantly to our parents, to share your thoughts, ideas, and what ifs. Together we will help all of our students be successful.
Use and Condition of Building
Roosevelt Elementary School, built in 1978, housed Roosevelt Middle School students until June 2007. The facility now supports kindergarten through grade six classrooms, as well as outdoor fields and two large gyms for district and community recreation. The physical evaluation of this education facility is rated 53% based on a January 7, 2008 study and survey by BLRB Architects. Facility Use and Conditions Report available at the Port Angeles School District office.
For more information on Port Angeles School District’s Report Card go to: reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us.
2011-2014 Assessment Trend
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Citizen Complaints-Federal Programs