Roosevelt Elementary School

Summary:

Roosevelt Elementary School is a public elementary school serving grades PK-6 in Rahway, New Jersey, with 573 students that are predominantly Hispanic (44.5%) and African American (33.16%). The school is part of the Rahway Public School District, which is ranked 545 out of 615 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Roosevelt Elementary has some strengths, such as relatively strong performance for African American and Hispanic students, the school faces significant challenges. It has seen a sharp increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 9.1% in 2017-2018 to 22.3% in 2021-2022, which is notably higher than nearby Franklin Elementary (31.1%) and Grover Cleveland Elementary (32.3%), as well as the state average. Academically, Roosevelt Elementary's performance on NJSLA tests is generally lower than the district and state averages, with only 32.2% of 3rd graders proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 42% statewide.

Interestingly, Roosevelt Elementary shows significant racial disparities in its performance, with White students performing much worse than their African American and Hispanic peers. The school also has a relatively high percentage of students (over 50%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage. Over the past several years, Roosevelt Elementary's statewide ranking has steadily declined, from a high of 660 out of 1,346 schools in 2015-2016 to its current ranking of 973 out of 1,342 schools, suggesting the school is struggling to keep pace with other elementary schools in New Jersey.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 811 St George Ave
       Rahway, NJ  07065-2626


(732) 396-1060

District: Rahway Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
973rd of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,584 Help


Students who attend Roosevelt Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Rahway 7th & 8th Grade Academy
High:    Rahway High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.3 Help
Number of students:  573

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
44.5%
African American:
33.2%
White:
16.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51.3% Help


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Compare Details Roosevelt Elementary School ranks worse than 72.5% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 2nd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Rahway Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 28.22. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Roosevelt Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (44.5%), African American (33.2%), White (16.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 51.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Roosevelt Elementary School is 11.3, which is the lowest among 4 elementary schools in the Rahway Public School District! (See more...)
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Compare Roosevelt Elementary School employs 50.7 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Roosevelt Elementary School is $14,584, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Rahway Public School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Roosevelt Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Roosevelt Elementary School 973rd of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Roosevelt Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Rahway Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Rahway Public School District 545th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Roosevelt Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Roosevelt Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 10.77 1050th 1204 12.8%
2004 46.48 861st 1298 33.7%
2005 40.30 941st 1303 27.8%
2006 26.73 1081st 1314 17.7%
2007 29.43 1071st 1329 19.4%
2008 22.29 1135th 1338 15.2%
2009 22.90 1127th 1346 16.3%
2010 22.84 1138th 1354 16.0%
2011 43.12 923rd 1360 32.1%
2012 44.48 893rd 1363 34.5%
2013 54.96 744th 1367 45.6%
2014 48.32 845th 1363 38.0%
2015 51.62 697th 1357 48.6%
2016 53.97 660th 1346 51.0%
2017 36.68 897th 1352 33.7%
2018 26.33 1055th 1353 22.0%
2019 26.47 1033rd 1360 24.0%
2021 22.76 971st 1317 26.3%
2022 21.94 1052nd 1345 21.8%
2023 28.22 973rd 1342 27.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Roosevelt Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.72 217th 434 50.0%
2019 41.92 246th 463 46.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Roosevelt Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.45 576th 1001 42.5%
2019 37.42 559th 1007 44.5%
2021 39.64 476th 868 45.2%
2022 32.20 583rd 949 38.6%
2023 48.57 402nd 958 58.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Roosevelt Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.87 548th 942 41.8%
2019 35.39 607th 948 36.0%
2021 35.49 552nd 839 34.2%
2022 38.40 519th 863 39.9%
2023 55.45 329th 910 63.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Roosevelt Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.45 1002nd 1333 24.8%
2019 38.07 869th 1331 34.7%
2021 29.61 867th 1290 32.8%
2022 22.62 1019th 1326 23.2%
2023 31.42 897th 1318 31.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Roosevelt Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.07 1008th 1334 24.4%
2019 22.69 1050th 1335 21.3%
2021 22.05 958th 1297 26.1%
2022 23.34 994th 1324 24.9%
2023 26.76 957th 1315 27.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Roosevelt Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.63 183rd 517 64.6%
2019 58.72 186th 522 64.4%
2021 41.79 253rd 456 44.5%
2022 47.83 246th 494 50.2%
2023 62.00 147th 463 68.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Roosevelt Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.28 475th 870 45.4%
2019 42.52 503rd 899 44.0%
2021 44.23 449th 896 49.9%
2022 40.97 523rd 953 45.1%
2023 51.31 433rd 982 55.9%
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Rank History for White students at Roosevelt Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.46 821st 1022 19.7%
2019 11.99 934th 1023 8.7%
2021 23.06 811th 964 15.9%
2022 2.57 943rd 976 3.4%
2023 7.24 915th 975 6.2%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Roosevelt Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 355 162 13 48 0 n/a n/a 0 578
1989 348 162 10 43 1 n/a n/a 0 564
1990 344 180 12 53 0 n/a n/a 0 589
1991 349 163 11 66 0 n/a n/a 0 589
1992 393 204 6 59 0 n/a n/a 0 662
1993 357 207 9 47 0 n/a n/a 0 620
1994 343 191 16 39 0 n/a n/a 0 589
1995 287 179 16 35 1 n/a n/a 0 518
1996 287 179 16 35 1 n/a n/a 0 518
1998 284 204 30 60 2 n/a n/a 0 580
1999 282 214 36 72 2 n/a n/a 0 606
2000 268 214 29 90 2 n/a n/a 0 603
2001 252 216 22 121 4 n/a n/a 0 615
2002 214 260 20 133 2 n/a n/a 0 629
2003 214 260 20 133 2 n/a n/a 0 629
2004 167 217 16 180 0 n/a n/a 0 580
2005 196 304 17 164 1 n/a n/a 0 682
2006 176 349 21 136 2 n/a n/a 0 684
2007 156 329 17 143 1 n/a n/a 0 646
2008 153 321 12 145 1 n/a n/a 0 632
2009 145 320 13 154 0 1 0 0 633
2010 147 309 18 175 0 0 1 0 650
2011 143 302 23 192 0 2 7 0 669
2012 131 286 26 206 1 2 13 0 665
2013 126 182 24 219 1 2 16 0 570
2014 130 181 26 256 0 2 21 0 616
2015 143 180 26 259 0 2 18 0 628
2016 141 177 25 256 0 2 18 0 619
2017 149 172 24 244 0 1 15 0 605
2018 135 171 18 263 0 0 21 0 608
2019 132 183 16 258 1 2 19 0 611
2020 125 193 15 243 1 2 17 0 596
2021 104 183 14 251 4 3 19 0 578
2022 99 194 11 233 4 2 17 0 560
2023 92 190 11 255 4 3 18 0 573

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Roosevelt Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 578 32.0 18.0 n/a
1989 564 32.0 17.6 n/a
1990 589 31.0 19.0 17.5
1991 589 37.0 15.9 20.5
1992 662 36.0 18.3 25.1
1993 620 40.0 15.5 28.5
1994 589 39.0 15.1 27.7
1995 518 35.0 14.8 26.6
1996 518 35.0 14.8 26.6
1998 580 36.0 16.1 26.9
1999 606 38.0 15.9 29.9
2000 603 35.0 17.2 40.5
2001 615 35.3 17.4 36.1
2002 629 44.5 14.1 41.2
2003 629 44.5 14.1 41.2
2004 580 41.0 14.1 47.6
2005 682 46.0 14.8 n/a
2006 684 46.0 14.9 51.6
2007 646 47.0 13.7 53.6
2008 632 35.0 18.1 58.1
2009 633 57.9 8.6 56.4
2010 650 44.0 14.7 56.9
2011 669 41.0 16.3 58.3
2012 665 49.9 13.3 61.2
2013 570 50.0 11.4 54.7
2014 616 51.0 12.0 54.5
2015 628 49.0 12.8 53.3
2016 619 52.0 11.9 46.8
2017 605 50.0 12.1 36.5
2018 608 51.0 11.9 48.5
2019 611 51.0 11.9 45.3
2020 596 54.9 10.8 40.6
2021 578 54.2 10.6 46.9
2022 560 49.7 11.2 31.4
2023 573 50.7 11.3 51.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Roosevelt Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 578 32.0 18.0 n/a
1989 564 32.0 17.6 n/a
1990 589 31.0 19.0 17.5
1991 589 37.0 15.9 20.5
1992 662 36.0 18.3 25.1
1993 620 40.0 15.5 28.5
1994 589 39.0 15.1 27.7
1995 518 35.0 14.8 26.6
1996 518 35.0 14.8 26.6
1998 580 36.0 16.1 26.9
1999 606 38.0 15.9 29.9
2000 603 35.0 17.2 40.5
2001 615 35.3 17.4 36.1
2002 629 44.5 14.1 41.2
2003 629 44.5 14.1 41.2
2004 580 41.0 14.1 47.6
2005 682 46.0 14.8 n/a
2006 684 46.0 14.9 51.6
2007 646 47.0 13.7 53.6
2008 632 35.0 18.1 58.1
2009 633 57.9 8.6 56.4
2010 650 44.0 14.7 56.9
2011 669 41.0 16.3 58.3
2012 665 49.9 13.3 61.2
2013 570 50.0 11.4 54.7
2014 616 51.0 12.0 54.5
2015 628 49.0 12.8 53.3
2016 619 52.0 11.9 46.8
2017 605 50.0 12.1 36.5
2018 608 51.0 11.9 48.5
2019 611 51.0 11.9 45.3
2020 596 54.9 10.8 40.6
2021 578 54.2 10.6 46.9
2022 560 49.7 11.2 31.4
2023 573 50.7 11.3 51.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Roosevelt Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $216 (1.5%) $14,368 (98.5%) $14,584

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Roosevelt Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1033rd of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 973rd of 1342 Elementary schools
 3.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Roosevelt Elementary School)32.332.2
 0.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Rahway Public School District)32.825.9
 6.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Roosevelt Elementary School)53.325
 28.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Rahway Public School District)39.631.7
 7.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Roosevelt Elementary School)44.528.4
 16.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Rahway Public School District)43.341
 2.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Roosevelt Elementary School)31.316.4
 14.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Rahway Public School District)32.323.3
 9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Roosevelt Elementary School)4643.3
 2.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Rahway Public School District)43.645.1
 1.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Roosevelt Elementary School)29.835
 5.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Rahway Public School District)25.922.7
 3.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.840.1
 6.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Roosevelt Elementary School)40.340.6
 0.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Rahway Public School District)49.637.5
 12.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)56.149
 7.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Roosevelt Elementary School)26.422.6
 3.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Rahway Public School District)2620.3
 5.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)40.634.3
 6.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students611573
 6.2%
African American183190
 3.8%
American Indian14
 300%
Asian1611
 31.3%
Hispanic258255
 1.2%
Pacific Islander23
 50%
White13292
 30.3%
Two or More Races1918
 5.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients45.3%51.3%
 6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Roosevelt Elementary School

Roosevelt Elementary School ranks 973rd of 1342 New Jersey elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 573 students attended Roosevelt Elementary School.

Students at Roosevelt Elementary School are 45% Hispanic, 33% African American, 16% White, 3% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

Students who attend Roosevelt Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Rahway 7th & 8th Grade Academy
High : Rahway High School


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