Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

School LogoRoosevelt High School

Rough Riders

6941 N. Central | Portland, OR 97203
Phone: (503) 916-5260 | Fax: (503) 916-2704

Intermittent Phone Service at Roosevelt

Intermittent Phone Service over the Summer

Due to construction, phone service at Roosevelt will be intermittent from June 16 until early July. Voice mail service will be available for messages.  All summer enrollment questions (From June 16-August 8th) should be directed to the Enrollment and Transfer office, 503-916-3205

Class of 2016 Important Reminders


Roosevelt Jazz Band

Congratulations to the Roosevelt HS Jazz Band. They won 2nd place at the University of Portland Jazz Festival on Thursday, April 14th. Check out the video below.

You can also find two more videos by going to the Music link.

Yearbook Questions and Answers

Yearbook Questions and Answers

How can I purchase a Roosevelt Yearbook for 2015-2016?

To purchase a yearbook you need to go to the yearbook website.


How much does the yearbook cost?

Hardcover is $40

Soft cover is $30

What is the deadline for buying the yearbook?

Yearbooks need to be purchased by May 4th.

If you order before May 4th the shipping will be free.

When will the yearbook be delivered to the students?

The yearbooks take about two weeks to be produced and shipped. The yearbooks should arrive and be ready for distribution during the last week of May.

What if I miss the purchase deadline? Can I still get a yearbook?

Yes, you can still buy a yearbook after the deadline. You will have to pay for shipping and it will have to be delivered to your house instead of to the school.  Estimated shipping cost is $8.99 per book.

I purchased a yearbook at registration. How do I know I am already listed as having purchased one?

Send an email to rstraube@pps.net  asking for confirmation of your purchase.

How do I submit a Senior Photo to the yearbook?

Go to http://rhs2016.picaboo.com/6279701/contribute and upload your Senior Photo to the Senior Title Page section.

I have pictures that I think would be great in the yearbook. How do I submit these photos for consideration?

Go to http://rhs2016.picaboo.com/6279701/contribute and upload any photo you would like. You can select the section that you would like the photos to be in. Not all photos will be able to be published in the yearbook, but the more we have to choose from the better the yearbook will be.

Will I be able to preview the yearbook before I purchase one?

Unfortunately there is no pre-purchase preview for the yearbook.

Freshman Class First Day Video

RHS Back to School Video Message from Principal Hristic


Welcome Back To Roosevelt

Dear Families,

Please click on the link below to view the Welcome Back letter from Principal Hristic. Find out what's happening at Roosevelt and what you need to know to start out the 2015-16 school year.

Welcome Back Letter


To access our College and Career Family Connection, click the link below.


If you have questions regarding Naviance, please contact the Counseling Center.

Roosevelt Modernization Construction Updates

Watch this section for updates on Roosevelt's Modernization process. Click the links below to view.

Roosevelt Video

Check out the Roosevelt Modernization Video


The video features renderings and 3-D animations that show off the latest designs for Roosevelt. Please take a look and share it with others who are interested in the Roosevelt project.



Library Catalog Link

Check it Out

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School News

Roosevelt High School 2015-2016       

Course Guide Click Here.



    Preparing 8th Graders For High School

Rider Parent Association

Rider Parent Association

Meets every 3rd Wednesday of each Month

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Family Resource Center RM 111A

~Spanish Translation Available during meeting~

Come meet our New Officers, peer parents, our Principal, and staff. We are still in need of a secretary and a few other lead parent positions. We need YOU!

~Rider Parent Association President~

Michelle Streeter

email: raecharles65@gmail.com

Roosevelt Events

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RHS Instructional Model Overview

Roosevelt High School Instructional Model Information for Families

Roosevelt High School  was awarded a substantial School Improvement Grant in 2009. With this grant comes a commitment to transform the culture of learning here at school. Part of this effort to improve includes defining the instructional framework that all teachers use to help your student achieve. This instructional framework includes the following:

  • Learning Targets: There are clear learning goals for each class your student takes. These learning goals are the focus of every activity and assignment and they are posted in student-friendly language in the classroom and on assignments.
    • Ask your student what his/her learning targets are for each class. Your student should be able to tell you the targets, what he or she will have to do or show to reach those targets, and progress made so far in reaching those targets.
  • Feedback: To help students meet learning targets, teachers give students multiple opportunities to succeed. One way they do this is to provide feedback on student work in time for students to revise their work for a grade. Once students have received this feedback (either verbal or written), students will know what they need to do to improve.
    • Ask your student about the feedback he or she is receiving and how he or she is using that feedback to make progress.
  • Engaging and rigorous classroom instruction: All teachers are committed to helping all their students reach the learning targets. They do this by planning lessons that build knowledge and skills over time, first offering lots of help, and then, gradually, allowing students to do the hard work on their own. In this way, education is a lot like constructing a building, scaffolding is put up to enable workers to get to higher levels. Once the higher levels are built, the scaffolding is taken away. Each lesson includes reading, writing and discussion.
    • Ask your student what he or she has been reading, writing and discussing in each class; and your student's thoughts and opinions about what he or she has been reading, writing and discussing.

This instructional framework is based on a large body of research on instruction and assessment (see below for key references). Every teacher at Roosevelt High School is committed to using this instructional framework to teach. However, teaching in this way is hard work. To help teachers use the framework, Roosevelt High School has provided coaches to work with teachers in all subject areas. These coaches, along with the administrative team, provide professional development, observe in classes, and give feedback to improve teaching and learning.

Would you like to learn more about the ideas and research that inform the instructional framework? Check out these references:

Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction
by Robert J. Marzano

Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom
by Connie Moss and Susan Brookhart

Focus: Elevating the Essentials
by Mike Schmoker

So What Do They Really Know? Assessment that Informs Teaching and Learning
by Cris Tovani

Student Rights & Responsibilities Handbook

 Please click here to view the Student Rights and Responsibilites Handbook.

Roosevelt Schedule

Find both the 2015-16 Bell Schedule and the High School Quarterly Calendar below.

RHS Bell Schedule

High School Qtrly Calendar


PPS News

Advisory committee forwards to superintendent recommendations for district-wide structural changes

January 29, 2016

The District-Wide Boundary Review Committee sent to the superintendent on Jan. 28 the first blueprint for structural change district-wide in many years, on the principle that balancing growing enrollment among all schools will support strong schools in every neighborhood, investing in the continued vitality of the city.


PPS grad rate up 21 points in seven years

January 28, 2016
Portland Public Schools graduation rate rose four percentage points last year to 74 percent, a 21 percentage point increase over seven years.  The PPS five-year graduation rate also improved two percentage points to 75 percent, up from 73 percent.

Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

January 26, 2016
The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 tonight, January 26, to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017.


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