Young adults are extremely important at RHS. We know students need caring relationships with their teachers and other staff members. Students need a sense of belonging, competence, and engagement. The education of students is not a matter of “one size fits all” but a delicate "work in progress." The excitement and anticipation that only young people can bring to our classrooms is an essential element of our school’s character and strength. We believe in excellence and equity for all RHS students. We want RHS students to have academic choice, build background knowledge, and attain mastery of challenging skills using multiple resources.
The learning process is a journey to the academic success of each student. Our classrooms bring a culture of active involvement, exploration, evaluation, and reflection. RHS has recently qualified to meet all standards of academic proficiency, minority academic proficiency, special education proficiency, graduation rates, and attendance rates as deemed in the No Child Left Behind legislation. As students process new knowledge and skills, our goal is to advance an attitude of lifelong learning in each RHS student.
Our goal at RHS is to challenge each student to achieve their potential. Classroom structure, time to practice, guidance, and analytical thinking are crucial elements of great instruction and direct students to their achievement potential. RHS has a large number of students in the Advance Placement program in the Sioux Falls School District. Many students have gained college credit and prepared themselves with a rigorous curriculum for future academic success. Roosevelt High School is proud of the excellence in education and to serve the energetic and dynamic young people of Sioux Falls.
We know in the Counseling Department you have questions you want and need answers to from helping your student succeed in school to dealing with difficult behaviors at home. We are here to help you find the resources you and your student need. Feel free to contact your student's counselor with any questions or concerns.
Counseling Office P: (605) 362-2868
Joe Matzke Students: A - B All ELL students
Todd Alberty Students: 9th Grade C - G 10th - 12th Grade: C - Go
Chelsea Timm Students: 9th Grade: H - K 10th - 12th Grade: Gp - K
Katie Heavlin Students: L - Ng Stampede Players
Tammy Nold Students: 9th Grade: Nh - Sb 10th - 12th Grade: Ng - Sm
Sara Campbell Students: 9th Grade: Sc - Z 10th - 12th Grade: Sn - Z Foreign Exchange Students
Achieving our mission, to educate and prepare each student to succeed in a changing world, hinges on our ability to continually improve the effectiveness of our schools. Multiple factors impact student achievement and serve as indicators of effective schools. This Data Profile Directory is prepared to provide parents, educators, and the community with a data profile of various school effectiveness indicators. The directory should be used as one source of data for identifying a school's present status, assessing overall student progress, and planning for continual school improvement.
Each year the South Dakota Department of Education (SD DOE) releases a report card showing the performance of schools across the state. The report card includes information about academic achievement, student attendance for grades K-8, graduation rate for high schools, and professional staff qualifications. These criteria are used to determine the school’s performance index, or SPI.
Although the federal and state governments require building and district-level accountability measures, the District closely monitors the individual progress of each student to ensure that each student is being prepared to succeed in a changing world. By reviewing their student’s quarterly report card, attending Parent Teacher Conferences in the fall and spring, and contacting teachers with questions or concerns parents will have the best picture of how their children are progressing.
All schools in the District are submitting their School Improvement Plan to the Board for approval prior to submitting them to the State. The Plans, developed by a team of parents, community members and staff, serve as a roadmap for future planning and professional development and measure student achievement.
Each school has a building leadership team that meets regularly throughout the year to guide the development, implementation, and evaluation of the School Improvement Plan. Building leadership teams divide the larger plan into smaller segments with the following focuses: staff roles, goals, meetings summary, data processes, priorities and strategies, and the professional development plan.
This document guides the work in order to meet the District’s mission, priority statements from the Strategic Plan, and the achievement goals set by the South Dakota Department of Education.