President Theodore Roosevelt High School is a public, co-educational college preparatory high school in Honolulu, Hawai'i. It is operated by the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education and serves grades nine through twelve. Roosevelt High School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
President Theodore Roosevelt High School is one of the oldest public secondary schools in the state of Hawaii. It was one of the first schools in the state to have compulsory Reserve Officer Training Corps education, a standard from 1934 to 1966.
The school avoided destruction when on March 4, 1942, the Imperial Japanese Navy attempted to bomb Pearl Harbor a second time. Weather caused one of the two floatplane bombers to drop its bombs 300 meters from the school.
Roosevelt High School is most famous for its buildings and landmark domed bell tower constructed in Spanish mission architectural style, currently being restored through grants of the Hawaiʻi State Legislature. Its buildings were used as backdrops in several movie and television productions. Adjacent to the historic bell-towered building is the 2001 Hawaiian basalt sculpture 'Hoʻokahi' (To Make as One), by Mark Watson.
In January 2014, a police officer shot a knife wielding runaway teen, who was being detained for trespass and became disruptive at the school.
Roosevelt High School is located in urban Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. It is situated in Makiki's Kalāwahine Valley adjacent to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific overlooking downtown Honolulu and Ala Moana. The campus boasts the Hawaiian basalt sculpture Hoʻokahi (To Make As One) by Mark Watson.
There were 1427 students attending Roosevelt High School in the 2012-2013 school year. As of then, the racial composition was as follows:White: 5.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 84.2%
American Indian: 0.4%
Roosevelt High School is part of the Hawaii Department of Education Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Complex Area along with Kaimuki High School and McKinley High School.
The Roosevelt Complex consists of 12 elementary, middle, and public charter schools including Roosevelt.Anuenue School
Education Lab Public Charter School
Halau Ku Mana Public Charter School
Kawananakoa Middle School
Lincoln Elementary School
Maemae Elementary School
Manoa Elementary School
Noelani Elementary School
Nuuanu Elementary School
Pauoa Elementary School
Stevenson Middle School
Roosevelt High School feeds primarily from 3 middle schools in the Honolulu area.Prince David Kawananakoa Middle School
Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School
President George Washington Middle School
The Roosevelt High School Music Department consists of Band(Concert/Symphonic), Orchestra(Concert/Symphony), Marching band, Jazz Ensemble.
The orchestra program consists of the Chamber Strings and the Symphony Orchestra.
List of academies include:Arts and Communication Academy,
Engineering and Technology Academy,
Liberal Arts Academy,
Sports & Fitness Academy
Arts and Communication Academy
Roosevelt's Arts and Communication Academy officially began operations in 2002 and in 2004 graduated its first class. Known for involving language, art, humanities, and history in a humanistic approach, the academy is active with the Hawaii Opera Theater and brings students to cultural centers such as Paris, Barcelona, and Madrid. Recently they are also expanding their school trips to Asia, particularly Japan. This academy is usually in charge of hosting Japanese students on their visits to Hawaii to study how schools here operate.Anime Club
Associated Student Body
Comedy Club (Disbanded)
International Culture Club
Pacific & Asian Affairs Council Club
Red Cross Club
Speech and Debate
Alfred Apaka, singer, bassist
Yvonne Elliman, singer
Thomas Gill, Congressman
Bruno Mars, Singer, song writer, and producer
Chad Owens, Canadian Football League player
Clarissa Chun, 2x US Olympian, Wrestler
Larry Price, Radio talk show host
William S. Richardson, Chief Justice of Hawaii
Dietrich Varez, artist, printmaker
Mike Lum, Former professional baseball player (Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs) and current hitting coach of the Gulf Coast League Pirates
Gervin Miyamoto, United States Marshal for the District of Hawaii
John Simerson, American football player
Sammy Steamboat, professional wrestler
Roosevelt High is where Adam Pelko in the fiction novel A Boy at War attends school.