Theodore Roosevelt High School (Fresno)

Theodore Roosevelt High School
4250 E. Tulare Ave
Fresno, California
United States
Coordinates 36°44′31″N 119°45′11″W / 36.742°N 119.753°W / 36.742; -119.753Coordinates: 36°44′31″N 119°45′11″W / 36.742°N 119.753°W / 36.742; -119.753
Type Public
Established 1928
School district Fresno Unified School District
Principal Michael Allen
Enrollment 2231 (2015-2016)
Color(s) Kelly Green and Gold          
Mascot Rough Rider
Publication The T.R. Times - NOT ACTIVE -

Theodore Roosevelt High School (RHS), is located in southeast Fresno, California. It is a high school established within the Fresno Unified School District. The high school mascot is the Rough Rider (in physical form it is a horse) named after the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Theodore Roosevelt organized and helped command during the Spanish–American War. The high school's colors are green and gold.

The school was opened in 1928, and was both a junior and senior high school. It now serves grades 9-12. During the 2011–2012 school year 2,184 students attended RHS.

The school received publicity in 2014 with the movie documentary Try which focused on Roosevelt's rugby program and the positive effect it has had on the high school students who began playing.[1][2][3]

Roosevelt School of the Arts

The Roosevelt School of the Arts is a district-wide magnet school program established in 1984, offering students in-depth specialized training in performing, visual, and media arts.[4] The Roosevelt School of the Arts program was recognized as a winner of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education "Creative Ticket National School of Distinction Award", one of five schools to receive this award for outstanding achievement in Arts Education.

Awards and recognition

RHS was recognized by the California State Board of Education in 1996 California Distinguished School Award.[5] The school has also won two Golden Bell Awards. In 2009, RHS renewed their WASC accreditation.


Many of its students are immigrants from Mexico and Southeast Asia. 51.8% of the student population are English learners. Below are rough figures of the student population.

Ethnicity Population Percentage of total population
Asian 454 11.9%
Pacific Islander 3 0.1%
Latino 2078 78.2%
African American 123 4.6%
White 183 4.6%

RHS has many programs to serve its students, including AVID tutoring, IRS Business Academy and Migrant Ed.

Campus Culture Directors/Activities Directors

Campus Clubs & Organizations

Athletic Directors


Every fall RHS holds the "Little Big Game" (a.k.a. "Pig Game"), a football game that is played between Roosevelt and longstanding rival and fellow historic high school Fresno High. Fresno High has the most wins in this rivalry.

The varsity boys soccer team has won six out of the last eight central section championships, in 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2013

Notable alumni


  1. "Video: New Rugby Doc Getting Publicity", Rugby Today, November 26, 2014.
  2. "The Unlikely Story Of How Rugby Changed The Future For These Inner City Students", Huffington Post, November 25, 2014.
  3. "High school rugby team rises above Fresno 'hood", Fresno Bee, June 4, 2011.
  4. Roosevelt School of the Arts, accessed June 26, 2007.
  5. Distinguished Middle and High Schools, California State Board of Education. Accessed June 26, 2007.
  6. "EX-FRESNAN FOLLOWS "GUIDING LIGHT' BACK TO NEW YORK CITY: SHARON LEAL, FORMERLY OF GOOD COMPANY PLAYERS AND ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL, LANDS SPOT ON SOAP OPERA.", The Fresno Bee, February 10, 1996. "It's not that she's tired of Erica, Brooke, Tad, Adam and the rest of the All My Children crew. But being a proud mom, she wants to support her daughter, Sharon. The ex-Good Company Players and Roosevelt High School graduate is joining the cast of Guiding Light.".
  7. "AUDRA -- LIVING HER DREAM ... ", Fresno Bee, January 15, 1989. Accessed December 31, 2007. "Audra McDonald loves New even though two people have thrown up on her in the subway and she thought she would never survive a New York taxi ride. McDonald, a June graduate of Roosevelt School of the Arts, is living a dream come true."
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