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Vision Statement:

At Roosevelt, there will be an emphasis on creativity, critical thinking and opportunities to share student work publicly. Students will become arts literate, able to self-reflect and able to critique the arts.  Students will develop self and global awareness by exploring local and world cultures through the arts.  Building community, making learning interesting/meaningful, teaching critical thinking, and teaching basic academic skills will be primary goals.  The teaching of dance, drama, music and the visual arts will be used to enhance the core curriculum.   Applicable uses of technology will also be explored.

Mission statement:

The mission of Roosevelt Elementary School is to help every child reach his/her full potential academically and in the arts by working collaboratively with families and the community.  Roosevelt students will have the skills and character to be able to pursue meaningful options as adults in a global society.


The Eureka Grade School was located between Alabama and Texas streets at Woburn Street and was built in 1902. The building was enlarged in 1907. In 1927-28, the name of the school was changed to Roosevelt to honor former president Theodore Roosevelt. A newer Roosevelt school was built in 1972 at its present location, 2900 Yew Street. Our school mascot, the Roosevelt bear, reflects the love of the outdoors and wildlife that president “Teddy” Roosevelt enjoyed during his lifetime.

Emergency and Safety Info

Keeping our students and staff safe at school is a top priority. Bellingham Public Schools coordinates with all local emergency responders to ensure our procedures and plans for fire, earthquake, lockdowns and other drills are current and reflect best practices for student safety.

What to do in an emergency »

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