Roosevelt Elementary School is a K-6 elementary school rich in both history and tradition. Roosevelt is located in the center of the city of Selma in Fresno County and is mainly an urban family setting. Theodore Roosevelt School was first built in 1921 to house junior high students in 6th-8th grades. The thirty year-old main school building was demolished due to an earthquake in 1952 and rebuilt in 1955. In 1993, the middle school was moved to a newly-constructed facility on another site, and Roosevelt became a K-6th grade elementary school. Most of the parents who have lived in Selma attended Roosevelt as a junior high school, which has created a family atmosphere, a sense of pride, and ownership with the whole community.
Roosevelt's enrollment is 726 students, kindergarten through 6th grade. The children of our school are of a culturally diverse background with approximately 93% being of a minority race. Hispanic students comprise 89.5% of the total student population, while Asians represent 3.26%. All other minority races are less than 1%. The income of our families can be characterized as low to middle income. 100% of our students receive free meals due to a grant. Of the 93% that are of the minority race 33% are enrolled in the English Learners (EL) Program. Roosevelt Elementary School has 232 EL students. Currently, there are 11 GATE students enrolled. Statistical information is based on 2017-2018 data.