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Santa Ana
Unified School District
Dennis McGeeney, Principal
501 South Halladay Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone: 714.564.1200
Fax: 714.564.1299

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Principal's Message

Parents often ask me, "How can I help my child be more successful at school?"  I always tell them that the answer is actually quite simple and it only takes 10 minutes a day.  The key to helping your child be a successful reader is to make sure they are spending 10 minutes a day reading.  They can check out books from the library, use the Santa Ana library, the Tustin library (the closest library to our school) and it doesn't cost a penny! Plus, the public libraries are open on the weekend.  I also remind them that everyday includes Saturday and Sunday.  The more you read, the better your vocabulary and your ability to spell.  Probably every child at school can spell McDonald's because they have seen the word hundreds of time. Reallly want to help your child succeed? Make sure they read every day.
Dennis McGeeney, Principal
Los padres siempre me preguntan: "¿Cómo puedo ayudar a mi hijo a tener más éxito en la escuela?" Yo siempre les digo que la respuesta es muy simple y sólo toma 10 minutos al día. La clave para ayudar a su hijo a ser un buen lector es para asegurarse de que están gastando 10 minutos al día leyendo. Ellos pueden sacar libros de la biblioteca, utilizar la biblioteca de Santa Ana, la biblioteca de Tustin (la biblioteca más cercana a la escuela) y no cuesta ni un centavo! Además, las bibliotecas públicas están abiertas los fines de semana. También les recuerdo que cada día incluye sábados y domingos. Cuanto más leas, mejor será su vocabulario y su habilidad para escribir palabras. Probablemente todos los niños en la escuela puede escribir  "McDonalds" porque han visto la palabra cientos de veces. Si quiere ayudar a su hijo a tener éxito, asegúrese de que leen todos los días..
Dennis McGeeney, Director

School Pride

Theodore Roosevelt Elementary

Our school is named after Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States of America. . 

  • He was the youngest President in our Nation's history
  • During the Spanish-American War, he was a lieutenant colonel in the Rough Rider Regiment.
  • He was elected Governor of New York in 1898
  • As President he was a "trust buster" and forced the dissolution of a great railroad combination in the Northwest
  • He liked to quote the favorite proverb: "Speak softly and carry a big stick. . . . "
  • He ensured the construction of the Panama Canal.
  • He added enormously to the national forests in the West and reserved lands for public use.

A Brief History of Theodore Roosevelt Elementary

The original location of Roosevelt Elementary was on Grand Ave. It was built in the 1920's and was severely damaged in the Sylmar Earthquake of 1971. It was deemed unusable and eventually demolished.

Roosevelt Elementary was eventually rebuilt at its current location at 501 South Halladay Street. The new site was dedicated in 1973.

If you walk up to Roosevelt School today this is what it would look like:

Our School Mascot is the roadrunner.

Famous People of Roosevelt Elementary

Mr. Erik Rossmann

5th Grade Teacher

2011 SAUSD Elementary School

Teacher of the Year


Sandra Peña Sarmiento

Alumnus of Roosevelt Elementary
and Producer of the 2006 Documentary:

I Am Orange County


"This creative documentary expresses the hopes and aspirations of Latino immigrant students at four Orange County schools during one of the most contentious anti-immigrant years in recent history. Produced as part of the "I Am Orange County" social justice through technology program in Santa Ana,CA."

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