School Pride

  • Theodore Roosevelt and Adeline Walker

    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.

    Our school is also named after Adeline C. Walker.

    Mrs. Walker was born on July 10, 1904 and was once described as the "real heart and soul of Santa Ana." She graduated from Santa Ana High School in 1921 and was responsible for the restoration of the Victorian Howe-Waffle house in Santa Ana. She is also credited with having the county courthouse declared a historic monument. Mrs. Walker is also remembered for her years of dedicated service working in district schools teaching children how to plant and care for gardens.


    A Brief History of Roosevelt-Walker Academy

    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.


    Our School Mascot is the roadrunner.

    Famous People of Roosevelt-Walker Academy

    Sandra Peña Sarmiento
    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."
Last Modified on September 3, 2021