Theodore Roosevelt Junior High School
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Theodore Roosevelt Junior High School, October 2010
Roosevelt Elementary School (Philadelphia) is located in Philadelphia
Roosevelt Elementary School (Philadelphia)
Roosevelt Elementary School (Philadelphia) is located in Pennsylvania
Roosevelt Elementary School (Philadelphia)
Roosevelt Elementary School (Philadelphia) is located in the United States
Roosevelt Elementary School (Philadelphia)
Location430 E. Washington Ln.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°02′54″N 75°10′31″W / 40.0483°N 75.1752°W / 40.0483; -75.1752Coordinates: 40°02′54″N 75°10′31″W / 40.0483°N 75.1752°W / 40.0483; -75.1752
Area5 acres (2.0 ha)
ArchitectIrwin T. Catharine
Architectural styleColonial Revival
MPSPhiladelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference No.88002317[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 18, 1988

Roosevelt Elementary School is a historic K–8 school located in the Morton neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is part of the School District of Philadelphia. The building was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1922–1924. It is a three-story, 17 bay, brick building on a raised basement in the Colonial Revival-style. It features a central projecting entrance pavilion of brick and stone, with stone pilasters, and a stone cornice and brick parapet.[2] The school was named for President Theodore Roosevelt.

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

In spring 2013 the school had about 320 students in grades 7 and 8. That year Robert Fulton Elementary School, less than 1 mile (1.6 km) walking distance, closed, and its students, from the former school zone in the center of Germantown, were moved to Roosevelt. Principal Byron Ryan began his term in fall 2013; at that time the school was understaffed due to layoffs.[3]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Jefferson M. Moak (May 1987). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: Theodore Roosevelt Junior High School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  3. ^ Moselle, Aaron (2013-10-02). "Striving for order after chaotic school-year opening at Roosevelt K-8". WHYY. Retrieved 2019-05-29.