About Our School

  • ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

     

    History
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School is named after the 32nd President of the United States, who was born and lived in Hyde Park. The original F.D. Roosevelt High School (now Haviland Middle School) was dedicated by President Roosevelt in 1940.  The first class graduated in 1941. The current F.D. Roosevelt High School opened in 1965. An addition on the rear of the building was completed in 1976.

     
    School Characteristics
    Academics
    Approximately 1400 students are enrolled at F.D. Roosevelt High School in grades 9-12. Honors level courses are offered in most curriculum areas. Advanced Placement courses are currently offered in Calculus (AB), Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, English Literature, Spanish, French,European and American History, Psychology, Computer Science (A), Music Theory and Art. College bridge programs are offered with two neighboring institutions. Capable students are encouraged to select honors level and advanced placement courses where appropriate.

    Athletics
    Interscholastic competition is offered in baseball, softball, soccer, bowling, golf, volleyball, basketball, football, tennis, crew, cross country, winter and spring track, and gymnastics. Club teams include swimming, cheerleading, ice hockey, and lacrosse.

    Extracurricular Activities
    A wide range of clubs, performing groups, and other extracurricular activities are offered to students. Clubs include AV broadcasting, ski club, math league, yearbook, and student government.  Honor societies include National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, and International Thespian's Society. Theatrical groups present an annual fall drama and spring musical. Performing groups are available in orchestra, concert band, symphonic band, wind ensemble and chorus.

    Community
    Hyde Park (map) is located in historic Dutchess County, central to the Hudson Valley, midway between New York City and Albany. The mere mention of Hyde Park conjures up visions of old-time wealth and fame – Roosevelt, Vanderbilt, and Mills, among others. Modern day Hyde Park is essentially a blend of suburb and rural lifestyles. The economy of the area is supported by both it’s service economy and high-tech electronics industry; IBM being the prominent local corporate business.