RooseveltElementary School

Community School Information

Roosevelt Elementary School is honored to be one of several Community Schools in the Allentown School District. With the partnerships we have created with our community partners, we are able to serve our students and their families academically, socially, emotionally, and provide resources necessary to meet their basic needs. 

We are grateful for the support we have received from our community partners throughout these challenging times. They have made a huge impact on the lives of our students and their families. 

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What is a Community School?

A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources.  Its integrated focus on academics, health, and social services, youth and community development and other community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities.  Community schools offer a personalized curriculum that emphasizes real-world learning and community problem-solving.  Schools become centers of the community and are open to everyone.

Using public schools as hubs, community schools bring together many partners to offer a range of supports and opportunities to children, youth, families, and communities.  Partner work to achieve these results:

  • Children are ready to enter school
  • Student attend school consistently
  • Students are actively involved in learning and their community
  • Families are increasingly involved with their children’s education
  • Schools are engaged with families and communities
  • Students succeed academically
  • Students are healthy – physically, socially, and emotionally
  • Students live and learn in a safe, supportive, and stable environment
  • Communities are desirable places to live.