About Our School

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Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School opened its doors to students in the fall of 2005. Named for First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, the school strives to live up to her ideals of service and excellence. Our mission is “to develop respectful, responsible learners through a rigorous curriculum in a caring, diverse community.

Class sizes are generally in the mid-to-high twenties per class. Subjects taught include language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, wellness, health, art, music, careers, and computer applications and literacy.

The design of Eleanor Roosevelt is based on a three-house concept for sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. There are three “houses” for each grade level. These three houses, one on each floor, make up a tower. Students spend the majority of their day in these areas studying math, science, English, and social studies. The students go outside of their houses for special courses like art, music, and physical education.

Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School At a Glance
Address: 2001 Radford Road, Dubuque, Iowa 52002
Grades Served: 6, 7, 8
Phone: (563) 552-5000 School Hours: 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Fax: (563) 552-5001
Earliest Drop Off: 7:20 am
Principal: Dale Lass
Office Hours End: 4:00 pm
Business Manager: Christy Meyers
Enrollment: 1120

School Activities
Students may participate in such co-curricular activities such as drama, visual arts, school government, environmental sciences, aerospace sciences, and chess.
Athletics play a big role at Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School. Eleanor Roosevelt fields three teams per grade per sport for football, basketball, and volleyball. Designated by school color, the teams are named Purple, Black, or Silver. Wrestling and Track and Field play large roles for students interested in individual competition.

In addition to activities/athletics, students may participate in our music/fine arts program. Since 2005, the instrumental music department has purchased well over $120,000 in school owned instruments to develop its program and make music accessible to all students, attending Roosevelt, who have the desire to make music. The department’s most prized musical instrument is its 9 foot Kawaii Concert Grand piano.