Roosevelt Elementary


In 1923, when the School Board proposed the site for a new school in Bismarck (Anderson Street between West Avenue A and B), some people objected, saying it would be too far out of town. The school board went ahead anyway and constructed Roosevelt School for a total cost of $81,000. The original Roosevelt School had 4 classes: 1st grade, 2nd and 3rd combined, 4th grade, and 5th and 6th combined. On April 14th, 1931, an early morning fire swept through the upper part of the building causing $12,000 damage to that story and the roof. In 1958 a new addition was added to the building.

In 1975, the old Roosevelt School was demolished as a new Roosevelt was built. The new Roosevelt faced the opposite direction–613 West Avenue B and the site of the original school became the new playground. Cost for the new building was $800,000.

Improvements to the interior of Roosevelt School since 1975 include the building of walls to partition off classrooms.


Roosevelt is thankful for their volunteers that help make a difference for their student’s each and every school day. Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Reading Volunteers- Volunteer to come and read to our students within the classroom setting
  • Crossing Guards- Help provide safe passage along Roosevelt’s streets
  • Event Volunteers- There is always a need for extra help at after-school events.


Please contact Roosevelt’s secretary at 701-323-4240 to find out more ways that you can become involved today!

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 School Re-entry plan, access within the building may be limited. 



Partner with the BPS District to empower every learner to thrive by enhancing the services and recognition of students and staff.

Questions should be directed to:

Stacey Lang
Development Director