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After decades of neglect, Roosevelt High revival finally underway with cost reaching beyond $40M

By Sonja Isger, The Palm Beach Post

Published March 29, 2022

The Roosevelt Full Service Center today. GREGG LOVETT/PALM BEACH POST About a year from now, school district leaders plan to break ground once again at 1601 N. Tamarind Ave. in West Palm Beach with an aim to open doors for students by August of 2024 – some 74 years after Roosevelt High School opened the first time.

The years in between have not been particularly kind to the now-empty school that began as one of the county's first Black high schools.

Its buildings stand largely unchanged, having endured seven decades without major renovation or replacement. Previous attempts to resuscitate Roosevelt High's legendary academic vitality have routinely come up short or fallen through altogether.


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