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4901 Parrish St

Philadelphia, PA 19139

(215) 581-5504

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Grades: K - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 591

Students Per Teacher: 15

Parent Reviews

8 Parent Reviews for Rhoads James School

I am former student at this school(class 2011), and I'm ashamed to say that I don't have pleasant thoughts whenever I pass by this school. Teachers and staff are not the problems (as a collective whole), the students are the problems. James Rhoads requires better discipline action in order for education ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 06/22/14

Well of course not __James Rhoads school is far from diverse. If it was diverse grades, student behavior, the building, the teaching staff and, most of all, administrative leadership would not only be far better, it would be something to brag about. Like Rocky Balboa said, "Fah get'ta'bout it!"

Posted by a teacher on 03/17/13

Administration enables everything that delivers this school into the hopper of virtual hopelessness. Survival is the daily objective.

Posted by a teacher on 08/13/12

Mrs; E.. Caldwell, Principal, is very committed to the success of James Rhoads;. The community must work together for the success of the students....parents and school working together. Educators cannot do their job alone....criticism breeds nothing. Working together brings success. Children learn ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/13/10

I believe that the problems our school has is due to the principle lack of leadership. She does not support or back up her staff. She do not report every incident that happens. I feel that as a leader she should protect all staff and students not just the ones in her click. Because of her lack of ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/29/08

This school has been a huge disappointment. My 3rd grader is the reason that PSSA test results are where the are for the school. He did better than every child in the third grade in the school and most in the district. My interaction with my boys' teachers and the principle have been dismal. If your ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/17/07

Kindergarten thru first grade was an excellent experience but grades 2 and up are questionable. Some of the teachers are abusive and uncaring. The principal is ineffective. Teacher attendance in some classes is poor and are replaced with ineffective substitute teachers. Last year my child was on the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/21/04

The principal was not very visible and unconcerned. The teachers are unable to teach in a creative way and as a result of this the kids are bored and distracted because of the teaching styles are antiquated. They need a great deal of improvement in order for education to be their top priority.

Posted by a parent on 08/26/03

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PSSA* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Rhoads James School
Philadelphia City School District
* In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Philadelphia schools — Rhoads James School is located at 4901 Parrish St, Philadelphia PA 19139. 4901 Parrish St is in the 19139 ZIP code in Philadelphia, PA The school district for Rhoads James School is the Philadelphia City School District. Rhoads James School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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