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Rhodes Junior High School

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Posted August 12, 2011

Rhodes Junior High School is amazing it has so many sports and extra curricular activities you can be apart of but it also has great academics. The teachers do their best to help you out. the classes are a little crowded but they are not too bad. The prinicpal Mr. Devlin and the vice principal Mr. Miller are great! This school made my junior high years great. Oh and remember to talk to the counselors and our Phsychiatrist! Rhodes Junior High Rocks! GO RHODERUNNERS!


Posted November 13, 2009

my child loves it here the disipline is not to hard nor to soft the teachers are kind and understanding but not pushovers, its verysafe. its like one big happy family over there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2008

as a student teachers are great and respectfull and just in all around great school
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 6, 2008

As a teacher, I give this school a 5 star rating. The teachers are willing to give the students as much help as the students are willing to receive. The parents have every opportunity to be a part of our programs as volunteers, committee participants, etc. Parent communication is always welcome. The administrators are very supportive of their students, parents, and teachers. We are a successful world studies academy because of administrators and teachers who are visionaries and willing to be forward thinking. Rhodes World Studies Academy is blossoming into a school where students are being prepared to be global citizens. Our students are learning to think globally and act locally. They are becoming 'glocal' citizens.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 5, 2008

In all honesty, i love my school. All of the teachers are so wonderful, they are always there when i need them if i don't understand somthing they will let me come in after school and they will take the time to show me till i understand. The wonder ful people at Rhodes and their love for teaching is the only way i got to 9th grade. i would never wanna leave.Also they have an awsome music program. i am also in the Avid program and rhodews is a big supporter of education. so Rhodes Rocks!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2008

I absolutely love this school. I have a daughter who will be graduating from there to go to Dobson and one more daughter who will soon be attending. The staff has been more than helpful with me and my daughter loves her teachers. I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2008

I feel Rhodes is about 4 stars. They handled a serious incident the best they could and the outcome was good. The teachers are all about staying or coming in early to help students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

Great School. If the kids are motivated and work hard they will get an outstanding education. As in any school, if the parents don't stay involved on a daily basis and both pay attention to their kid's homework and test performance the kids will not do as well. Many parents seem to do nothing to teach their kids how to behave in class and to be respectful to teachers. It is ultimately the parents responsibility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2007

Caring, involved teachers, participative administration, helpful staff, and many opportunities for students to become involved in their education. A wonderful place to educate and inspire my two children! Thank you, Rhodes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2006

There are some good teachers, there are some poor teachers. Lately the poor, dogmatic teachers seem to be in the majority. That's too bad. There is a relatively new principal who is lost and provides no strong stewardship. BTW, my child does very well so this I am anything but a disgruntled parent of a poorly performing student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2006

Very good academic offerings and programs, many music and extracurricular activities provided, and there is a high degree of parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2006

A large selection of extracurriclar activities. High quality of programs. Teachers that care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2006

Ecellent performing arts program. A large variety of elective subjects. Advanced placement classes offered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2005

My niece and nephew attended Rhodes in the past and did very well. My son now attends and he has had a positive impact. He enjoys going to Rhodes due to the variety of courses he can take.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2005

Many extra curricular opportunities provided. Would have liked to see more more academic counseling but overall school is good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2005

quality seems to be there however, find it quite discouraging that 7th graders are limited in school sports, activities, etc. parental involvement seems to be high - overall, good school, awesome staff, could be larger campus?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

I am enthusiastic about the instrumental music program teacher, Gary Sauerbrunn. He maintains his enthusiasm for the students and it shows! He keeps those students motivated who want to excell in band by expanding their instrument knowledge to learn an additional instrument. He provides additional time for the students after and before school to learn their new choice. I am pleased with the dedication of Mr. Sauerbrunn to go above and beyond the normal realms of the school day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2004

great teacher, student relations, the kids are very involved in the school activities. good parent involvment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2004

Unfortuntaely, Rhodes was not a good fit for my son who has special needs. Also, there was a lack of discipline and little confidence in the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2003

Rhodes Junior High has a very dedicated staff of teachers that help and encourage the children to to achieve high test scores and classroom grades.
—Submitted by a teacher


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

508 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

508 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

503 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

548 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

548 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Highly Performing".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 42% 43%
White 38% 42%
Black 11% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
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School basics

Fax number
  • (480) 472-2299

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra
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