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K-6
Public district
Chino, CA
Students enrolled: 697
 

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6655 Schaefer Avenue
Chino, CA 91710

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(909) 364-0683
(909) 548-4399
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Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
July 09, 2015
Since the new principal, Mrs. Freed took over two years ago the staff and the teachers have gone down hill. I was a regular volunteer at the school and very active parent. My kids have been attending Rhodes for close to four years and there definitely is a big difference in the school since Dr. Bailey left. It used to be a friendly welcoming environment. Now it feels like your invading the staffs territory. Forget trying to park anywhere close to the school since there is no parking anywhere on Schaefer or San Antonio anymore and the pick up and drop off lane is two blocks long with close call accides occurring daily. Principal freeds philosophy is if you are unhappy with the school you are welcome to enroll your child elsewhere! Actually what she told me!

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Too much
July 09, 2015
Some days my kids are doing over four hours of homework. Some days it's only two. Personally I've noticed that after an hour and a half my kids have tuned out and are just done with homework so it's becoming ineffective.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Neutral
July 09, 2015
Again this issue is a problem concerning leadership. From good leadership the staff follows suit which directly affects the students.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Neutral
July 09, 2015
See previous topic. Get rid of the t-shirt contest and stop worrying about the spirit dog and concentrate on other ways of positively building character.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Neutral
July 09, 2015
Again the staff is preoccupied with winning the spirit dog and encourages the students to chastise any kid who doesn't wear a class college shirt or a school spirit shirt. Some parents can't afford $10 a shirt which equals $20 total. Especially when they have multiple children in the same school. This adds up. The kids feel bad. As a class volunteer I've seen kids crying because other kids picked on them for not having their shirt. I brought it up to the teacher then the principal mrs. Freed and it went in one ear out the other.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Neutral
July 09, 2015
My son has had a few small altercations with older boys and only my son was disciplined even though the yard duty person and his teacher had stated that it was the other kids who initiated the situation.

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July 09, 2015
I would give it two stars but I have faith that the school can still recover. It's a good school it's just a leadership issue. It starts with the principal and the staff fallows suit. Get a good principal again and the staff will get into shap again.

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April 28, 2014
My daughter is a proud alumni of this prestigious institution. She is honored to say that her basic foundation was at Rhodes. The GATE program is excellent.

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April 17, 2014
My child loves Rhodes! Very enjoying to going to school. There are Great teachers,staffs and awesome students! Go Rhodes!

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February 13, 2014
My child has been here since 2nd grade and now we are almost to our last year. It has been wonderful to have my son at Rhodes. The curriculum is exceptional. He has been provided with a great educational foundation. The teachers are great. They are experienced, knowledgeable, very understanding of the student's needs. The staff are always nice and very informational. The parents are very supportive of the school and always involve in the Activities. I always see our principal rallying the students. She is a great asset to the school and I hope that Rhodes will continue to be strong and give a great educational foundation to the future students. I highly recommend Edwin Rhodes Elementary.

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2013
Edwin Rhodes Elementary School in Chino, California is a great school with a caring staff and a wonderful PEP club.

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August 22, 2013
Rhodes has been a wonderful academic environment for my son. He's in the GATE program and his GATE teachers continuously challenge him every single day. This is his third year in the GATE program and I know he is obtaining a solid academic foundation to prepare him for the future. Kudos to all of the Rhodes professors, administration and most of all Dr. MacArthur for maintaining the high standards that this school has set. My two other sons are now at Rhodes this year and I look forward to another successful and rewarding academic year for my boys!

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2013
Wonderful GATE program. Assemblies every Monday really motivate the children. The school curriculum and daily activities are designed to mimic a college campus, ex. each classroom identifies with a specific university (USC, Stanford, Harvard, etc.) It has an elected governing Student Body (President, VP, coordinators, etc.), drama department, cheer team, team sports at lunch, as well as academic decathlon teams. Academics, reading and character excellance are formally recognized. Field trips are encouraged and frequent. Phenomenal education.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2011
I have a nine year old and a six year old at Rhodes. Eventhough I had just transfered my children to this school on January of 2011. Everybody was really nice to me and my children, making it a lot easier for my children to adapt. I am very greatful for "Rhodes" because it's a safe environment . I'm looking forward to this coming school year. Gooo Rhodes!

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2011
My son has been attending Rhodes since 2009 as a kindergartener and he is currently in 1st grade. We both love the teachers, the students, and the other moms. I feel very comfortable with his safety and education. Any problems I have had in the past, has been taken care of in a timely manner and been resolved. Although they have had different principals in the past few years, they've always shown care and concern for my son, as well as the other students. My son has improved his reading, writing, math, etc. skills. His teacher always has time to talk to me regarding my son's education, and gave me advice of what to do to help him advance. I am truly happy that my son is able to attend Rhodes and I know he will be receiving the best education in town!

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October 30, 2010
The staff is WONDERFUL! From the Principal to the teachers, office staff, and PEP club (our version of the PTA) everyone truly cares about your child and helping to give them every ounce of support they need to learn. The school spirit is incredible and parents are willing to help everywhere you turn from fundraising to classroom time. It truly is a community school.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2010
Love this school!! Great staff!! I really love how they encourage parent involvement! We are looking forward to starting a great new school year with Rhodes!

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July 14, 2010
I was highly disappointed after all of the "hype" I heard about the school.They had three different principals last year. They had a real "it's our way or the highway" attitude towards parent concerns and complaints. Hope things are better after the new principal starts next year.

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May 07, 2010
Rhodes rules!!! They have the best kids, teachers and staff!

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May 03, 2010
Everything, and more that you could ask for in a school! Feels more like a private school than public. Great collegiate theme & school spirit!

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May 01, 2010
Everything, and more that you could ask for in a school! Feels more like a private school than public. Great collegiate theme & school spirit!

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no rating
April 30, 2010
Edwin Rhodes Elementary School in Chino, CA is the best performing school #1 in the San Bernardino County

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April 30, 2010
Everything they are the best school ever they have good programs.

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April 30, 2010
Great programs and a fabulous staff, we are also very fortunate to have an amazing group of parents!

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April 30, 2010
kids are great and so are the teachers and the ladies at the office are awesome.

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April 29, 2010
The teacher are very commited and there are great parent volunteers. This combination coupled with the school's philosophy is what makes Rhodes an excellent environment for any child to learn and excel in.

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April 29, 2010
Our staff uses Multiple Intel. to do lesson plans & for students to prove mastery of state standards.

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April 28, 2010
I love the teachers. Our school is geared towards college awareness and I love that. It is very clean and the kids enjoy there time there, while learning so much

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April 28, 2010
They have a high expectation level of achievement for the students, which the students really love. The school has an amazingly positive structure and the teachers surpass any school that I know of.

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April 28, 2010
Its a very good school, its college themed and I fill it motivates children to continue learning so they want to keep on going. The children have pride in everything they do!!

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April 28, 2010
The staff at Rhodes genuinely care about the success of the students. My daughter has an outstanding teacher (Mrs. Carthan - yeah!!!!). Rhodes is much deserving of this award.

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April 28, 2010
This school is alive and their magnet program is awsome. Modivation after modivation and and great achivements are recognized. It's a wonderful active school and We are proud to be a part of it!!!! Go Rhodes!!!!

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April 28, 2010
They have a great staff. Kids love this school. the exercise in the morning, the do TKD, art, music, very holistic approach to education!

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April 27, 2010
Rhodes makes learning fresh and fun. I love that the staff goes above and beyond their normal duties. It's like having a second family. We all come together as a community to make our school excel everyone's expectations. I thank God for a school like Rhodes!

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April 27, 2010
The school has great teachers that care about their students. There is a team feeling at the school between parents, students, teachers and staff.

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April 27, 2010
The teachers, th curriculum the approach. Everything is designed around the students excellence. Rhodes assumes all students are capable of excelling so they create an atmosphere where students can do just that.

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April 27, 2010
I live in Oklahoma. I have access to everything the school is doing by the web site. The web site posts pictures of activities that all the children are involved in and makes it easy to see a grandchild evolving through learning at an excellent school with an above and beyond curriculum. When I am in California, I visit the school each time. I am so amazed at how the teachers are passing information and learning to the children through many different channels. It makes me want to go back to school and have an education, while enjoying learning. The children are all engaged in the classrooms

- submitted by a parent
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April 27, 2010
Remarkable school offering challenging curriculum to students combined with creative and fun activities the we all love! Faculty goes above and beyond expectation.

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April 27, 2010
I love Edwin Rhodes Elementary School. The teachers are fantastic as well and the admistrative staff. The school is in immaculate condition at all times. The ciriculum is challenging and fun, the school is innovative in it's thinking in terms of giving the kids a well rounded education. My son loves his school and his teacher!

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April 27, 2010
My kids have been to so many different school, but Rhodes is best school among all.

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April 27, 2010
It's the best school. The curriculum is great, teachers have a good focus and the parent participation is high!

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April 27, 2010
As a parent and an employee of Rhodes and having been there since it opened I feel qualified to say that I have never seen a more dedicated staff or group of parents. The overall collegieate theme of the school is an incredible way to promote children going to college after high school. I have been truly blessed to be a part of this incredible school.

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no rating
April 27, 2010
Very enthusiastic teachers and a wonderful GATE magnet program.

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April 27, 2010
The academic challenges, curriculum, & goals the teachers provide for the students. This school really recognizes the students on their achievements! Rhodes Elementary is a great school.

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2010
They use multiple intelligences to teach different types of learner. They incorporate theater and music in the curriculum. They listen to different types of music during lunch. They have the library open for kids to read at lunchtime- they also have a game room for them to play pingpong and board games at lunch. They have 'grad classes' where different people come and teach them various things from karate, ceramics, Indian dancing, juggling, CSI stuff, drawing, and singing- at the end they have a performance day where they can show what they learned. The kids get 'scholarships' when teachers 'catch' them doing good things- walking instead of running in certain areas, being good at the Monday morning assembly, throwing trash away, helping collect balls after recess. Every Monday morning they have a school assembly to bring all students together as a community and have the announcements (not over the intercom) which instill a sense of belonging together. Each classroom is a University and the mascot is a rolled up diploma called 'Rhodie'. In Feb. a dinner banquet (or dessert first occasion if budget is tight) and medals are given - gold, silver and bronze depending on how each child scored on the test. The Scholars walk down a red carpet, in a spotlight while their name is read. Visit our school website to see pictures of the whole array of extras our teachers and staff have for the kids- yearly links to pictures are on the left side of the home page. www.edwinrhodes.groupfusion.net The PEP Club is the PTA- everything is collegiate, so the kids have early exposure to higher education. They bring in pompons to the Monday morning meetings and sing the school song. This school does more than just teach the kids, they instill a sense of community and a love of learning and a desire for higher education. It is truly amazing and the kids Llove their school! Please visit the website to get an idea of how different this school is. We currently have the highest score in the county. However, due to budget cuts it is getting harder and harder to continue many of these programs, and the level of programs and opportunities for these kids is going down. The money would go a long way to helping continue the success!

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April 26, 2010
Rhodes is such an awesome school! The teachers, staff and parents are so dedicated to helping these kids get the best education possible...they make learning so much fun!

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April 26, 2010
Love It! My kids are very fortunate to attend a school with such dedicated teachers!! Aside from an A+ education, they get to participate in fun and exciting activities that broaden their minds and keep them excited about learning.

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September 21, 2009
The whole staff work their hardest and dedicate their time and energy to make the school environment THE BEST!! My children are enjoying their school life as well as trying to do their best. They are encouraged to join so many fun activities and they are so motivated to do well academically as well. As parents we support our school 200%!!

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September 19, 2009
Rhodes Elementary has the best teachers, staff, children and parents around. My child has become an awesome student thanks to Rhodes. He loves going to school every day.

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September 18, 2009
Well for starters, we have the highest API score of 965 in the entire San Bernardino County, in fact we're the hightest in 8 California counties!! How's that for a great school!?! We also have a University theme throughout our entire school, each calssroom is a university, our principal is our chancellor, V.P.- our Dean, Library is the Bookery, MPR is the Student Union, etc.... I have had a student at Rhodes since day one and absolutely Love it!!!

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September 18, 2009
I don't want my kid to ever leave! They do such a wonderful job preparing the kids for high school! Jr. High too, but High School should be a breeze!

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September 17, 2009
They are committed to the success of every student.

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September 17, 2009
Edwin Rhodes is the best. Students work hard and love to go there thats why we are #1 in the county. Way to go Scholars!

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September 17, 2009
Edwin Rhodes Elementary School provides a safe environment with caring / nurturing faculty and staff.

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no rating
September 17, 2009
Well I tell you it's the beast group of teachers and kids you can have and bring to a school. Monday assembly is the best start of the week they really pep you up and get the week started up with a blast... Best school in the area and region... Go Scholars!!!!

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October 29, 2008
I love it, both my 1st grader and former 6th grader sister (last year) improved amazingly in every aspect of their education. My little sis is a 4.0 scholar now in 7th grade and even though my son's first language is Spanish he is now fluent on Enlish and read, writes perfecly. I LOVE THIS SHCOOL....(PERIOD)

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October 25, 2008
This school is the best! since it first opened to this day! It is still on my top list!

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October 13, 2008
This is the greatest school eva! Teachers- great, enthusiastic, and able to teach something without dragging on endlessly. Also caring (one of the 6th grade teachers for 2007-2008). I was there since 2nd and I loved the entire time! Plus it supports me in Junior High with Academics. Go Rhodes!

- submitted by a student

October 07, 2008
Wonderful school! best school! great teachers! so far feel no other school could catch it! principal ms.Roche is great! this school management is very well! love it!

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August 14, 2008
I have been invovled with the school since it opened in 2003..My son was the first to go there and is still there..My daughter is attending there now and they could not be prouder of there school.. They love Rhodes just as i do,They have the best Proffesors and the Best Chanchellor of all time..This is the best school in the chino district!!!Congratulations to Rhodes...

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May 31, 2008
My child attends Rhodes, and I have been an active member in this school for five years. The collegiate theme, along with their belief that all children are gifted, is unique and engaging. isirefreshinencouraging encouraging the students

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February 29, 2008
My children have been at Rhodes since it opened and each year the school takes large steps further in its advancement. My children are proud of their school and their acheivement. The parents turn out to support the school and the teachers and administrators step-up to the expectations we as parents expect for our children. Great School!

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February 01, 2008
I am not a parent of any of the children at Rhodes but I am a substitute for the Chino District and have had the opportunity to sub at Rhodes. I was blown away by the expectations at this school. The staff is amazing there and the students are so determined to do well! If I had children, I'd enroll them at Rhodes in a heart beat! ~Substitute teacher~

- submitted by a community member

July 10, 2006
I am grateful every single day that my children have an opportunity to attend Rhodes Elementary. The teachers are very dedicated and invested in every aspect of making the classroom and school great. Our kids get to experience things like gardening, dance team, track, plays and productions. Every year the kids get a week of enrichment classes offered on subjects like France, the rainforest, animation or flag twirling. The kids love this and the classes open up their world beyond the standard curriculum. Our Principal is a wonderful leader, sets high standards for staff, student and parent involvement. Her expectations are clear and the staff, students and parent community rise to meet them. We also have very dedicated and involved parents. It is nice to be involved and do your part to make school great for the kids when the leadership is solid and the goals clear.

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April 26, 2006
This school is top notch. Teachers have very savvy teaching techniques. Parent participation is extraordinary.

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April 25, 2005
School opened Sep 2003 and is still evolving. Excellent, enthusiastic teaching staff makes extra effort to offer enrichment opportunities (dance, drama, gardening, etc.) and attend campus events on their own time (parent meetings, family nights, etc.). Extracurriculars include band (5th/6th), choir (5th), noon league sports (4th/5th/6th), Chess Masters, Chinese school, Art Masters, music classes, student government. Parent involvement is mediocre (low meeting turnout, limited support of fundraising, hard to get room parents). Academic focus is on state standards and improving test scores. Discipline emphasizes respect for self, others, property. School is home to district's GATE magnet program; however, magnet program curriculum does not differ appreciably from regular curriculum and there is no program-wide focus or philosophy.

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March 31, 2005
My husband and I are very happy with Rhodes Elementary. This is the second year the school has been opened and it just keeps getting better! The parents are awesome, the staff is the hardest working group I have seen, and the Principal has her heart in everythiung thing she does!

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September 16, 2004
It is hard to believe this is a PUBLIC school! The teachers, principal, and staff are all dedicated to helping our children excel. The school is geared for higher educational achievements and our students are the benefactors. Finally there is a school that really believes in teaching our children not just going through the motions.

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July 27, 2004
Rhodes Elementary has a wonderful program for students of all academic levels. The teachers are very dedicated and work very hard to endure the best education that is available.

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May 28, 2004
Rhodes Elementary is a wonderful school based on a collegiate theme. The classrooms are named after colleges, teachers are called professors and the principal dean. All GATE classes were transferred to Rhodes. The principal has a lot of energy and is completely involved with her teachers and students. They stress academics, have quarterly awards, and have many extracurricular activities. The students are well behaved and the teachers are excellent. I would recommend this school to everyone. I talked to many parents who told me that since transferring to this school their child has done a complete turnaround. I have done my homework, and this is the best elementary school in Chino and any of the surrounding cities.

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Edwin Rhodes Elementary School
6655 Schaefer Avenue, Chino, CA  91710
(909) 364-0683
Last modified Edwin Rhodes Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Edwin Rhodes Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 85 reviews. Top