« Back to compare
Public district
Saint Clair Shores, MI
Students enrolled: 521

Contact this school

21601 Lanse Street
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081

School website
(586) 285-8600
(586) 285-8604
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Rodgers Elementary School address.

November 02, 2014
My Daughter just started 1st grade at Rodgers. The teachers and principal are awesome, and the security is VERY comforting. However the office staff have been rude, and have given me wrong information several times! They never smile, and act as if I'm bothering them when I need something. Also, one day my Daughter had to be picked up due to being ill. When I got to the office, my Daughter was sitting there waiting, and both secretaries were at their computers, never even looked at me or asked for my ID. I asked "is she all set?" and the one secretary (still not looking at me) said, "yep just sign the sheet"

- submitted by a parent

March 04, 2014
My children have been in Rodgers for three years. I find the office to be very condesending at times, yet the teachers are awesome. If you call to speak to the Principal about the office staff, she will take their side. It's okay in her eyes for office staff to hang up on parents. IMO, the office staff is usually the first person a parent sees. It seems to me that the office staff could use a crash course in customer service skills; i.e-"May I help you?"

- submitted by a parent

February 06, 2014
My child has attended Rodgers for nearly 2 years now. The kindergarten and now first grade teacher are both amazing. They truly care about the students. They both have always made sure that the students are bundled up properly when their own parents don't do it for their own children. I've chaperoned field trips and have seen the lack of care a parent displays only for the teacher to pick up where the parent neglected. The staff is not rude. The principal as well as the teachers are all professional, motherly and nurturing, they care....it's not just a job to them. The school is like a family, they actually call it a school family. Their spirit day assembly on Fridays is very uplifting and concentrates on core values. The school does NOT try to get money by having us sell things consistently and when they do it's simply an option. The school does have wonderful after school family functions such as, movie night, bingo night, daddy daughter dance, skating parties...etc. My child is always challenged in all studies. The children are assessed formally by the NWEA assessment to see where they place in reading and math, so each child can have their own learning path.

- submitted by a parent

November 01, 2013
I find the school very good. My youngest is the 3rd and last of our children to attend Rodgers. Never had a problem with the staff, administration, etc. In my opinion, it's the parents that cause the problems. They can't follow the simplest of rules. If you won't follow them, why would your child? Rodgers is a great place to learn!

- submitted by a parent

September 13, 2013
I am new to this school but after 2 weeks I feel that I have seen enough. My child's teacher seems clueless and the office staff is rude. I went in today with a question and she didn't care about my question and was too lazy to get up and help me. I am beginning to think they just don't care at all. Why did I transfer here? Worst decision ever! I wish I could go back in time and leave my child in their old district. Hindsight is 20/20.

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2011
My children attended Rodgers for three years, unfortunately we had to move out of the district this year and they are attending another school. I loved all 6 of the teachers I interacted with. Each of my daughter's three teachers worked hard to help her with her educational needs and create a learning plan that kept her moving forward. The amount of teacher/parent/child accountabilty was perfect. I never had to guess at their homework assignments, they were clearly marked on their agendas. The teachers walked the children out every afternoon and were available if you needed to discuss an issue. The teachers were prompt at returning parent concers through both email and telephone. I just feel as a whole that Rodgers Elementary is right on mark and if for some reason life brings us back to the eastside of town, I will be Elated to return my children where I know their education and safety are taken seriously.

- submitted by a parent

September 12, 2010
Our child is currently in first grade. Its our second year in; I m going to say that: parking is very limited, there is no air conditioning, and private school may be cheaper. Every month something is requested from the parents, this school is struggling for status, but it s clear that its facility is too small to accommodate. I think this school lacks student discipline, and coherent staff. If you would like a part time teaching job, have a pocket deep enough to continuously meet the schools demand, and love to retrain your child when they come home. Then this is the school for you. Request: Make a parking lot behind the building, find funding for more qualified assistance, enforce conduct, and maintain schedules. These are the flaws; the good is never given as much credit. Go Rockets!!! .

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2010
very disappointed with administration and lack of consistency. office staff is also rude like other parents have said. it is very sad knowing how hard the teachers work, for the front office and administration to scare parents away. very unwelcoming environment and we moved into the area so that our children could attend this school. the more the above group of staff know you, the ruder they feel they can be to you...BEWARE!

- submitted by a parent

February 18, 2010
I've been a member of the Rodger's Family for many years now and will be for many more years to come. I love this school and its staff. From the administration to the teachers and to the support staff. To me, it is truly a family atmosphere. In my many years, I have never witnessed the office staff to be rude to a parent, unless that parent gave reason. I myself have had to set parents straight while witnessing their abuse towards the office staff. There is reasons we have rules and regulations. The staff is there to enforce these rules for the safety of all of our children. My four included!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 18, 2010
I too had 4 children that attended Rodgers Elementary and am very pleased at the education they received. Because that is what it is about, your child's education, not whether you like/dislike the staff. I have witnessed some behavior that might be construed as rude, but it was the parent that pushed until the staff had no choice. Some people don't know their limits.

- submitted by a parent

July 25, 2009
Rodgers school is a wonderful school with some cool events. The teachers are so sweet and wonderful but the office staff are very rude to parents and students and even to teachers! The principal is kind of out of her mind, to think such things. But the school is safe and clean. (my four children agree)

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2009
I have to agree with the parent that stated 'you will never find someone more condescending and downright rude to parents'. But, thankfully, the teachers make up for it.

- submitted by a parent

December 03, 2008
We moved this year and unfortunately had to change schools for our kids. I think Rodgers is a GREAT school! Not only do the teachers care and work hard, I think the Administration is wonderful (believe me, I've had to work closely with them) - they have always treated me with honesty and respect.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 25, 2008
I am a parent who has been at this school over three years. It is a good school. It is a safe place and is clean. Your children will learn a great deal. The teachers are good and the groups of kids are very good. However, problems can be found with the administrations side of things. Especially with the front office- you will never find someone more condescending and downright rude to parents, and often teachers and students. Unfortunately no one will put her in her place and therefore there are many many parents who have problems before they even get past her desk. Even to volunteer! The principal is currently in her 2nd year and is good, but discipline policies are not consistent. Also, a new superintendent just started- so he does not yet have a track record.

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2008
I am a substitute teacher and have had the pleasure of teaching at this school. It is a clean, safe, supportive environment with an incredibly dedicated staff. The kids are always extremely respectful and enthusiastic when I am there I visit many different schools in over six districts and this is by far my favorite elementary school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 15, 2008
The school is so clean, safe and child friendly. I have had a wonderful experiences with both my children there

- submitted by a parent

Profile Completeness


Want to improve this school's profile?

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!
for Parents
for Schools
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Find out what parents are saying about Rodgers Elementary School


Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: November 2, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Rodgers Elementary School
21601 Lanse Street, Saint Clair Shores, MI  48081
(586) 285-8600
Last modified Rodgers Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rodgers Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top