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James Ford Rhodes High School

Public | 9-12 | 1350 students

 

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Posted July 31, 2013

in this school it's just all about the who u hang out with and who dateing who adn drugs ,gangs and so many other bad thigs tht i can relate too .


Posted February 5, 2012

My daughter,(a special needs student), has received great help from the teachers and staff at Rhodes. She really loves going there, and is doing quite well.(Honor roll) Everyone is very patient and kind with her, and she is able to blossom. Her father and I appreciate the good job the faculty has provided, even in tough times.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2011

As a student entering my 3rd year at Ohio State after graduating from Rhodes, I must say that the school was not awesome. A lot of teachers tried hard, and some didnt. I would have to say that I entered college unprepared. The best thing about the entire experience was the access to High Tech Academy where I was able to earn enough credits to be a Junior by the end of my 1st year at OSU. Just keep your head on straight, and you will be fine at Rhodes.


Posted August 13, 2011

JFR was a joke; It was ruined by forced busing. Im glad I spent my days cutting class and putting grafitti on any wall or desk I could find. I was class of 89 but dropped out; best choice I ever made. And to top it off there was only a handful of hot chicks that went there. My fave metal bands were VENOM and DRI. Ah, memories...


Posted May 7, 2010

Im a 10th grader in JFR.I love that school Im in the program calld Twilight and is helping me very much..The only thing that I dint like was that I went to this school because they had the nursing program but wen iI went they dint have it,.I only hope they can put it again for the 2011 year..The principal Ms.Rollins is the best principal in all the high schools.....Goooooooooo Rams!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2010

I am a freshman at JFR and I absolutely LOOOVE IT! The administration is okay, they never really give you a chance to explain yourself. Other than that its really fun, its like your apart of a huge family. I am in the JFR drumline and it is really fun. I have made so many awesome friends there and being apart of the school like that gives me a lot of pride. This school deserves WAAAAYYY more credit than it is given, yeah there are fights but I went to catholic school and there were fights there. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2010

this is an excellent school that i feeel anyone one can achieve in
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2010

Im a parent of a 10th grader at Rhodes High. I thought when I moved my child to this school from another failing Cleveland Public School that things would possible be different. WRONG! The staff is very unprofessional. I have seen staff/security interacting with the children as if they are the best of friends instead of professional adults. My child's grades have dropped so low that Im worried about having her here for another semester. I have tried to work with the staff to no advail. The principal is NEVER at the school, the teachers don't call me when I have asked them repeatedly to do so if my child is performing under a 'c' level. Im so frustrated with this school that Im at my wits end. I have contacted Cleveland board of education to no solution. Please keep your child out of this school. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

My grandson attends Rhodes. My husband graduated from Rhodes in 1966. According to him, nothing has changed. My husband had ADD before anyone knew what it was and my grandson has the same with difficulties in reading. In 1966 the school failed my husband miserably and in 2010 they are failing my grandson. After 2 years in the building, and teachers showing late to class and counselors not available, my grandson finds himself in a school over-crowded and more concerned with aesthetics than quality. We have paid for private tutors and, I guess, we will have to do it again. Thanks for nothing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2009

My grandson attends JFR, and I am not really happy with what I have seen so far. The lack of books in the Cleveland School System is overwhelming. Overcrowded classes is bad enough, but when teachers won't (or maybe they can't) answer questions that their students ask, that is a travesty. I encourage the kids to ask. How else are you going to learn. Then the teachers tell them NOT to ask questions. Also, especially now in the cold weather, quite a few students I know have no lockers. Too much favoritism where the dress code is concerned. They really need to get their ducks in a row - soon!


Posted October 24, 2009

I rate this school 5 out of 5 because its a good school.Im a freshman here and i love the teachers and other staff.Also their's lots of activities here such as JROTC.The principal here is the best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2009

I rate the school below average because how it is ran, is sloppy .
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2009

No Nonsense eductors present knowledge in meaningful ways to the student body!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 22, 2008

My son is senior. Rhodes is a good school. As long as you're an involved parent and watch your child, all schools are good. My other 3 children are in public schools also and are exceeding. Its not the school's sole responsibility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2008

My daughter when to Rhodes and now she is suffering for the bad education she got at Rhodes. She is in the University and feels lost. Cleveland Public Schools needs to eliminate the bad teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

This school is horrible , they care more about what a child wears then they grade , the new principal doesn't care about any of the students , she made that pretty clear , the school rather spend their money on nothing than buy us books , the teachers honestly don't teach , it's a horrible school .
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2008

I'ma student at rhodes and it's actually good. The only prOblem with it is that they have to use harper, which doesnt have lockers. the teachers are good,and the students are nice. yes every class will have a clown but over all its good schoool!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2008

i go to rhodes and i love it
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2007

I just graduated from JFR in 2006. I have no complaints about the school. The teachers and the principals will be good to you if you are good to them. i think the with all the remodeling that they are now doing and all of the changes, it will help the other students coming in a lot. I was there for all 4 years of high school and i have nothing bad to say about it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2007

I would like to take a moment and say Thank You to each Teacher. I graduated from Rhodes in the 80's and my son is a Senior in the Honor's program. I am very proud of him and the great and wonderful Teachers who've helped along with myself in teaching a wonderful and respectful young man. My hats off to the Staff at James Ford Rhodes.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 83% in 2013.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female76%
Male68%
Black, non-Hispanic62%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial74%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled21%
Non-disabled87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)77%

Reading

All Students74%
Female81%
Male66%
Black, non-Hispanic68%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial90%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled28%
Non-disabled88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)69%

Science

All Students55%
Female60%
Male50%
Black, non-Hispanic38%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracial58%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled17%
Non-disabled67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)49%

Social Studies

All Students54%
Female61%
Male48%
Black, non-Hispanic42%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial63%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled18%
Non-disabled65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)31%

Writing

All Students65%
Female72%
Male58%
Black, non-Hispanic55%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial79%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled10%
Non-disabled81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
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88 (2010)
 
86 (2009)
 
87 (2008)

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About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

No Value-Added data was reported for this school.

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In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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ACT participation

100%

Average ACT score

16

Graduation rate

63%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 35% 74%
Hispanic 34% 4%
Black 25% 16%
Two or more races 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/A47%
Female 49%N/A49%
Male 51%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 24%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Sheila D. Rollins
Fax number
  • (216) 459-4199

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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5100 Biddulph Ave
Cleveland, OH 44144
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