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Rhoads James School

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Posted June 22, 2014

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 to flourish. When I attended this school the students were out of control, fights everyday between the same students, 1st graders cursing and acting like they don't have any sense. And I feel as if nothing was being done. I do realize that majority of this comes from the homes that the students come from, but the principle should have took better action against these particular students. Overall a student can learn an abundance of things from this school, but they have to overcome the ignorance and lack of home training that's around them. Hopefully things have changed since I've been there, under the leadership of a new principle.


Posted March 17, 2013

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!"
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 13, 2012

Administration enables everything that delivers this school into the hopper of virtual hopelessness. Survival is the daily objective.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 13, 2010

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 their actions at home so help your child. You have a caring principal who wants the best but the work begins at home and continues at school.


Posted April 29, 2008

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 leadership teachers that really care about the students and been there for years is leaving. My child has been a school there for serval years. I have been blessed to have had awesome teachers for her. I believe that if she was removed and a caring principle was placed there James Rhoads would be a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

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 child needs special plans like a 504 this is not the school to attend. They have yet to get one implemented for my 1st grader and have not even started the process for my 3rd grader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2004

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 honor roll and I could see that he was learning. This year I am deeply concerned; all that he learned last year (first grade) seems to be going out the window. When he left first grade he was reading well, this year he is stumbling. The new Math seems that they have taken the hard way to teach something that is relatively simple. The parents will not attend meetings, i.e., out of 400 students, only two parents showed up for Home & School Association meetings; on a good day four parents when show. Some of these children have hard home lifes and to have to come to school and be pushed and shoved around and asked, 'why did you bother to come to school' is totally unacceptable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 80% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
47%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
54%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
18%

2009

 
 
27%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
18%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
28%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
57%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
10%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students67%
Female68%
Male65%
Black66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female45%
Male31%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students47%
Female57%
Male32%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students30%
Female43%
Male12%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students41%
Female52%
Male26%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students32%
Female37%
Male28%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students15%
Female22%
Male9%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students6%
Female9%
Male3%
Black6%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students24%
Female18%
Male28%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students19%
Female18%
Male19%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students19%
Female21%
Male17%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students24%
Female40%
Male14%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students27%
Female33%
Male21%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female56%
Male42%
Black49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students22%
Female28%
Male17%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students45%
Female50%
Male39%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 96% 15%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hispanic 1% 9%
White 1% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Philadelphia, PA 19139
Phone: (215) 581-5504

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