June 03, 2015
Hi, I am an employee, for the Rhodes school, so please allow me to tell you that this school is not as great as the reviews say, which is why there has not been a review in 3 years! First, I will say the several of the teachers here at the Rhodes school are working hard and going the extra mile to educate their students. The problem you will encounter is several administrative staff members with their own agendas.
You have the superintendent mom, who claims to have a hand in school policy and be constantly involved but she hardly ever shows up, you will see her maybe once every few weeks or month. Next, you have the son, who is the ISS teacher and transportation director, every once in a few days, you will see him lifting 4 or 5 year old up and holding them against a wall in a very threatening manner. I also have had the pleasure of working under him, my tip is this, never call him in a work emergency, he will either answer and insult you or won't answer at all, so you're on your own. After him, you have the niece who was a teachers aide, who never did her job, teachers had to leave class to make their own copies, she stole lunches from the staff refrigerator, constantly insulted students and staff, plus the occasional threat, she now works in the front office answering telephones and insulting people who walk in the door based on their appearance, good luck meeting her. I should also mention that 2 P.E. teachers were promoted, one was promoted after dating the superintendents' cousin, a teacher who also threatened students and the other promoted after dating and becoming engaged to the superintendents' daughter. A daughter in law hired under a maiden name, has found a seat on the board recently.
Here is the rest that should concern you, this school is completely unorganized, to witness this, attend any event. When you enter, look above the door at the fire capacity, then look around the room at how many people are CRAMMED inside. The next problem is the campuses are very unclean from the smells in the hallways to the roaches in the kitchen. If your student rides the bus, please pay attention to the bus driver and how clean the bus they are driving is, you may also notice expired license plate stickers and inspection stickers. Also during the 2nd semester, a bus driver often peed in a cup and poured it out the window with students on the bus! (Route 2)
- submitted by a teacher