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PK-6
Public charter
Houston, TX
Students enrolled: 683
 

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12822 Robert E Lee Road
Houston, TX 77044

(281) 458-4334
(281) 458-7595
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Develops empathy: Strongly agree
June 19, 2015
I feel the School is great I didn't get a chance to rate the school earlier, see my comment posted on 6/19/15.

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2015
I am a parent, and not a community member, I didn't get a chance to rate the school so I wanted to add this to my below comment.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
June 19, 2015
THE RHODES SCHOOL IS A GREAT ORGANZATION!! I recently had the pleasure enrolled my 4 kids at the school. I met the school's superintendent who took time out of her day to come and meet with me and discuss the kids future at the school and all the different types of programs they offer. They staff was warm and even took time out to speak with the kids. My kids could not stop talking about meeting the superintendent's son, who sat there and laughed with my children and made them feel as if they were family. Schools that are out in the public make you feel as if you are just another number, and they are using our kids to boost their enrollment numbers. During my time of enrolling my children in schools I haven't ONCE met a superintendent that actually sat down and talked to me about the vision of the school. She didn't have to do that she could of looked at me as just another number in her sea of enrollment. I am fully on board with her process and support her and her staff in whatever direction they may take for the school. After talking with her I instantly knew that this would be the new home for my family and I. If you are taking your children anywhere else by sides The Rhodes School you would be doing yourself and your kids a huge dis service. I challenge you as parent to another parent to come and see how enriched your kids will be with GOD, EDUCATION AND FINE ARTS(who even has this program on a charter school level, some of the places they performed I would need another page to tell you about that one. I was so overwhelmed with information it just tickled me pink to know God's blessing is on the horizon for my babies in education.) What also spoke volumes to me is the children that attended the school 4-5 years ago are back volunteering. Now and days kids can't wait to get out of a school never to return, let alone come back and VOLUNTEER!! Tell me at what school have you seen kids come back and volunteer...DON'T WORRY I WILL WAIT...NONE!! If The Rhodes School goes to the 12th grade you might as well call me and my family lifers there. As soon as the school year comes back around me and my 4 will be the first one at the door ready to start our Rhodes School Voyage. I see the vision and growth potential at the Rhodes School and I am blessed and honored to have a privilege to be a part of an organization, where God is evident and family is present!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Disagree
June 03, 2015
Teachers are caring and understanding, but once the admin staff step in the teachers must side with them or be made an example of or punished. So teachers may understand but lets say the admin ISS

- submitted by a teacher
Develops honesty: Neutral
June 03, 2015
I feel that a lot of the teaching staff are helping to shape these students into great individuals but some administration members are not even concerned for the integrity of their students. They talk to a lot of them as if they are nothing and will become nothing, its sad really.

- submitted by a teacher

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

August 08, 2012
My children have been attend the Rhodes School for 2 years and I love it. The motto speaks for itself--We are CREW, not passenger! It is hard to find a school that will offer fine arts in addtion to the academics. I believe all of this makes for well-rounded individuals. Teachers are dedicated and want to be at the Rhodes School. For a school that is only 5 years old, they have made great strides and continue to do so in the math and science curriculum with joint ventures with NASA and others. You should check it out!

- submitted by a parent

October 22, 2011
My child attends The Rhodes School and loves it! At first he had a hard time with the higher expectations, but now he is proud of himself and is becoming more responsible. He loves his teachers, has made new friends and enjoys participating in the Fine Arts!

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2011
I have never seen a school that cares so much about their students. Teachers do all they can to make sure that the students are successful. These teachers are teaching the whole child. Not only are they learning academically they are learning responsibility and the students are accountable for their actions. Students are able to participate in a fine arts program. I am still amazed to see students as young as kindergarten playing the violin or the piano. This school offers so much more than any other primary school. This school offers students to be different and engaged in activities that they may not ever get to be involved in. At the end of the year I am so pleased with everything my child has learned. He is finally somewhere that makes him feel like he is somebody, not just a number.

- submitted by a parent

July 25, 2011
Very dissatisfied with the Rhodes School, teachers are good, that's about it, not what I expected at all, beware, do your own research, the other staff is not so great, their appearances, and attitudes are not what you would expect at a school that is highly recommended, if your child is not in the upper grades or band, they will not be recognized, P.E is a joke, and so is Violin, and the dress code is never followed, the field trips are expensive and not what I was told they would be, everything this school appears to be its not, proceed with caution..........

- submitted by a parent

July 23, 2011
When reviewing a school, one main focus comes to mind: Is there evidence of the student excelling academically? The answer to this questions is YES. Students are soaring high academically and the curriculum challenges and address each child's individual learning style. Of course one is entitled to their own opinion. However, make sure opinions are solely based upon the facts and not personal beliefs.

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2011
My child is in Pre-K 3 at The Rhodes School and he loves it. The Rhodes School has provided him with a nurturing, exciting, and structured learning environment. He goes on field trips every month, to link the learning from school to the outside world. I was worried that the transition from daycare to school would be hard, but The Rhodes School has provided a smooth transition for him.

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2010
It is a blessing to work along with teachers and staff who are committed to enriching the lives of students and families of The Rhodes School. As we work together as partners, we a increasing the ability of our students to succeed in society. I look forward to coming to work and seeing the smiling faces and hearing the students play their violins and drums...it is a wonderful environment for learning, at The Rhodes School!

- submitted by a teacher

September 21, 2010
This school does not have it together. The staff here have they're priorities in the wrong place. Collecting the enormous field trip fees are apparently more important than things like teacher attentiveness and school bus safety. Also it seems that stringent deadlines are precedent to thoughtfulness and consideration. Don't expect them to take any problem and look at it as a case by case basis. I could go on all day about the many incidents that have occured at this school. To name a few: my preschooler not watched during nap time and foreign objects being put in his ear by another student AT SCHOOL, my two young children dropped off across the street un supervised after school by the bus, the bus forgetting my preschooler at school NUMEROUS times, my well behaved child suspended then lifted and all I get is an "apology" because they were given wrong information.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
May 04, 2010
I have never been more displeased with a school as I am with the Rhodes School. The conditions are less than sanitary. No one has a clear position (Who is who?), and the principal seems to only pacify parents to 'get them out of her hair.' I will be looking else where next year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 12, 2010
I know that no school environment is perfect and not everyone will be pleased but after reading the reviews I have to agree with the majority and say that my child is truly learning here. He is learning violin, spanish, and knowledge that most if not all other public schools don't allow their children to learn. I am very satisfied. They could be a little more organized with programs but once you see a 3 year old singing, or participating in a spelling bee, you tend to forget all of the unorganization and focus on the positive. Love it!

- submitted by a parent

February 16, 2010
I have all three of my children attending the Rhodes school for the first time this school year I am very please to say that this is the best education the teachers are amazing. I love it hands down

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2009
Im a brother of a rhodes school student and i have to say that my brothers education has shot way up from the things he was learning at his previous school. Im onlt a 7th grader and i can tell these things real well. When my brother comes home and ask me or my mother if we ever heard of a certain thing we say 'no' and he tells us what it is. Half of his new vocabulay which he learned at the rhodes school i have never ever heard of. He is only a 4th grader and im a 7th grader. Now you cant tell me that this is a bad learning enviorment. I highly suggest this school to all other sisters, brothers, mothers , and fathers who are looking for there child/sibling a excellent learning place!!!!!! you can visit there website at www.Rhodesschool.Org

- submitted by a community member

May 27, 2009
I am a very satisfied parent. My children have attended the Rhodes School for 2 years. The teachers and staff are excellent. Home cooked meals daily. My children love the food and the cook. Can't say that about too many locations. With the amazing progress I observed in my children, I began to see what was developing in them academically. Money is not wasted here, it goes towards education 100%. This school is birthing Scholars. So, tell all you know. Check out The Rhodes School/Performing Arts. You will be amazed! I'm proud of my children. My 5 yr old is reading on a 3rd grade level. He walks and speaks with confidence and authority.

- submitted by a parent

March 05, 2009
Allow me to introduce myself. I am the VERY concerned parent, who is involved in my child's academic and social progress. I have very high standards and tend to be extremely critical when it comes to my child's education. So when I say I LOVE THE RHODES SCHOOL, it carries weight! My son is a Pre-K student who after only four short months at the Rhodes School is reading! He navigates a computer better than most 3rd graders and his vocabulary is impressive. The Rhodes School recently took a group of students to the Presidential Inauguration and should be commended for their commitment to the arts. I cried at the Christmas program when I saw children playing the violin, drums, and keyboard, dancing, singing, and praying! This school is producing well-rounded leaders of the future. I am proud to say my son is one of them!

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2009
I am very pleased with the Rhodes School. Since enrolling my son, he has surpassed the skills that he was learning at his previous school. The teachers and staff are helpful, concerned, and highly qualified. I also like the family atmosphere. I don't feel like my son is just another number, but a child that is encouraged to reach his full potential. I would recommend this school to any of my friends or other parents who want a top notch education for their child.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2008
My 5 year old will start his second year at this school, and I could not be more excited! They did so much wonderful work with him, I used to pay 200.00 a month for Kumon and his learning is comparable to the Rhodes school. The teachers are very dedicated and the programs and curriculm are fun and educational. I am so very pleased that I found the Rhodes school!

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2008
As a father I am very concern about my kid's education. After speaking with the principle in depth, I toured the campus and sat in the classroom and I was very pleased with what I observed. So I enrolled my son. After about three weeks I noticed that my son's reading skills had improved tremendously as well as his math comprehension skills. Now I have learned that the Rhodes School has been Recognized through TEA in it's first year, which I hear is some what difficult to achieve. Regarding some of the negative comments that I read on line; show me a school that is perfect for every kid and no problems and I will enroll my kid their tomorrow. But for now the Rhodes School is the perfect school for my kid........today. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 02, 2008
In January 2008, I removed my 4 year old son from a daycare to The Rhodes School. After 3 weeks of enrollment, my son was able to write/spell his first and last name and was able to count from 1 to 100. In addition, he was able to write/spell 3 to 4 letter words. The Pre-K teacher was very patient and took the time to get my son where he needed to be academically so that he could keep up with his classmates who had been enrolled in the Pre-K program since August 2007. The after-school program curriculum provides computer-based educational training modules, one-on-one tutoring with students needing additional assistance with reading, mathematical, and problem solving skills. The teachers are certified instructors and compassionate about their work. I am pleased with my son's developmental learning skills and would recommend The Rhodes School to others.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 18, 2008
Wow! I was shocked to see the parent comment from May 28!! My family's experience at this school has been so different. I was really shocked about the babysitting comment because the student test scores are great. Even though this is only the school's first year, they are going to be a recognized according to TEA because of the test scores. Also, anytime I need to talk with the principal or someone on the staff, I don't have a problem getting them. The principal is almost always available unless she's with someone else. I always get return phone calls the next day or so. I'm really sorry this parent had such a bad experience. Most of the other parents I talk to love the school and the staff. No school is perfect, but overall, I really think this school is great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 18, 2008
I have a student at The Rhodes School. I love the programs and activities that my child participates in. The comment about it being jsut above a babysitting service is absolutely not true. Even in the after school program which IS a daycare program, they are structured and have a curriculum that includes homework help, computer, etc. I've never seen a charter school in its first year w/all the stuff this school has. A full computer lab w/real computers, a nice, clean campus that's not in a strip center, degreed teachers and a loving enviornment that my child cries if he has to miss. Also, we're a recognized campus!!! If you have to Run.. RUN TO THE RHODES SCHOOL where the teachers are highly qualified, most are certified w/masters degrees and 100% of the staff are returning so they are stable and WANT to work there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 30, 2008
Run, Run, Run from this totally crazy environment....my daughter has been set back an entire year at this school...Parents find another school if you can you will regret leaving your child in this school..leadership very lacking, teachers are no better than the leadership....don't believe any of the hype they try to tell will be part of your child's learning experience ...it only sounds and look good on paper ...they are offering no more than a step above babysitting ...We are very displeased!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 28, 2008
No advance notice ofdays no class will be held. School lunch menu has menues when no school is held. Generally, really unorganized.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 14, 2008
I am very satisfied with my childs performance at the Rhodes School. For a beginner school, they are very organized and very efficient. I love it and so does my son. Learning is important and they definetely learn something everyday!!!!

- submitted by a parent

March 11, 2008
The Rhodes School is exactly what I have been searching for! From the beginning, before the school even opened, the principal was available to speak to us regarding any questions we had and that has not changed to this day. One thing I appreciate the most about the principal and my daughter's teacher is they are not afraid to think outside of the box and bring creativity to the classrooms. This school is providing a fine arts component that is nonexistent in area public schools. Students go on many field trips, participate in school programs, and have real hands on learning. My daughter learns something new every day/week! The Rhodes School is an excellent school; it provides a stimulating and challenging environment and I look forward to working with them for many years to come. My daughter loves it and they have had a fantastic first year in operation.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 10, 2008
The Rhodes School is a magnet school and students were tested for grade level placement, not for entrance into the school. I know because this was explained to me quite clearly. Also, as a public school they are not allowed to not accept children because of grades. They can only use tests to place them in the appropriate grade. As far as the disorganization and not having tools, I realy ahve not found that to be true. Everything the principal said the school would have and do, they are doing. Because the school is so new, it took a bit of time to get some things going. Now, they have a full, state of the art computer lab, an art room, a music room and too much really to name. As far as the construction. When they worked on the building students were rerouted & no one was in danger.

- submitted by a parent

February 01, 2008
They care more about their own agenda: making money; and the childrens' needs are not a priority. They are extremely disorganized.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 23, 2008
This is a great school. My 5 year old attends this school and the faculty is great! He comes home with more and more knowledge on a daily basis.

- submitted by a parent

October 23, 2007
we were in the rhodes school for almost 6 weeks. I withdrew my child because of the lack of organization and poor leadership. The teachers were lacking grading tools and curriculum. This is a magnet school and students were supposed to be tested to be let in, that I know of not everyone, or possibly no one was tested. It was very alarming to see construction being done (sand blasting, power tools, sheet rock, etc) while school was in session and children walking through it all. When I withdrew my child the principal was very unprofessional and upset we were leaving 'her school' and refused to speak about reasons why or the problems being faced. We were told she was 'unavailable' to talk about this.

- submitted by a parent

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The Rhodes School
12822 Robert E Lee Road, Houston, TX  77044
(281) 458-4334
Last modified The Rhodes School is a Charter school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
The Rhodes School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top