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Jack & Sharon Rhoads Elementary School8

Katy, TX | Harris County


January 12, 2015

This school is just AWFUL! My daughter transferred here 2 years ago when we moved. She came from another Katy school. The difference in the schools, and even my daughter, is totally different.Rhoads discourages parental involvement. While the office staff is polite the administration is another story. They're actually quite rude! My daughter even says her new school is bad and she's always loved school. Disappointed is an understatement. It's so bad we are even considering moving again. I would NOT recommend this school!

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December 3, 2014

School is very family unfriendly. Younger siblings and even newborn babies are not allowed at school functions. (field day, class parties, etc.) Teachers on average have a lower amount of teaching experience compared to other Katy and Houston schools. That information can be found in government statistics. Not much good to say about this school.

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November 23, 2014

I have 4 children who have attended Rhoads, and we have been there since the school opened. My husband and I are regular volunteers at the school and my son, who is now in college, volunteers during his breaks to give back to his former school. I say all this to show that our family loves and believes in the staff at Rhoads. They are committed and loving. Anyone that says or feels differently has not spent time at the school. The children are great and there are great opportunities for the children to do extracurricular activities such as choir, violin, percussion, Read Deed Run, RISE, safety patrol and more. Rhoads is truly a school of excellence and opportunity.

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May 13, 2014

Very good School. My daughter started her elementary in this school and now she is going to graduate from here this year. With all my experience I can say this is one of the best school in Katy. Principal Ms. Carrie L. Lowery made lot of progression to this school. I just can't say enough of her and also so many teachers and staffs are outstanding. Michelle and other staff members in the front are very hardworking and polite to the parents and children. Ms shulke , I am not sure if I spelled her name correct but she is been so wonderful and very involved..Ms. Chen and Ms Patterson is wonderful Musci teachers.Ms. Hall and Ms Schroff are wonderful art teacher. Her current class room teacher Ms. Chamber is young teacher but very advanced and knowledgable. She always encouraged her students. Ms..Vora and MS. Steven, MS. cage, there is lot of incredible teachers and staffs to credit. My daughter is in gifted program and MS. Clark has been an amazing inspiration for children and I seen my daughter has improved a lot since she was in her program. As a parent we have a responsibility to watch our children and their school and community and voice our openion. Rhodes the best.

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May 4, 2014

My student told me this school was horrible the teachers don't even explain what the work is they have to do I'm trying to find a. New school for my son

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January 21, 2014

Very horrible experience with this school with a very rude and mean administration. Im looking for another school for my kids to move them out of this one.

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December 11, 2012

I have had 4 children go through this school and have seen it go down hill each year. When my oldest daughter attended (she is now a sophmore) the school was excellent and I couldn't have said enough good things. However now, the administration is awful and while there are a few good teachers left. The majority seem like they don't want to be teaching or it's an inconvenience to deal with children. They address students in a rude condescending manner. It's no longer a warm and friendly environment. How are they supposed to reinforce manners and respect with our children if their own behavior is questionable? I feel like the teachers and adminstration have run out of steam and enthusiam for the work they do and it directly translates to the students. Something needs to be done to pick up morale for the staff and students to return this school to the greatness it was and can be. If you notice, a majority of the positive reviews are from years prior.

Submitted by a parent

August 28, 2012

I have had two daughters go to Rhodes and I am not pleased with the school at all. In comparison to the elementary schools my older kids attended, I have found Rhodes to be very unfriendly. They tend to discourage parental involvement on many levels. Parents are not welcome to walk their child to class, they do not throw class parties, allow birthday invitations to be handed out or have 'room mothers'. They like to say this is for the safety of the children but in reality this policy of discouraging parental involvement makes it harder for us to all work together and protect our children.

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September 24, 2010

This is an awsome school. The teachers and staff are wonderful(one of my fav is Mrs. Chapman). The school is also very clean inside and out. My child is in kindergarten and is learning so much!

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March 31, 2010

My son has been attending RES for three years now and I have found that the administrative staff are excellent! I just love Mrs. Chattmon:), Howevere, this year has been quite difficult for my son since we are preparing for the TAKS in few days. I feel that they have not taken the necessary measures to insure that my child does his absolute best. It is clear to me that he is not a priority student to those teachers.

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March 12, 2010

I am raising 3 great nieces and 1 great nephew and this is our 3rd year to be involved with Rhoads. We have had tremendous support from the teachers and the administration. They are very quick to address any concerns we may have and they have a great teaching staff and support staff. Ms. Shulke is absolutely wonderful and you have to just love Ms. Chapman. We have been very pleased.

Submitted by a parent

January 14, 2010

Although other reviewers have praised this school, I unfortunately have to disagree. The Admistration and office staff are a bit prickly, and the teacher I have experienced with my child is very sweet to my daughter, but not the best at communicating how she is doing in class. We are new to the area and it has been very difficult to become a part of the Rhodes community. I woudn't recommend this school.

Submitted by a parent

October 4, 2009

RES has one of the hardest working staff around. They are awesome!

July 9, 2008

I couldn't say enough about how excellent the staff and faculty at this school. There is an atmosphere of respect and sincere commitment to the students here. Many an evening I've driven by and seen teachers cars in the parking lot late into the evening which is an indication of the sacrifice and extra hours devoted to planning and preparation for my child and his success. Not only is time spent but solid quality relationships are built among staff, parents, and students.

Submitted by a parent

May 31, 2008

I would rather my children return to thier prior elementary. Although this school is new and much closer to our home, I haven't been pleased. The administration is lackluster and the teachers leave a lot to be desired. Fair warning! Look elsewhere!

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