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Welcome to Rhodes Elementary School!!



August 27, 2018

First Day of School for All students (including kindergarten)

Registration from 9 am – 2 pm daily for all kindergarten and new students.


As the principal of E. W. Rhodes Elementary School, I am very thankful to work with the wonderful staff, parents, students, and community partners of Philadelphia.

Rhodes is on the road to excellence! We believe that all students can learn and that our families are our greatest support. In order to achieve our goals we need: 1. Students on time and at school each day. 2. Students wearing the school uniform (navy blue top, khaki bottom) each day. 3. Students ready to learn. 4. Students being respectable, responsible, and safe.

Let’s continue the legacy of Eugene Washington Rhodes (1895-1970) who was an editor, publisher, and general manager of the Philadelphia Tribune by supporting the education of all students.

“Just because Fate doesn’t deal you the right cards, it doesn’t mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.”

― Les Brown

Contact Information
Please feel free to reach out to me via my email at or call the school at 215 400-7060
if you have any urgent concerns.

Andrea Surratt Principal