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Welcome to Rhodes Elementary School!!

Registration is 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 to be on time and at school every day

2. Students wearing the school uniform (navy blue top, khaki bottom) every day

3. Students come to school ready to learn every day…and…

4. Students being respectable, responsible, and safe…every day.

Let’s continue the legacy of Eugene Washington Rhodes, (1895-1970), who was an editor, publisher, and the general manager of the Philadelphia Tribune through 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

Ms. Surrat, PrincipalPlease 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