James Rhoads Elementary School Kindergarten-Eighth

Joe Dixon

4901 Parrish St.
Philadelphia PA 19139
Phone: 215-581-5504

Providing all students with the academic, technological & social skills needed to be productive & contributing citizens in our society.

James Rhoads

Message from the Principal

On behalf of our staff, I would like to welcome you into the James Rhoads family.  Rhoads School offers children in Kindergarten to Grade Eight an enriching academic and social experience.  Our dedicated staff and community partners work together to allow each child the opportunity to develop to his/her full potential.


Educational success is greatly dependent upon the bond that is forged between school and home.  It is our hope that with students, parents and teachers working together this school year will be our best. 


Joe Dixon, Principal




Points of Pride

  • WePAC
  • Penn Tutors
  • One Healthy Breakfast Program
  • Eat Right Program
  • Community Council
  • It Takes Philly
  • Reading Olympics
  • 21st Century After-School Program


Special Release Procedures

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  • Breakfast is served daily in the classrooms
  • School begins at 8:15a.m.; all students are required to be on time prepared to learn.
  • School ends at 2:55
  • Stuents must wear a full uniform every day
    • Grades K - 5 Yellow shirt and blue skirt/ pants 
    • Grades 6 - 8 Blue shirt and khaki skirt/ pants 
  • NO HOODIES, iPods, jeans, or cell phones are permitted


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