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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
James Ford Rhodes High School is a public school located in Cleveland, OH. It has 1,319 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 25% in reading.
Address
5100 Biddulph Ave
Cleveland, OH 44144
Telephone
(216) 459-4200

James Ford Rhodes High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
25%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1110
9 responses
Average ACT
21
56 responses
AP Enrollment
6%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$26,583
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$660
National
$949
Median Home Value
$67,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • College fairs
    18%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Football Games , Basketball games I play both
    14%
  • Robotics Competitions
    14%
  • Graduation
    11%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Homecoming
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,319
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,682
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.6%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$22,449/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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James Ford Rhodes High School Reviews

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James Ford Rhodes is one of the most diverse public schools in the greater Cleveland Area, if not the most. Our students are accepting and understanding of each others cultures. Black, White, Hispanic, Muslim, Christian or Atheist are not defining labels to our peers. With an array of sports from our Rowing club, to our football team there is no shortage. There is also no lack of support in the smaller interests of the students. With even our security guard getting involved as the supervisor of our Anime Club. Although it is not perfect, as no school is, James Ford Rhodes has been an unforgettable experience, with 3 senate Championships I can include my name in personally. As well as our love, support and ability to come together in memory of our passed beloved Coach Gary. We represent an underrepresented community: the kids who are more than inner city success stories. We are a school of dreamers and unbelievable potential, and that is what makes our hardship even more beautiful.
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Dedication. Motivation. Passion. These are the key features one would obtain when attending this school. The staff and students always drove me to exceed my limitations as a human being. I never once wanted to give up and cry over spilled milk. They walked me through the path I thought I'd never walk down. A light that I hadn't seen before. The projects, papers, speeches, and debates helped me become the man I am today. If I had to change two things it would be the lunch and bullying. Regardless, I recommend that all middle-school graduates—attend this beloved high-school.
It was hard to get accompanied with how teachers act.I first thought that most of my teachers would be understanding but as me time as a ram come to a close...as I became a junior then a senior relationship between student and teacher no longer Exist.They treat you like a complete stranger. But luckily I found home with other staff like sports coaches.They act different from the regular teachers they know you on a personal level and try to get to know you and have your best interest at Heart.Because of them my high school experience was a lot better than I hope and I couldn't wish for me.They've taught me through sports about life and how I can't just hold off on things because of adversity and that pushing through will only make me a better person.They've taught me to trust myself and to be consistent.