DR BESSIE RHODES MAGNET SCHOOL

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3701 DAVIS ST
SKOKIE, IL 60076
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Phone: 847-859-8440
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 8th Grade
  • District: Evanston Ccsd 65
  • Students/Teacher: 12:1
  • Students/Grade: 40
  • Number Students: 360
  • Number Teachers: 50
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 7954
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 150
  • Principal: Ms Barb Hiller
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (8 ratings)
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    School Reviews (8 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-24
    "The middle school leaves much to be desired. The few good teachers are in the minority, and there are barely any extracurriculars to speak of. Even though the math education is decent, the Language Arts/ science/ social studies departments do not adequately prepare students for a rigorous high school curriculum. King Lab or "King Arts"- also a K-8 school- has stronger academics, better environment, nicer facilities, better extracurriculars."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-24
    "BRMS is an excellent school. My daughter is in her second year and we've had an outstanding experience. The teachers are excellent, lots of extras (Chinese, Spanish, emphasis on community service and global studies) and a very active PTA and parent community. Very diverse economically, racially, ethnically, etc. LOVE IT!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-08-08
    "I agree with the previous poster. I had to remove my formerly happy, confident child after a few weeks due to extreme school phobia due to fear of the teachers. He never had a problem in previous schools butsaid that he would rather die than go back to Bessie Rhodes. That was enough for us."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-10-28
    "Our experience with this school has been subpar. The academic teacher is good, however, she is overshadowed by more negative aspects. Our child was afraid to eat lunch due to the aggressive lunch aides and despised gym for similar reasons. The principal is new but interim. I would not recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a safe, positive academic experience until they make major changes. The parents are great at fundraising but not active as volunteers during school hours and it shows."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-10-23
    "Bessie Rhodes Magnet School is an excellent school with a strong academic focus and wonderfully diverse student population. The principal is incredibly dedicated to his work as leader of the school and is present at school functions and PTA sponsored events. Teachers are very good at providing differentiated work to challenge each student. I feel that the school's unique global focus on Citizenship/Service, Science/Technology, Cultural/Physical Geography and Language will prepare the kids to excel in our diverse and global world."
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