Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year as Rhodes Middle School begins its fifty-eighth year of serving students and parents. As principal of Rhodes Middle School, I'm excited to serve the Rhodes Learning community by ensuring continued improvement of instructional practices, increased student learning, and positive student/parent/teacher relationships. Our theme for the 2012-2013 school year is centered on student character. We must all, "Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Study your habits, for they become your character. Develop your character, for it becomes your destiny."
The Rhodes Faculty share a united vision of student success requiring imagination, trust, determination and a belief that team work makes the dream work. Over the last few years, Rhodes Middle school has made significant gains in accordance with social and academic indicators, as shown through Rhodes becoming both a Magnet and Charter campus. The Rhodes Learning Community is committed to educating the whole child and hopes you will join us in our endeavor to provide each child with a solid foundation for continued life long learning. The Rhodes Learning Community is ready to Meet the Challenge of making our campus Exemplary in 2013.
RHODES MIDDLE SCHOOL... WHERE MINDS EXPLORE SINCE 1954.
-Principal Julio C. Garcia
"I'm thrilled that our students are working with the best teachers in the district. I would like to thank teachers, parents and students' maintaining the passion and student centered attitude that will help us move our program from "Good to Great."
History Of Jeremiah Rhodes
Jeremiah Rhodes was THE originator of the junior high school system in Texas. He moved to Texas in 1920 and served as superintendent of the San Antonio schools from 1920 to 1925. Rhodes pushed successfully for a bond issue in 1922 because San Antonio schools were extremely crowded. In 1933 he became the head of the junior high schools division of the Texas State Department of Education. We are proud to have our campus named for Jeremiah Rhodes.
Rhodes Middle School opened in 1954 at a time when Tampico Street was still an unpaved road. After much hard work and determination, Rhodes became a Technology Magnet School in 1999 and a Technology Charter School in 2010. Now known as Rhodes Technology and Media Internal Charter, students use technology each day in their lessons and classrooms. Rhodes is a great place to be and we look forward to working with you and your child.
Jeremiah Rhodes Commemorative School Song
O hail Jeremiah Rhodes.
O hail may your name be told.
O here lies honor, pride, and virtue.
Onward now we go.
Through shades of maroon and white,
Our future’s a wondrous sight
Through the halls of knowledge and
Memories of Jeremiah Rhodes.
Where friends are made; where friends are made
And minds explore since ’54.
Onward we go. Onward we find our paths
From strong foundations that will always last.
O hail stronger we will grow.
O hail so much now we know
Through hall of knowledge and
Memories of Jeremiah Rhodes.