The Young Women's Leadership School at Rhodes High School

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The Young Women's Leadership School at E. Washington Rhodes High School was a public secondary school for girls located at 3100 North 29th Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The school is a part of the School District of Philadelphia.


In September 2005 the School District of Philadelphia converted Rhodes Middle School, a coeducational middle school, into an all-female middle and high school.[1] During that year the district established The Young Men's Leadership School at Thomas FitzSimons High School for males.[2] The males zoned to the former FitzSimons and Rhodes zones were assigned to FitzSimons, while the females in the zones were assigned to Rhodes. After the redesign Rhodes reported a smooth transition.[1]

In March 2012, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission voted to turn Rhodes back into a co-educational middle school.[3] The students were reassigned to Strawberry Mansion High School.[4] The Rhodes campus now serves as a K-8 school.[5]


SEPTA serves the school with Routes 32, 48, and 60.[6]

Feeder patterns[edit]

Feeder elementary schools include Thomas M. Peirce Elementary School, Anna B. Pratt School, John G. Whittier School, and Richard R. Wright School.[6] Ethel Allen School, a K-8 school, feeds into Rhodes.[6]

School uniforms[edit]

Rhodes students were required to wear school uniforms.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Woodall, Martha. "All-Boys' High School Off to a Rocky Start." Philadelphia Inquirer. Monday February 27, 2006.
  2. ^ Snyder, Susan. "High school reworked as boys-only." Philadelphia Inquirer. Sunday August 24, 2005.
  3. ^ Herold, Benjamin. "Stanton, Sheppard spared; eight other schools to close The Public School Notebook March 29, 2012"
  4. ^ Graham, Kristen A. "Philadelphia superintendent identifies schools he intends to close." Philadelphia Inquirer. December 15, 2012. Retrieved on November 30, 2015.
  5. ^ "EW Rhodes Middle School." School District of Philadelphia. Retrieved on November 17, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c "A Directory of High Schools for 2009 Admissions Archived 2015-11-28 at WebCite." School District of Philadelphia. Accessed November 9, 2008.
  7. ^ "Uniform Colors." School District of Philadelphia. Accessed November 9, 2008.

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Coordinates: 40°00′09″N 75°10′42″W / 40.0026°N 75.1783°W / 40.0026; -75.1783