Dewey School of Excellence
Dewey School of Excellence

Dewey School of Excellence

At Dewey School of Excellence, we are committed to always operating in excellence. We will develop all scholars into college bound graduates, and model citizens through rigorous, engaging instruction, a strong and diverse enrichment program, and a strong school, community, and family partnership. We will lean heavily on these systems to ensure we are meeting the needs of all our scholars in their journey through high school and college graduation. By establishing an inclusive Dewey School community, we will build trust, develop leaders, and promote life-long learning and success for all scholars, families, and staff.


Dewey School of Excellence

From The Principal: Cleophas (CJ) Rodgers

First off, I would like to say that I’m honored to serve as principal in the same community in which I grew up. With this honor comes huge responsibility, accountability, and an unmatched drive and passion to ensure that every scholar who puts on the Dewey School of Excellence uniform receives a high quality, data driven, rigorous, enriched academic and social experience.

The “Dewey Experience” will challenge students, staff, parents and the community to operate in Excellence and “Dew” Excellence in every aspect. From providing rigorous, challenging instruction every minute of every day, to entering the building and classrooms in an orderly “ready to learn” fashion, to wearing proper uniform with belt and shoes tied every minute of every day, we, as The “D,” take pride in being EXCELLENT at every little detail.

While we will always have high expectations for ALL stakeholders, we will also work diligently to support and push our young men and women to have a growth mindset so that they become creators, innovators, and trailblazers who create opportunity and bridges. As a result we are committed to creating opportunities for our families and scholars to showcase their creativity through our robust and diverse curricular enrichment programs. These programs include fine arts, graphic design and editing, performing arts, Science Technology Engineering Mathematical (STEM) programs, Career and Technical Education (CTE), mentoring, and athletics. These experiences are critical to the development of our scholars and provide scholars a diverse range of vehicles to access and excel in a rigorous high school and collegiate environment. We expect ALL of our scholars to take part in these opportunities.

Key Results

Increased annual student attendance by 4.2% from 2013 to 2014.

Increased the students at or above grade level in math by 14% from 2013 to 2014.

97% of families are satisfied or highly satisfied.

99% of families would strongly recommend Dewey School of Excellence.

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