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St. Rita's School

Private | K-8 | 156 students

 

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Posted March 16, 2014

My son has flourished at this school. It's a jewel in inner city San Diego. High quality academics and encouragement to excel have made a huge difference for my eighth grader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2012

Focuses on Religion and Spelling. Math is easy and simple and there are minimal word problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

My husband and I expect a lot from a school, we place a premium on quality education because we believe that our children deserve it and that we owe it to them. And we are happy and proud to say that St. Rita's has exceeded all expectations. It is everything you expect in a quality Catholic education - which is not only the formation of the intellect but also faith, morals, and values - with a great community of involved parents, caring teachers, & an engaging principal. High praises for this school's first-rate learning experience and it's many intangibles. The proof is in my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Both of my children attended St. Rita's School from Pre-School to 8th Grade. St. Rita's cares about their students. It's like a big family. The teachers and parents work together to make this school great. St. Rita's gave my children a great foundation - spiritually and academically. My son is graduating from high school this year and I believe he is ready for the world. My daughter is doing terrific as a Freshman in high school. I'd like to thank St. Rita's School for doing their part in helping them become well-rounded and respectful children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

It is great school because it helped my son from pre-school to 8th. He is now in High school and is doing very well due to his St Rita's start.
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Posted April 25, 2010

This is GREAT school! Two of my daughters graduated at St. Rita (K-8th) . My daughters, husband and I were glad to be part of it. The teachers were nurturing and provided a wholesome environment for learning. It s a family oriented school too! Our THANK YOU s! Mrs. Tobias, Ms. Johnson, Ms. Elizabeth, Ms. Johnston, Ms. Lepore, Ms. Baterina and all the rest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Why do you love St. Rita's School? St Rita School has been promoting academic and spiritual growth to their students. When they go to high school, their study habits that has been part of the daily activity, sticks with them. Respect and preservation of family values are part of the students day to day activity. Parents are invoved and volunteer and work closely with the teachers. I will definitely continue sending my child and refer other parents at St. Rita's School. This school makes a big difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

Wonderful school and church parish- supportive, caring and nurturing!
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Posted April 22, 2010

I love St. Rita's because of it's loving faculty, high standards, and education!


Posted April 22, 2010

Love the teachers!~ Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Gray, Mrs. Engler!! Ms. Peterson!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

St. Rita's is a very close community. All the families are extremely welcoming and friendly. The students grow up learning how to respect one another and learn tools to help become well rounded individuals in academics, sports, and other fun extra curricular activities!


Posted April 19, 2010

My daughter has attended St.Rita's for the last 4 years. I have never had an extraordinary experience than the one at St. Rita's School. The staff and administration does an outstanding job in guiding the children in academics, character, the arts and sports. The parents we have met and work with are awesome to work with at school and community events. St. Rita's is an AWESOME EXPERIENCE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

I love St. Rita's School because the teachers and students are awesome, they provide high quality education at a very reasonable price and also the teachings of our Catholic faith is a plus! Our daughter has been at St. Rita's since pre-school and is now a second grader. You get the feeling of family at this school and it's great to see all the children growing up together since there is only one class per grade. I am so happy that we decided to give our child a Catholic education and hope to carry it on to her high school years. St. Rita's is a blessing to our families and community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

Great school. An excellent foundation to excel in higher education.


Posted December 7, 2008

Needs to teach foreign language and have more extra curricular activities
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

Excellent seasoned faculty members/ educators and staff. Great family values and environment for formative years which they still have it with them in high school. Parents and teachers work together closely in achieving this. Teacher /student ratio is great for learning. Bring your children here at St. Rita's prescool - 8th grade and see how they make the difference in our community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2007

Great school! Great community!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 31, 2007

This is a great school with an excellent academic level. The environment is extremely relaxing that the children feel the school as a second home. Also the staff is very nice and they try to help you with any kind of disadvantage. I recommend you this great school, you just can go and ask about it. I'm a parent of five children and they help me with a scholarship for one of them.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 39% 11%
Hispanic 28% 52%
Two or more races 17% 3%
Black 9% 6%
White 6% 26%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs. Gina Olsen
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5165 Imperial Avenue
San Diego, CA 92114
Phone: (619) 264-0109

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