St. Rita Earns High Ranking from Niche

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Chicago is a world-class city. City residents and suburbanites enjoy first-rate amenities. Not only does Chicago have unrivaled architecture, museums and diversity, it also has some of the best Catholic High Schools in the nation. The opportunity of a lifetime awaits eighth graders on Saturday, December 2--high school entrance exam day in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

It seems this new date, earlier than in past years, has left many eighth grade students still undecided on what high school is the best fit for them. Luckily, with all the quality Catholic High School choices available to students on the South Side of Chicago, it's hard to go wrong.

Many parents reported that Niche and its rankings helped them weigh their high school options.

This past year, Niche* released a new list of Top-Ranked Chicago Southland High Schools.

On that list, St. Rita of Cascia High School is the top-ranked all-boys Catholic school in the Chicago Southland. St. Rita also captures the the #2-ranked spot on the Chicago Southland best-overall Catholic school list. 

St. Rita comes in at #8 overall when compared to all 67 Catholic high schools in the entire State of Illinois.

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St. Rita earned an "A+" overall Niche** grade. The Mustangs also earned an "A+" in Academics and Clubs & Activities, an "A" in the College Preparation, and an "A-" in the Teacher category.

St. Rita also received a very respectable grade of "B+" in Sports and a "B" in Diversity. When reviewing St. Rita's profile, you'll see it continues to set the high-water mark among it's peers.

To learn more about St. Rita, please contact our admissions team at (773) 925-RITA. We invite you to take advantage of the opportunity of a lifetime and test at St. Rita on Saturday, December 2 at 8:00 a.m. 

* According to its website, Niche rigorously analyzes dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school, college, and neighborhood in the U.S. Further, Niche states it has the most comprehensive data available on U.S. schools and neighborhoods. Further, according to, the best Catholic high school rankings are based on statistics, student and parent reviews, and expert insights. Ranking factors include SAT/ACT scores, the quality of colleges that students consider, student-teacher ratio, student and parent reviews, and more.