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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 Niche.com, 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.

St. Rita Named Top-Ranked All-Boys Catholic High School in Chicago's Southland

According to the Beverly Patch, Niche has 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.

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, consider registering for a shadow day, or mark your calendar for our October 22 open house.

* 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. 

St. Rita Winterfest Committee Announces Early-Bird Raffle Winner

The St. Rita Winterfest Committee held the second-annual early-bird raffle drawing at the December 1, 2016 St. Rita Novena. The December Novena drew its usual large crowd of prayerful attendees. At the end of the evening, the crowd was treated to a bit of fun, with St. Rita's Chaplain, Fr. Richie Mercado, O.S.A, pulling the drawing's winning ticket. Paul Colson is the lucky winner of the $1,000 early-bird prize.

Fr. Richie Mercado with the Winterfest Early-Bird Raffle Winning Ticket

Fr. Richie Mercado with the Winterfest Early-Bird Raffle Winning Ticket

St. Rita Winterfest XIII Chair Julie McDevitt said raffle ticket sales were brisk in the days leading up to the second-annual early-bird drawing. Last year, all Grand Raffle tickets sold out early during the January event. This year's ticket sales are outpacing last year's, so be sure to buy your ticket. Winners need not be present at the event.

The $20,00 Winterfest Raffle grand prize and eight more $1,000 prizes are still available. Tickets can be purchased online at www.stritahs.com/events/winterfest-xiii or at school, directly from committee members or by phone at (773) 925-5029.

Winterfest is January 28, 2017 at St. Rita. It's St. Rita's only parent-run "friendraiser". This year's theme is "Family Game Night". You won't want to miss how the campus will be transformed into an amazing entertainment venue on event night, complete with dinner, live entertainment and our unforgettable St. Rita camaraderie.

St. Rita Ranked Among The Best Schools in Illinois

St. Rita High School once again earned high rankings on both lists. Coming in at #11 on the 50 Best Catholic High Schools in Illinois list and #26 on the 100 Best Private High Schools in Illinois, St. Rita sets the high-water mark for its peers.

St. Rita earned an "A" grade in five categories: Academics, Clubs & Activities, College-Readiness, Sports and Teachers. St. Rita also received a very respectable grade of "B+" in Diversity, just missing a "Straight-A" report.

Make sure to visit St. Rita High School's Open House on Sunday, December 4 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. to learn first-hand why St. Rita is consistently ranked so highly.

 
 

St. Rita Kicks Off Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

On Wednesday November 9th St. Rita kicked off its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to assist food pantries of Visitation/St. Basil and St. Rita Parishes as well as Angel’s Touch, an organization run by our very own Pat Mitchell to assist families in need during the holiday season.

The Food Drive, which is run by the Junior Class Officers, will run through Friday November 18th with the school setting a goal of 4,000 non-perishable food items. There will be competitions amongst the classrooms with the winning classroom receiving a Spirit Day along with a hot breakfast. Second and third place classrooms will receive juice and donuts.

On Thursday, November 17th the junior class will sponsor a Spirit Day for all students and faculty. Any student or faculty member who brings in three non-perishable food items on the 17th will be allowed to dress down for the day.

In conjunction with the Food Drive, the Knights of Augustine will be joining in a national movement and will be sponsoring Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week at St. Rita. Hunger and Homelessness Week is held each year nationally the week prior to Thanksgiving with the purpose of bringing awareness to the ever-growing problem of homelessness around the country. The Knights of Augustine will be making daily announcements to the student body to bring more awareness to this problem especially in and around our local communities.