St. Francis High School (Sacramento, California)

St. Francis Catholic High School is a four-year, all-female college preparatory high school in Sacramento, California, United States. It is one of four Catholic high schools in Sacramento affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento, and draws students from over fifty private and public feeder schools in the California counties of Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado and Placer. The school was established in 1940.

St. Francis Catholic High School
5900 Elvas Avenue


Coordinates38°33′37″N 121°25′50″W / 38.56028°N 121.43056°W / 38.56028; -121.43056Coordinates: 38°33′37″N 121°25′50″W / 38.56028°N 121.43056°W / 38.56028; -121.43056
TypePrivate, all-female
MottoPax et Bonum
(Peace and Goodness)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
CEEB code052698
PresidentTheresa Rodgers
DeanCynthia Cost
PrincipalElias Mendoza
ChaplainFr. Arnold Parungao
Faculty135 (2015)
Enrollment1050 (March 2018)
Student to teacher ratio15:1
Color(s)Red and Gold   
Athletics12 Sports [1]
Team nameTroubadours
RivalChristian Brothers High School
AccreditationWestern Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
NewspaperThe Mandolin
YearbookThe Canticle
School fees$725
Tuition$14,000 (2018–2019) [2]
AffiliationRoman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento
WebsiteSt. Francis Catholic High School

During the 2003–2004 school year, St. Francis completed the first phase of its campus renovation and expansion that doubled the size of its facilities. These new buildings include The Fine and Performing Arts Complex, Library/Resource Center, Gymnasium/Fitness Complex, four science labs, the Administration Building, and the Carlsen and Demetre Center for Campus Life (CLC).


List of presidents and principalsEdit

President Years Principal Years
none 1940–2001 unknown 1940-55
Sr. M. Geraldine, OSF[2] 1955–56?
'Sister Mary Peter during this time frame 1956–72
James Dardis 1972–?
unknown 1972–87
Sr. Catherine Antinora, ASCJ ?–1987–?
Kay Gaines[3] 1998–2004
2001: President Position Created
Marion L. Bishop 2001–12
Patrick O'Neill [4] 2009–13
Margo Reid Brown '81 2012–16 Theresa Young Rodgers 2013–17
Theresa Young Rodgers 2017–Present Elias Mendoza 2017–Present

Notable alumnaeEdit

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  2. ^ "1955 St. Francis High School Yearbook". Retrieved 2015-10-09.
  3. ^ "Former athletic director sues St. Francis, claims bias in firing". sacbee. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
  4. ^ "StFrancis_principal". Retrieved 2015-10-11.