Award Year: 2014

Santa Rita Elementary School

615 S Madison Street
San Angelo, TX, 76901-4461

(325) 659-3672

Mrs. Kay Scott, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

San Angelo ISD

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Our mission is to provide students with a meaningful, challenging education, delivered in a safe environment preparing students to be life-long learners promoting academic success.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 57%
  • Hispanic: 37%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Studetns create a boat that will float using recycled materials.

Studetns create a boat that will float using recycled materials.

Santa Rita Elementary School opened in 1927 with 247 students. At the time, it was considered "the pride of the neighborhood" and remains so until this day. As a Title 1 school, Santa Rita currently serves 350 students in kindergarten through fifth grade and is rich in tradition.

Teachers maximize instruction and set high expectations for all students. Critical thinking is woven throughout the curriculum. Students are expected to reason and use their depth of knowledge to comprehend, analyze, and create at the highest levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Santa Rita has been one of the magnet schools for the fourth and fifth grade Gifted and Talented program in the San Angelo Independent School District since 2000. Providing enrichment for all students is a school-wide priority. Extension activities, research, participation in the Texas Research Institute for Young Scholars (TRYS) program, and enrichment classes during and after school have had great success on the campus.

The school's Professional Learning Community collaborates to ensure that the needs of students are addressed in a timely, systematic manner. Brain research indicates the importance of multifaceted teaching strategies. Teachers are actively engaged in learning and applying best practices in the classroom. When students were asked what makes Santa Rita so special, their reply was, "Everyone here is so kind and helpful. We want to learn, and the people who work here make learning exciting and fun."