St. Patrick School

907 7th Street, Rodeo, CA 94572
(510) 799-2506

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 365 students 24 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

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About this school

St. Patrick School is a private middle school in Rodeo. The principal of St. Patrick School is Mrs. Kelly Stevens, who can be contacted at 365 children attend St. Patrick School and are mostly Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Asian, and Asian/Pacific Islander. The ratio of students to teachers at St. Patrick School is 24:1. Hercules Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Basketball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 7% %
Asian 58% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 42% %
Hispanic 17% %
Black, non-Hispanic 12% %
White, non-Hispanic 12% %
Multiracial 11% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    St. Patricks is a great place for children to learn. The faculty and staff are always there for the children. Many activities and learning opportunities are available for the children and families.

  • (1 year ago)

    I was very unhappy with the public school system around the Hercules area (and in general) so I looked into private schools. My kids are currently attending St. Patrick Elementary School is Rodeo CA. This will be our third year with the school. We are EXTREMELY happy with the staff and curriculum. I like how the school gets students from each grade get together in groups (faith families) and participate in monthly activities. Everyone know each other. The schools also incorporates the use of laptops in the classrooms especially in the middle school which prepares them for the future. Just wish my kids started there sooner!

  • (1 year ago)

    We started St. Patrick when my daughter was in preschool. It was one of the best choices we have made as parents. The quality of teachers is outstanding. The academics are rigorous and we have no doubt she will be well prepared for high school. The overall environment is warm and friendly. The principal has always been approachable and is a positive leader. I would highly recommend this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent Teaching staff. The school is really a great foundation stone for every kids. Very discipline and helps each and every student to become people of character thereby exercising excellence through education.

  • (4 years ago)

    Whoever rated this school on May 1 and April 18 must be speaking of another St. Patrick School. I have worked at many school before settling at St. Patrick School in Rodeo and let me tell you it is the best place for a teacher to work. The principal is warm and friendly and has an open door policy for teachers parents and students. She is supportive of her staff and encourages us to improve our teaching each and every day. The teacher turnover rate is low and teachers have only left the school in the past 5 years because of retirement moving out of the area pregnancy graduate school and/or receiving higher positions at other schools. I would not want to work anywhere else!

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm actually a student currently attending Saint Patrick School. I graduate later today and I have absolutely no regrets. I have been taught well to become a Faith Filled Person of God Life Long Learner and a Person of Service. I disagree with all of the reviews below that state the principal is rather "snobbish" or "rude." She just happens to be one of the nicest people I know and my mother agrees. All the staff is considerate towards the students and every teacher is willing to help their student as best as they can and succeed.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is not worth the expense. The staff is very rude and irresponsible. It may be a private school but it is not very good. My son's grades are Cs and Bs here and there all of the time. I switched him to a public school because this school was not worth it.

  • (4 years ago)

    The principal is hot and cold.Because of this the staff changes alot each year. She is missing good feelings toward students and staff . I have seen alot of hurt because of her attitude. Father Larry does nothing to stop this. My child is no longer at this school. I have had better treatment at the public school. All they need to do is run the school with the golden rule. I would love to see loving happy children and staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have seen the changes over the years being a graduate mother of 3 graduates and grandmother of 3 graduates. My children graduated from Catholic High School in the area and went on to college. All 3 have became professionals in their field. I have never regretted paying for a great education that started at St. Patrick School.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter has been going to St. Patrick for 5 years and we love the school the teachers and the total family feel! There are many opportunities to participate to get your parent hours in and be involved.

  • (5 years ago)

    I've attended this school all my life and found it very rewarding. Not only have I received an understandable if not excellent education but I find that the area is very pleasant. It is located in the cozy Rodeo so you get to know all of the community. They help us understand that we're lucky to be able to attend a school where they care about us and learn about how to give back. Lately we've been working on fundraisers for the Ondoy victims in the Philippines. Sure the place may seem strict over-ruled obsessive conceited and the such but think about it. My parents are paying almost $1500 a month for me to go here. (I have a sister attending as well.) The teachers help us appreciate the fact that they're out working nearly everyday and paying for OUR education. I'm happy that the faculty cares.

  • (5 years ago)

    I enjoy how the school puts our money to good use. They recently upgraded the school laptops so that my children (as well as others) can receive the best education possible. Yes I do despise the fact that the refinery is only a short drive away but think about it the refinery was there AFTER the school was built.

  • (7 years ago)

    I've met with the principal and the teachers who have problems with my son.(I was deeply touched how they handled the different issues and to remedy them as soon as possible. I came from a catholic school too all throughout my life and I can tell the difference.This school is one of the best.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has way to many teachers coming and going every year. The class sizes are to large over 35 kids per class for a private school you would think they would have 2 classes per grade as much as they charge per year. My kids are attending a new school this year!!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    I must agree that Principal is rather snobbish unapproachable and do not want to hear any parent's complaints about some teachers' mistakes! Every year about 4-6 great old time teachers leave because of not getting along with Principal & maybe even father Larry. Too much polotics and here it's all about the money!!!

  • (8 years ago)

    The school as a whole is wonderful! The principal has brought in computers pe music and art. She is very fair and loves our kids. Father Larry is a great father to all of us especially the children. Homework is a lot sometimes. I send my children to this school for a great education and homework is part of it. Some parents even enjoy volunteering at the school. I know I do.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter attends St. Patrick's School . I think it is a positive environment for the kids . Safety is a prioirity at the school . I like Father Larry and how he positively accepts all faiths and is not a judge of others . I like how he watches over the kids and is truly what a Father should be .

  • (8 years ago)

    Principal is unapproachable regarding specific questions about schools' test scores. We found the environment too strict almost militant for both parents and students. Too much homework. Staff turnover is constant. We also found the refineries looming in the background to be unsettling.

  • (9 years ago)

    Very caring community of kids and faculty. Each teacher has his/her own unique attribute to bring to the table. Great English teacher at this school. Principal a little strict.

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