Holy Rosary is a Catholic School that began as a parish school, the early history of Holy Rosary School and Church are integrally related.
Holy Rosary Church is the fifth oldest parish in Jacksonville.
It began as a simple mission chapel erected in 1915 to care for the Catholics in the Springfield area.
In October 1921 Holy Rosary became an independent parish and its newly appointed pastor, Fr.
Dennis Lyons, initiated plans for a new church to be built on the corner of Laura and Cottage Streets.
Holy Rosary Catholic School was faced with the possibility of closing because of excessive dependence on financial resources outside the school and a steady decrease in enrollment.
The school lacked an active Home and School Association and School Advisory Council, indicative of waning parental involvement in the school.
All of these factors contributed to an outpouring of local support for Holy Rosary School and the gathering of human resources to secure its future.
It was clear that no single group working alone could accomplish that task.
The mission of Holy Rosary Catholic School is to pursue success in education and in life by strengthening minds, bodies and spirits to help build a holy and just society.
Holy Rosary Catholic School's vision is to be a model school in Northside Jacksonville: espousing a philosophy centered in Christian values; preparing its students for high school and beyond through excellence in academics and Faculty/Staff; and physically designed to meet student and community needs.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 380 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students
380 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
99%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Guardian Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • Holy Rosary is a Catholic School that began as a parish school, the early history of Holy Rosary School and Church are integrally related. Holy Rosary Church is the fifth oldest parish in Jacksonville. It began as a simple mission chapel erected in 1915 to care for the Catholics in the Springfield area. In October 1921 Holy Rosary became an independent parish and its newly appointed pastor, Fr. Dennis Lyons, initiated plans for a new church to be built on the corner of Laura and Cottage Streets. Holy Rosary Catholic School was faced with the possibility of closing because of excessive dependence on financial resources outside the school and a steady decrease in enrollment. The school lacked an active Home and School Association and School Advisory Council, indicative of waning parental involvement in the school. All of these factors contributed to an outpouring of local support for Holy Rosary School and the gathering of human resources to secure its future. It was clear that no single group working alone could accomplish that task. The mission of Holy Rosary Catholic School is to pursue success in education and in life by strengthening minds, bodies and spirits to help build a holy and just society. Holy Rosary Catholic School's vision is to be a model school in Northside Jacksonville: espousing a philosophy centered in Christian values; preparing its students for high school and beyond through excellence in academics and Faculty/Staff; and physically designed to meet student and community needs.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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This is the best private School around town. I have been a parent since 2007 and every school my child returns tho this school I feel very advantaged , because it's a blessing to be partt of greatness. I salute the principle and the entire staff that work tirelessly to make sure that our children get the best and become the best tool to out society. God bless .
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 380 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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