Our SFHS Neighborhood


St. Francis Catholic High School has been located at its current site in East Sacramento since 1964.  The campus is bordered by Sac State, Phoebe Hearst Elementary School, St. Mary’s Parish and Elementary School as well as a residential neighborhood.

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Our Move to East Sacramento

St. Francis Catholic High School moved from 2500 K Street in midtown Sacramento, where the elementary school campus still exists today, to its current location in East Sacramento in 1964.  Our first year at this location consisted of the tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade girls from then Bishop Armstrong.  The freshman class remained at the K Street campus until the following year. The front of the school was located on M Street until 2004.  That’s when a major campus modernization project was completed, moving the main entrance of the school to Elvas Avenue, where it remains today.

Legislation signed in 2008 by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger allowed for the state to sell or lease the National Guard Armory to the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento for the expansion of St. Francis High School.  In 2012, St. Francis formed the National Guard Property Utilization Committee, headed by then President Marion Bishop.  The committee’s mission was to develop an optimal plan for future uses of the former National Guard property for the benefit of the St. Francis community. (Article in Pax et Bonum Magazine, Spring 2012)