Santa Rita, Guam
|— Village —|
|• Mayor||Dale Alvarez|
|Population (2000 )|
|Time zone||ChST (UTC+10)|
Santa Rita (Chamorro: Sånta Rita) is a village located on the southwest coast of the United States territory of Guam with hills overlooking Apra Harbor. According to the 2000 census it has a population of 7,500, down from 11,857 in 1990. 
Prior to WW II, the village of Sumay occupied the Orote Peninsula within the municipality and was a thriving commerce center. It suffered severe devastation from the bombardment of the U.S. military forces in the quest to retake Guam from the Japanese forces. The U.S. military took the village of Sumay and built Naval Station. The peninsula forms the southern boundary of Apra Harbor. Residents of Sumay were relocated to the hills between Sumay and Fena, where the new residents named the village Santa Rita after the Catholic saint of the same name. Fena which houses Naval Magazine and Fena Lake, Guam's main sources of fresh water distribution, borders the eastern boundary of the village of Santa Rita and falls under the municipality of Santa Rita/Sumay. Santa Rita is the youngest village in Guam.
The Department of Education serves the public schools in Santa Rita.
Santa Rita Village contains Harry S. Truman Elementary School, Southern High School, and PACE ((Program of Alternative Certification for Educators)), which was once Santa Rita Elementary School. H.S. Truman Elementary serves Santa Rita residents, while Southern High School serves Santa Rita, Agat and villages allocated by DoE districting. PACE serves students in need throughout the DoE program. Oceanview Middle School in Agat serves middle school residents.
In addition, Commander William C. McCool Elementary/Middle School (Originally Guam South Elementary/Middle School), operated by the Department of Defense Education Activity, is located on-base at Naval Station area of Santa Rita.
See also 
- U.S. Department of Commerce, "2000 Census of Population and Housing-Guam", May 2004, http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2000/island/GUAMprofile.pdf
- "Guam's Public High Schools." Guam Public School System. Accessed September 8, 2008.
- Santa Rita Guam at Guam Portal
- Rogers, Robert F (1995). Destiny's Landfall: A History of Guam: University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 0-8248-1678-1
- PDN Village Maps
- Municipalities of Guam at statoids.com
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