On September 15, 2009, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan named Saint Ignatius High School a 2009 Blue Ribbon School, one of only two private high schools in the nation to receive this honor.
"Blue Ribbon Schools are models of improved student achievement from which others can take inspiration," Duncan said.
The Blue Ribbon School designation is one of the nation's highest educational awards. Saint Ignatius achieved Blue Ribbon status by qualifying as a "high performing school," as measured by national standardized performance tests. Saint Ignatius students' scores averaged in the top 10 percent in reading and mathematics on the following national standardized tests: PSAT, SAT, ACT and the State of Ohio Graduation Test (OGT).
Over the last graduating classes (2012-2016), the school has produced:
- 76 National Merit Semifinalists
- 5 National Hispanic Scholars
- 116 National Merit Commended Students