School Details

St. Ignatius School

3245 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 488-3907

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-8 307 students 26 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

St. Ignatius School is a private middle school in Sacramento. The principal of St. Ignatius School is Mrs. Patricia Lane, whose e-mail is 307 children attend St. Ignatius School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at St. Ignatius School is 26:1. Arden Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 75% %
Hispanic 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% %
Asian 10% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I have 2 kids in this school. My eldest has been in this school since Transition Kinder and he's now going to 6th grade. Never in our 7 years here have we felt that this school is racist nor elitist as other parents said on their reviews. We are not Caucasian Americans nor a wealthy family. Our kids are average kids (in sports or academics) but we are treated equally like any other family in school. FYI this school has students that are under the tuition fee assistance but you will never know who they are because everybody treats them the same. The only reason we know this is because we have that in our program. True this school is not perfect but we feel safe having our children here.

  • (11 months ago)

    St. Ignatius has a great faculty and staff that go above and beyond for their students. It starts from the top and works down. They have a great community that want everyone to be included and receive a great education!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has great reputation. Perhaps that is because of sport programs and academic decathlon? I disagree with its great reputation. One area the school and other catholic school can/need to improve is academic. We have friends and relatives who have children attend public school and public school material is much harder than catholic school. Another thing the school can add is having advanced programs to challenge intelligent kids. Not every child is the same. Advanced kids need to excel and be challenged. Teachers in K and 2nd grade really need to challenge the children more. A child who finished K from public school is much more ready to enter first grade a child finished K from SI. Besides academic I have agree with other parents that children at this school are snobby and have elitist attitudes. I also noticed that it's not just the children but it's also the parents. It's hard to fit in if you don't have the same "standards". If I had to do it again I wouldn't enroll my children here. Catholic schools need improve the academic curriculum. Children and parents at this school should be remind on catholic values such as humble kind friendly etc

  • (5 years ago)

    Our Grandson is thriving at St Ignatius Elementary in Sacramento CA.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is the best place where children learn about good education from qualify teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    St. Ignatius gives values and faith while providing an excellent education. And most importantly the children are happy.

  • (5 years ago)

    What a wonderful job they do teaching faith love and helping each other for Jesus' name. Thank you.

  • (5 years ago)

    The community and sense of family is incredible. The teachers staff and parents have one goal - the children!

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent school!! Great values!! Amazing teachers!! Wonderful sports program! Attentive principal!! Vast extra-curricular activities!! We looked at several private schools before sending our 2 children to St. Ignatius. The schools reputation stands for itself. I interviewed the local private high schools before enrolling my children at St. Ignatius and was told St. Ignatius students are always prepared. We are very pleased with the education they are receiving. The sense of community and warm friendly atmosphere is abundant. The students are held to high standards and this is evident in the school work they produce. This school is above the rest on preparing our children for high school. Very high parent involvement which I find enhances the sense of family and community.

  • (6 years ago)

    I enrolled my child in this school becuse it has a great reputation for its academic standards. I feel that this is true but there were other components of the school we didn't like and were the deciding factors for taking our child out of the school. Most of the parents and children are snobby and have elitist attitudes which totally goes against Catholic teachings and the kids are very clique-if your kid didn't start with their class from kindergarten then it is hard to make friends. Differences between children are cruelly pointed out and rarely addressed by staff and administration. These attitudes are uncharacteristic of the christian spirit we were looking for in a school. Parent involvement and sports are a high priority.

  • (6 years ago)

    Good school if they 'like' your child. I think their classes are too big. More concerned with test scores and winning at sports they miss the big picture. Kids were thrilled when they left.

  • (6 years ago)

    S. Ignatius is an outstanding school. I have three children presently enrolled there and hope to be able to keep all of them there unil they complete the 8th grade. The administration is great teachers are wonderful although with all people some could improve. The best thing about St. Ignatius is the community atmosphere. It really is a place where warmth caring and nuruturing occurs. From the excellence of the Academic Decatholon (3rd in State 2008) to girl's flag football team to track and field and extended services St. Ignatius aspires to develop not just a excellent student but an honorable well rounded human being. I feel blessed that my children are able to attend St. Ignatius....Chad Thompson

  • (7 years ago)

    I've been at this school for eight years. I am currently in the seventh grade. I love all my teachers and the school is perfect for everything. I learn so much and am treated like family. The teachers are great and welcoming and I have made so many friends and I have never felt unwanted.

  • (9 years ago)

    I currently have two children at St. Ignatius School and I soon will have three. I can't say enough great things about the school. There is a genuine sense of community both for the children and the parents. The teachers are excellent and most of them have been with the school over 10 years so the children look upon them as family. They can count on the faculty for guidance as well as for their scholastic education. The quality of the education is excellent with plenty of extracurricular activities available for all students. The parents are very involved - the children love seeing all the parents on campus (it adds to the family feel of the school). Overall - St. Ignatius provides a safe/friendly and encouraging environment in which the kids can excel.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great School - Great Teachers / Great Principal / Great Kids / Great parents / Great environment!

  • (9 years ago)

    All three of my children have attended St. Ignatius and I don't think it is perfect by any means. That being said I think the positives out weigh the negatives. The parent involvement is not only high but required the sports programs have always been very good. Art Music and Spanish seem to be a side note in the school program. I would like to see more male teachers and smaller class size. The only reservation I really have is when my children entered the sixth grade in hindsight I probably should of moved them because I feel the school really falls apart at that point. If you have a high achieving child that does well academically it would be fine.

  • (10 years ago)

    St. Ignatuis was the worst school my son has ever attended. The school is very prejudice and racist and I highly recommend that you do not enroll your son here if he is African-American. The teachers there really do favor the students they like(athletes and high class students) and treat all the other students either normally or bad. At the new public school my son attends he shows me his homework and I always notice that the material they are learning is harder than that of St. Ignatius(the private school). I highly recommend that you do not enroll your child at this school.

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