Facts & Figures


Principal  Mrs. Christina Riggins
Assistant Principal Ms. Tanya Firestone
Grades  Kindergarten - 8
Enrollment  604 (2022-2023)
Average Class Size  22
School Hours  8:10 am - 3:05 pm
Child Care Program  7:00 am - 8:10 am & 3:05 pm - 6:00 pm
Lunch  Hot lunch available every day


St. James School is the only elementary school in the nation to have earned the prestigious National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award from the U.S. Department of Education four times.

St. James has been named a 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018 Top Workplace by the Cincinnati Enquirer.

In 2021, St. James was selected as the Best of the West for School Spirit by Cincy Magazine. 

Our first graders won the Q102 Christmas Choir Contest in 2017, including a $5,000 prize.  The previous year, our first graders were selected as the Judge's Choice in the contest.

St. James has been recognized with the Buckeye Best Healthy School Silver Award twice.

100% of the teaching faculty is licensed through the Ohio Department of Education.  Nearly half of the teaching faculty holds advanced degrees.

Standardized Test Scores
St. James students take the IOWA tests each year.  Our scores are consistently above the national average.  The average grade level equivalency for our 8th grade students was 12.4 on the spring 2022 tests.

St. James School is fully accredited with the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association and follows the Course of Study as outlined by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

Mass Attendance
The school attends Mass together each week and on special days as announced throughout the year.  Parents are welcome to join us at our school liturgies.

This school complies with The Decree on Child Protection which is promulgated by the Archbishop of Cincinnati.

A thorough background check is required for all those employed or volunteering to work with youth or vulnerable adults as a cleric, at a parish or school, as an Archdiocesan employee or at an Archdiocesan institution. All volunteers and employees are required to complete the electronic/online background check through prior to beginning their volunteer activity or employment. In addition to the electronic/online background check, employees are required to complete manual fingerprinting and submit a B4 form before beginning their employment at an Archdiocesan parish, school, or institution.