Award Year: 2014

O'Gorman High School

3201 South Kiwanis Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD, 57105-4251

(605) 336-3644

Mr. Kyle L. Groos, Principal at time of Nomination

Sioux Falls Catholic Schools

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@OGHSKnights

Mission

To form a community of faith and learning by promoting a Catholic way of life through Gospel values and academic excellence.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 91%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Celebrating success at O'Gorman High School's Graduation Liturgy & Commencement!

Celebrating success at O'Gorman High School's Graduation Liturgy & Commencement!

O’Gorman is a four year Catholic high school comprised of approximately 750 students. Since its opening in 1961, O’Gorman High School has lived its mission, "...to form a community of faith and learning by promoting a Catholic way of life through Gospel values and academic excellence."

O’Gorman pursues academic excellence by offering a comprehensive instructional program including 22 Advanced Placement/college courses which serve as dual credit options for the 99% of students who pursue post-secondary education. Students have the opportunity to earn 61 college credits while attending O’Gorman High School. The class of 2014 had an average ACT composite score of 25 with 179 of 181 students testing.

O’Gorman competes at the highest level in the state for co-curricular activities. Though one of the smallest schools in its division, O’Gorman has won more state athletic championships than any other high school in the state since the school’s acceptance into the South Dakota High School Activities Association in 1968. Since 2000, O’Gorman has won 57 state athletic championships. O’Gorman’s performing arts programs have enjoyed equal success at the state, regional, and national levels. O’Gorman’s Oral Interpretation team won the National Team Excellence Award from the National Catholic Forensic League for the past three years, an award given to only five schools annually, and the National Forensics League recently awarded the O’Gorman Forensics team the National Award for Excellence in Speech for the second year in a row. Over 90% of O’Gorman students participate in at least one extra-curricular activity.