Award Year: 2019

O'Gorman Junior High School

3100 W 41st Street
Sioux Falls, SD, 57105-4222

(605) 988-0546

Mr. Wade Charron, Principal at time of Nomination

Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools

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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: 5%
  • White: 89%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
O'Gorman Junior High School

O'Gorman Junior High School

O'Gorman Junior High School is comprised of approximately 400 students in grades seven and eight. Since opening its doors in 1998, the school has taken a tremendous amount of pride in being the critical link between the school system's six elementary schools and single high school. The professional and dedicated staff and faculty, along with outstanding parental support, help the students reach their potential in a safe, positive, and faith-filled environment.

O'Gorman Junior High School has a long-standing reputation of academic excellence rooted in faith and mission. Class offerings provide students a rigorous and enriched experience which has led to achievement scores that consistently rank among the highest in the country. High school level courses are offered to ensure that all students are challenged. A strong academic support system is in place in order to help students with difficulties achieve to their highest potential. Students at O'Gorman Junior High School recognize that in order to be the best versions of themselves, they need to serve others like Jesus did. Collectively, the school's students provide over 5,000 hours of volunteer service annually.

A variety of co-curricular programs are offered by the school in order to support the efforts to educate the whole child. Activities include offerings in fine arts, athletics, and numerous club opportunities.