Award Year: 2022

Holy Spirit Elementary School

4309 S Bahnson Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD, 57103-5879

(605) 371-1481

Mr. Regan Manning, Principal at time of Nomination

Bishop O'Gorman Catholic School District

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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: 1%
  • White: 95%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 3%
Holy Spirit Elementary-Blue Ribbon School Photo

Holy Spirit Elementary-Blue Ribbon School Photo

Holy Spirit Elementary School consists of approximately four hundred students in preschool-sixth grade and is part of the Bishop O'Gorman Catholic School System. As a Christ-centered community, faculty and staff partner with families to help students grow in their faith while receiving a top notch academic experience.

If you walk on the campus of Holy Spirit Elementary on any given day, you are almost certain to see teachers and staff making connections and building relationships with students. This is one of the key ingredients of why Holy Spirit Elementary is being recognized as a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School. "Our staff take a vested interest in their students and want the best for them, they treat them as if they were one of their own children," comments the principal. The students at Holy Spirit recognize this genuineness from staff members and work hard and try their best to make their teachers proud.

This connectedness doesn't stop once the school year ends and the students move on to the next grade. "You will frequently see students pop into one of their former teachers' rooms on their way to class and say 'hi' or students giving a hug or high five to their former teachers they see in the cafeteria," the principal notes.