We are dedicated to providing a well-rounded education for our students. Along with our core curriculum of social studies, science, mathematics, language arts, and theology, students also take exploratory courses such as speech and debate, art, and literature. O’Gorman Junior High School is fortunate to be able to offer three “Credit Before Grade 9″ courses (Algebra I, Spanish I, German I) to 8th grade students who qualify. Additionally, students may also qualify to take other high school level courses at O’Gorman High School if they have met all qualifications and prerequisites.
Each year, O’Gorman Junior High School students consistently score higher on standardized tests than public school students in Sioux Falls and the state of South Dakota. We are very proud of the high scores that our students consistently earn.
O'Gorman Junior High School is proud to be a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School. The National Blue Ribbon School award is the highest award a school can earn. This award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content.
O’Gorman Junior High’s National Blue Ribbon Significance
- 1st and only middle school/junior high in South Dakota to ever achieve “Exemplary High Performing” National Blue Ribbon status.
- 1st “stand-alone” middle school/junior high to ever win the National Blue Ribbon Award in South Dakota.
- 1 of 50 private schools nominated for the National Blue Ribbon Award in the United States. There are over 34,000 private schools in the United States.
- 1 of 372 schools (both public and private) in the United States to receive the 2019 National Blue Ribbon Award.