School Information

School Hours: 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
School doors open at 7:00 a.m.
Gym/Cafeteria opens at 7:30 a.m.
After school supervision provided until 5:00 p.m.
Breakfast/Lunch Program: Limited breakfast menu from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Students may choose a hot lunch or bring a sack lunch.
Enrollment: Enrollment information is available through the school office or by contacting the Admissions coordinator Jenni Struck at 575-3358 or jstruck@sfcss.org.
 

Location & Directions

Location

Located on the same campus as O’Gorman High School, O’Gorman Junior High School is the home of approximately 400 students in grades seven and eight. The campus covers 40 acres and sits prominently on a hill amid grassy frontage overlooking the Big Sioux River.

Directions

Driving to O'Gorman Junior High School 

From the South - Proceed North on I-29. Exit at 41st Street (Exit 77). Take a right onto 41st Street (heading east).  At the intersection of 41st St./Kiwanis Ave – O’Gorman High School will be on your left. O’Gorman Junior High School is the furthest west building on the O’Gorman Campus.

From the North - Proceed South on I-29. Exit at 41st Street (Exit 77). Take a left onto 41st Street (heading east).  At the intersection of 41st St./Kiwanis Ave – O’Gorman High School will be on your left. O’Gorman Junior High School is the furthest west building on the O’Gorman Campus.

From the West using I-90 - Take the Exit for I-29 South and proceed south. Exit at 41st Street (Exit 77). Take a left onto 41st Street (heading east).  At the intersection of 41st St./Kiwanis Ave – O’Gorman High School will be on your left. . O’Gorman Junior High School is the furthest west building on the O’Gorman Campus.

From the East using I-90 & I-229 - At the intersection of I-90/I-229 take I-229 South (Exit 400) and proceed south.  Exit at Western Ave. (Exit 2).  Take a right onto Western Ave. and proceed north towards 41st Street.  At the intersection of 41st Street/Western Ave. take a left and proceed West towards Kiwanis Ave.  At the intersection of 41st St./Kiwanis Ave. you will find O’Gorman High School on your right. O’Gorman Junior High School is the furthest west building on the O’Gorman Campus.

School Profile

History of Excellence

O’Gorman Junior High School takes a tremendous amount of pride in being the link between elementary school and high school. The junior high years are a time of great change. Our professional and dedicated staff, along with outstanding parental support, help our students reach their potential in a safe, positive, and faith-filled environment.

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 religion, 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 four “Credit Before Grade 9″ courses (Algebra I, Spanish I, German I, and Computer Applications) 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.

The opportunities at O’Gorman Junior High are endless. Co-curricular programs are offered to help with the effort to educate the whole child.