O'gorman High School

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O'gorman High School Photo #1 - OG offers competitive cheer and competitive dance teams.
  • Our Mission..."to form a community of faith and learning by promoting a Catholic way of life through Gospel values and academic excellence." The focus on building a strong faith community creates a unique bond between parishes, schools, students, parents, and staff.
  • O'Gorman High School is a three time Blue Ribbon school recipient, most recently awarded this prestigious honor in 2014, and 8 time Catholic Education Honor Roll School of Excellence.
  • A broad range of courses is offered to provide for multiple interests and abilities of students.
  • In the 2015-2016 school year, O'Gorman will offer 56 college credits to their students.
  • Realistically, advanced students could have their freshman year of college out of the way by the time they graduate from high school.
  • An Academic Services Department provides supervision and assessment for the students with special academic needs.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedAcademic Services provided
Year Founded1961
Summer School OfferedYes
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2014

Student Body

Total Students788 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade O'gorman High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size24 students
Number of AP Courses18 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average ACT score25
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki pants and any color of collared shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineAug. 25 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,540
Tuition NotesNon-parish tuition is $6615. International student is $10,000.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJenni Struck
Admissions AssociateCaitlin Hamstra

Sports

Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
Drill TeamFootball,
GolfGymnastics,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWeightlifting,
Winter TrackWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Academic Quiz Bowl, Band/Jazz Band, Campus Ministry/Retreats, Chess Club, Close-Up History Club, Color Guard/Flags, Debate, Drama/Plays/Musicals, Faith Development Activities, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, Newspaper (Knight Scroll), Oral Interpretation, Peer Support Group, Philosophy Club, Rocketry, Science Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Congress, Student Council, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Summer Camps, Teens Against Tobacco Use, Vocal/Show Choir, World Language Club, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Our Mission..."to form a community of faith and learning by promoting a Catholic way of life through Gospel values and academic excellence." The focus on building a strong faith community creates a unique bond between parishes, schools, students, parents, and staff. O'Gorman High School is a three time Blue Ribbon school recipient, most recently awarded this prestigious honor in 2014, and 8 time Catholic Education Honor Roll School of Excellence. A broad range of courses is offered to provide for multiple interests and abilities of students. In the 2015-2016 school year, O'Gorman will offer 56 college credits to their students. Realistically, advanced students could have their freshman year of college out of the way by the time they graduate from high school. An Academic Services Department provides supervision and assessment for the students with special academic needs.

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