Welcome back Ogden High Community,
Ogden High School is doing amazing things! I am very proud to work with our diverse students and our community. Our school culture is positive and moving in a great direction. Our graduation rates and student achievement is on the rise. One of the most important things we can do to improve our school is have great attendance. For the 2017-2018 school year our goal is to have above 90% attendance. In order to achieve this goal it needs to be a community effort. We will do our part as a school, please encourage your students to be in school and to get to school on time. When students are present, we can do amazing things with them.
I am also excited to see our course offerings grow. Our IB and AP programs are growing and we have many Concurrent Enrollment opportunities for our students. Encourage your students to enroll in rigorous classes and to challenge themselves academically.
It is a pleasure to work with this community, and I am excited for what the new school year will bring. I look forward to seeing our community at our many activities. Great things at Ogden High School are on the horizon. Please let me know what support you need from me as we work together to make something great, even better.
Principal, Ogden High School
Ogden High School, Home of the Tigers, celebrates a rich 100-year tradition of high achievement in academics, activities and the community. Students, staff and teachers are supported by an involved and caring community that seeks excellence to honor this legacy.
Ogden High School is the home of the International Baccalaureate program in Ogden, which is a magnet for students throughout the area who seek a rigorous high school academic experience. The school also provides extensive opportunities for all students to be involved in extra-curricular activities including theater, arts, clubs and guilds and athletics.In 1935, the construction of Ogden High School began under the umbrella of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) at an unheard of price of $1.2 million. The school was designed by Hodson and MeClenahan who utilized the new design “art deco” specifically “classical moderne,” a Greco-Roman style with Deco elements popular in government and civic buildings at the time, such as the Ogden Municipal building.
The school was completed on September 17, 1936 and opened the following year in August of 1937. An estimated 3,000 people attended the dedication ceremony in the new auditorium on October 29, 1937 where the speaker referred to the building as, “ the structure that caught the rhythm of the Rockies because of its mountainous setting that reflected a ruggedness in an intricate design of beauty.”
In the summer of 2007, OHS began an extensive remodel costing nine million dollars. The project was completed in three phases, taking six years, and moved the gym to a separate building, created a science wing and renovated/updated the school’s infrastructure. The auditorium was also renovated as a separate project and serves as one of the premier examples of Art Deco in the United States.
OHS today is a daily reminder of the creative vision and dedication of the educational leaders in 1937.
Ogden High School will provide a safe, supportive learning environment where students regardless of their background will graduate. Through earning their diploma, students will have opportunities to fulfill their potential and to develop the skills and knowledge to become responsible and successful adults after high school.