Welcome to the start of a new school year. It is a pleasure to work with our amazing faculty and staff and we are so happy to be with our students again.
The theme for the 22-23 school year is, “Together we will make Ogden Shine!” As an administrative team and as a faculty we each made promise statements to start the year. My commitment to you is to believe in my entire team of faculty, staff, and students. I promise to focus on positive feedback and creating a positive learning environment that fosters personal growth, proactive decision making and a sense of teamwork between all stakeholders.
Ogden High students have a bright future. To support all students in their future endeavors our school team has committed to the focus of college and career readiness. We will continue to share information with students and parents about graduation status, attendance and pathway information. We want all our graduates to be prepared for post High School life whether that be to continue their education or enter the workforce. We will continue our efforts with improving literacy skills and attendance. We want our students in class and engaged with the curriculum. The social and emotional learning of every adult and student in the building is also a high priority. We have our amazing counseling team as well as therapists in the building for support. We are excited for this school year and ready to work together as a community to help all students enjoy a successful year!
Shauna Haney, Principal
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.
Empowering excellence through education
OHS aims to prepare all students to be college and career ready by providing a rigorous curriculum that connects educational opportunities to their future in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment.