Ogden High School is an Art Deco secondary school located in Ogden, Utah, educating students in grades 10â"12. Operated by the Ogden City School District, Ogden High enrolls approximately 1,250 students each year. The graduation rate has increased dramatically over the past three years. The school houses an International Baccalaureate Programme, a Project Lead the Way program and a thriving Life Sciences/Pre-Med program. OHS also offers a dozen AP classes and the AVID program. The most recent state championship is for Cross Country 2013. The Ogden High mascot is the Tiger.
Ogden High School is recognized as an architectural landmark in Ogden, and was designed by the architectural firm of Hodgson and McClenahan. Other buildings of historical interest designed by Hodgson and McClenahan include Peery's Egyptian Theatre, the Regional Forest Service Building, and the City and County Building. In 2004, the National Trust for Historic Preservation provided a $10,000,000 matching grant to restore Ogden High School. A bond was recently passed by the district for the remodeling of Ogden High School including a new cafeteria, gym complex, and performing arts center in the first stage. The blueprint process began in December 2006.
The main parking lots, and the ceramics building were demolished in the summer of 2007. New parking lots for faculty and visitors were built on the north end facing 28th St, and the south end in the former 29th St corridor. A commons area is being constructed on the site of the old parking lot. The original OHS cafeteria has closed in March 2008 for an expansion/remodeling project.
Renovations of the school include removing asbestos from the building, a new gym complex, new science labs, a restored auditorium and restoration of the rotunda areas. Construction of a new state-of-the-art gym/athletic complex has been completed and the pool is being refurbished to become an 8-lane competition pool to reopen Winter 2014.
Further changes are taking place at the high school in order to better accommodate the three smaller learning communities.
This high school has been used as the filming location for two major motion pictures; Three O'Clock High (1987), and Drive Me Crazy (1999). The high school was also a location for school scenes in the Disney Channel Original Movie Don't Look Under The Bed (1999).
- Ogden High School website
- Ogden City School District website
- Ogden High School profile at School Tree