Dear Mount Ogden Community,
Mount Ogden Junior High is bursting with great energy–teachers who are collaborating in teams to create the best possible learning experiences, students who are engaging in that learning, and a community that is supportive and forward-thinking.
Our theme this year is Mas Fuertes Juntos - Stronger Together! MOJH provides opportunities in classrooms for students to work collaboratively; we have athletic teams in every season of the school year, and students can participate in any of the multiple clubs and organizations offered here. All of these opportunities bring students together to create a culture of caring, safety, and inclusion.
Mount Ogden is in the process of becoming an International Baccalaureate (IB) world school, currently in our second year of candidacy for the Middle Years Programme (MYP). We are excited for where the MYP will take our students today and in the future. All Mount Ogden students benefit from this transformational programme. Through inquiry, students are guided and nurtured to become critical, creative, reflective learners, and to make connections from their classes and learning to real world situations. Mount Ogden students will be growing in skill, understanding, and knowledge that will help prepare them for global participation and leadership. As part of these opportunities, all students at MOJH will have access to a balanced and inclusive education, including learning a second language, engaging in an excellent Fine Arts program, and participating in transdisciplinary learning.
Mount Ogden teachers and staff have a passion, commitment, and love for our students. Our dearest wish is that each of our students have the greatest opportunities for success that life holds, and we are excited to partner with our students and families to make that happen.
Mas fuertes juntos! Stronger together!
History of Mt. Ogden Junior High School
Ogden, Utah is the home of Mt. Ogden Junior High School, where it sits on the East Bench at the base of the Wasatch Mountains.
Groundbreaking for Mt. Ogden Junior High School took place on June 19, 1957. Dedication of the building was in October, 1958. The ram was chosen as the school mascot. During the late 1970s - early 1980s, after District leaders and educators studied different educational models other than the traditional junior high, in 1981, the junior high schools in the Ogden School District were converted into middle schools. Mt. Ogden Jr. High became the home to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. Mt. Ogden Middle School, along with the other two district middle schools, were returned to a junior high structure beginning the school year 2007-2008. Seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students attend.
Many academic and extra-curricular programs are implemented to meet the diverse needs of the students. There are the Honors Pathway courses; Flex Time was implemented every day to give students a built-in structure of intervention support; YMCA has an after-school program each day; and a full sports program is in place.
Learning for all, whatever it takes!
Mount Ogden Junior High students, staff, parents, families, and community members collaborate to create an environment that fosters academic, social, and emotional learning, cultivate high student achievement, and develop critical thinkers and problem solvers by meeting the diverse needs of all students. We provide quality instruction that empowers our students to be compassionate, confident, lifelong learners who are prepared for college and career, and to be positively engaged in our local and global communities.