Opened in 1972, Holgate Middle School is named after C. H. Holgate, who was a superintendent of schools. It offers academic classes to students in grades six through eight with an annual enrollment of more than 420 students. The school s curriculum includes math, science, language arts, social studies, reading, and health and physical education. In addition, Holgate Middle School offers classes in industrial technology, art, family and consumer science, computer applications and foreign languages. In addition, it supports programs in jazz band, orchestra and vocal music. The school provides coaching in a variety of sports activities, such as tennis, golf, wrestling, cross country, gymnastics, basketball, football, volleyball, and track and field. Holgate Middle School is a part of Aberdeen School District 6-1 and is located in Aberdeen, S.D.