South O'Brien School District

Our mission is to prepare students to be responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

Coming together as ONE, we are South O'Brien.



Elementary School

The Primghar Site houses South O’Brien Little Paws Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten and Grades K-6.

Principal: Mike Morran:

Office Staff: 

Jonna Rohrbaugh:

Rochelle Hofmeyer:

PO Box P
155 3rd St NE
Primghar, IA 51245

The Long Distance Toll Free Number 1-877-493-2545 is answered in the JH/HS Principal’s Office in Paullina. Messages about students will be forwarded to the the Elementary as needed.


The South O’Brien Elementary Principal’s Office has moved to the SE corner of the building (on N Hayes Avenue, across the street from the law office by the school and beside the Kindergarten rooms). This will be the temporary office until the new permanent location is complete sometime next year.

Visitors, please enter the door beside this temporary office location. ALL daytime visitors must report to the office and sign in when you enter the building. You will receive a visitor lanyard to wear. Please return the lanyard and sign out before you leave. This is a common safety policy at all schools.

Thank you for your cooperation!