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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Bloom High School is a public school located in Chicago Heights, IL. It has 1,642 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 9% of students are at least proficient in math and 17% in reading.

Bloom High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
17%
Percent Proficient - Math
9%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1030
180 responses
Average ACT
21
107 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$47,592
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$935
National
$949
Median Home Value
$100,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
55%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 101 responses
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  • Homecoming pep rally
    24%
  • School dances
    20%
  • Football games
    11%
  • Basketball games
    11%
  • The drama club productions
    10%
  • Band/choir concerts
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,642
Free or Reduced Lunch
86%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,563
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.8%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.46 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.46 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.46 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$22,758/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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Bloom is a great high school that typically gets a bad stigma placed on it. My days in high school were some of the best in my life and all of the memories I created will never be forgotten. From the people I had a chance to me and come across to the atmosphere and diversity of the school, I can say that there is no other school like Bloom High School. No matter what you are into Bloom has a place for you with its multitude of activities and groups to get involved with. The teachers and faculty at the school make the environment so much fun and they make going to school fun even for those that didn't always like school. Overall, I will never forget the four years I spent at Bloom High School and I will always look back and cherish them.
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My experience at Bloom High School was good for the most part. I had lots of help and teachers to guide me and push me to be the person I am today.The influence Bloom High School has given me was very motivational. Building relationships with the Bloom Faculty that always pushed me to do my best at all times allowed me to trust and be able to depend on others when I had No one else. Also, the culture of the school really opened my eyes to see the many opportunities I have available for me outside and inside of school for me to succeed. One person in particular I would like to thank for giving me many motivational speeches and always acknowledging my work would be Mr Adan.Alvarado. I had Mr. Alvarado as a teacher my junior year as my college seminar reading class. Mr. Alvarado was always a constant motivation to stay on track and believe I can succeed in life if I just push myself to do so.
What I like most about Bloom High School is the sports. I believe we're in the top 5 schools of Chicago and that’s excellent for us. Although, what I would like to see change is the counselors helping students to prepare for college. For example, last year for Senior Interview Day, many seniors did not get to attend the colleges they wanted to attend. Do you know why that is? Lack of information, not applying for scholarships, and not getting the materials they need to apply for colleges. These types of things are for counselors and staff to do. They are in charge of helping us to succeed and graduate for the most part. However, that is not happening and a change needs to occur asap.