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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Bloomington High School is an above average, public school located in Bloomington, IL. It has 1,491 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.

Bloomington High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1200
103 responses
Average ACT
26
130 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$67,327
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$825
National
$949
Median Home Value
$167,200
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
  • Spirit week
    23%
  • Extracurriculars
    19%
  • Powder ruff/puff
    19%
  • Staff vs. students basketball
    13%
  • The drumline
    9%
  • Prom
    6%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,491
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,077
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.8%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,265/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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Bloomington High School Reviews

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Speaking as an AP/honors student, I would give BHS a 4 star rating. I give them this based on the facilities, teachers, and administration. The facilities would be given the highest rating. It is clean, neat, and constantly upgraded at BHS. The custodial staff does an amazing job picking up after the students, and if there's a problem, they are quick to fix it. The teachers are very 50/50. You either get the most amazing teacher you've ever had, or a teacher that makes you want to quit school altogether. This of course isn't BHS's fault, but the bad apple teachers are not reprimanded or told to review how they teach and approach students. Finally the administration. The administration has fallen short over the past few years, and it is apparent about playing favorites in the school (this coming from one of the favorites and top scholars). Overall, I enjoyed my time at BHS, since I mainly stayed in the academic and athletic circles. Could improve, but what school can't?
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I love my school because it is diverse and inclusive. It offers a variety of classes that suit different people's interests, and the administrators always make sure to put the students first by acknowledging us for good work. I have been able to meet lots of different people at school that I will be friends with my whole life. Also I have been able to take classes that I love, like photography, psychology, sociology, and yearbook, by teachers who are really passionate about what they teach. My favorite part of my High School has to be the Cross Country team I got to be a part of, because that's where I made the most of my memories.
Bloomington High School is tremendously underrated and doesn’t get the credit it deserves. Community members often dump on the school because there are more minorities here than other High Schools in the Bloomington-Normal area. By no means, is it the best place you could send your kids, BHS needs to be recognized by people in the community for its amazing Marching Band Program, Art Department, and overall academic focus on Reading/Writing.