Bloomington High School

Bloomington High School serves 1,415 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 50%.
Bloomington High School operates within the Bloomington 87 School District.
The school district's 66% graduation rate is lower than the IL state average of 88%.


The student population of 1415 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 97 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,415 students
Bloomington High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 97 teachers
Bloomington High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Bloomington High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Bloomington High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
Bloomington High School Asian (1988-2012)
Bloomington High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Bloomington High School Black (1988-2012)
Bloomington High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Bloomington High School Sch Ethnicity Bloomington High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.60 0.66
Bloomington High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
Bloomington High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
Bloomington High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,484 students has grown by 1121% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Bloomington 87 School District
Number of Schools
Number of Students Managed 5,484 797
Bloomington   87 School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 66% 88%
Bloomington   87 School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $64 MM $10 MM
Bloomington   87 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $65 MM $10 MM
Bloomington   87 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $141,321 $10,546
Bloomington   87 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $143,880 $10,416
Bloomington   87 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • Bloomington High School is a school in Bloomington, Illinois which serves the public high school population in Bloomington School District 87.The Bloomington-Normal area has approximately 120,000 residents. This central Illinois community continues to experience tremendous growth. The major employers including State Farm Insurance, Illinois State University, and Mitsubishi Motor Company provide a stable, yet diverse economy for the residents. Quality higher educational opportunities are provided by Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Heartland Community College, and Lincoln College at Normal.
  • All high school students in the district are assigned to BHS. As a result, our statistics reflect all students, ranging from at-risk and alternative programs through advanced placement offerings. The school has engaged in a systematic improvement program the past six years including the initiation of an advanced placement program and increased standards in all of our courses. As a result, average test scores on state achievement tests show continuous improvement, particularly in the areas of writing and mathematics. This is mirrored by continued improvement in the school's graduation rate. Student honors and recognitions have also increased, with BHS seniors selected as the Bloomington-Normal Students of the Year in 1998, 1996, and 2002.
  • Achievement: Bloomington High School had 8 National Merit Commended Students for the 2004-2005 school year. Over 70% of the students received a score of 3 or higher on the exam. 15% of the 2004 graduating class took at least one AP course while at BHS. Nine students qualified as AP Scholars with Distinction, four as AP Scholar with Honors, and 21 as AP Scholars. 37 students from the class of 2004 were designated Illinois State Scholars.
  • Curriculum: The curriculum for Bloomington High school is defined in our Course Description Guide and expanded in our Essential Learner Outcomes, a series of documents containing the outcomes for all subjects. Students are evaluated on the basis of these outcomes on the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE), ACT (including EXPLORE for all Freshmen, PLAN for all Sophomores, and then ACT for all Juniors as part of the PSAE), locally developed tests, and locally developed performance assessments developed in accordance with the NCA and Illinois Accreditation process. Strong emphasis is placed on writing and communication skills, problem-solving, math, and applications of learning. To serve the full range of our student body, we offer a full range of academic, vocational, fine arts, and special education courses. Advanced Placement and Honors programs offer targeted curricula and learning strategies which promote creativity, research, and analysis skills.
  • Advanced Placementand Honors Classes: These courses are identified as 'AP' or 'HON' on student transcripts. Advanced Placement courses are offered in English Language, US History, Calculus, Statistics & Probability, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Spanish Language, French, and Studio Art. In addition to AP classes, members of the class of 2004 have had access to a semester honors course in Sophomore English, and full year honors classes in Freshman and Junior English, College Literature, Geometry, Algebra II-Trig, Pre-Calculus, CADD, Chemistry, and Physics. Bloomington High School offers more AP courses than any other high school in Central Illinois.
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Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bloomington Area Career Center (0 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Bloomington Junior High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Washington Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • Bloomington Bloomington Area Career Center
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    1202 East Locust
    Bloomington , IL , 61702
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  • Bloomington Bloomington Junior High School
    901 Colton Ave
    Bloomington , IL , 61701
    0.3  mi  |  1139  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Bloomington Washington Elementary School
    1201 East Washington St
    Bloomington , IL , 61701
    0.4  mi  |  510  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Bloomington Oakland Elementary School
    1605 East Oakland Ave
    Bloomington , IL , 61701
    0.8  mi  |  496  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Bloomington Bent Elementary School
    904 North Roosevelt Ave
    Bloomington , IL , 61701
    1.2  mi  |  418  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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