Bloomington High School (Bloomington, Illinois)

Bloomington High School (BHS) is a public secondary school in Bloomington, Illinois, and is part of Bloomington School District 87.

Bloomington High School
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Bloomington High School is located in Illinois
Bloomington High School
Bloomington High School
Bloomington High School is located in the United States
Bloomington High School
Bloomington High School
1202 E. Locust Street

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61701

United States
Coordinates40°29′12″N 88°58′27″W / 40.4866°N 88.9741°W / 40.4866; -88.9741Coordinates: 40°29′12″N 88°58′27″W / 40.4866°N 88.9741°W / 40.4866; -88.9741
Information
TypePublic
School districtDistrict 87
PrincipalTimothy Moore
Grades9–12
Gendercoed
Enrollment1,374 (2015-16[1])
Hours in school day6.5
School colour(s)     Purple
     Gold
Team namePurple Raiders
Nobel laureatesClinton Davisson
Website

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AcademicsEdit

Courses include subjects of standard core high school curricula (Math, English, Science, Physical Education, Foreign Language, etc.) as well as courses in fine arts, vocational skills and special education.

AthleticsEdit

Athletics include a full range of individual and team sports, including football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, swimming, diving, wrestling, track and field, cross country, golf, cheerleading, and pom pons. A wide variety of school clubs also meet on a wide range of topics.[2]

The school's colors are purple and gold. The school dropped its mascot, a Native American chief head, in 2001 because it was deemed offensive. The students of the school at that time voted not to replace the mascot, but still be called the Purple Raiders. Bloomington High School participates in the Big 12 Conference (Illinois).

AwardsEdit

Bloomington High School was named by U.S. News & World Report as a Bronze Medal Winner in 2009 and as a Silver Medal Winner in 2012, reflecting its status as one of the nation's best high schools.[3]

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bloomington High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-04-18. Retrieved 2008-02-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://bhs.district87.org/pages/Bloomington_High_School/News/U_S__News_and_World_Report_Ran
  4. ^ http://old.district87.org/sesqui/1879pawneebill.htm[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ http://old.district87.org/sesqui/1890sidneysmith.htm[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/trades.php?p=raydocu01
  7. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=coxji01
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-19. Retrieved 2012-07-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2012-07-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ http://www.nba.com/coachfile/bob_bender/index.html?nav=page Bob Bender. nba.com.
  11. ^ http://m.pantagraph.com/blogs/craft/craft-it-s-a-match-made-in-comic-book-heaven/article_fbc80192-c6a3-11e1-bf41-0019bb2963f4.html
  12. ^ http://www.pantagraph.com/sports/columnists/kindred/article_6e20c105-e59d-595e-b35e-099be934e930.html
  13. ^ Kemp, Bill (October 27, 2013). "Bloomington Native Won Nobel Prize in Physics". Pantagraph.

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