Belvidere High School (Belvidere, Illinois)
|Belvidere High School|
|1500 East Avenue
Belvidere, Illinois, 61008
|School type||Public Secondary|
|School district||Belvidere Community Unit School District 100|
|Average class size||21.4|
|Slogan||It's the Year of the BUCS!|
|Song||Notre Dame Victory March|
|Athletics conference||Northern Illinois Conference (NIC-10)|
|Average ACT scores (2012)||20.1|
|Website||Official School Website|
The school is perhaps most notable for the deaths of 13 students and staff on the afternoon of April 21, 1967 when an F4 tornado struck the school as part of a massive tornado outbreak in the Midwest.It is the sixth worse loss of life at an American school as a result of tornadoes, and the worst since 1955. In 2007 a statue was erected in front of Belvidere High School in memorial of the lives lost in the Belvidere Tornado.
Architect Jeanne Gang (born 1964, Illinois) is an American architect. She leads Studio Gang Architects, a Chicago-based architecture and design firm.
Belvidere competes in the Northern Illinois Conference (NIC-10), and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Teams are stylized as the Bucs (a shortening of Buccaneers).
BHS Sports: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Track & Field, Soccer, Softball, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Swimming, and Cross Country.
Belvidere High School's current biggest rival is Belvidere North High School. Before that school was created, however, Rockford Boylan Prep School was their biggest sports rival.
Activities & Clubs
BHS Activities/Clubs: Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band, Intro to Band, Chorus, Art Club, Agriculture, Spanish Club, Student Council, DECA, German Club, Theatre Arts, B Club, Recycling Club, Science Olympiad, and many more.
Belvidere High School's Student Council is a part of the North Central District (NCD) and the Illinois Association of Student Councils (IASC).
- "Central Office Complex Staff". directory. Belvidere Community Unit School District 100. Retrieved 20 April 2010.
- "Illinois School Report Card: Belvidere High School". Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2010.
- "Belvidere (H.S.)". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 1 April 2010. Archived from the original on 4 June 2010. Retrieved 20 April 2010.
- "IHSA School Directory". Illinois High School Association. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
- "Buccaneer". Belvidere High School. Retrieved 19 April 2010.
- "The Ten Worst Tornado Related Disasters in Schools". The Tornado Project. 1999. Retrieved 23 December 2009.
- "Season Summaries: Belvidere (H.S.)". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 28 March 2010. Retrieved 20 April 2010.