Blaine High School (Minnesota)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Blaine High School
Blaine High School (Minnesota) logo.jpg
12555 University Avenue Northeast
Blaine, Minnesota 55434
United States
Coordinates 45°11′57″N 93°15′48″W / 45.1992493°N 93.2634487°W / 45.1992493; -93.2634487Coordinates: 45°11′57″N 93°15′48″W / 45.1992493°N 93.2634487°W / 45.1992493; -93.2634487
Type Public high school
Established 1972
School district Anoka-Hennepin School District 11
Faculty 122.4 FTEs[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,865 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 23.4:1[1]
Color(s) Navy Blue, Columbia Blue and White
Nickname Bengals

Blaine High School is a public high school in Blaine, Minnesota as part of the Anoka-Hennepin School District 11. The school was opened in 1972, as part of the Blaine Project.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,865 students and 122.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 23.4:1. There were 520 students (18.2% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 256 (8.9% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]


Blaine High School participates in the University of Minnesota's College in the Schools program.[2] BHS also has an accomplished music department that includes several choirs, bands, and string orchestras.

Blaine High School is a member of the National Forensic League. Blaine High School is also a member of the MSHSL.

Blaine High School may participate in the newly formed CEMS (Center for Engineering, Math and Science) program. This program offers more difficult classes in mathematics, science and engineering. The program includes a set of student representatives who meet with the administrative staff to sort out any issues that may arise.


Blaine High School won the Minnesota high school boys hockey class AA championship in 2000, defeating Duluth East High School by a final score of 6-0.[3] The football team has appeared in the state tournament 13 times, and have won one state championship which came in 1988, defeating Cretin-Derham Hall High School in Class AA,[4] and have appeared in five more state championship games since, most recently in 2008. The Girls Nordic Skiing Team won the 1979 state championship.[citation needed]

The nickname of the school's athletic teams is the Bengals; colors are Navy Blue, Columbia Blue and White.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d School data for Blaine High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  2. ^ College in the Schools - Participating Schools Archived 2006-02-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ State Boys’ Hockey Tournament Winners — 1945-2006, p. 177, accessed April 14, 2007.
  4. ^ State Champions | History | More | MN Football Hub
  5. ^ Blaine Football, MaxPreps. Accessed September 7, 2017.
  6. ^ Austreng, Sue. "Hometown hockey stars skate with kids at Fogerty", ABC Newspapers, August 11, 2016. Accessed September 7, 2017. "Helping one of the littlest mites during an Aug. 4 drill, professional hockey player and 2010 graduate of Blaine High School Nick Bjugstad 'gives back to the kids' during a hockey camp he offered at Fogerty Arena.... The 2010 graduate was named Mr. Hockey his senior year and helped bring three consecutive state championships to the Bengals before the Florida Panthers made Bjugstad an NHL player."
  7. ^ Olson, Jason. "Bochenski finds hockey success in Kazakhstan", ABC Newspapers, December 10, 2014. Accessed September 7, 2017. "Brandon Bochenski was ready to try something new with his hockey career.A member of Blaine’s 2000 state championship hockey team, he was bouncing between the National Hockey League and minor league affiliates before a chance to move overseas."
  8. ^ Brioschi, Jeff. "Parents React to Former Blaine Star Jonny Brodzinski Making NHL Debut", KSTP-TV, March 27, 2017. Accessed September 7, 2017. "Former Blaine high school star Jonny Brodzinski made his NHL debut in the Kings' 3-0 loss to the New York Rangers Saturday night at Staples Center."
  9. ^ Staff. "", Duluth Budgeteer News, August 23, 2002. Accessed September 7, 2017. "The 'Hounds were hardened by their tough schedule against elite teams, but eight sophomores aren't a physical match for 11 seniors, especially when 10 of the Bengals also were stars on Blaine's championship football team. Matt Hendricks was the quarterback, Trevor Frischmon was an all-state running back, Brandon Bochenski was a top receiver, and their physical toughness and maturity may have showed."
  10. ^ Olson, Jason. "Blaine’s Matt Hendricks: Of feeling capital with the Washington Capitals", SportsPrepZone, January 27, 2011. Accessed September 7, 2017. "At the traditional midway point of the National Hockey League season, former multi-sport Blaine High School athlete and present Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks took time to reflect on what had been a hectic and mind-blurring previous six months."
  11. ^ Sid Hartman: Brewster has gone all-out to drum up interest in U Archived 2007-04-06 at the Wayback Machine., Star Tribune, March 31, 2007, accessed April 14, 2007. "Dan Johnson, the Oakland Athletics first baseman and Blaine High School alum, will miss up to three months after suffering an injured hip in spring training."
  12. ^ Patrick O'Bryant, Bradley Braves men's basketball. Accessed September 7, 2017. "High School: Blaine H.S."
  13. ^ Graff, Chad. "NHL draft: Blaine’s Riley Tufte positioned to be first-rounder", St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 23, 2016. Accessed September 7, 2017. "Riley Tufte watched as some of the top hockey players the state has produced left Minnesota for junior hockey and the allure of more training and more games.For a while last summer, he pondered whether a similar move might make sense for him, coming off a junior season at Blaine High School in which he produced 51 points in 24 games for the Bengals."

External links[edit]