Blooming Prairie High School

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Blooming Prairie High School
Location
202 4th Avenue Northwest
Blooming Prairie MN 55917
Coordinates 43°52′05″N 93°03′50″W / 43.8680182°N 93.0638099°W / 43.8680182; -93.0638099[1]Coordinates: 43°52′05″N 93°03′50″W / 43.8680182°N 93.0638099°W / 43.8680182; -93.0638099[1]
Information
Type Public
Established 1868
School district Blooming Prairie Schools #756
Principal Barry Olsen
Grades K-12
Color(s) Black and White
Mascot Awesome Blossom
Website

Blooming Prairie High School is a Public school located in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. The high school teaches students in grades 7-12, and has a student body of approximately 350, with a student-teacher ratio of 12:1.[2]

School system[edit]

The Blooming Prairie Public School System consists of Blooming Prairie Elementary School and Blooming Prairie High School. The school district consists of a combined student body of approximately 950, with a student-teacher ratio of 14:1.[3] The Minnesota state average is a 16:1.

Athletics[edit]

The High School has a comprehensive, year-round, gender-balanced sports program. This includes football, volleyball, cheerleading, and cross-country in the Fall; wrestling and both boys' and girls' basketball in the Winter; and softball (for girls), baseball (for boys), boys' and girls' golf, and boys' and girls' track teams in the Spring.[4] The Blooming Prairie football team was the 2010 conference champion.[4]

School spirit[edit]

Blooming Prairie High showed its school spirit in March 2011 when it showed support for Jordan Ressler, a junior who died in a motor vehicle accident in November 2010, by displaying the University of Texas logo in a human form and by wearing the distinctive orange clothing of the team he loved.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Blooming Prairie High School
  2. ^ http://www.trulia.com/schools/MN-Blmng_Prairie/Blooming_Prairie_Junior_Senior_High_School/
  3. ^ http://www.bloomingprairie.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={196628E5-F873-445D-8D02-7B82D8A41BCC}
  4. ^ a b RS School Today website Blooming Prairie High School Athletics department web page. Use drop down boxes to access individual sports. Accessed March 24, 2011.
  5. ^ See, e.g.: Amanda Lillie, "Showing support for Jordan Ressler," March 7, 2011, Austin (Minnesota) Daily Herald; found at Austin Daily Herald website. AP, "Minnesota town remembers teen with Texas logo", March 7, 2011; found at Associated Press on WBKT-TV website. Caitlin Perrone, "Human UT logo honors deceased longhorn fan: Community members from Minnesota gathered Sunday to honor an avid UT fan that passed away in November by creating a human UT logo in the snow." The Horn, March 9, 2011 and updated March 14, 2011; found at Read the Horn website. "Remembering Jordan Ressler," March 6, 2011; found at KAAL-TV website. All accessed March 24, 2011.

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