Bloomington High School (Bloomington, Illinois)

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Bloomington High School
1202 E. Locust Street
Bloomington, Illinois, United States 61701
United States
Coordinates 40°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
Type Public
School district District 87
Principal Timothy Moore
Grades 9–12
Gender coed
Number of students 1412
Hours in school day 6.5
School colour(s)      Purple
Team name Purple Raiders
Nobel laureates Clinton Davisson

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


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.


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.[1]

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).


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.[2]

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