Bloomington High School (Bloomington, Illinois)
|Bloomington High School|
|1202 E. Locust Street
Bloomington, Illinois, United States 61701
|School district||District 87|
|Number of students||1412|
|Hours in school day||6.5|
|Team name||Purple Raiders|
|Nobel laureates||Clinton Davisson|
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.
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).
- Gordon William Lillie a.k.a. Pawnee Bill, worked for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, then later operated his own wild west show
- Sidney Smith (1890s) Syndicated cartoonist
- Curt Raydon (1952?) — Former MLB player (Pittsburgh Pirates)
- Jim Cox (1968) — Former MLB player (Montreal Expos)
- Edward B. Rust Jr. (1968) — CEO, State Farm
- Bob Bender (1975) — basketball coach and player: Currently working as an assistant with the NBA's Atlanta Hawks.
- Tim Bradstreet (1985) — Comic book artist and illustrator
- Ryan Bliss (1989) — 3D artist; founder of Digital Blasphemy
- Brandon Hughes (2004) — Philadelphia Eagles football player
- Clinton Davisson, recipient of the 1937 Nobel Prize in Physics.
- Greg Engel, NFL player
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- Kemp, Bill (October 27, 2013). "Bloomington Native Won Nobel Prize in Physics". Pantagraph.