Bloomington High School
[BHS] is a public secondary school
Illinois which serves the public high school population in
Bloomington School District 87.
Courses include subjects of standard core high school curricula
, Physical Education
, Foreign Language
, etc) as well as courses
in fine arts
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, golf, cheerleading, and pom pons. A
wide variety of school clubs also meet on a wide range of
School 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
During the 2009 school year, Bloomington High School was named a
Bronze Medal Winner by U.S. News & World Report
of the nations best high schools.