Bloomington High School serves the public high school population in School District #87, located within the city of Bloomington. The Bloomington-Normal area has approximately 100,000 residents. This central Illinois community continues to experience tremendous growth. The major employers including State Farm Insurance, Illinois State University, and Mitsubishi Motor Company provide a stable, yet diverse economy for the residents. Quality higher educational opportunities are provided by Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Heartland Community College, and Lincoln College at Normal.
Bloomington High School has a total enrollment of 1533 students with an average class size of 19.4 students. All high school students in the district are assigned to BHS. As a result, our statistics reflect all students, ranging from at-risk and alternative programs through advanced placement offerings. The school has engaged in a systematic improvement program the past six years including the initiation of an advanced placement program and increased standards in all of our courses. As a result, average test scores on state achievement tests show continuous improvement, particularly in the areas of writing and mathematics. This is mirrored by continued improvement in the school's graduation rate. Student honors and recognitions have also increased, with BHS seniors selected as the Bloomington-Normal Students of the Year in 1998, 1999, and 2002.