« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
9-12
Public
Bloomington, IN
Students enrolled: 1,498
Before care: No
After care: Yes

Resources:The Indiana education landscape explained. Learn More »


Contact this school

3901 North Kinser Pike
Bloomington, IN 47404

School website
(812) 330-7724
(812) 330-7805
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Bloomington High School North address.

Profile Completeness

INTERMEDIATE

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
 
July 29, 2014
There are such nice teachers, the principal is nice and easy to talk to, and best of all are the counselors! There is a diverse community of students there, and it's a good environment to be in.

- submitted by a student
April 24, 2014
I've had two children attend Bloomington High School North and I haven't been happy with alot of the Teachers or Administrators either time. They act as if they are there to baby sit and not teach. My current child that goes there has to stay on top of the teacher just to make sure the teacher does their job and grades the paper without loosing it. I check the website often to see how my child is doing and the teachers do not keep it up to date which makes my child's grades look bad. I have tried to contact the teachers and they are not willing to work with the parent. Teacher wants to always blame the student. My child then wants to know how to make the teacher to do their job so that my child doesn't get in trouble at home over their grades. It is very frustrating. I have tried to discuss this with the conselor but they are also not willing to meet with the parent. They even screwed up my childs schedule and gave her a class that had a prerequisite that she didn't meet then blamed it on the parent/student because we were suppose to have known that (dropping the class was not allowed). I see why more students are going to home school.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2009
whoever had a post November 6 post obviously is thinking about another school. I feel as if that person clearly didn't attend any honors science classes and defiantly no AP classes their whole career at north. I will agree that north lacks in teaching depth when it comes to academically low rigor courses. But with every AP course there is a more than able teacher. North is a great school for those who want to excel, for those who want to take hard classes and make a big impact in their community. But if you are not willing to take the hard classes and to put in the time it takes to really excel... i guess you will have the same review as the student below me. I'm a junior at north and it is great to be a cougar.

- submitted by a student
November 06, 2009
I attended North my sophomore-senior year and found the quality of education very poor. The level of difficulty for honors classes at North was what I experienced in regular classes at my old school. Regular and most honors classes at North were not sufficient to college preparation, but there is an IU release program if you ask for it. I had no teachers, administrators or counselors who were supportive or helpful in the college prep process.They seemed bothered when asked how to register for the SAT etc. There is not a serious work environment and I experienced the school as highly over-rated. I would recommenced any parent do their research on test scores etc. (compared to even much smaller area schools). During my time there students frequently got away with smocking in the building, skipping school etc. very often. I would never send my child there if I had any choice

- submitted by a student
no rating September 16, 2009
All 4 of my children graduated from Bloomington High School North. Great school and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 09, 2007
Bloomington North is a great community and a decent academic school. Its strength is in its diverse student body, which includes students from around the world. Many IU professors send their students to North, which I think affirms its academic reputation. As mentioned by others, the teachers are hit and miss. Some teachers put their all into their teaching, while others get two student teachers a year and play cards in the rec room instead of teaching. As for the administration, the dress code is a joke and discipline also a joke. If you need something to get done, there is only one administrator out of four that teachers go to for results. Overall, this school probably has some similar problems as other public schools, but I feel the atmosphere and student diversity makes it unique. Just make sure you find out which teachers are the good ones.

- submitted by a teacher
May 21, 2007
As a student, I am very shocked by the ratings that North have been given. The principal is very involved, but the classes do vary. Almost all honors and AP classes are wonderful. They are challenging and engage students. CP classes are a completely different story. Music at North is wonderful, especially the band program. North is the only public high school in the state that has all art teachers have a degree from an art school in the subject which they teach. Sports are inclusive, and though not completely successful, for the most part, are good programs. At North, the social groups are very different then South's.

- submitted by a student
March 08, 2007
The rating of this high school reflects what is wrong with objective measures. North High School and South High School are considered equivalent in Bloomington, each with its strengths. Their ratings should be equivalent, but South is rated higher by greatschools.org. I'm writing to caution people moving to Bloomington: Many parents, myself included, prefer North over South, due to block scheduling. North also has a world-class jazz program. I have had two kids at North, one graduated in 2005 and one graduates this year. We had a choice where to send our kids and we chose North. The principals have changed over the years, but the educational experience has been consistent. Some teachers are excellent, others mediocre, but both our kids had an outstanding academic experience, accepted at excellent universities. One major plus for North: Habitat for Humanity. This activity is life changing for students and only available only at North.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
I am a graduate of Bloomington High School North's class of 2000 with a family member currently attending who is one of the top of her class. You can't ask for a better school then BHSN. They have a fine Principal, an excellent teaching staff, have always exceeded expectations and been at the top of the academics program and have some fine extracircular activities and a great athletic program. Most students who attend BHSN go to college and graduate. I am proud of this school and I am glad to have attended there and have had family attend there. Thank you for your time.

- submitted by a community member
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: July 29, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Bloomington High School North
3901 North Kinser Pike, Bloomington, IN  47404
(812) 330-7724
Last modified Bloomington High School North is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bloomington High School North Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top