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Blaine Senior High School

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Posted November 13, 2013

The arts program is wonderful, and I've heard great things about the sports programs too. As a good student, the teachers enjoyed me as a good student. However, those with lower grades and less motivation did not receive the same treatment. To these students, teachers seemed to lack compassion for them and didn't give them the time they required. There are also way to many students. You can hardly keep track of them, and you are packed into hallways, classrooms, and lockers
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 14, 2013

I love Blaine High School as it offers everything a student could ever want. The academic, athletic, and arts programs are amazing. Students can excel easily in this school as great teachers and a safe school environment permits them to do so. The students are so sweet, as diversity is a part of the school. I have been to many schools before, and by fair, BHS is the best school ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2013

I just graduated in 2012 and overall my experience at Blaine was great. The teachers care a lot about students success however it comes down to the students choice if they want to do well or not. They have the opportunity in front of them. The principal now isn't very well liked by the student body because he is trying to make to many changes of Blaine traditions. He needs to learn some things you just don't change. Our sports teams always seem to do relatively well and everyone likes to follow the sports teams. Football and Hockey are always favorites but the boys and girls soccer teams have done great recently. The people at Blaine aren't always the greatest role models... but there are good people in that school. A lot of people say they hate it at Blaine but honestly your experience is what you make of it. It's a great place to go for 4 years if you do it correctly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 14, 2011

I went to Blaine High School years ago, and my three younger siblings went there after me. I have come to the conclusion that if you are already a smart student, who gets good grades and cares about success, you will get along with the teachers and have a positive experience. That was my experience. But my siblings are less motivated, and therefore need a larger amount of leadership from the teachers and staff. I do not place all of the blame on these teachers. It is true that my younger siblings are irresponsible and lazy and therefore were eventually kicked out of Blaine to go to a charter school. But the fact is that the teachers did nothing to show that they cared about them, which did nothing to change their minds. I was surprised when I went back to the school and witnessed how the staff and teachers treated my brothers and sisters because it was so different from how I was treated. Bottom line: This school can do wonders for a student that would do well anywhere. It gives extra opportunities for advanced students. But they place no importance on those students that might need extra help getting there. They pass them on with no regard for how it may affect their life.


Posted March 8, 2011

Of all 3 high schools I have attended, Blaine cannot compare. It has a wide, wide range of available classes and a plethora of available activities, both educational and sports related. I am about halfway through my junior year an and I have never seen such a community of leaders. I was compelled by how well everyone worked together and how much of an effort the staff, the principle, and the teachers put into making this work. The school also has a wide array of challenging courses available, as well as a magnet program for engineering and sciences available within the school. This magnet program won an award in 2010 as a "Magnet School of Excellence," which is nicely portrayed by a giant banner on the outside of the school. I have never had one teacher I have not liked. Moreover, in all the course works I have taken, I have passed 3 Advanced Placement (AP) tests, as well as 1 College In High School (CIS) class, which will only help in my future. I am proud to be considered a member of the Blaine community.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2011

I went to Blaine High School, The hallways were packed you couldn't get to your class on time or breath you were packed in like sardines. The teacher even left us on a fieldtrip.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2010

this school is the most wonderful school my kids have ever been to NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

I just moved to BHS this year 09-10, and I am a senior. I have visited 5 schools and had about the same fair amount of treatment, but BHS made me see a whole new view of education. The staff members there are incredibly amazing! When you ask for a teacher to teach, they really do it with from the heart. I've been to schools where you can literally see that the teachers have no interest in what they teach. If you're looking for a school with a safe environment, fun education, and a great academic performance, i highly recommend sending your child to Blaine High School. I would send out a shout out to all my favorite teachers and staff members, but i would really run out of room! They are all simply great! (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2009

This school is great! Our sports teams are great, our teachers are amazing, and the students have the biggest hearts and spirits anywhere. :D
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 11, 2007

i thick this school is really good. The students are respectful of other people and the staff seem to really care about their students. Mr. Hande Rox!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2007

Blaine High School is a very good school, eventhou it is very large. The staff control the students very well. There is a lot of school pride with a number of extracurricular activities. The community is very involved with the High school and a high level of Parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

705 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

702 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

662 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Writing

All Students91%
Female96%
Male86%
Black83%
Asian93%
Hispanic89%
Native American85%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Economically non-disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students77%
Female73%
Male79%
Black51%
Asian81%
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities49%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

702 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

662 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
40%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2011.

580 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

694 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

451 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
59%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students68%
Female66%
Male71%
Black48%
Asian50%
Hispanic48%
Native American64%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

All Students66%
Female64%
Male68%
Black29%
Asian62%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities34%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students62%
Female58%
Male65%
Black39%
Asian71%
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Economically non-disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Black 7% 9%
Hispanic 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Robert Anderson
Fax number
  • (763) 506-6503

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Field hockey
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer time after school
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12555 University Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55434
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Phone: (763) 506-6500

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