Bloomington High School South strives to meet the learning needs of all students in order to produce engaged and informed citizens who participate in community, excel in higher education, and succeed in the work place.
We are proud to be recognized as a National Model PLC School. Being recognized requires us to collaboratively ensure that we have mapped curriculum, created common assessments and provided individualized supports for students when needed. Part of this process included creating a system to provide timely, direct and systemic support and enrichment to every student in the school four times a week.Schools from around the country have visited this Panther Plus program because they realize the importance of the model. These supports are in addition to traditional class time, so no student ever misses direct instruction to get help. Our practices have led to over 95% of our students graduating every year, which is far above the state and national averages.
• 65% of recent graduates earning Academic Honors Diplomas (state average is 39%)
• Over 75% (state average is 61%) graduates take the SAT and average 1198 (state average is 1073)
• 95% of our graduates qualify as College and Career ready
• A record $5.6 million scholarship dollars for 2018 graduates
• Being a state leader in National Merit Semi Finalists
• Highest number of Conference Indiana Academic Award Winners (3.5 gpa or higher and varsity athlete)
Coursework includes a rich variety of AP courses, dual credit courses with IU, Ivy Tech, Project Lead the Way, opportunities in a variety of arts, and post secondary prep courses are open to all—if you want a challenge, we have it for you!
We have over 80 clubs that include academic, recreational, performance, and philanthropy groups. Regardless of what a student finds interesting, we’ll have an option for them at South. We also have 20 athletic teams for students to participate in to make friends and memories along the way. Our student athletes perform excellently in the classroom as South has the second highest number of Mental Attitude Award winners in the state. These students have qualified as state finalists athletically and are deemed the best of the best academically. We have state champions in tennis, track, softball, football, golf, basketball, wrestling, and swimming.