The Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District (BHM), established in 1857, serves three Wright County communities and its surrounding townships. The district has a population of over 25,000 residents and covers 157 square-miles. The BHM student population has approximately 5,800 students that spans across six elementary schools, middle school, high school, alternative high school and a transitions school for students with disabilities.
BHM's educational landscape offers a wide variety of services and programs from special education options to advanced placement courses to Community Education programs that service all ages. Quest is a new program for the 2010-11 school year that will offer accelerated learning opportunities for those students in grades 4-6 who are in the top two percent of their class. An Arts Magnet Program is a school within the high school, offering arts enriched core classes and a total emersion into a variety of art classes. The district boasts over a 95 percent graduation rate, four years as one of the "Best 100 Communities for Music Education in America," and athletic and academic teams who have gone on to win state championships such as boys'basketball, track, mock trial and knowledge bowl. Over the past six years, students and staff have led a district-wide effort to conserve energy and have avoided over $1.6 million in energy expenses as a result.
The dedicated staff values each student and their education; they are working towards one mission: Making a difference by preparing all students for a successful future in a changing world.