BHM Facts and Figures

District Population: 32,391

District Area: 157 square miles

District Employees: 777

Enrollment: 5770

October 1 Enrollment Numbers
247 Discovery Elementary (K-5)
441 Hanover Elementary (K-5)
359 Montrose Elementary (K-5)
522 Northwinds Elementary (K-5)
367 Parkside Elementary (K-5)
516 Tatanka Elementary (K-5)
1,373 Middle School Students (6-8)
1,895 Buffalo High School (9-12)
  37 Phoenix Learning Center
  13 PRIDE Transitions

School Buildings

6 Elementary
1 Middle School
1 Traditional High School
1 Alternative High School
1 Transitions Program

Staggered School Start and Dismissal Times

Elementary Schools 7:45 a.m. 2:25 p.m.
Secondary Schools 8:50 a.m. 3:25 p.m.
 Phoenix LC
8:50 a.m.
3:25 p.m.
 PRIDE Transitions
8 a.m.
2:30 p.m.


Class Size

Level Average size Grade
Elementary Schools
Middle School 29.06
High School 28.66


Percentage of Students Bused: 84%
Average Length of Bus Ride: 45 min.

Food Service

Food Service is available at all schools. 785,065 breakfast and lunch meals were served in 2014-15. The free and reduced lunch population for K-12 is 25%. 

District Diversity

The ethnic diversity of the district is approximately 8% with the majority of residents being white/caucasian.Of the just over 5,700 students district-wide, 82 are in the English Learners program (1.4%). There are 14 different languages with Spanish being the highest represented (58 students). 

Special Program Opportunities

Choir is offered K-12 and band and orchestra are available at the middle and high schools during the regular school day. Community Education offers elementary students an orchestra program (using the Suzuki methodology) for a fee. In addition, instrument lessons are offered such as, piano, guitar, drums and trumpet.

Languages are offered at the Secondary level: French, German and Spanish.

Gifted/Talented and Special Education Programs are available at both elementary and secondary levels.

KidKare, a school-age care program, is available through Community Education.

Student Technology

In BHM Schools, teachers integrate technology throughout their daily lessons to enhance learning. All schools are equipped with stationary computer labs, classroom projection units, and mobile labs that can include: laptops, netbooks, Chrome Books, or iPads.

Many elementary classrooms and some secondary classrooms utilize amplification systems to allow students to better hear the teacher for classroom instruction.

Most elementary classrooms also utilize SMART Boards for interactive learning opportunities.

The district provides open wireless access for students and allows them to use their own devices whenever appropriate.