BHM Schools Named a Star Tribune Top 150 Workplace in Minnesota

Thursday Jun 30, 16

Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. The Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star Tribune on Sunday, June 26. The report can also be found at

Produced by the same team that compiles the 25-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Minnesota, Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction.  The analysis included responses from over 73,870 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.

The rankings in the Star Tribune Top 150 Workplaces are based on survey information collected by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention.

BHM Schools was ranked 27 out of 30 on the large employer list.  

School Board Chair Dave Wilson says, "This is a great honor to have been named a Star Tribune Top Workplace in Minnesota for two years. I have always thought of the district as a business. If you have happy employees, you have a great work climate. When you see the number of years many of our employees have been here, that is the best barometer you can use to see for how satisfied our employees are working in BHM Schools."    

Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith said, "The companies in the
Star Tribune Top 150 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies." 

This is the second year the district has received this honor. They originally received a Top 100 Ranking in 2014 where the district ranked 30 on the large employer list.


To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Over 1,555 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.