BHM Schools Named Top 100 Places to Work by Star Tribune for 2014

BHM Schools Named Top 100 Places to Work by Star Tribune for 2014
Friday Jun 20, 14

Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools (BHM) has been named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. The Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star Tribune on Sunday, June 15. The report can also be found at

Produced by the same team that compiles the 23-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 58,600 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.

The rankings in the Star Tribune Top 100 Workplaces are based on survey information collected by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention.

BHM Schools was ranked 30 on the Large Company list.    

BHM School District Superintendent Scott Thielman says this honor is a reflection of the district's dedicated staff. "We have a great team of educators in our schools. From teachers to custodians, from principals to food service staff, from educational support professionals to secretaries, everyone has an important role in what we do for kids. We are humbled and honored to be a Top 100 Workplace in Minnesota."

Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith said, "The companies in the Star Tribune Top 100 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies." 

The BHM School District, established in 1857, serves the three Wright County communities (Buffalo, Hanover and Montrose) and its surrounding townships. The BHM student population has approximately 5,730 students spanning across six elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, an alternative high school and a transitions school for 18-21 year-old students with special needs. There are approximately 772 employees district-wide. BHM Schools prides itself on having many of the student opportunities you would find in the metro area, located within the confines of a smaller school district. 

Lifelong learning is part of the strong foundation of BHM Schools and its communities. From early childhood development through higher education, Buffalo, Hanover and Montrose are truly dedicated to providing only the finest educational experience possible to its residents. BHM Schools features extensive facilities, diverse curriculums and well-trained staffs-all aimed at developing each young person to their fullest potential.


To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Over 2,000 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.