ISD 271 has served the K–12 education of the city since the 1960s with an operating fund revenue of $94.6 million in 2007. 15 public schools in Bloomington are operated by the district and is governed by a seven-member elected school board, appointing current Superintendent Les Fujitake in 2006. The previous Superintendent Gary Prest won the Superintendent of The Year for 2005 in Minnesota. The city’s first public charter school, Seven Hills Classical Academy, opened in 2006. As many families remain or continue to move into the city, there has been support for levy increases. In 1999 they approved the then-largest school bond issue in Minnesota history, funding a $107 million school expansion and renovation project.
The two high schools are John F. Kennedy High School in the east and Thomas Jefferson High School in the west. The determining boundary for high school attendance runs near the center of Bloomington on France and Xerxes Avenues, though both schools have open enrollment.
Normandale Community College is a public community college in Bloomington, Minnesota. The college serves primarily the communities of the southwestern portion of the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area. Established in 1968 as Normandale State Junior College with an initial enrollment of 1,358 students; today Normandale annually enrolls more than 10,000 students. Normandale is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
Northwestern Health Sciences University is a private university focused on alternative health care and located in Bloomington, Minnesota. The university has educational programs in chiropractic, Oriental medicine, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, and human biology. The university was founded in 1941 by John B. Wolfe, DC.
Previously Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Northwestern Health Sciences University has focused on alternative health care education, patient care, and research for over 70 years. Since 1991, Northwestern’s Wolfe-Harris Center for Clinical Studies has become one of the largest natural health care research institutions in the United States.
Rasmussen College is a for-profit private college offering associate’s and bachelor’s degrees at 22 campuses in Minnesota, Illinois, North Dakota, Florida, Wisconsin, Kansas and offers many programs fully online. Founded in 1900, it is headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Rasmussen offers on-campus and online classes leading to Bachelor of Science (BS), Associate of Applied Science (AAS), and Associate of Science (AS) degrees in career-focused areas. It also offers a variety of certificates and diplomas.
Bethany Global University (formally Bethany College of Missions or BCOM) is a private Christian college, located in Bloomington, Minnesota. Its primary focus is on training missionaries and it was founded in 1948. It is also notable that Bethany Global University is one of 9 work colleges in the United States.
Kennedy High School (also known as John F. Kennedy High School) is one of two public high schools located in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA. Named after former president John F. Kennedy, it was opened in 1965 due to the rapid growth of Bloomington at the time. The school had been a member of the Lake Conference since the school opened. The school left the Lake Conference after the 2009-10 school year to become part of the new South Suburban Conference. In 2014, Kennedy joined the new Metro West Conference.