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Welcome to the Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart School District

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Our Mission Statement proudly states that Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart Schools, a community/school/home partnership focused on learning, will challenge all students to strive for excellence by utilizing effective teaching methods, resources, and application experiences with an emphasis on individual student achievement to enable each to become productive members of an ever-changing society!


In line with this mission statement, we are proud to proclaim that BLHS has been a Reward School Designee for the past 3 years by the State of Minnesota Department of Education.  What that means is that we are in the top 15% of all schools in the state of Minnesota when it comes to testing scores, closing achievement gaps of subgroups, like Special Education, and that our graduation rate is well above the 90% goal as set by MDE.


BLHS is thrilled to have built positive relationships with our communities which benefit our students through a wide variety of academic, extracurricular, and co-curricular programming.  We at BLHS hope that you personally take the opportunity to check out Buffalo Lake-Hector Stewart Schools!


Our District encompasses the communities of Buffalo Lake, Hector, and as of 2010, Stewart, and surrounding rural areas.  We are nestled in Central Minnesota, approximately an hour and a half west of the Twin Cities metro area.  Our PreK-5 building is located in Buffalo Lake (Pop. 750) and our 6-12 campus is in Hector (Pop. 1050).  Our communities are proud of our hard-working students, dedicated faculty and staff, innovative administration team, caring and involved parents, and supportive Board of Education.  Our excellence in both the academic and extra/co-curricular areas are very high.  We continuously rank well above state averages in testing in math, reading and science.  As mentioned previously, our elementary has been in the top 15% of schools in the state of MN for the past 3 years.  This designation is called a “Reward School”.


The BLHS School District creates a positive learning environment for all students that is academically appropriate and challenging.  As well, it is developmentally responsive to the needs of all students.  All students at BLHS are challenged to develop 21st Century skills and an intellectual curiosity and creativity in all content areas.  It is the goal of all students to develop into successful learners with high values and morals in order to be productive members of society.


BLHS offers a wide array of programs and services which augment our academic curriculum.  We want all of our students to move on from BLHS with a commitment of service to others and a desire to assume leadership roles in an ever-changing world.


Our stakeholders are encouraged and invited to participate in the educational experiences that take place every day at BLHS.  There is always a need for a volunteer to assist our students in various academic areas.


Again, welcome to a small window into our District!  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call, email, or stop by!


David Hansen, Superintendent /Elementary Principal


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Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart SchoolsP.O. Box 307Hector, MN  55342

Hector Campus 320-848-2233Buffalo Lake Campus 320-833-5311

Office Fax 320-848-2401

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