We are often asked what separates Springfield Local Schools from other school districts in the area and we are quick to respond that it is the rich diversity of our people - a blend of staff and students from varying ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds that work together in a real-world environment. Our wealth of experiences and traditions combine to define the quality of a Springfield education! We have come to know this as, "Springfield PRIDE," and we endeavor each day to use our expertise and pride to expand and enrich the educational experience of each student. There is much to learn about Springfield Local Schools and even more to be proud of in this 119+ year old public school district! Travel through the this page to discover what it means to be #springfieldstrong!  click here for the district's most recent eNEWSletter 

Measuring Student Achievement and Progress—2016-2017:
Springfield Local Schools takes pride in the educational progress achieved by all students! It can be challenging to interpret reports, especially with the Ohio Department of Education reporting methods and target goals changing, yet we are proud to report that data show students are making significant progress.  Consider that in English Language Arts, the district saw students achieving an average of 6% increases from prior reporting periods, in Mathematics the gain was an average of 2.25%.  These gains indicate the commitment of Springfield’s faculty to address the individual needs of each learner and provide  the support needed for all to make significant improvement year after year.

Challenging Curriculum:
The rigor and relevance of the Springfield High School (SHS) academic standards and expectations both  enable and challenge students to leave high school in pursuit of attaining future career goals with good-paying jobs,    training programs and post secondary education in      high-demand fields.

Allow us first to congratulate members of the Class of 2017—this class earned over $6.5 million in  scholarships to colleges and universities across the    United States.  While there are several measurements that can be considered in defining high rigor, many look to  students’ performance on Advanced Placement (AP) tests administered by the College Board as an importance standard.  SHS students are offered AP classes in Biology, Calculus AB,Calculus BC, Physics 1, Physics C/Mechanics,  Psychology, and AP US History.  

College credit is offered for students attaining a score of “3” or better. In AP classes  The success of our AP  students demonstrate that the faculty and staff at all Springfield schools are preparing learners for success far beyond scores on tests—they are challenging them to think critically and become leaders in what has become a very global society.  Through their outstanding performance on AP Tests  during the 2016-17 school year, Springfield High School  students earned over 438 hours of college credit     

  AP Test  3 or higher SHS Mean OH Mean US Mean
 Biology     84%     3.44 3.20 2.89
 Calc AB 92% 3.75 2.96 2.91
 Calc BC 100% 4.71 3.92 3.78
 Psych 89% 3.91 3.25 3.05
 US History 80% 3.35 2.88 2.64

Unique curricular options including AP, Honors, College Credit Plus (through which students received 504 credit hours during the 2016-17 school year) and other options such as Career Pathways, experiences with Communication/Journalism through WNLB 97.7fm—the high school’s 24/7 radio station, K-12 S.T.E.A.M., and one of the only JROTC (leadership and citizenship) programs in northern Ohio.  Middle school students in grades six and   seven receive ChromeBooks through the district’s 1:1 program; all others in grades K-12 have access through the use of ChromeBook carts within all schools.  The district also offers the unique Kindergarten Outreach program that exposes students and parents to a   variety of learning opportunities.

Springfield Local Schools is proud to offer S.T.E.A.M. classes in grades K-5 for the 2017-18 school year.   S.T.E.A.M. is an acronym for “Science, Technology, Engineering. Arts and Mathematics” and was introduced by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Elementary students at every grade level will visit a S.T.E.A.M. specialist one day a week for a 45 minute block.  During class, student build skills in each of the five S.T.E.A.M. areas to both raise achievement in the areas of science and math and create interest in a future STEAM career.  During S.T.E.A.M. class, students in will use the Engineering is Elementary (EIE) program, which integrates engineering with elementary science topics. The goal of the program is to help students become better problem solvers by increasing their technology skills and applying the engineering process using science and math.  By the end of fifth grade, students will master grade level science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content, practices, and processes, integrate STEAM contents with other disciplines, answer   complex questions, investigate global issues, solve real world problems, and meet real world challenges while engaging in meaningful,    purposeful, and relevant hands-on inquiry-based, problem-based and/or project-based learning experiences.   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Blue Devil Radio—97.7 fm


Springfield High School is one of only three schools in northwest Ohio/Southeast Michigan to offer  students the experience of operating and programming an on-air radio station.  97.7fm broadcasts 24 hours each day, seven days each week from the    studio located at the school.  The station is commercial –free and features the top hits of the Golden Era of Rock and Roll.      English/Language Arts /Journalism  curriculum challenge students to explore the varied mediums that exist within the field of communications.

Leadership/Citizenship:
Students In Action/Youth Jefferson Awards (SIA) is a prestigious national leadership/service recognition initiative offered through the Jefferson Awards Foundation and locally through Leadership Toledo. Springfield was one of the first high schools in the nation to pilot the initiative and since 2009, our SIA includes every student in the school.  In 2017, SHS students amassed almost 30,000 service hours within the Toledo Region and beyond!


SHS offers one of the only Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) programs in northern Ohio.  Recognized as a Unit With Distinction, cadet leaders are exposed to a curriculum that explores both leadership and citizenship. Selected   cadets also learn, practice, and compete in the rigors of Drill Team —SHS  consistently scores within the top 10% of all units in the nation  Opportunities to serve are not limited to high school students—character, kindness, respect, responsibility and other aspects of caring are modeled and encouraged for K-12 students.  
                                                                                                                                         
Technology
Springfield Local Schools recognizes the  importance of providing students with access to technology to compliment the expertise of our   faculty. Students use Chrome-Books, either through the SMS 1:1 program (grades six and   seven are assigned individual devices ) or through multiple ChromeBook carts available in all schools. Media Centers in all schools offer students further access to technology and opportunities to learn.

Sports/Clubs/Organizations:
Springfield Local Schools offers students many opportunities to explore their varied interests through organized sports, student clubs and organizations. The high school and middle school compete in the Northern Lakes League and field the following teams:
SHS: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, and Wrestling. High School Clubs include:  African American Club, Amine’, Color Guard,  Dance Team, Debate/Speech. Drama, Foreign Language Club, Latino Club,      National Honor Society, P.E.A.C.E. Project, Quiz Bowl,  Science Olympiad, Student  Government,  Teen PEP, Yearbook, and Yearbook
SMS:  Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Track, Volleyball, and Wrestling. Middle School Clubs include: Color Guard, Math Counts, Power of the Pen, Robotics League, Quiz Bowl, Science Olympiad, and Yearbook

Student Quotes:
"What I've learned at SMS is every teacher is caring and you can talk to them. I've learned many skills for writing, about PBIS, and that SMS can be fun with the many activities we do outside of normal learning." - Elise D-

“Springfield High School has made me a better person. It has taught me how to care for my fellow classmates as family. This was not a lesson only taught by teachers, but also by my fellow classmates everyday.” - Chase K

“I have learned so much- I have learned things from math, science, and history to making new friends and becoming a responsible 5th grader. I LOVE CRISSEY! “  - Hannah A

“At Holland, I have learned the concept of teamwork and working together.  Use teamwork and you can accomplish anything!" - Collin L

"I've learned at Holloway you can always be noticed by your good actions. I like that I get to experiment in STEAM and learn new things. And in music I love learning about different instruments"- Avah 4th grade

“Feel proud, happy confident and brave.” “Even if you think it can’t it CAN!” “Share, work together.” Things are easier with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math  (STEAM)"  - Dorr Students