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 #springfieldstrong" 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 120+ year old public school district! Travel through this page to discover what it means to be #springfieldstrong!  click here for the district's most recent eNEWSletter 

Measuring Student Achievement and Progress—
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 increases from prior reporting periods, and gains in Mathematics..  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 2020—this class earned over $3 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. 

Unique curricular options including AP, Honors, College Credit Plus (through which students again received substantial credit hours) 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.  All students receive ChromeBooks through the district’s 1:1 program. The district will also return to offering the unique Kindergarten Outreach program, that exposes students and parents to a variety of learning opportunities, following this health crisis.

Springfield Local Schools is proud to offer a curriculum focus rich in S.T.E.A.M.  S.T.E.A.M. is an acronym for “Science, Technology, Engineering. Arts and Mathematics” and was introduced by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dorr Elementary School was named an Ohio S.T.E.A.M. Designated School in 2020, and throughout the district, students at every grade level 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 S.T.E.A.M. career.  By the end of fifth grade, students will master grade-level science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content, practices, and processes, integrate S.T.E.A.M. 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. What an addition to the English/Language Arts /Journalism curriculum that challenges students to explore the varied mediums that exist within the field of communications.


Leadership/Citizenship:

Not a club or organization, DEVILSasOne is an initiative that empowers students to identify and put their interests and passion to serve others into action.  Before the pandemic, SHS students were on target to again exceed their goal of offering 30,000 service hours to those in need throughout the Toledo Region and beyond!  Last year, the school was presented with a Multiplying Good/Jefferson Awards GOLD BANNER - a sign on being the "best of the best!"  We have continued to marvel at the strong culture of caring 
throughout the pandemic and applaud the creative ways students have found to serve  - safely and with purpose.

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 — the SHS Emerald Guard Drill Team placed 4th in the World! The cadets  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 celebrated monthly with all 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 in grades K-12 are provided with ChromeBooks and support should connectivility be an issue in the home.  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, Anime’, 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