Springfield School District Profile
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
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 2021—this class earned over $3.5 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.
Unique curricular options including AP, Honors, College Credit Plus 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 SPringfield students receive ChromeBooks through the district’s 1:1 program.
Springfield Local Schools is proud to offer S.T.E.A.M. classes in grades K-5. Dorr Elementary School achieved the prestigious S.T.E.A.M. designation in 2019 from the State of Ohio. STEAM is an acronym for “Science, Technology, Engineering. Arts and Mathematics” and was introduced by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In classes, students 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. Throughout their elementary years, students strive to master grade level science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content, practices, and processes, integrate S.T.E.A.M. content 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.
DEVILSasOne emerged from our former relationship with Students In Action, a prestigious national leadership/service recognition initiative offered through Multiplying Good and locally through Leadership Toledo. Springfield was one of the first high schools in the nation to pilot the initiative and since 2009, we have motivated every student in the school to put their passion into action and gain leadership and citizenship skills through their service to others.. Although community service is not required, prior to the pandemic SHS students annually amassed over 30,000 service hours within the Toledo Region and beyond! Serving others is a tradition - an integral aspect of our culture and something that our students inspire their peers to participate in.
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 encouraged for K-12 students.
Springfield Local Schools recognizes the importance of providing students with access to technology to compliment the expertise of our faculty. Students are provided ChromeBooks technology to further access opportunities to learn in today's classrooms without walls.
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