Springfield R-XII School District
- SPRINGFIELD, MO
Springfield R-XII School District Reviews
Rating 3.93 out of 5 83 reviews
I graduated from this school district in May of 2020. I was always impressed with the teachers and learning environment while I was in school, and that only continued during the coronavirus pandemic beginning last year. Even though we were not able to go to school in person and learned via online databases, the teachers and administration went above and beyond to make sure all students, especially seniors, were appreciated and understood the material. The district worked well with everyone to make the end of our school year as "normal" as possible and rescheduled prom, graduation, and other activities while still complying with local and federal regulations. I will always view my time as a student with Springfield Public Schools in a good light, and I am proud to be a graduate of the district.
Honestly, this district had some of the best teachers and programs out of any other out there. I was very pleased with my experiences and would recommend to anyone who has kids.
My experience as a Kickapoo Chief has been overall great. Throughout high school, I have gotten so many unforgettable opportunities and experiences that have been memorable, life changing, and fun. School dances have always been such a huge part of the "high school experience" and I think that Kickapoo has done a phenomenal job with them. Anyone is welcome, music and food is provided, as well as a good time. Also, the teachers have helped to push me to work my hardest, care about my grades, and make me work to get the grade I want. I think that all of the teachers always have the well being of their students in their minds, and they always try to do what's best for them. I think that the teachers do an amazing job of expressing that they want us to succeed in school and life. Lastly, there are so many great opportunities readily available where you can get involved in the school. Sports are a huge part of Kickapoo, and being on the volleyball team provided me with a family.
School here is a very friendly environment. As I grew up, school became easier. Teachers cared for you as a person.
I had a very good experience in the Springfield R-XII School district. The teachers really cared about the students, and they wanted to teach and see the students thrive. The reason I give it a 4/5 is that the resources we are provided do not match the surrounding school districts. There was more ACT and SAT prep given at other schools that were free of charge. Also, some schools in the district need to be updated. I also think the money that was distributed between the five schools in the district was not fair. There was an obvious answer to which school received the most money. Other than that, the staff was great. There just needs to be some updating to make this district a 5/5.
We are not perfect, but we are progressing and getting better. The school district is trying to do there best to allow students to be able to accomplish their dreams. There are flaws, but I do believe there are people who are fighting for a better education for students over the whole district. Personally, I would say the district is good and are trying their best.
Something I really enjoy about my school district is the constant communication with myself and my parents. They are always sending out emails and calls to our parents to keep them updated about what is going on around school. Something I would like to see them change is the cost of clubs and extra curricular. I am on the nationally ranked poms team at Kickapoo High School and we get no funding for our trips. Many students would like to be involved in several clubs but are simply unable to because the average cost of each club is $10-$20.
Some things that I like about my school district is that there are a couple of different schools that all excel in certain areas. It is fairly easy to transfer schools, so if one school has an opportunity that you would like to have, then you can most likely obtain permission to go to that school.
The district is divided, some schools are a lot better off than others and that is shocking seeing as they are under the same district. There are schools that have a plethora of extra money for extracurricular departments and some schools that have close to nothing. Some schools even have walls that are not completed.
There are a lot of pf problems. I go to Hillcrest and we are given considerably less money and treated as second rate students because we live in a poorer area. Our school is run down and we have had no improvements while other schools in our district get all the money for sports. We also have leadership problems with our school board. But otherwise, teachers here are awesome.
What I like most about SPS are the teachers as they seem to really care about their students and their education.
Here, we are based on a leadership school, we care about other people in our group and outside of our group. We take pride in diversity, our critical thinking skills that no one else has like we do.
I like they reason that I feel safe at Central High School. I feel that we should limit the use of our chrome book because we use them all the time and that’s good but not helpful for me or my classmates to socialize.
Collectively, my overall experience attending schools within the SPS School District has been good. I have enjoyed forming personal relationships with the majority of my teachers as well as administrators. However, there is a lack of diversity within both the student body and staff.
I think this school district could use some improvements, but it isn't the worst one I know about. I think that some of the staff could be screened more carefully, and some teachers could be replaced.
What I liked about Springfield R-XII School District was their participation to help their students obtain the goals that they had. Whether that would be through academic achievements or through sports, they would be behind the students all the way. Another thing that I liked about the school district was their commitment to keeping the students safe within their buildings. Whether that was through school threats or fires, they would help out.
Although the Springfield R-XII School District is not the worst, it was lacking in multiple areas. Many students who had learning disabilities or struggled in the classroom did not receive the help that needed, and those who did not need as much help were neglected by teachers. Socially, there were multiple cliques and a definite "student caste system" established unspoken. Those who could afford did, those who could not afford did not. I grew up in poverty and was prevented from participating in multiple activities due to the lack assistance provided. Bullying was a large factor in the schools I attended, and when reported to teachers/councilors/principles, there was little done about it. I was left to defend myself and find a solution on my own. This is not something I did not appreciate, it was something that I had little guidance in and felt lost.