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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Springfield School District No. 186 is a public school district located in Springfield, IL. It has 14,084 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.

Springfield School District No. 186 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
1150
258 responses
Average ACT
26
418 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
14,084
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,391
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$16,958/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$53,405
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$789
National
$949
Median Home Value
$127,500
National
$184,700

Springfield School District No. 186 Reviews

35 reviews
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Amazing school district with the best staff and administrators highly recommended! Everything is professional and the teachers really cares about the students. I’ve been around every school in district 186 and observed in classrooms and the education is spectacular. And the teachers engage in every student.
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My experience with district 186 is good but there are many things I think they should change. The dress code is ridiculous, they have the simplest things as a dress code but allow cheerleaders to roam around in short short skirts. Speaking of athletes, their basket ball teams and other sports definitely get special treatment. At least at my school lanphier high school, they are top tier and get most of the money spent on them. I feel like they don’t know how to manage their funds well. Stop focusing on basketball and focus on education and getting better books and laptops and creating a safe environment for your students to keep them from getting bullied. I feel like they have a lot to improve.
Iles Elementary is FANTASTIC! Teachers and administration are caring and really prepare the students to be global thinkers! Springfield High School is also FANTASTIC! Great variety of AP courses for the students and plenty of extra curriculars to choose from.