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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Springfield High School is a highly rated, public school located in Springfield, IL. It has 1,509 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.

Springfield High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1220
111 responses
Average ACT
28
236 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$51,789
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$765
National
$949
Median Home Value
$125,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week to promote positive sport performance
    33%
  • School dances
    23%
  • School play
    14%
  • Sporting Events
    9%
  • The Black and Red Gala
    9%
  • City Basketball Tournament Week
    5%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,509
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,873
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.3%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,209/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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Springfield High is an optionally rigorous, versatile, and diverse school with a strong sense of community and school spirit. The school offers more AP classes and AP certified teachers than any other in the area and the SAT is focused on heavily in higher weight classes (such as AP). The school culture is diverse and open for the most part. SHS hosts foreign exchange students from numerous countries at varying times throughout the year. The facilities are honestly outdated and the food is not very good. Yet, the supportive and caring teachers make up for this. I believe the outdated facilities and the fact that it isn’t an admissions-based “honors” or “gifted” high school make it much more genuine. The culture of the school is enhanced by these elements and drives the snobs out. One really does gain a meaningful education here, not only academically, but culturally as well.
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Springfield High was an awesome experience. I was coming from a small school and thought it would be overwhelming walking into a big school. Through sports, the teachers , staff and the various clubs the school became small again. I would not have chosen anywhere else to go to school. Go Salons!
I like Springfield High School. There are a few nasty teachers, but most are excellent. They care not just about their students' academics but them as whole people. The best part about SHS is the school pride. I am convinced that there is not another school in the state with as much spirit and pride. There are many wonderful science and math classes, even those in business and computer science, but my biggest criticism is the lack of english classes. Other than the core literature classes for each grade, the only literature elective is newspaper.