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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  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 1,448 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
Address
101 S Lewis St
Springfield, IL 62704
Telephone
(217) 525-3100
Website

Springfield High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1220
84 responses
Average ACT
28
200 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
Area Feel
Suburban
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week to promote positive sport performance
    38%
  • School dances
    22%
  • School play
    16%
  • The Black and Red Gala
    11%
  • Sporting Events
    8%
  • City Basketball Tournament Week
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,448
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,873
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.3%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,730/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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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!
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I transferred to Springfield from Galesburg. The biggest change I noticed was the atmosphere of the teachers and students. Everyone was very welcoming. It was easy to find a place among my peers and on a sport's team. The student involvement in school events is amazing. We win the City Spirit Award every year and it was cool to witness because I've never been a part of another town that has traditions like Springfield. The rivalries between the local schools makes SHS more competitive in sports and academics. With a few exceptions, we excel at and win everything! The amount of homework given is never not enough and rarely too much. I always feel as if I am truly learning from my teachers and absorbing knowledge. The early dismissals every Wednesday gives students a day in the middle of the week to socialize and rest up a bit. SHS made high school more enjoyable for me than it ever has been because of the positive atmosphere and support system.
SHS was successful for my student. Disproportionate resources focus on high academic, athletic & artistic high performers. Average students & those who need extra help lacking resources. Had some outstanding educators, but found others lacking in engagement. Some faculty too involved in student social scene/gossip. Appreciative of experience, but in retrospect may not have made same choice. Great for high performers, but average student may do better at another city school - not watered down due to the high proportion of high performers.