Welcome to Springfield High School - home of the Blue Devils!

Principal: Mrs. Rhonda Kimmons
Asst. Principal/Curriculum: Mr. Kevin Olds
Assistant Principal: Mr. Kevin Rupp
Interim Athletic Director: Mr. Bill Renwand


                              Doors Open at 6:00 AM
                             School Starts at 7:30 AM 
Dismissal is at 2:30 PM
 

Useful Telephone Extensions:

            419.867.5637        -     Attendance Office
            419.867.5618        -     Main Office Fax
            419.867.5632        -     Guidance Office           
            419.867.5736        -     Guidance Office Fax            
            419.867.5624        -     Athletics Office           
            419.867.5744        -     Athletics Office  Fax)
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SHS is a public comprehensive high school with rigorous
academic 
programs for students in grades 9-12. Almost 100 faculty and support staff are dedicated to both SHS traditions and to ensuring that each of the approximately 1200 students attain their educational goals.  Students follow a trimester schedule designed to further enhance the academic environment with even more class time for a variety of learning experiences, more teacher/student interaction time, greater opportunities for problem-solving and group activities. SHS offers enrichment through Honors, Advanced Placement, and College Credit Plus* classes. In addition, SHS students may also choose to enroll in a two-year vocational program offered through Penta Career Center. Opportunities abound for community service, leadership development and character building - all interwoven into SHS academic and extracurricular programs. 

In 2017, Springfield High School's Students In Action initiative (coordinated through the prestigious
Jefferson Awards Foundation) earned the NATIONAL Ambassador GOLD Banner and was judged one of the Top TWO service initiatives in the nation! SHS AP Psychology students were named by ProMedica as their 2017 Junior Philanthropists of the Year (Toy Drive); unique offerings such as this, combined with the school's nationally respected JROTC, programs like Science Olympiad and more help prepare students for success in our global society.  

Springfield High School's Blue Devils are rich in tradition - and we want to encourage all community members to become "true blue!"


*CollegeCreditPlus allows qualified students to receive credit for college-level courses at no cost to the student or his/her family.



Springfield High School's Culture
Here I go again, right? It's hard, though, not to share part of the email message that we got just today from Lucas County Children's Service's Public Information Specialist. In late September, he had reached out to invite our students to assist with "Operation Pumpkin," a gleaning operation (picking pumpkins about the size of a volleyball or "pie" pumpkins). The effort is set to take place at Hoen's Garden Center and the organization had been contacting area high schools to seek student volunteers to get the job done!

Now, I don't know about you, but we were a bit challenged at the prospect of getting a group of students excited to pick pumpkins - we even told the folks from Children's Services that we never accept service requests "for" the students . . . rather, we offer to pass along to them both the opportunity and responsibility to coordinate the details. In our book, that's how they learn to manage and grow their leadership skills. Fast forward to today when this message arrived, " . . . heard back today from a student at Springfield National Honor Society who coordinates service opportunities for his peers in National Honor Society. Your NHS wants to participate in the pumpkin picking operation and our Trunk or Treat. Once again, you have served as the conduit for good things to happen in the community!! Kudos!"
Sure, we are expected to show up everyday to get done the job of "educating" learners. And yes, we make sure that those learners are exposed to each of the standards that our state uses to define the quality of an exceptional education. What can't be measured, and what I believe is at least of equal importance, is the value of what Springfield devotes to the development of our student's citizenship, character, and integrity.
High academic standards, high expectations, and high fives - all around!!

As We Prepped For Open House 2018 . . .
We can’t help ourselves – every year when we prep for our Open House, which took place on September 7th, we get a little inspired to brag about the educational progress achieved by SHS students! 

Here's what we know - while it can be challenging to interpret data-laden reports, especially with the Ohio Department of Education reporting methods and target goal-changing, we can assure you that our students are making significant progress.  The rigor and relevance of our academic standards and expectations both enable and challenge students to attain future career goals - whether they seek good-paying jobs, training programs and /or post-secondary education for dream jobs in high-demand fields.

While there are several measurements to consider when defining high rigor, many look to students’ performance on Advanced Placement (AP) tests administered by the College Board as an importance standard. College credit is offered for students attaining a score of “3” or better. 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. Take a look at the last year’s results:

AP Test          Score of 3 or higher  SHS Mean Score   Ohio Mean Score   US Mean Score
Biology                              93%                                 3.37                                3.15                           2.87
Calculus AB                      63%                                 2.83                                2.94                           2.93
Calculus BC                     100%                                4.40                                3.86                           3.74
Psychology                        86%                                3.68                                3.30                           3.14
US History                         55%                                2.91                                 2.87                           2.66

Additional unique curricular options include Honors, College Credit Plus (through which students received a substantial number of credit hours during the 2017-18 school year) 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.

Everyday Heroes
I began this school year with a message the focused on the people who do so much more than show-up to work everyday . . . they bring their whole heart to Springfield High School. I mentioned our incredible faculty and staff and the talents they bring to our school that enrich, challenge, and support the education and lives of every SHS student. I purposefully left one person out of the discussion last week . . . because I knew that on August 22, a very special ceremony was taking place to recognize our School Resource Office, Deputy Sheriff Nate Floure. It was out pleasure to nominate him, and during the

Lucas County Sheriff's Office Awards Ceremony, Sheriff John Tharp honored him as the June, 2018 Employee of the Month.At a time in our nation that school safety is a frequent topic and constant concern, Office Nate, as he is known to students, is our rock. He is kind, but make no mistake, he is tough when needed and provides our school with an uncommon expertise and skill set. He balances being both a resource to students while protecting and enforcing the law. In truth, he is a fixture at Springfield High School, although his assignment also includes assisting with safety needs throughout the district.

He is extremely humble and does all he can to deflect the well-deserved attention that this award brings. "I would rather be back with my kids," he told Superintendent Matt Geha who attended the ceremonies with me. From my perspective, I see all of the negative things that are happening with officers in the country and know that Officer Nate is helping to change the minds of people, young and old, about police officers in general. He loves what he does and represents the blue well. Truth be told, Officer Nate looks out for us, our building and our community. He protects us and is an integral part of our team. He is a treasure to our school. He makes us all feel safe! Congratulations, Office Nate!!