My school is a culturally diverse center of learning for grades 10 through 12. SHS offers the International Baccalaureate diploma program, EAST lab, and four academies within the school centered around our student's career interests. Currently we offer Law and Public Safety, Medical, Informational Technology, and Engineering academies. SHS has concurrent English and College Algebra/Finite Math courses where students can earn both high school and college credits. We have an extensive Advanced Placement program. We are an accredited high school with AdvancED. Students should expect high standards in a rigorous academic setting. Teachers serve as academic advisers to their students with weekly meetings outside of class time to monitor grades, attendance, and missing assignments.
Awesome school with so many great academies. The teachers really care about the students and it's such a positive atmosphere.
Springdale High School is a melting pot of nationalities, Probably 14 or more. Students are offered everything from IB, Law, Culinary Arts, Engineering, Art, to the top Choral and band programs in the State. I am the parent of two of the instructors in the business and tech department, who along with their sister graduated from SHS. I now have a granddaughter who is graduating with honors in the IB Academy and has received scholarships to a number of schools. Even though over 50 percent of the students are on the "free lunch" program this high school meets the needs of all of their students. I would not want my grandchildren to go to any other high school in town.
As a teacher who has taught at both the University and at public school levels of education and curriculum design, I feel that SHS is one of the best schools in the state. The curriculum offered here is Nationally recognized, and the students and excellent faculty and staff make this one of the best schools in the state of Arkansas.
This school ranks as excellent in many areas of curriculum, and the staff and students make this a great place to learn.
SHS offers a world class education to its students. The teaching staff is caring and knowledgeable, the academies are always excelling, and the AP/IB curriculum is an amazing opportunity for the students. Recently renovated, the facilities are top notch as well. There is no better school in the state by any means.
This is a GREAT school! The teachers care and are willing to stay after for parents and/or students. I believe a majority of the teachers have a Masters degree. They have academies that local businesses and U of A professors partner with to ensure their rigor and relevance. They have an IB program that is outstanding (research it if you don't know what it is). They are a big school, so this allows for a variety of AP classes. They offer such diverse programs to meet their diverse students' needs. Tutoring is offered free to all students before and after school. I really cannot say enough about SHS. Of course I work here, but this is my dream job at my dream school. The students are the most respectful students you will find. This is a special place.
My daughter attended Springdale high school for her sophomore year during 2012-2013. She was bullied everyday for the whole school year. I talked to the 10th grade counselor about it and he did absolutely nothing. I called the school board to get her released so she could enroll in a different school district but they wouldn't do anything about it either. I never heard from the principal as he was notified from the counselor and the board. My daughter didn't feel safe in that school. She had to find different ways to classes to avoid the kids picking on her. Needless to say we took her out and enrolled her in Fayetteville high school. She loves it there and we could see the difference immediately. It's too bad Springdale allows bullying. They just lost a straight A student and potential national merit scholar.
My son was beat up by his 'friends' on a school field trip. The principal that conducted the investigation gave my son one day of detention for defending himself, and gave the other 5 boys two days of detention. We chose to change schools because my son was afraid of meeting the other boys in the parking lot after school. Since correct punishment was not handed out, the principal told the rest of the student body that this kind of behavior is fine for SHS. We're hoping to find a safer enviornment at Harber.
This school is the best! so many different clubs!! the ag program is the best in arkansas! har-ber has noting on us!
The school is not as crowded as it used to be because of the new high school they built across town, and I enjoy it there. I am currently a student there. Not all the teachers are great, but almost every teacher is thier for the students. I am excited about the new building they are going to make in the middle of campus, which will get rid of the street in the middle of school and help the school get more modern technology.They have classes for almost every career interest, including academies. I am in the medical academy, and I am satisfied with it. Springdale High School is the best high school in Springdale hands down.Go Bulldogs!
My daughter will be entering the 11th grade this fall. She loves this school! My son graduated in 2006 and he enjoyed it as well. My daughter is in AP classes and finds the courses challenging and the teachers very committed to their success. She feels safe here regardless of the influx of some gang activity. Down side:Most of the school's resources ARE spent on athletics. The school's mechanics classes were discontinued all together this year because of lack of funding. They have lost a very valuable course and the kids suffer for it, but hey, we have a great football practice field. My daughter participates in FFA and loves it. Great teachers in Mr. Rice and Mr. Burkett. They both have a real concern for kids and their accomplishments and goals. Overall a great learning environment.
SHS academics are average, unless one is seeking college prep. courses. The IT courses are substantial.Math courses include Alg. 1,2, and 3, geometry, Trig, and Cal. The science department offers AP biology, chemistry, and a great physics' course. The band program had long been the best in the state, however, with the addition of a new highschool, the better band director fled to the new and nicer Harber Meadows. If you have a typical student, Harber is a better choice because it will continue to improve, whereas, SHS will continue to lose ground. My son enters his senior year this fall, and is lucky to have a few good AP teachers left (most that stayed are older and nearing retirement). SHS is not as safe as Harber, nor as good a school. SHS, at one point and time, was a fantastic school, but its best days have past.
I quit this school after the 10th grade. Too much money is spent on sports and anything sports related.
There are quite a few academic programs that students can become involved in. The Band is very popular in the area along with choir. Springdale Bulldogs hold many titles for athletic acheivements. There are many programs/clubs that help students earn scholarships and grants. Parent involvement is not as predominant in SHS, but parents are always welcome to communicate with instructors.
I graduated in 2004 and i think springdale highschool is a pretty good school. The exceptions are the faculty, school board, and their policys. For example the students per teacher is a lot higher. Atleast doulble the listed number. Its a very crowded school. Luckily the new school will be finished soon so students wont have to have class in a trailer. Yes a trailer! Like for construction sites. With so much overcrowding they shouldnt have taken away privilages like open campus at lunch and out periods for seniors. I agree with the other review on the faculty. Assistant Principals Mr. Phillips and Mr. Harris are the only thing keeping the school together and acctually care about their students. The new principal has no interaction with students and doesn't listen to what the students have to say.
I think Sprindgdale HS is a great place to go to school. My son is in the special education program there and he is always so excited about going to school. Mrs. Biondo has been an outstanding teacher to him and has really made him feel like he could do anything he set his mind to. We could use more role models like Mrs. Biondo.
I, like Roy, am also a Senior at Springdale High School. I agree that our lunch lines can be a bit too long, and the hallways are pretty tight at times, but the school itself is great. Springdale offers an amazing amount of diverse classes, including many AP courses. I have had a wonderful three years at Springdale. -Natasha
I am a junior at SHS and i believe that Springdale is among the top schools in the nation. The focuses are not only on academics but on the arts and sports as well. Our band and choir students are some of the best in the country. Springdale offers all sports and is at the top rankings of most (especially football with our recent defeat of Evangel Christian of Shreveport, LA at 30-14!). SHS also has great course options with AP, concurrent, and an on-the-job program. Springdale also manages it's size of nearly 3,000 while still keeping the small town community.
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