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3300 Mariner Blvd
Brooksville, FL 34609

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August 15, 2014
My daughter attended this school for the 10th grade and we moved to weeki wachee school district and I have done everything I could to keep her in Springstead for the ROTC program that she has participated in for two years going on three. The staff has done nothing to help, given me no helpful information and has been utterly rude to me and my daughter. There is a new principal at the school this year, but it may be too late for my daughter. If they would have given me the proper information I could have applied for special circumstances months ag,o but no one would help. I would prefer my daughter in weeki wachee but unfortunately they don't offer ROTC and this could drastically change the direction of my daughters future and no one seems to care. But if I walked in and said I was homeless and needed my daughter in school, they would be happy to sign her up without documentation....that just doesn't make sense! Now last second waiting to hear where my daughter will be going on Monday morning. The staff at this school really needs to be re evaluated and given some proper manner courses to deal with people!!! So frustrated!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2013
Honestly, as a sophomore, my freshman experience was mediocre and not memorable, academically. If I walk into the door 5 seconds past the bell, I am sent to the tardy table, where I waste even more time and missing even more class activity. I was prepared for the IB program, but many teachers tended to be insensitive to the workload and didn't care if you were failing or not. That being said, there are the few gems that aimed to connect to the student and teach and help and guide. I have three years to go, and I'm still unsure whether or not Springstead will positively or negatively impact my high school experience.

- submitted by a student
October 28, 2012
I am very pleased with the school & staff @ springstead high school. My grandson is doing very well academically,he also plays baseball for the EAGLES. I am happy that he attends springstead.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2012
This school and its administrators/councelors/teachers are ALL a joke. The lack of concern for these children is simply appalling. There main priority only appears to be test scores NOT the students. This school turned there back on my son when his GPA was low and encouraged him to drop out and get a GED. To make a long story short I signed my son out of this school immediately only to enroll him in another High school and he graduated High School with his diploma,and now is enrolled in Full Sail University. So to assistant principal Ms. Michalicka and the counclers who never thought my son would NEVER make it..THANK YOU FOR BEING THE MOTIVATION BEHIND MY SONS SUCCESS.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2012
I have seen this school go steadily downhill in recent years. There appears to be a great lack of control at this school as the students deal with overcrowding; they are subjected to a continuous lack of respect, inappropriate language and behavior, harassment and fighting by their peers; with a seemingly tremendous lack of concern by administrators, counselors and other staff. The main priority appears to be test scores not the students. This makes for a very unpleasant atmosphere for students to 'learn' in. F W Springstead HS is no place for ESE students due to the lack of knowledge, compassion, understanding and training to accommodate students. I have seen questionable practices as administrators/staff appear to have their own set of rules and the freedom to do as they please. Parental involvement is not welcome, other than gathering volunteer hours in extracurricular activities. The only bright side this school seems to have is the theater and music programs, along with some of their sports.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2011
I think most of the staff bring down the students self esteem. I am not at all happy with the school. Also their enforcement of tardy-absence borders on ridiculous. Yelling at these kids in hallways, and if they are tardy by a few minutes/seconds and the bell just rang and they are in class with door closing behind them, they get sent to the tardy table which makes them even later and missing start of class and disturbing class. A more positive attitude should be shown to these kids in highschool to particapate more in activities, PE, etc.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2011
I moved to Spring Hill in 2003, at that time I enrolled my son into Springstead HS. When my son was in HS there were over sometimes 40 kids or more in his class, the staff was overwhelmed, and disorganized. Some of the teachers tried but with no support from the district office they started to give up. Now it is my daughters turn to be enrolled in Springstead. After the bad experience I had with my son, was expecting the worst for my daughter. But, I was pleasantly surprised, the class sizes are much smaller, the teachers are willing to help. And the staff is just wonderful exspecially my daughters consulor. She was accepted into the wevb design program and she absolutely loves it. The only complaint I have is that the school does not offer enough variety of of electives. I am very happy with this school and I am proud that my daughter is a student at Springstead HS>

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2011
I want to comment on the athletic part of the school. The athletic director is just their for a pay check. He is not active on creating what every other school has. Its 2011 C'mon man update your school web site. Keep parents and students informed. Post pictures of game highlights and news. I look at other schools we compete with and I am embarrased. The site has not been updated since 2008. Get a new young athletic director who is passionate about the sports and school not just a pay check. This guy now has the personality of a rock. Also start making changes at head coach of the football team. His game plan has not changed in 10 years. Time for someone who knows how to mix it up and run a program.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2011
This school is deplorable, my daughter transferred here from a Kentucky high school, if we could go back we would. Springstead behavioral discipline is non-existent. Students publically curse, fondle, kiss, yell and are unruly and disrespectful to peers and teachers. The faculty turns a blind eye to it all. However, their enforcement of tardy-absence borders on ridiculous. My daughter continually gets marked absent for attending approved senior school functions and the teacher gives her 30 minute lectures about how it's NOT HER JOB to correct the absence. If you have a choice, don't send your children here. It's a small town, but this high school is straight out of inner city Detroit (where I went to school, and it sucked).

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2011
I cannot begin to say how proud I am that I graduated from Springstead High School. I recieved an amazing education by inspiring teachers and a great faculty who I know care for their students like we are their own children. I've never heard of a student getting OSS for three days because of one tardy...I know this because I have been tardy before and that has never happened. They give all their students chances when they make mistakes (like being tardy) and make it a point to relate with us on a personal level. Springstead houses some of the best teachers in Hernando County. We now have the IB program and an overwhelming amount of AP classes available. The electives to choose from are abundant also, with our Band and Theater program leading the way as some of the best in the county. I reccomend any parent who is thinking about enrolling their child in school in Spring Hill to consider Springstead!

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January 25, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2009
Springstead is filled with teachers that actually care that we succeed. I am proud to be part of it and the IB program.

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August 10, 2009
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May 31, 2009
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May 27, 2009
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April 18, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 05, 2009
I agree with most of the parents reviews. The principal is nonexistant, the V.P. never remembers anything we have discussed prior and my son is always suspended for being late to class. I understand, its important to be on time but getting a 3 day OSS for each tardy is insane. The teachers tell me that my son is a pleasure to have in class, very polite. He just recieved a combined OSS of 10 days and failed several classes this marking because he is not allowed to make up any work when suspended. Thats 10 F's for each class (during exam week too).

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2009
Almost every day I'm glad to get up and go to Springstead. I just recently got home from an FVA, (Florida Vocal Association) competition and we placed straight superiors. Not only were we the only high school to achieve superior, but we were also the only high school to get straight superiors, which is amazing.! The art program is great, the band program and the chorus program are one of the top rated in the state. Classes are great and there are so many options for a student to embrace; such as: IB/DE, Honors, AP, musical arts, art, computer, and much, much more. We've always been top rated in the county, and probably even the state. I'm glad I'm a student at F.W. Springstead High School.:D

- submitted by a student
March 02, 2009
Springstead is an excellent school. It is a B school which is fantastic considering Florida's average school rating. It also has the only IB Program in Hernando County.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 28, 2009
The band program they provide over at Springstead is fantastic! Mr. Dasher is a wonderful teacher and is great that students can learn from him. As some people I know would say, Mr. Dasher rocks!

- submitted by a student
no rating November 04, 2008
springsread is a great schoo thay have anmazing drama department band and choris what more is their to say if you have any intrest in art this is the school for you

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August 13, 2008
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April 16, 2008
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April 16, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating January 25, 2008
Maybe if teachers had a raise in their wages, they would have an incentive to work harder. I, personally, believe Springstead is a school of merit and it should receive more credit for what its staff and faculty do. I have been enrolled in a number of AP/DE courses and I strive to grasp the most I can out of my education. Those parents that don't like Springstead probably are receiving skewed perspectives from their children and are not involved enough in their child's education to see that there is good in this school. Unfortunately, Florida ranks just about the 50th out of all the states in the U.S. in positive standards of education. Maybe it's because the first thing that the government cuts when money is low is funding for public education... lets see what can be done for Springstead, other schools, our children, and generations to come.

- submitted by a student
November 05, 2007
Lack of communication from both teachers and councelors. Over crowding of the basics (math, english, reading, history, etc.) On the other hand, the band program is phenominal, and if your child is interested in Marching Band, Mr. Dasher's guidance and commitment will be hard to top!

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 28, 2007
Springstead offers many opportunities for students to excel. The ROTC program is one of the best. As parents, it is our responsibility to keep up with our (almost adult) children, not the school's responsibility. It's sad to think there are people who still think school is a baby-sitting service.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2007
I have to say I am very impressed with Springstead. I enjoyed meeting my sons teachers at the open house. I think it is wonderful how they are available with tutoring if needed and explained what there plan for this school year will be. Plus how each child has been informed on upcoming events,and homework projects. They get 5 stars from me. I love there art departments too, they work very very hard. Way to go ! !

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2007
This is not the school call if you have a ESE student. No inclusion classes for electives. Teacher need more inservice traning to understand implementation of IEP's.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2007
This school has so many wonderful adecdemic opporunities. It is also a fun school to be a part of. The onl problem is, when I was a frreshman I was more logical than some of the administration. You really have to push for what you want with them, but aside from them it is a wonderful school. The best in Hernando county!

- submitted by a student
May 01, 2007
I am so glad my son is graduating this year. I won't have to deal with the administration anymore. The counselors don't keep up with the kids so make sure you are always calling to find out where your child stands with the credits they need. There are a lot of teachers that just don't care. The principal is invisible. So keep up with your child even if they get upset with the phone calls. We have to keep on top of them and our children cause if we don't they will be left behind and not get the credits they need. I was always calling my son's counselor.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2007
Spring stead high school isn't very good at all! Teachers there do not really worry about what your child's grades are. They are more worried about discipline than anything else.

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March 30, 2007
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- submitted by a student
February 14, 2007
Our sons have attended since 2003. The teachers have 'checked out'. Concerned teachers are far and few between.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2007
We moved here from NY last year and are dissappointed with the way that this school guides and keeps on top of their students. Too many portables, not enough interaction from guidance counsellors. Guidance does not seem to 'guide' and our child is floundering in 10th grade. The teachers are not involved enough with the parents unless the parent happens to call them about an issue which is usually way after the child is doing poorly and the quarter is over. This school seems to favor football games over education and road paving a childs future.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2006
I absolutely love Springstead! The fifth of my 5 children will be starting there this August. It does not matter what school a child attends, if you as a parent are not involved,there is a good chance they will fail or fall through the cracks. Springstead does need to work on their guidance,but if a parent or child requests a meeting, the guidance counselors are happy to meet with you. I have had very little problem reaching teachers when there is a problem. In fact, I have even had one call me a few times when assignments were not in on time. Besides academics, we have had great experiences with sports,construction, and FBLA. Fly high Springstead Eagles,fly high.Be involved and your children will succeed!

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May 16, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2006
Springstead has a high quality academic program focusing on college bound students. Multiple extracurricular activities, although parent involvement is missing for the kids.

- submitted by a former student
January 25, 2006
As a former student at SHS I was ver happy with the academic programs even though I may not have taken advantage of them at the time. Music was my biggest love, as I was in Band all four years. Mr. Dasher is a wonderful teacher. The administration,although changed now, was very involved and always ontop of things. I would have love to have my daughter go there if we move back to Spring Hill later in the future.

- submitted by a former student
November 29, 2005
The administration on the whole is a colossal failure, resulting in poor placement, a staff that is slow to respond to a parent's needs, and sluggish reactions to mistakes made within the faculty itself. In short? Find another highschool. The farther you can stay away from Springstead the better.

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November 12, 2005
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October 16, 2005
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- submitted by a student
August 15, 2005
This school has some awesome academic programs! Some include band, medicle field, child care field, and many more. The teachers are incredibly concerned in the well being of their students and go above and beyond any expectations. The only parent involvement that I've been aware of with this school are teachers who have their children attending.

- submitted by a student
August 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2005
The counselor don't show much interest in the students. They don't call the kids down to let them know where they stand and what they need. I had to call my son's counselor to get her to call him to her office during school. Then when the report cards came out about 3 weeks after school was out there was no counselors available for questions. My son is taking the online course to make up a credit and I couldn't get an answer on his report card so I talked to a counselor from the online course. They are great and so are the online teachers. This school needs help. Adminstration needs to care more I am not saying all adminstration is bad. Just need to get priorities straight. Need books more than painting brick floors and putting in gold water fountains.

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May 01, 2005
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March 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2005
the administration is too overwhelmed by the large over-enrollment of this school to give attention to individual student needs.It is very easy for a student to fall through the cracks in this school.

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October 30, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 02, 2004
We are new to Springstead in 2004-05 and found it overwelming. The school is overcrowded - built for 1200 but housing 1800+. The classes are maxed and procedures such as getting a class changed had to wait until all students had schedules (the first 2-3 weeks of school). Principal and guidance office are overwelmed but working hard to achieve goals and helping students. Overcrowding problem seems to be county wide. Hallway traffic during class change could be a safety issue. Can county schools keep up with the growth?

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2004
Very disappointed with the teachers and the way our kids are taught. We moved here from NY 7 months ago and my 10th grade son is learning 8th grade work that he learned in NY.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2004
The school is overcrowded, unorganized, and the staff really doesn't care what the students do, or learn. The only teacher I have met that seem like he cares is Mr Chester.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2003
I think Ms. Dodge was the best principal and no one will ever be able to top her or fill her shoes.

- submitted by a community member
October 10, 2003
Very disappointed with this school. Report cards are almost out and my son still does not have a science book. The science teachters idea of teaching is to sit and read nots. Class teacher rations is very high and there are teachers teaching out of their field!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 01, 2003
My son is entering as a freshman this year,he has attended most of the summer football practices,his self esteem has improved, he is more comfortable regarding entering high school, his coach has made such an impression on him, he has learned so much, team work, school spirit, and respect, his coach is remarkable and very dedicated to his players.

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Frank W. Springstead High School
3300 Mariner Blvd, Brooksville, FL  34609
(352) 797-7010
Last modified Frank W. Springstead High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Frank W. Springstead High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 56 reviews. Top