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Springfield High School

Public | 9-12 | 1449 students

 
 

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Posted May 24, 2010

Being an alumnus of SHS this school has a long standing tradition of excellence not just to academia, but also to their global neighborhood. In my graduating class alone we had over twenty students join the military,and of those two were accepted at West Point, one at Colorado Springs, and another one at Annapolis. The administration stopped at nothing to ensure the safety of us and our continued education. While I was there I saw the school expanded to see the new science wing, which was a very good thing for us. As for security we had four roving guards and three uniformed Springfield Police Officers. At any rate I know that SHS is eons ahead of SSHS and LHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2008

SHS is an excellent school for so many reasons: dedicated and caring staff, spirited students, numerous clubs, and a great principal. I think the security is excellent too. It's definitely the best high school in town!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2007

This school is very poor in every aspect imaginable. The safety and dicsipline is a joke. The 'security' they have you hardly see patroling the halls to make sure the students are safe. I give this school a -0
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 29, 2006

I loved this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2006

Springfield HS is located in the heart of the Capital city. It is one of three public High schools in the city, and in my opinion the best of the three. Springfield HS has a long history of testing well in the math and science portions of the state achievement tests. Springfield HS offers your students most extra curricular activities your teen may want to participate in, including sports, drama, foreign language clubs, key club, and many more. The level of involvement of parents at this school is better than average.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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55%

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54%

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57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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59%

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52%

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59%

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59%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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56%

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53%

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57%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students55%
Female51%
Male58%
Black27%
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial44%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income21%
Not low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female61%
Male58%
Black31%
Asian71%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial59%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Low income27%
Not low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female53%
Male60%
Black24%
Asian79%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial52%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Low income26%
Not low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

26%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

79.6%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 51%
Black 23% 18%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Hispanic 3% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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101 South Lewis Street
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: (217) 525-3100

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