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Springfield High School

Public | 9-12 | 511 students

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Posted February 12, 2013

Like the community it serves, Springfield High School does face challenges. From my interactions with Teachers and Administration, I have found most of them to be dedicated to their jobs and the students they serve. One of the unique benefits the school has is being attached to the Howard Dean Education Center which offers vocational and college course opportunities to it's students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2011

SHS is a great school for your kids the teachers are very helpful and friendly and the students are for the most part very nice kids. They also have very good sports programs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

I love that the school works well with the parents and the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2009

I do not reccommend this school to any parent that cares about their childs future. We are viewing different schools for our 2 children. I do not feel my children are safe in this school as the teachers do not take the drills seriously.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2008

S.H.S. has caring teachers, high expectations, decent facilities, and a wide range of classes to meet the needs of all kinds of students. They work as a team to help kids find an appropriate, challenging path to graduation. It would be helpful to have more continuity in administration, but faculty and staff do a great job providing the consistency students need to be successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2007

I think this is an average school. The guidance department could be better at helping the students. The classes are a good size for learning, and most of the teachers are good with the students. The school offers a good variety of classes and has good options for advanced students. The typical fighting and problems do exist contrary to what the school would have you believe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

This School is a very good school for my children to go to. They have learned a lot and its a great learning environment. There is NO violence, fights, or bomb threats, EVER. We have some gangs but we kicked them out already, so they really aren't a problem anymore. Thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 37% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
17%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
33%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students32%
Female32%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%

Reading

All Students73%
Female81%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%

Science

All Students35%
Female41%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%

Writing

All Students43%
Female54%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 93%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian 1% 2%
Black 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Riverside Middle School
Weathersfield School
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Vermont
Castleton State College
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Recycling club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Anime club
  • Drama club
  • Student newspaper
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Trips to College Fairs
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:40 pm
School Leader's name
  • Bob Thibault
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • No

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Direct instruction
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
  • Penn Literacy Network
  • Project-based
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Trips to College Fairs
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Anime club
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Lesbian, gay, transgender club
  • Math club
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
More from this school
  • Springfield High School is committed to a continuous cycle of improvement. Many gains have been made in the past 4 years. Our staff is a committed and caring mix of veteran and new teachers.
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Vermont
Castleton State College
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303 South St
Springfield, VT 05156
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Phone: (802) 885-7900

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