Challenging Curriculum

The rigor and relevance of the Springfield High School (SHS) academic standards and expectations both enable and challenge students to leave high school in pursuit of attaining future career goals with good-paying jobs, training programs and post secondary education in high-demand fields.

Allow us first to congratulate members of the Class of 2021—this class earned over $3.5 million in scholarships to colleges and universities across the United States. While there are several measurements that can be considered in defining high rigor, many look to students’ performance on Advanced Placement (AP) tests administered by the College Board as an importance standard. SHS students are offered AP classes in Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Physics 1, Physics C/Mechanics, Psychology, and AP US History.

College credit is offered for students attaining a score of “3” or better. In AP classes 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.

Unique curricular options including AP, Honors, College Credit Plus 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. All Springfield students receive ChromeBooks through the district’s 1:1 program.

Springfield Local Schools is proud to offer S.T.E.A.M. classes in grades K-5. Dorr Elementary School achieved the prestigious S.T.E.A.M. designation in 2019 from the State of Ohio. STEAM is an acronym for “Science, Technology, Engineering. Arts and Mathematics” and was introduced by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In classes, students build skills in each of the five S.T.E.A.M. areas to both raise achievement in the areas of science and math and create interest in a future STEAM career. Throughout their elementary years, students strive to master grade level science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content, practices, and processes, integrate S.T.E.A.M. content with other disciplines, answer complex questions, investigate global issues, solve real world problems, and meet real world challenges while engaging in meaningful, purposeful, and relevant hands-on inquiry-based, problem-based and/or project-based learning experiences.

Sports/Clubs/ Organizations

Springfield Local Schools offers students many opportunities to explore their varied interests through organized sports, music, the performing arts, student clubs and organizations. The high school and middle school sports teams compete in the Northern Lakes League and field the following teams:

SHS: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, eSports, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, and Wrestling. High School Clubs/Organizations include: African American Club, Anime’, Color Guard, Dance Team, Debate/Speech. Drama, Foreign Language Club, Latino Club, National Honor Society, P.E.A.C.E. Project, Quiz Bowl, Science Olympiad, Student Government, Teen PEP, Color and Winter Guard, and Yearbook.

SMS: Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Track, Volleyball, and Wrestling. Middle School Clubs include: Color Guard, Math Counts, Power of the Pen, Robotics League, Quiz Bowl, Science Olympiad, and Yearbook

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Springfield High School is one of only three schools in northwest Ohio/Southeast Michigan to offer students the experience of operating and programming an on-air radio station. Blue Devil Radio (WNLB - 97.7fm) broadcasts 24 hours each day, seven days each week from the studio located in the school. The station is commercial-free and features the greatest hits of the Golden Era of Rock and Roll. What an exceptional addition to the English/Language Arts /Journalism curriculum that challenges students to explore the varied mediums that exist within the field of Communications.

State Report Cards

Report Cards are designed to give parents, communities, educators and policymakers information about the performance of districts and schools — to celebrate achievement and success and identify areas for improvement. The information provides clear and easily available reporting on student performance, drives local conversations on school improvement and identifies schools to receive supports for getting better. The goal is to ensure all students receive an excellent education that can lead to success in life, careers and future learning.

The state's education community experienced unprecedented disruptions during the 2020-2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report cards look different than in prior years. Even though a lot of data is available, it would not be fair to rate schools based on the data. Therefore, there are no ratings for the second year in a row. Additional information can be found on the Department'sReport Card Resources webpage.

Report cards are only one part of the story about what is happening in schools and districts. To get a more complete picture, we encourage you to visit schools, talk to educators, parents and students, and review the school's or district's webpage. A lot of great things are happening every day in Ohio's schools!

Leadership/Citizenship

DEVILSasOne emerged from our former relationship with Students In Action, a prestigious national leadership/service recognition initiative offered through Multiplying Good and locally through Leadership Toledo. Springfield was one of the first high schools in the nation to pilot the initiative and since 2009, we have motivated every student in the school to put their passion into action and gain leadership and citizenship skills through their service to others.. Although community service is not required, prior to the pandemic SHS students annually amassed over 30,000 service hours within the Toledo Region and beyond! Serving others is a tradition that remains an integral aspect of our culture and something that our students inspire in each other!

SHS offers one of the only Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) programs in northern Ohio. Recognized as a Unit With Distinction, Cadet leaders are exposed to a curriculum that explores both leadership and citizenship. Selected cadets also learn, practice, and compete in the rigors and precision of the Emerald Guard Drill Team . The team most recently placed 4th in the World in a virtual competition! The program consistently scores within the top 10% of all JROTC units in the nation thanks to their dedication and attention to duty. Opportunities to serve are not limited to high school students—character, kindness, respect, responsibility and other aspects of caring are modeled and encouraged for K-12 students.