School Details

Springfield High School

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

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1449 students 19 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Prairie State Achievement Exam Results (PSAE)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Springfield School District 186 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Springfield High School is a public high school in Springfield. The principal of Springfield High School is Mr. Michael Grossen. 1,449 students go to Springfield High School and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0.4% of the Springfield High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 32% of the 1,449 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 36% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Springfield High School is 19:1. Sacred Heart Griffin High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 63% 49%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 38%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 57%
Limited English proficiency 0.4% 1%
Economically disadvantaged 32% 62%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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!

  • (7 years ago)

    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

  • (8 years ago)

    I loved this school!

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

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(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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