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Springfield Public Schools is a publicly funded educational agency

Enrollment: 15500
No. of Schools: 37

       Springfield Public Schools


Springfield Public School District 186
1900 West Monroe
Springfield, Il 62704-1599

Springfield District 186 serves approximately 15,500 Pre-K through 12th grade students in the State Capital. The District serves learners with a wide-range of abilities and is committed to helping all children learn. Our youngest learners attend Early Start, a pre-school program for 4 and 5-year olds. Our Early Childhood Program serves pre-school children with developmental disabilities. The majority of Early Start and Early Childhood classes are held at the Cordelia Dammann Early Learning Center completed in 2005. Other buildings throughout the District also have Early Start and Early Childhood Classes.

Our elementary schools serve learners in grades K-5 in 24 buildings. At the elementary level our focus is: We read, We think, We respond, We succeed! In addition to their classroom teachers, elementary students receive support through Reading Recovery, a reading program for first grade students. Elementary reading coaches also develop reading plans and interventions based on school need. Two elementary buildings are magnet schools. Iles school is a gifted center and Feitshans Academy is a magnet school with a focus on fine arts. The District is also home to the Ball Charter School, which serves students from pre-school through 8th grade.

Middle School students attend one of five schools. The smallest Lincoln (with 320 students) is a magnet school with an emphasis on technology. The largest is Franklin with 747 students. This year Capital College Preparatory Academy was added. Studentís instruction is delivered in gender groups with class sizes no larger than 20 students. The instructional emphasis is on (STEM). All middle schools are departmentalized and students are enrolled in classes based on their ability level. Students with learning disabilities are included in classes with other learners. In these classes, regular education and special education teachers provide instruction. Students at Grant Middle School can also participate in coursework designed by the Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA). Students can also participate in a wide-range of extracurricular and sports activities.

High School students attend one of three schools and are also enrolled in classes based on ability level and goals after high school. College bound students can take AP classes in history, English, mathematics and the sciences. District high school students can also take dual-credit courses. Dual-credit courses allow students to receive high school and college credit for their coursework. Students interested in the medical field or allied health can enroll in the Health Science Academy at Southeast High School.

The Capital Area Career Center (CACC), located near the University of Illinois-Springfield, offers coursework in automotive & industrial technologies, business & information technology, construction & design trades, and health & human service occupations to students interested in vocational training. Nearly 80 percent of district graduates attend a two-or four-year college after high school.

Teaching Opportunities
  • Arts
  • Business Education
  • Consumer & Family Studies
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary
  • English
  • English Literature
  • Fine Arts
  • Geography
  • Government
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Kindergarten
  • Math
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Sciences
  • Social Studies
  • Special Education
  • Technology Education
  • Vocational Education
Admin Opportunities
  • Administrators/Directors
  • Coaching
  • Library
  • School Psychologist
  • Social Workers
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teacher Assistants


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