Siloam Springs High School

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Siloam Springs High School
Address
700 North Progress Ave.
Siloam Springs, Arkansas, 72761
United States
Coordinates 36°10′50″N 94°33′20″W / 36.18056°N 94.55556°W / 36.18056; -94.55556Coordinates: 36°10′50″N 94°33′20″W / 36.18056°N 94.55556°W / 36.18056; -94.55556
Information
Motto Changing Lives through Educational Excellence
Status Open
School district Siloam Springs School District
NCES District ID 0512450[1]
Oversight Arkansas Department of Education (ADE)
CEEB Code 042280
NCES School ID 051245001003[2]
Principal Jason Jones
Vice principal Kevin Snavely, Jerry Price
Teaching staff 80.52 (on FTE basis)[2]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,166 (2010–11 [2])
Grade 9 335
Grade 10 292
Grade 11 244
Grade 12 295
Student to teacher ratio 14.48[2]
Education system ADE Smart Core curriculum
Classes offered Regular, Advanced Placement
Campus type Town; distant
School color(s)      Maroon
     Gray
Athletics conference 7A West (2008–14)
Mascot Panther
Team name Siloam Springs Panthers
USNWR ranking      Silver Award
No. 22 (AR)
No. 1,994 (USA)
Feeder schools Siloam Springs Middle School
Affiliation Arkansas Activities Association (AAA)
Website

Siloam Springs High School is a comprehensive public high school for grades nine through twelve serving the community of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, United States. Located in the foothill of the Ozark Mountains and within the Fayetteville–Springdale–Rogers Metropolitan Area, Siloam Springs High School is the sole high school managed in Benton County by the Siloam Springs School District.

History[edit]

With community support, the new Siloam Springs High School opened in August 2011 serving about 1,200 ninth through twelfth grade students. Siloam Springs High School has a continued partnership with nearby John Brown University located in Siloam Springs.

Academics[edit]

Curriculum[edit]

The assumed course of study at Siloam Springs High School is the Smart Core curriculum developed by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE). Students engage in regular and Advanced Placement (AP) coursework and exams to obtain at least 22 units before graduation. Exceptional students have been recognized as National Merit Finalists and participated in Arkansas Governor's School. Students who qualify may seek participation in the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts (ASMSA), Model United Nations, Media Festival, Odyssey of the Mind, and student competitions and festivals beyond the local district.

Awards and recognition[edit]

In the Spring of 2012 Siloam Springs High School was awarded a Silver rating from U.S. News and World Report indicating that the high school is among the top high schools in the nation.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The Siloam Springs High School mascot is the panther and maroon and gray serve as the school colors.

Athletics[edit]

For the 2012–14 seasons,[3] the Siloam Springs Panthers participate in the state's second largest classification (6A) within the combined 6A/7A West Conference. Competition is primarily sanctioned by the Arkansas Activities Association with the Panthers competing in baseball, basketball (boys/girls), bowling, competitive cheer, cross country, debate, football, golf (boys/girls), soccer (boys/girls), softball, swimming (boys/girls), tennis (boys/girls, track and field, and volleyball.[4]

The boys' cross country team has captured eight state championships between 1997 and 2009. In 2001, the girls' volleyball team won its first of seven state championships, followed by a state-record six consecutive titles (2004-2009). The girls' swimming and diving team has won two consecutive state championships (1982, 1983), followed by the boys' soccer championship (2011, 2012). Siloam Springs boasts the 2011 NSCAA Arkansas Boys High School Player of the Year award winner.[5] The boys' bowling team won the 2011 7A state championship.[6]

The 7A West Conference consists of:

  • Bentonville Tigers
  • Fayetteville Purple Bulldogs
  • Har-Ber Wildcats
  • Heritage War Eagles
  • Rogers Mountaineers
  • Siloam Springs Panthers
  • Springdale Bulldogs
  • Van Buren Pointers

Clubs and traditions[edit]

For those students wishing to join clubs at SSHS, the following are available: Future Farmers of America (FFA), FCCLA, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), National Honor Society, Spanish Club, French Club, Junior Bank Board, Fashion Club, Mu Alpha Theta (math honor society), and the Beta Club service and honor society.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Siloam Springs School District". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved August 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Siloam Springs High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ "2012-14 AAA Classifications and Conferences". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved Aug 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ "School Profile, Siloam Springs High School". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved Aug 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ "2011 State High School Players of the Year Announced". National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Arkansas Activities Association Record Book 2012-13". AHSAA.org. Retrieved Aug 21, 2012. 

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