Siloam Springs High School
|Siloam Springs High School|
|700 North Progress Ave.
Siloam Springs, Arkansas, 72761
|Motto||Changing Lives through Educational Excellence|
|School district||Siloam Springs School District|
|NCES District ID||0512450|
|Oversight||Arkansas Department of Education (ADE)|
|NCES School ID||051245001003|
|Vice principal||Kevin Snavely, Jerry Price|
|Teaching staff||80.52 (on FTE basis)|
|Enrollment||1,166 (2010–11 )|
|Student to teacher ratio||14.48|
|Education system||ADE Smart Core curriculum|
|Classes offered||Regular, Advanced Placement|
|Campus type||Town; distant|
|Athletics conference||7A West (2008–14)|
|Team name||Siloam Springs Panthers|
No. 22 (AR)
No. 1,994 (USA)
|Feeder schools||Siloam Springs Middle School|
|Affiliation||Arkansas Activities Association (AAA)|
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.
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.
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
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.
For the 2012–14 seasons, 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.
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. The boys' bowling team won the 2011 7A state championship.
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
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.
- Duncan Baird (Class of 1997) - member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from District 96 in Benton County, candidate for Arkansas state treasurer in 2014
- Justin Harris (Class of 1994) - member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from District 81 in Washington and Crawford counties
- Jon Woods - musician and member of Arkansas State Senate (since 2013); Arkansas House of Representatives (2007–2013)
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