Springfield High School (Tennessee)

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Springfield High School
Springfield High School Tennessee sign.jpg
Address
5240 Highway 76 East
Springfield, Tennessee 37172
United States
Coordinates 36°30′36″N 86°51′22″W / 36.510°N 86.856°W / 36.510; -86.856Coordinates: 36°30′36″N 86°51′22″W / 36.510°N 86.856°W / 36.510; -86.856
Information
Type Public
School district Robertson County Schools
Principal Teresa Leavitt
Enrollment 1,083
Color(s) White and gold
         
Team name Yellow Jackets
Newspaper The Yellow Jacket
Website

Springfield High School is a public high school located in Springfield, Tennessee, United States. Athletic teams are known as the Yellow Jackets.

Campus[edit]

Prior to 1925, the school was located on Main Street on the property where "The Center", the recreational center in Springfield, is located. In 1925, the school moved to the former campus of Peoples-Tucker School, which had been closed. The school remained on that campus until 1982 when it was moved to Highway 76 East at its present location.

Front of the present day Highway 76 East Campus with the Gymnasium on the left

Organization[edit]

Springfield High School consists of three main buildings: the main building, the vocational building, and the workout room. In addition, there are several portables located behind the school.

The main building is divided into four separate halls (A, B, C, and D).

  • A-Hall contains computer classes, some mathematics classes, the library, and the Guidance Department, and leads to the cafeteria.
  • B-Hall contains the History Department, the Social Sciences Department, some of the Art Department, and the English Department, in addition to most of the Foreign Language Department and the Newspaper Room.
  • C-Hall contains the Art Department, the Music Department, the Agricultural Department, some of the Culinary Arts Department, some of the Foreign Language Department, and the Special Education Department.
  • D-Hall contains the Science Department and the Mathematics Department, in addition to most of the Technological Department.
  • The Vocational Building contains shop classes and the Culinary Department, along with other technical departments.

Renovations[edit]

Efforts to expand the school, merging the main and vocational buildings, began in early 2007. Among the additions to the school were a multi-story extension of B-Hall, a new Lecture Hall, a new gymnasium, and new offices. Construction finished in 2009.

On November 16, 2016, construction began on a new on-campus football and soccer field, which was completed in time to host its first game on August 25, 2017 against Clarksville. Prior to this the school played home games at nearby Springfield Middle School.[1]

New football field under construction, June 24, 2017

Sports[edit]

The football team began in 1911. The school's former football stadium, opened in 1939, is named for coach W. Boyce Smith, who coached from 1928-1971 and compiled a record of 288-166-34 (a winning percentage of 69.6%).[2]

The 1993 Yellow Jacket football team won the TSSAA state championship in Class 3A, defeating McMinn Central 28-6 at Vanderbilt Stadium, to finish with a record of 13-2.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The game 35 years in the making at Springfield High". Smokey Barn News. November 16, 2016. Retrieved August 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ Lowe, J. Mark (March 15, 2006). "Springfield's winningest coach". The Tennesseean. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Official website