Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy

Summary:

Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy is a public charter elementary school serving 140 students in grades K-8 in Springfield, Ohio, which is part of the Springfield City School District, ranked 659 out of 835 districts in the state with a 1-star rating.

While the school has a more diverse student population compared to nearby schools, with higher percentages of African American and multiracial students, its academic performance is significantly lower than state and local averages. In the 2022-2023 school year, only 7.1% of 3rd-grade students were proficient or better in mathematics, compared to the state average of 62.2%. The school has also experienced high rates of chronic absenteeism, reaching 62.8% in 2021-2022, and has consistently ranked in the bottom 20% of Ohio elementary schools, with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. In contrast, nearby schools like Shawnee Elementary and Snyder Park Elementary generally outperform Springfield Preparatory in academic achievement, school ranking, and student demographics.

The data suggests that Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy is struggling to provide a high-quality education to its students, with declining academic performance, high chronic absenteeism, and poor overall school rankings. Factors such as the socioeconomic status of the student population, the school's resources and funding, and the quality of instruction and support provided to students may be contributing to these challenges. Significant improvements are needed in these areas to better serve the community and ensure that students at Springfield Preparatory receive the education they deserve.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-8

 1615 Selma Rd
       Springfield, OH  45505-4245


(937) 323-6250

District: Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy

SchoolDigger Rank:
1345th of 1,596 Ohio Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,452 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  7.7 Help
Number of students:  140

Racial breakdown:

White:
42.1%
African American:
29.3%
Two or more races:
20.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  95.5% Help


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Compare Details Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy ranks worse than 84.3% of elementary schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 13.28. (See more...)
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Compare Details Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy ranks worse than 73% of middle schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 26.82. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (42.1%), African American (29.3%), two or more races (20%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy is 7.7. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy is $10,452.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy 1345th of 1596 Ohio public elementary schools. (See Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy 765th of 1048 Ohio public middle schools. (See Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy 659th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 6.55 1514th 1609 5.9%
2008 13.86 1426th 1582 9.9%
2009 8.47 1487th 1610 7.6%
2010 35.32 1264th 1662 23.9%
2011 68.17 678th 1686 59.8%
2012 57.13 992nd 1709 42.0%
2013 38.54 1243rd 1701 26.9%
2014 69.81 630th 1687 62.7%
2015 51.73 1006th 1684 40.3%
2016 28.74 1238th 1678 26.2%
2017 17.23 1369th 1651 17.1%
2018 43.16 1082nd 1636 33.9%
2019 20.75 1354th 1676 19.2%
2021 19.01 1232nd 1610 23.5%
2022 9.71 1417th 1588 10.8%
2023 13.28 1345th 1596 15.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.43 792nd 1465 45.9%
2019 28.09 1149th 1465 21.6%
2021 22.66 1054th 1404 24.9%
2022 12.89 1250th 1419 11.9%
2023 16.09 1217th 1447 15.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.45 1013th 1518 33.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.50 909th 1536 40.8%
2019 6.64 1441st 1535 6.1%
2021 23.90 1108th 1499 26.1%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.77 122nd 598 79.6%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy

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Rank History for all middle school students at Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 30.29 663rd 837 20.8%
2008 10.58 760th 835 9.0%
2010 25.58 726th 895 18.9%
2011 37.07 707th 925 23.6%
2012 42.46 703rd 989 28.9%
2013 34.34 753rd 1001 24.8%
2014 50.26 659th 1008 34.6%
2015 35.17 722nd 1035 30.2%
2016 20.30 816th 1050 22.3%
2017 14.35 844th 1038 18.7%
2018 15.85 822nd 1010 18.6%
2019 39.89 684th 1050 34.9%
2021 32.59 692nd 1037 33.3%
2023 26.82 765th 1048 27.0%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.01 754th 924 18.4%
2019 53.57 500th 945 47.1%
2021 42.09 549th 923 40.5%
2023 33.97 668th 974 31.4%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 47.57 510th 924 44.8%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 41 27 0 2 1 n/a n/a 15 86
2006 57 69 0 3 1 n/a n/a 23 153
2007 68 107 0 3 1 n/a n/a 31 210
2008 56 89 0 0 1 n/a n/a 32 178
2009 60 90 0 0 0 n/a n/a 38 188
2010 53 88 0 0 0 n/a n/a 33 174
2011 58 74 0 4 0 0 28 0 164
2012 77 70 0 6 0 0 29 0 182
2013 85 63 0 13 0 0 29 0 190
2014 61 58 0 14 0 0 40 0 173
2015 58 58 0 13 0 0 37 0 166
2016 60 73 0 12 1 0 32 0 178
2017 46 55 0 12 0 0 30 0 143
2018 47 63 0 12 0 0 30 0 152
2019 53 49 0 11 0 0 41 0 154
2020 42 46 0 10 0 0 41 0 139
2021 48 47 0 8 0 0 52 0 155
2022 42 43 0 10 1 0 44 0 140
2023 59 41 0 11 1 0 28 0 140

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 86 9.0 9.6 0
2006 153 13.7 11.2 93.1
2007 210 20.0 10.5 98.3
2008 178 12.9 13.8 n/a
2009 188 12.0 15.7 104
2010 174 13.0 13.3 104.3
2011 164 10.9 15.0 87.8
2012 182 11.0 16.5 94
2013 190 15.9 11.9 91.1
2014 173 14.9 11.5 94.2
2015 166 n/a n/a 100
2016 178 10.0 17.8 95.5
2017 143 8.6 16.5 n/a
2018 152 10.0 15.2 n/a
2019 154 9.7 15.8 n/a
2020 139 10.0 13.9 n/a
2021 155 29.0 5.3 n/a
2022 140 10.0 14.0 n/a
2023 140 18.0 7.7 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 86 9.0 9.6 0
2006 153 13.7 11.2 93.1
2007 210 20.0 10.5 98.3
2008 178 12.9 13.8 n/a
2009 188 12.0 15.7 104
2010 174 13.0 13.3 104.3
2011 164 10.9 15.0 87.8
2012 182 11.0 16.5 94
2013 190 15.9 11.9 91.1
2014 173 14.9 11.5 94.2
2015 166 n/a n/a 100
2016 178 10.0 17.8 95.5
2017 143 8.6 16.5 n/a
2018 152 10.0 15.2 n/a
2019 154 9.7 15.8 n/a
2020 139 10.0 13.9 n/a
2021 155 29.0 5.3 n/a
2022 140 10.0 14.0 n/a
2023 140 18.0 7.7 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $10,979
2022 $9,679
2023 $10,452

Data source: Ohio Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1354th of 1676 Elementary schoolsRanks 1345th of 1596 Elementary schools
 3.5%
Ranks 684th of 1050 Middle schoolsRanks 765th of 1048 Middle schools
 7.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy)307.1
 22.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Ohio)67.162.2
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy)42.921.4
 21.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)66.762.3
 4.4%
5th Grade Science (Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy)12.543.8
 31.3%
   5th Grade Science (Ohio)6563.9
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy)12.525
 12.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)62.556.6
 5.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy)37.556.3
 18.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)69.867.4
 2.4%
6th Grade Mathematics (Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy)55.615.4
 40.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)60.150
 10.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy)55.615.4
 40.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)56.155
 1.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy)45.550
 4.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.547.6
 9.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy)36.450
 13.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)67.764.8
 2.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students154140
 9.1%
African American4941
 16.3%
American Indian01
Asian00
Hispanic1111
Pacific Islander00
White5359
 11.3%
Two or More Races4128
 31.7%


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Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy ranks in the bottom 15.7% of Ohio elementary schools.

Students at Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy are 42% White, 29% African American, 20% Two or more races, 8% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 140 students attended Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy.


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