Our School

Welcome to Our School

Students who choose F.W. Springstead High School do so in order to challenge themselves academically, to be part of our dynamic campus culture and to prepare for a full and satisfying life beyond graduation. We are rich in history here and enjoy a strong alumni group that are still active in their alma mater.
We have several teachers on our campus that graduated from Springstead High School!  

As the only IB World School in Hernando County, Springstead is consistently ranked as one of America’s Best High Schools by national magazines such as Newsweek and US News & World Report. School pride runs deep in Eagle Country! In the classroom, in the community, on the field of play or the performance stage, our students earn high honors and distinction.  

School highlights to name just a few: 
•    Student athletes averaged an impressive 3.1 GPA. 
•    The class of 2020 earned over four million dollars in scholarships.
•    Thirty students chose to serve in the armed forces following graduation.
•    Our Advanced Placement scores are consistently above the state and national averages. 

Our students are in class, in the stands and involved! There is a place for everyone at Springstead High School and on behalf of our 1,730 students and staff, we welcome you! Go Eagles! You know who rocks! 

Dana Pearce - Principal 
Dana Pearce Principal
Current School Enrollment is 1,730
  • Grade 9 – 377
  • Grade 10 – 453
  • Grade 11 – 445
  • Grade 12 – 455
Historical Information: School was established in 1975

School Principals:

Donald Moen, SHS Principal from 1996-1999
Wendy Tellone, Superintendent of Hernando County School District 2001-2007
Susan Duval, Former SHS Principal from 2003-2014 currently serving as an HCSD Board Member
Carmine Rufa, Former SHS Principal currently Principal at Fox Chapel Middle School


Staff Information:

Number of Total Staff - 120
Number of Staff with Advance Degrees – 54%
Number of Staff who have served in the armed forces – 12%
Number of staff who attended as a student - 15

Notable Former Staff:

Bob Levija - Member of the High School Wrestling Hall of Fame

Notable Alumni:

Zach James - Tony Awarding Winning Musician - TV, stage actor, opera singer 
Ed Chester - Football All-American/Member of 1996 National Champions: Florida Gators
Corey Hill (class of 1997) – Pro-Wrestler; Former professional mixed martial arts fighter
Chris White (class of 2001) - Journalist; Pulitzer Prize winner 
Fabian Marasciullo – Music Engineer, Grammy Award winner/nominee

Current Staff with Distinction:

Members of the First Graduating Class (1979)
  • Rick Markford - Current Assistant Principal
  • Regina Vanlow - Current Mathematics Teacher

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