ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

School Hours

School is in session: 8:24am-3:17p.m.

Every Wednesday dismissal is 2:17p.m.

Students may enter the building: 7:50a.m.

About Our School

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Lanphier High School to provide a safe learning environment that recognizes the diversity of all members of the school community. Our purpose is to promote student achievement through active learning, to encourage positive student contributions to society, and to inspire high expectations for the future in each student. This mission will be accomplished through a partnership of students, school staff, family, and community.

Location and Directions

Directions to School

From I-55 North:
Exit I-55 S at Sherman. Continue south on old Route 66. The name changes to Peoria Road and then changes to Ninth Street. Turn left from Ninth Street on to North Grand Avenue. The school is two blocks on the left.

From Rt. 29 North:
Turn left on North Grand Ave. School is on the corner of North Grand and 11th.

From the South:
Exit I-55 N at Clear Lake Ave. Travel west on Clear Lake to 11th Street. Turn right on 11th. The school is less than a half mile on the right.

From I-72 East
Exit I-72 at Clear Lake Ave. Travel west on Clear Lake to 11th Street. Turn right on 11th. The school is less than a half mile on the right.

From Route 29East
Turn right onto Dirksen Pkwy. Turn left at Clear Lake Ave. Turn right onto 11th Street. The school is less than a half mile on the right.

From Route 97 West
Take Route 97 (Jefferson St., then Madison St., and then Clear Lake Ave.) to 11th Street. Turn left on 11th Street. The school is less than a half mile on the right.

From I-72 West
Take I-72 (I-72 and I-55 become one on the southeast side of town.) to Clear Lake Ave. Travel west on Clear Lake to 11th Street. Turn right on 11th. The school is less than a half mile on the right.

Handbooks & Policies

Student Handbook

Drop off and pick up
Parents: When dropping off and picking up students at Lanphier High School you may not use the West side of 11th Street. (EPA side) The City of Springfield will be issuing tickets in the near future. All students should be crossing at the corner crosswalks when arriving and leaving school.

Entrences
Students: 11th St. Commons ramp door opens at 7:50 a.m. The west gym doors open at 8:15 a.m. Visitors: please use door marked LHS SOUTH MAIN off the south parking lot.

Dress Code

9th Grade Supply List

1- 3" Ring Binder 2 - 3 subject spiral notebooks 1 Scientific Calculator Pens Pencils Loose Leaf Paper 6 Pocket folders, 1 yellow, 1 red, 1 blue, 1 purple, 1 orange, 1 any color 1 set of gym clothers - gym shorts and a tee shirt 1 box of Kleenex (hand in to first hour teacher) 1 set of 8 colored pencils or 8 colored water based markers 1 highlighter - any color 10th thru 12th graders should know to bring pencils, pens, spiral notebooks, pocketfolders for each class and loose leaf paper. Teachers will inform students the first week if other supplies are needed.

History

The name Lanphier was the last name of the family who owned the land on which our school sits.The first graduating class was in 1937.

It is said that Lanphier means Land on Fire.

The first change was the land that Lanphier now occupies. The area used to be a reservoir. It was part of a large park on the North end of Springfield. Many people would come and have picnics, go fishing, play sports, and take boats out on the reservoir. The reservoir aided in supplying water to the North side. Many were distraught to hear that Reservoir Park was being sold to the school district.

Construction of Lanphier High School was a project of the Work Progress Administration (WPA), a federal agency created during the Great Depression to provide paying jobs for unemployed workers.

Most people would agree that the biggest changes for Lanphier have been expansion. The school has undergone a lot of construction. The biggest expansion of the school was the Edison Junior High School. There was a walkway that connected the two schools. During the 60's the two buildings were combined to make the high school much larger. Some of the most recent modifications are the Commons Area, as well as a couple classrooms on the West end of the school. Because of these additions, the student body has increased in size as well.

One of the most difficult events Lanphier has ever faced was the Civil Rights Distribution in the late 60's. Black students were not treated as equals to white students. This caused major problems. Students of all races walked out of school because blacks were not allowed on the cheerleading squad. Students wanted their basic rights. It was probably Lanphier's darkest period in history.

Lanphier High School has endured much in its existence, and there are still more developments to come. Many believe the stereotype that Lanphier is inferior to the other local high schools. Yet, all students who attend (and have attended) Lanphier have a strong pride for their school. The North Side Pride will live forever.

Entrances to Lanphier

Students: 11th St. Commons ramp door opens at 7:50 a.m. The west gym doors open at 8:15 a.m. Visitors: please use door marked LHS SOUTH MAIN off the south parking lot.