Springerton was also known as
Spring Hill in its early days. The Baltimore & Ohio railroad ran through town beginning in 1871, but it has been
removed in recent years.
Just a few shreds of evidence
of the existence of Springerton High School can be found on the internet. James Gholson’s excellent
website on Broughton (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jgholson/broughton.htm) now includes the 1943-44 Broughton yearbook. This book states that Broughton played Springerton twice in boy’s basketball during that school year.
Broughton won the first game 38-15, but Springerton took the second game 35-31. Another family website states that a
woman named Gladys Savage attended Springerton High in the mid-1930’s and later graduated from Enfield
Based on the above information,
we can assume Springerton was a 2 or 3-year high school which likely existed from the 1920’s until the late 1940’s.
It is not known if Springerton High had its own building and/or gymnasium – classes may have been held in the grade
school or a local hall, as was the case for many 2-year schools.
After Springerton High closed, students most likely attended Mills Prairie High or Enfield High. Today, Springerton students attend Norris City-Omaha-Enfield High School.
Phillip Huffer tells us that Springerton High School was a two
story brick high school building with a separate gym which had an upstairs dressing room.