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Encyclopedia > Springfield Elementary School
This article is about the fictitious Springfield Elementary School in the American television show The Simpsons. There may also be other Springfield Elementary Schools.
Springfield Elementary School
School type Public
District Springfield Public School District
Principal Seymour Skinner
Faculty 9 known
Staff 6 known
Students 30 known
Mascot Puma
Superintendent Gary Chalmers
Location 19 Plympton Street Springfield[1]

Flag of the United States United States

In the television series The Simpsons, Springfield Elementary School is the name of the school that Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson and their peers attend. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links Simpsons_school. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Cougar (disambiguation). ... Superintendent Gary Chalmers, voiced by Hank Azaria, is a fictional character in the animated TV series The Simpsons, the superintendent of Springfields school district. ... For other uses, see Springfield. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith; Lisa is the only character Smith voices on a regular basis. ...


Horribly underfunded and suffering from the incompetence and apathy of its administration, teachers and staff, Springfield Elementary is a satirical comment on the state of publicly funded schools and education in the United States. As an illustrative example and parody of the lengths to which some schools are willing to go in an attempt to overcome underfunding, some Springfield Elementary School students (specifically Cletus and Brandine's children) are purposely excluded from state or federal standardized testing regimes. The impetus being the maintenance of artificial school-wide averages and therefore basic levels of government support—a practice not unheard of in the United States and other systems where funding is tied to test results.


Established in episodes "Separate Vocations" and "Pokey Mom", the school's mascot is a puma. Notably revealed in the episode "Lisa Gets an 'A'", Springfield Elementary was at one time voted "The Most Dilapidated School in Missouri"—it was then moved, brick-by-brick, to Springfield. It has been stated many times that the school is filled with asbestos. Underfunding of the school has resulted in a variety of troubling scenarios for students and staff. Sub-standard facilities abound, including a cinder block having replaced the school's tether ball, cafeteria food made from circus animals, shredded newspaper, and old gym mats (only the teachers eat french fries made from potatoes), among others. Separate Vocations is the 18th episode of The Simpsons third season. ... Pokey Mom is the tenth episode of The Simpsons twelfth season, aired on January 14, 2001. ... For other uses, see Cougar (disambiguation). ... Lisa Gets an A is the seventh episode of The Simpsons tenth season. ... A stack of rectangular cinder blocks A cinder block (also mistakenly called a concrete block), breeze block, or Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU), is a rectangular block or brick used in construction. ... Two characters in Napoleon Dynamite get ready to play tetherball. ... French fried potatoes, commonly known as French fries or fries (North America) or chips (United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Commonwealth) are pieces of potato that have been chopped into batons and deep fried. ...


For a few episodes the school also had a tower with a winding staircase within which led to an observation area. This has since been removed. Other short period additions include a disabled ramp access system built by the local mafia and other constructions. In one episode the presentation hall is bulldozed to make way for a mini-mall. This article is about the criminal society. ...


The school's address is 19 Plympton Street, revealed in the episode "Bart on the Road" when Principal Seymour Skinner receives an envelope addressed to the school containing his airline tickets to Hong Kong.[1]In one episode, Lisa was late for school and needed a ride. The driver, when said to go to Springfield Elementary, mistaken Lisa for the West Springfield Elementary, which suggests that there are two Springfield Elementaries. Bart on the Road is the twentieth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Contents

Administration and Administrative Staff

Principal W. Seymour Skinner

Main article: Seymour Skinner

Skinner is the principal of Springfield Elementary School, and a stereotypical educational bureaucrat. He struggles to control the crumbling school and is constantly engaged in a battle against its inadequate resources, apathetic and bitter teachers, and often rowdy and unenthusiastic students (Bart Simpson being a standout example). He often tries to exploit Lisa Simpson's genius to make the school look good. His birth name is Armen Tamzarian.[2] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A bureaucrat is a member of a bureaucracy, usually within an institution of the government. ... For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith; Lisa is the only character Smith voices on a regular basis. ... A genius is a person of great intelligence. ...


Superintendent Chalmers

Superintendent Gary Chalmers is the superintendent of Springfield's school district in The Simpsons. Whenever he visits Springfield Elementary, some sort of disaster strikes. He produces extreme cases of anxiety in Principal Skinner, who offers increasingly improbable stories to explain what is happening. Superintendent Gary Chalmers, voiced by Hank Azaria, is a fictional character in the animated TV series The Simpsons, the superintendent of Springfields school district. ...


Leopold

Voiced by Dan Castellaneta, Leopold was Superintendent Chalmers' assistant. He was a surly, snarling one-trick pony; when Principal Skinner had to be temporarily replaced, Leopold stomped in, issued vague threats, and terrified the children, making them think he was the replacement, and then suddenly politely introduced the actual substitute, Ned Flanders. The children then collectively sighed with relief. The gag was repeated when Marge Simpson became a substitute teacher in the episode "The PTA Disbands". Daniel Louis Castellaneta (born October 29, 1957) is an Emmy award winning American voice actor, actor and comedian best known for providing the voice of Homer Simpson and other characters on the long-running FOX animated series The Simpsons. ... Nedward Ned Flanders is a fictional character on The Simpsons, based on the real life Donald Macmillan, heir to the Alcan Fortune, voiced by Harry Shearer. ... Another Simpsons Clip Show is an episode from the sixth season of The Simpsons. ...


State Comptroller Atkins

Voiced by Karl Wiedergott. Comptroller Atkins has only made a handful of appearances. In "Lisa Gets an "A"" he was sent to deliver the basic assistance grant Springfield Elementary earned after Lisa cheating on a test brought the school's GPA up to the state's minimum requirement; in this episode, if Otto's impersonation of Atkins is accurate, he is originally of Canadian origin. He appeared later in "Saddlesore Galactica," where he moderated the elementary school band competition at the state fair. He planned to give Lisa the unusually large good sportsmanship award until he heard her call the first place band cheaters for using glowsticks in their performance, at which point he said, "now I'm just going to be sick." Karl Wiedergott has regularly played various voice roles in the television program The Simpsons, beginning in 1998. ... Lisa Gets an A is the seventh episode of The Simpsons tenth season. ... Saddlesore Galactica is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons eleventh season. ...


Teachers/Faculty

Edna Krabappel

Main article: Edna Krabappel

Edna Krabappel is a teacher in the fourth grade at Springfield Elementary. In some episodes she is shown as being a very bad teacher who doesn't care if her students, especially Bart, get bad grades. Ms. ...

Elizabeth Hoover

Miss Hoover

Elizabeth Hoover (first appearance: Brush with Greatness; full introduction: Lisa's Substitute) is the 2nd Grade teacher at Springfield Elementary, voiced by Maggie Roswell and Marcia Mitzman Gaven while Roswell was involved in a pay dispute. Miss Hoover has been worn down by her years in the public school system, and is not against drinking significant quantities of alcohol. She is very apathetic and bored with her job, and seems overwhelmed with stress, seeking whatever remedies she can to alleviate it. She is often seen smoking even while teaching, once even under a "No Smoking" sign in the assembly hall. Her desperate attempts to regain her stability include rushing out of class to recite "Calm blue ocean, calm blue ocean" with her eyes closed, and even, on two occasions, getting into her car and driving off. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Brush with Greatness is the 18th episode from the second season of The Simpsons. ... Lisas Substitute is the 19th episode of the second season of The Simpsons. ... Maggie Roswell is an actress best known for her voice work on The Simpsons depicting the characters of Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, and Luann Van Houten among others. ... In her guest role as Commander Sandra Levitt in the Babylon 5 episode No Surrender, No Retreat Marcia Mitzman Gaven (born on 28 February 1959 in New York City, New York, USA) was the voice for Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover and others on The Simpsons from 1999 until... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


She is in particular weary of dealing with Lisa's unbridled enthusiasm (though initially she seemed proud of Lisa) and Ralph's mishaps and inanities. A typical response to one of his difficulties is, "The children are right to laugh at you, Ralph." She was replaced by a substitute teacher, Mr. Bergstrom, when she thought she had Lyme disease. It turned out that her condition was psychosomatic, which the children thought that meant that she was both "faking it" and "crazy." At the beginning of the series , her hair was blue, which changed to red, then changed to brown (her current hair color). Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith; Lisa is the only character Smith voices on a regular basis. ... Ralph Wiggum is a fictional character on the animated series The Simpsons, voiced by Nancy Cartwright. ... Common bullseye rash pattern associated with Lyme Disease. ... A psychosomatic illness is one with physical manifestations and supposed psychological cause, often diagnosed when any known or identifiable physical cause was excluded by medical examination. ...


Dewey Largo

Mr. Largo
Mr. Largo

Voiced by Harry Shearer, Dewey Largo, often mistakenly called "Prof. Ludwig", is the music teacher, whom Lisa credited with proving that any piece of music could have the soul sucked out of it. He is very uncreative and is a poor conductor. Image File history File links Dewey_Largo. ... Image File history File links Dewey_Largo. ... Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943) is an American comedic actor and writer. ... A conductor conducting at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ...


He has not played a large role in the series, but was originally intended to be an uptight foil for Lisa, and her non-conformist ways. In one episode, however, in which Lisa first meets Bleeding Gums Murphy, he criticizes Lisa's creative freedom with the piece he is conducting, and blatantly hopes that the class won't suffer from her creativity. In one issue of the (possibly non-canonical) Simpsons comic, he is mentioned to be head of the school's "Talent Restraint Board". After the first few seasons, Mr. Largo was rarely seen and only appeared in approximately one episode per season. However he has since resurfaced as a recurring character in the seventeenth season, making appearances in several episodes. His backwards push was noted in Homer to the Max. When Lisa notes that some TV shows push characters into the background, Mr. Largo walks by the window. A straight man is a role in a comedy double act where a performer works with a comedian by setting up the situations or feeding the lines that allow their partner to make a joke. ... Homer to the Max is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons tenth season. ...


In the 17th season episode "My Fair Laddy", after Willie left Springfield Elementary, the groundskeeping work was passed on to the next lowest person employed at the school, which turned out to be Largo. In "See Homer Run", it was "visually suggested" that Waylon Smithers was caught in an act of impropriety (of a homosexual nature) with Largo and then verbally attempted to cover it up afterwards. Also in the 17th season in the episode "Homer's Paternity Coot" it is revealed that Largo was accepted to the Juilliard School, but never got the letter as it was frozen atop Mount Springfield. He ended up at Springfield Elementary instead. My Fair Laddy is the twelfth episode of The Simpsons seventeenth season. ... See Homer Run is the sixth episode of the 17th season of The Simpsons. ... Waylon Smithers, Jr. ... Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ... Homers Paternity Coot is the tenth episode of The Simpsons seventeenth season. ... The Juilliard School is one of the worlds premiere performing arts conservatory located in New York City, it is informally identified as simply Juilliard, and trains in the fields of Dance, Drama, and Music. ...


Another interesting note is Mr. Largo has banned the "forbidden music" also known as "Pop Goes The Weasel". His last name is also an Italian word for a slow, broad musical tempo, a possible reference to the fact that he can make any piece of music uninteresting. The first two measures of Mozarts Sonata XI, which indicates the tempo as Andante grazioso and a modern editors metronome marking: = 120. “Andante” redirects here. ...


Brunella Pommelhorst

Brunella Pommelhorst

The school gym teacher, voiced by Tress MacNeille. First appeared in "Moaning Lisa", although her name isn't mentioned until "The PTA Disbands" (Her full name is also printed in The Simpsons One Step Beyond Forever!: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family ...Continued Yet Again). Mrs. Pommelhorst is seen sometimes in crowd shots, but rarely speaks. She has blond hair and usually wears a whistle and takes a tough-as-nails approach to teaching. In "Little Girl in the Big Ten", she decides that because of the oath she took on Xena, she has to fail Lisa but decides to let her make it up by taking private lessons. In a more recent episode, "My Fair Laddy", she decides to go leave for the year and return the next semester as "Mr. Pommelhorst, the new shop teacher." Her name is very likely derived from a fixture in gymnasiums, the Pommel horse. Image File history File links MrsPommelhorse. ... Image File history File links MrsPommelhorse. ... Tress MacNeille (born June 20, 1951) is an American voice actress best known for providing various voices on the animated television shows The Simpsons and Futurama, and Animaniacs. ... Moaning Lisa is the sixth full-length episode of The Simpsons. ... Another Simpsons Clip Show is an episode from the sixth season of The Simpsons. ... “Little Girl in the Big Ten” is the twentieth episode of The Simpsons’ thirteenth season. ... Xena. ... My Fair Laddy is the twelfth episode of The Simpsons seventeenth season. ... The pommel horse is an artistic gymnastics apparatus. ...


Coach Krupt

Coach Krupt thrusting a ball

Coach Krupt, voiced by Hank Azaria, is a gym teacher who is obsessed with the game Bombardment, where he just hits students with balls relentlessly. He also plays this game with bread rolls in restaurants. He is the substitute teacher for Ms. Pommelhorst who is taking a leave of absence, because she's recovering from sex reassignment surgery. Krupt has a wife and two children, a boy and a girl. Coach Krupt was seen in the episode "My Fair Laddy". Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Hank Albert Azaria (born April 25, 1964 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, United States) is an American actor, director, comedian and voice artist. ... Modern indoor gymnasium with pull-down basketball hoops. ... Pin Guard is a game involving 18 balls, and two pins. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... My Fair Laddy is the twelfth episode of The Simpsons seventeenth season. ...


Audrey McConnell

Third grade teacher, introduced in "Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade". Uncharacteristically for a teacher at Springfield Elementary, she doesn't seem as downbeat or exasperated as Edna Krabappel or Ms. Hoover, displaying a certain degree of cheerfulness, confidence and competence, at least until the buddy system fails. Bart vs. ... The buddy system is a system in which two people, buddies, operate as a single unit so that they are able to monitor and help each other. ...


Mr. Kupferberg

Mr. Kupferberg is the French teacher who can't speak French, as exposed by Lisa. He is voiced by Hank Azaria. He spoke only within one episode, and appeared in after episodes. Hank Albert Azaria (born April 25, 1964 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, United States) is an American actor, director, comedian and voice artist. ...


School Staff

Groundskeeper Willie

Main article: Groundskeeper Willie

Springfield Elementary School's groundskeeper who has a shack that he lives in behind the school. He is a Scottish man with red hair. Groundskeeper Willie (a. ...


Otto Mann

Main article: Otto Mann

Otto Mann is the bus driver of Springfield Elementary. His apparent sole pastime is playing the guitar, which, according to him, was "all [he] did when [he] was growing up." His catch-phrase is "Alright!" and he is much endeared by students of Springfield Elementary, especially Bart. Otto Mann (born January 18, 1963) is a fictional character on the animated TV series The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ...


Lunchlady Doris

Lunchlady Doris
Lunchlady Doris

Lunchlady Doris Peterson (originally voiced by Doris Grau) is an overweight, middle-aged, and laconic worker at the Springfield Elementary School cafeteria. During school cut backs, she also served as the school nurse and in the episode "Much Apu About Nothing" she was seen as a mail carrier. She has served many distasteful things to the students, including whole beef hearts, horse testicles, and ground-up gym mats. She has been implied to have a relationship with Groundskeeper Willie, and her son is Squeaky Voiced Teen. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Doris Grau (October 12, 1924 - December 30, 1995) was an American actress, script supervisor and voice actress. ... One of a number of cafeterias at Electronic City campus, Infosys Technologies Ltd. ... Much Apu About Nothing is the 23rd episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... The heart and lungs, from an older edition of Grays Anatomy. ... Look up testes in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Groundskeeper Willie (a. ... Jeremy Peterson (or Freedman), also known as the Squeaky Voiced Teen is a fictional character in The Simpsons, voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ...


After Grau's death in 1995, Lunchlady Doris was retired out of respect for over 10 years. Due to the delay between recording some episodes and the time they actually air, Grau's voice was included in episodes airing as late as 1997 such as "Lisa's Sax"[3]. Lunchlady Doris then became a silent background character and was mostly been seen in crowds and groups of other faculty members. She continued like that until she speaks in the 18th season during "The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer", where she is voiced by Tress MacNeille. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Lisas Sax is the third episode of the ninth season of The Simpsons, which explains how Lisa Simpson got her saxophone. ... The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer is the first episode of The Simpsons eighteenth season, which originally aired September 10, 2006 and October 22, 2006 in The UK. It was written by Bill Odenkirk and directed by Michael Marcantel. ... Tress MacNeille (born June 20, 1951) is an American voice actress best known for providing various voices on the animated television shows The Simpsons and Futurama, and Animaniacs. ...


Dr. J. Loren Pryor

Dr. J Loren Pryor

Dr. J. Loren Pryor is the school psychiatrist. He is based on an early design for Seymour Skinner. He first appeared in Bart the Genius, and it was his decision to send Bart to the school for above-average children. He is also the one Bart goes to when he wants to go back to his regular school. In Bart Gets An F, he tells Bart that he may have to repeat the 4th Grade. His voice saying this echoes around Bart's head. He then appears again, discussing Bart's problems at school and Lisa's special gift in a flashback sequence of "Lisa's Sax". Pryor does not appear again until See Homer Run, when he tells Lisa that she is going through a developmental condition. He then makes many other appearances. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... Bart Gets an F is the first episode of The Simpsons second season, which aired on October 11, 1990. ... Lisas Sax is the third episode of the ninth season of The Simpsons, which explains how Lisa Simpson got her saxophone. ... See Homer Run is the sixth episode of the 17th season of The Simpsons. ...


Myra

Myra has only appeared once, in We're on the Road to D'ohwhere, as Principal Skinner's secretary, but Matt Groening has said that she will appear again in season nineteen.[citation needed] Were on the Road to Dohwhere is the eleventh episode of the seventeenth season of The Simpsons. ... For other uses, see Secretary (disambiguation). ... Matthew Abram Groening (born February 15, 1954[2] in Portland, Oregon;[1] his family name is pronounced , rhymes with raining) is an Emmy Award-winning American cartoonist and the creator of The Simpsons, Futurama and the weekly comic strip Life in Hell. ...


Students

Springfield Elementary School This is a list of the students who attend the fictional Springfield Elementary School from The Simpsons. ...

Name of South Carolina school

In 1994, the naming of a new elementary school in Greenwood, S.C. was left up to the students, and the name Springfield Elementary was chosen. The school board was unaware of the connection to The Simpsons until a protest by one group of parents. The name stood for the school, which opened in August 1994 [1].[4] Greenwood is a city in Greenwood County, South Carolina, in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude...


See also

The following is a list of characters featured in the American animated television series The Simpsons. ...

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