BYRON HIGH SCHOOL RENAMES BASEBALL FIELD IN HONOR OF LARRY SPAULDING, FORMER ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH
BYRON, IL – On Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. a special dedication ceremony was held for long-time Byron educator and coach, Mr. Larry Spaulding. The ceremony was recognizing Coach Spaulding’s commitment to Byron Baseball and the Byron community.
Born on July 29, 1943, Larry Spaulding taught and coached in the Byron School District from 1966 to 1999. He coached basketball and track, but baseball was his passion. Larry worked with the Byron Tigers Baseball team for over 25 years. Coach Spaulding was always willing to help kids “get better,” one of his favorite sayings. Ultimately, coach Spaulding donated thousands of hours of time to this baseball field, which will forever bear his name: Larry Spaulding Field. Survived by his three sons, Reed, Randy, and Curt, and their families, Coach Spaulding passed away on December 28, 2017.
Byron Baseball Head Coach, Dale Hartman, explained, “Coach Spaulding gave so much of his time, effort, heart, and soul to the Byron Baseball program. This honor is richly deserved. I know if Coach Spaulding were here, he would be very humbled and very proud.”
Total number of students enrolled is 489.
Average number of students per class is 15.
Student who transfer in or out of school between the first day of October and the last school day of the year is 5%.
Of full time teachers, 81.9% return to the high school year to year.
All students are issued a laptop for accessing curriculum, producing products of learning, and honing 21st Century skills.
Four Year Graduation
The percentage of student who graduate Byron High School within 4 years is 92%. The state rate is 86%.
Outside the classroom, students participate in 20 athletic teams and 13 activities.
Advanced Academics & Career Development
A total of 2 Dual Enrollment, 8 Honors, and 8 Advanced Placement courses are offered. As part of Illinois’ Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, 36 courses are also offered.