Spain Park High School

Spain Park High School serves 1,558 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Spain Park High School operates within the Hoover City School District.
The school district's 90% graduation rate is higher than the AL state average of 72%.

Overview

The student population of 1558 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 131 teachers has grown by 16% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2008)
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 1,558 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 131 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is more than the state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 15:1
American Indian
1% 1%
Asian
3%
1%
Hispanic
4%
5%
Black
23%
34%
White
68%
57%
Two or more races
1%
1%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.49 0.31
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
14%
52%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 13,764 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 90% has decreased from 99% over five years.
School District Name Hoover City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
17
7
Number of Students Managed 13,764 2,979
Graduation Rate 90% 72%
District Total Revenue $154 MM $29 MM
District Spending $161 MM $31 MM
District Revenue / Student $12,248 $9,620
District Spending / Student $12,737 $10,180
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • Overview:
  • Spain Park High School is a school located in Hoover, Alabama and resides in the Hoover City School district.
  • Year of Creation: Spain Park High School opened in the Fall of 2001.
  • Structure: Spain Park consists of 2 buildings. It also contains a 500 seat auditorium, two gymnasiums, two baseball fields, two softball fields, two football fields, six tennis courts, a separate soccer stadium, and an 8,000-seat football stadium.
  • Academics: The academics at Spain Park are very diverse and have an excellent reputation.
  • Sports: Spain Park offers a variety of sports including but not limited to football, track and field, soccer, tennis, wrestling, golf, and basketball.
  • Extracurricular Activities: Spain Park offers many extracurricular activities such as band, fine arts (performing arts, visual arts, culinary etc.), physical education courses, and various academic programs.
  • Spain Park High School's football team was featured on MTV's television program "Two a Days" as one of the opposing football teams to Hoover High School's football team. The show has had mixed reviews and many think it has enhanced its already "redneck jock" image.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Berry Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Berry Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Berry Middle School (0.1 miles away)
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  • BirminghamBerry Middle School
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    BirminghamAL 35242
    (205)439-2000
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    5476 Caldwell Mill Rd
    BirminghamAL 35242
    (205)682-5200
    1.9 mi | 1643 students | Gr. 8-12                      
  • BirminghamOak Mt Intermediate School
    5486 Caldwell Mill Rd
    BirminghamAL 35242
    (205)682-5220
    2.2 mi | 715 students | Gr. 4-5                      
  • BirminghamRocky Ridge Elementary School
    2876 Old Rocky Ridge Rd
    BirminghamAL 35243
    (205)439-2900
    2.4 mi | 566 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • BirminghamInverness Elementary School
    5251 Valleydale Rd
    BirminghamAL 35242
    (205)682-5240
    2.5 mi | 682 students | Gr. KG-3                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended January 27, 2009 - This is a school with incredible resources, students and potential. And it's an excellent school, but could be so much more if the principal understood what is important. The students' academic and personal growth is important, listening to parents' concerns is important, and equal treatment of all students regardless of race, sex, intelligence level or personal beliefs is also important. The blue ribbon status, ultimately, is not important. Unfortunately it seems to be all the principal is focused on. He rules the school with an iron fist and creates an atmosphere of fear and intimidation. I am terribly not impressed with his leadership and neither are the students. - Posted by Parent

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