Spain Park High School

Tel: (205)439-1400
Grades: 8-12

1,535 students

Spain Park High School serves 1,535 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
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 1535 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 127 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2008)
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 1,535 students
Spain Park High School Total Students (2002-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 127 teachers
Spain Park High School Total Classroom Teachers (2002-2012)
Students by Grade Spain Park High School 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 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 15:1
Spain Park High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2002-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
1%
Spain Park High School Asian (2002-2012)
Hispanic
3%
5%
Spain Park High School Hispanic (2002-2012)
Black
22%
35%
Spain Park High School Black (2002-2012)
White
70%
58%
Spain Park High School White (2002-2012)
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.
0.46 0.55
Spain Park High School Diversity Score (2002-2012)
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.
13%
51%
Spain Park High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
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%
7%
Spain Park High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 12,678 students has grown by 1871% 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 12,678 2,928
Hoover City School District Number of Students Managed (1989-2012)
Graduation Rate 90% 72%
Hoover City School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $154 MM $29 MM
Hoover City School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $161 MM $31 MM
Hoover City School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $240,134 $9,620
Hoover City School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $249,726 $10,180
Hoover City School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Hoover Berry Middle School
    4500 Jaguar Dr
    Hoover , AL , 35242
    (205)439-2000
    0.1  mi  |  1210  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Birmingham Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Oak Mt High School
    5476 Caldwell Mill Rd
    Birmingham , AL , 35242
    (205)682-5200
    1.9  mi  |  1681  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Birmingham Oak Mt Intermediate School
    5486 Caldwell Mill Rd
    Birmingham , AL , 35242
    (205)682-5220
    2.2  mi  |  707  students  |  Gr.  4-5
  • Hoover Rocky Ridge Elementary School
    2876 Old Rocky Ridge Rd
    Hoover , AL , 35243
    (205)439-2900
    2.4  mi  |  586  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Birmingham Inverness Elementary School
    5251 Valleydale Rd
    Birmingham , AL , 35242
    (205)682-5240
    2.5  mi  |  674  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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