Spain Park High School

Spain Park High School serves 1,633 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the AL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% 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.
Hoover City School District's 93% graduation rate is higher than the AL state average of 74%.

School Overview

The student population of 1633 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 132 teachers has grown by 17% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2008)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,633 students
Spain Park High School Total Students (2004-2014)
Gender % Spain Park High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 132 teachers
Spain Park High School Total Teachers (2004-2014)
Students by Grade Spain Park High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 16:1
Spain Park High School Student Teacher Ratio (2002-2014)
Asian
4%
1%
Spain Park High School Asian Students (2004-2014)
Hispanic
4%
5%
Spain Park High School Black Students (2004-2014)
Black
24%
34%
Spain Park High School Black Students (2004-2014)
White
66%
57%
Spain Park High School White Students (2004-2014)
Two or more races
2%
2%
Spain Park High School Two Or More Races Students (2013-2014)
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.
0.51 0.32
Spain Park High School Diversity Score (2004-2014)
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.
16%
52%
Spain Park High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2014)
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%
Spain Park High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2014)

District Comparison

Hoover City School District's student population of 13,943 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 93% has increased from 88% over five years.
The revenue/student of $11,632 is higher than the state average of $10,181. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $11,825 is higher than the state average of $10,301. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Hoover City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
17
7
Number of Students Managed 13,943 3,026
Hoover City School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 93% 74%
Hoover City School District Graduation Rate (1995-2014)
District Total Revenue $150 MM $30 MM
Hoover City School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $152 MM $30 MM
Hoover City School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,632 $10,181
Hoover City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,825 $10,301
Hoover City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (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 Public Schools

The nearest high school is Oak Mt High School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Berry Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rocky Ridge Elementary School (2.4 miles away)
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School Reviews

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, 01/27/09

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