Spain Park High School

  • Spain Park High School serves 1,626 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Spain Park High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Spain Park High School's student population of 1,626 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 113 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2008)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,626 students
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Total Classroom Teachers113 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Spain Park High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Spain Park High School is 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#337 out of 1263 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:118:1
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Asian
6%
1%
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Hispanic
4%
8%
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Black
22%
33%
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White
63%
55%
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Two or more races
5%
2%
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Diversity Score0.550.59
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Graduation Rate
94%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHoover City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school 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.

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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.
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