• GENERAL INFORMATION


    Principal: Mr. Larry Giangrosso


    Assistant Principals:
    Mr. Josh Britnell
    Mrs. Yvette Coley-Smith
    Mr. Murry Hill

    Athletic Director: Mr. Patrick Kellogg


    FACULTY

    Professional Staff: 139
    Master’s Degree & higher: 73%
    Five +years of experience: 87%

     

    MISSION STATEMENT AND CORE BELIEFS

    Spain Park High School exists to promote integrity, respect diversity, prepare students for academic excellence, and instill in our young adults a commitment to making a positive impact on the world.

    Our mission supports the mission of Hoover City Schools: "In a safe, caring atmosphere of teaching and learning, Hoover City Schools provide each student with opportunities to develop exemplary character and achieve personal excellence through a rigorous and relevant curriculum."

    • Student learning is a chief priority for the school.
    • Students need to demonstrate their understanding of essential knowledge and skills, while also solving problems and producing quality work.
    • Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
    • A student's self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and between students and staff.
    • A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.
    • Teachers, administrators, parents, and the community share the responsibility for advancing the school's mission.
    • The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.

    Spain Park High School Code of Academic Honesty and Integrity

    Established 2013

    • Purpose: At Spain Park High School, we believe in the importance of a culture of honesty and moral responsibility. The purpose of the Code is to establish an environment where students seek academic, social, and personal integrity.
    • Honor Statement: As a person of integrity, I have neither given nor received aid on this assignment/test.
    • Honor Pledge: I pledge to act with integrity by upholding the principles of the Code.

     

    ACCREDITATION

    Alabama State Department of Education
    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

     

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    NASSP, NACAC, SACAC, ASCD, AACD, ALCA, The College Board

     

    ENROLLMENT (FALL 2017)

    Total: 1625

    9th: 406

    10th: 403

    11th: 404

    12th: 412


    DEMOGRAPHICS

    Four-year Alabama public high school located on 100 acres in the city of Hoover, a residential area south of Birmingham, with approximately 84,000 residents. Spain Park High School opened in 2001, and the charter class graduated in May 2004.


    GRADING SCALE

    A = 90 - 100
    B = 80 - 89
    C = 70 - 79
    D = 60 - 69
    F = 59 and below


    COMPUTATION OF CLASS RANK/GPA

    Rank in class and GPA are cumulative for grades 9-12. AP courses are weighted one point per period annually. Pre-AP courses are weighted .25 per period annually. Debate team, math team, scholar’s bowl, and dual enrollment are weighted .50 per period annually.


    AP TESTING RESULTS

    AP Total # of Candidates Tested: 420
    AP Total # of Exams Administered: 1,010


    Current Year scores of 3 or higher: 76% Candidates Tested in Subject Area:

    AP Biology 47
    AP Calculus AB 50
    AP Calculus BC 22
    AP Chemistry 50
    AP Chinese 1
    AP Computer Sci. A 5
    AP Computer Sci. Principles 35
    AP Environmental Science 91
    AP English Lang. 83
    AP English Lit. 63
    AP French 8
    AP Government 68
    AP Human Geography 99
    AP Macroeconomics 71
    AP Music Theory 16
    AP Physics 27
    AP Physics 2 14
    AP Psychology 14
    AP Statistics 34
    AP U.S. History 120
    AP Studio Art (Design) 4
    AP Studio Art (Drawing) 6
    AP Spanish 39
    AP Spanish (Culture) 2
    AP Music Theory 9
    ACT Composite Scores
    SPHS: 22.8 SPHS Avg. English: 23.0
    State: 19.2 SPHS Avg. Mathematics: 21.5
    National: 20.8 SPHS Avg. Reading: 23.6
    SPHS Avg. Science: 22.5
    State Avg. English 18.9
    State Avg. Mathematics: 18.4
    State Avg. Reading: 19.7
    State Avg. Science: 19.4

    CEEB/ACT CODE: 010381


    GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

    24 units including 4 English, 4 Social Studies,4 Mathematics (including Algebra I & Geometry), 4 Sciences (including Biology and a physical science), 1 Physical Education, 1 Fine Art, ½ Health Education, ½ Computer Applications, 5 Electives


    CURRICULUM

    Advanced Placement Courses

    Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Economics (Macro), English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, French, Government, Human Geography, Physics 1, Physics 2, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art (Drawing, Design), U.S. History, Research, Seminar


    Pre-Advanced Placement Courses

    Algebra II Trig., Biology, Chemistry, English 9 & 10, French III, Geometry, German III, Latin III, Pre-calculus, Spanish III, IV, V, World History


    ACADEMIC AND ATHLETIC DISTINCTION

    In its 15-year history, Spain Park High School has won 16 state athletic championships; including the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 Boys’ Golf State Championship, 2012 Boys’ Indoor Track State Championship, 2004, 2009 and 2010 Girls’ Soccer State Championship, 2015 Boys’ Baseball State Championship, and the 2018 Girls' Basketball State Championship. Football and Girls Softball both finished as State Runner-ups in the 2015/2016 season. Spain Park High School also holds the distinction of having the first ever Alabama State Boys Bowling Champions in 2016 and 2017 respectively.


    Spain Park High School is the 2008-2009 recipient of The Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence (U.S. Department of Education Secondary Schools Recognition Program) and the 2008-2009 Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Lighthouse Award Winner. In 2007, Spain Park High School was awarded the State of Alabama Attorney General’s Safe Schools Initiative Award. In 2007, 2008, 2009 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Spain Park High School was recognized by Newsweek Magazine as one of the “Top High Schools in the United States” In 2014 Spain Park High School was recognized by ACT for College and Career Readiness and ranked in the top 5 nationally. In 2018 Niche recognized Hoover City Schools as the 5th Safest School District in the United States.


    SPAIN PARK ACADEMIES

    Spain Park High School is pleased to offer selective academies with dynamic courses of study designed to help students hone their skills in particular fields of study. Fields of study include Engineering Academy, Finance Academy, Information Technology Academy, Fine Arts Academy, Law Academy, and Health Sciences Academy.