School Profile

  • ADMINISTRATION

    Principal: Mr. Larry Giangrosso

    Assistant Principals:

    Mr. Josh Britnell

    Mrs. Yvette Coley-Smith

    Mr. Murry Hill

    Athletic Director: Mr. Patrick Kellogg

    College and Career Specialist: Mr. Tracy Prater 

    FACULTY

    Professional Staff: 139

    Master’s Degree & higher: 73%

    Five+ years of experience: 87%

    ACCREDITATION

    COGNIA (AdvancED)

    Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE)

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

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

    ENROLLMENT (2020)

    Total 9-12: 1634

    OVERVIEW

    Four-year, Alabama public high school located on 100 acres in the city of Hoover, a commercial/residential suburb of Birmingham.  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

    AP TESTING RESULTS

    AP Total # of Candidates Tested: 404

    AP Total # of Exams Administered: 1,082

    Current Year scores of 3 or higher: 77%

    Candidates Tested in Subject Area:

    AP Research   41

    AP Seminar   48

    AP Music Theory   9

    AP Studio Art: Design   7

    AP Studio Art: Drawing  3

    AP English Language   71

    AP English Literature   94

    AP Human Geography   68

    AP Macroeconomics    94

    AP Psychology   25

    AP US Government   91

    AP US History   113

    AP World History   1

    AP Calculus AB   52

    AP Calculus BC   26

    AP Computer Science A   21

    AP Computer Science Principles    43

    AP Statistics    19

    AP Biology    79

    AP Chemistry   17

    AP Environmental Science   54

    AP Physics I    47

    AP Physics C: Elec. and Mag.   15

    AP Physics C: Mechanics   16

    AP French Language and Culture   10

    AP Spanish Language and Culture   15

    AP Spanish Literature and Culture    2

    ACT COMPOSITE SCORES

    (Due to a delay in data reporting by ACT, the numbers below represent 2017 ACT data)

    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

    Regular Diploma

    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, ½ Health Education, and 5 Electives.  Additionally, students choose any combination of 3 Career Technical Education, Arts Education, and/or Foreign Language courses. 

    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

    COMPUTATION OF CLASS RANK/ GPA

    Rank in class and GPS 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.

    ACADEMIC AND ATHLETIC DISTINCTION

    In its relatively brief history, Spain Park High School has captured 16 state athletic championships including the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015 Boys’ Golf State Championship; 2012 Boys’ Indoor Track State Championship; 2004, 2008, 2010 and 2011 Girls’ Soccer State Championship; Boys’ Baseball State Championship 2015 and Girls' Basketball State Championship in 2018. 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, 2017 and 2018 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 among the top 5 nationally.

    SPAIN PARK ACADEMIES

    Spain Park High School offers academies with dynamic courses of study designed to help students hone skills in particular fields of study. These academies include Engineering Academy, Fine Arts Academy, Law Academy, Finance Academy and Health Sciences Academy.

    CLASS OF 2020 PROFILE

    NO. OF GRADUATES 392

    19 Valedictorians

    66 Honor Graduates

    141 Colleges/33 States

    Scholarship offerings: $19,200,000.000 

    Record no. of Armed Services Commitments

    2 National Hispanic Recognition Scholars

    3 National Merit Commended Scholars

    3 Nationall Merit Finalists

    3 National Merit Scholars

    1 United States Presidential Scholar Candidate

    22 Choral Dept Members selected to AL All-State

    Rhapsody in Blue Show Choir: 4 Grand Championshiops, 24 Caption Awards

    Countless individual/team athletic accolades, including Gatorade Player(s) of the Year and State Championships

    38 Award-winning graduates of Pride of the Park Marching Band

     

     

     

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