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GENERAL INFORMATION

Principal: Dr. Ken Jarnagin 

Assistant Principals:

Mr. Larry Giangrosso

Mrs. Melissa Hadder 

Mr. Murry Hill 

Instructional Leader

Cheryl Morrow 

College & Career Specialist:

Mr. Tracy Prater, 205-439-1480

tprater@hoover.k12.al.us 

FACULTY

Professional Staff: 133

Master’s Degree & higher: 75%

Five+years of experience: 86%  

ACCREDIDATION

Alabama State Department of Education          

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools  

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

NASSP, NACAC, SACAC, ASCD,

AACD, The College Board  

ENROLLMENT (FALL 2013)

Total: 1641

9th: 456 10th: 412 11th: 401 12th: 372  

CEEB/ACT CODE: 010381  

DEMOGRAPHICS

Four-year Alabama public high school located on 100 acres in the city of Hoover, a residential area south of Birmingham, with approximately 82,000 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:    341

AP Total # of Exams Administered: 646

Current Year scores of 3 or higher:  73%

Candidates Tested in Subject Area:

AP Art History                                      2

AP Biology                                            48

AP Chemistry                                     18

AP Macroeconomics                        17          

AP Environmental Science                36

AP English Lang.                               62

AP English Lit.                                    43          

AP Government                                 20

AP Human Geography                     115                                        

AP Calculus AB                                 64

AP Calculus BC                                 7

AP Physics B                                      21

AP Physics C                                        1

AP Psychology                                   64

AP U.S. History                                  95

AP Studio Art (Design)                        2

AP Studio Art (Drawing)                     5

AP Statistics                                         8 

ACT Composite Scores    

SPHS:         23.9   Avg. English:           24.1

State:         20.4  Avg. Mathematics:   23.1

National:     20.9   Avg. Reading:         24.2

Avg. Science:             23.5 

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, 1 Fine Art, ½ Health Education, ½ Computer Applications, 5 Electives

 

Advanced Diploma

26 units including 4 English, 4 Social Studies, 4 Mathematics (including Algebra II and an additional advanced math), 4 Sciences (including biology and chemistry), 2 Foreign Language units (in same language), 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, Government, Human Geography, Physics B, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art (Drawing, Design), US History 

Pre-Advanced Placement Courses

Algebra II Trig., Biology, Chemics, Chemistry, English 9 & 10, French III, Geometry, German III, Latin III, Precalculus, Spanish III & V, World History 

ACADEMIC AND ATHLETIC DISTINCTION

In its 12-year history, Spain Park High School has won 11 state athletic championships; including the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Boys’ Golf State Championship, 2012 Boys’ Indoor Track State Championship and the 2004, 2009 and 2010 Girls’ Soccer State Championship. 

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, and 2013 Spain Park High School was recognized by

Newsweek Magazine as one of the “Top High Schools 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. 

              Law Academy 

              Engineering Academy 

              Health Sciences Academy 

CLASS OF 2013 PROFILE

NO. OF GRADUATES: 354

 

National Merit Recognition:

Finalists: 6          

Semifinalists: 7  

Achievement Scholar: 2

Achievement Semifinalists:     3

Commended Students:     7

 

Scholarships: 56% of the class received $17.1 million in scholarship offers

Students attending first choice of college: 87%

4-year:               88%

2-year:                  9%

Military:             1%

Work:                  1%

Other:                     1%

 

Number of In-State Colleges Offering Admission:   28           

Number of Out-of-State College Offering Admission: 103

Number of States: 31

Number of Countries: 3                  

 

Click through our website to learn more about Spain Park High School - or call us at 205.439.1400.  Our physical address is 4700 Jaguar Drive, Hoover, Alabama 35242