About The School  

Spain Park High School

GENERAL INFORMATION

Administrative Staff:

Mr. Larry Giangrosso - Principal

Mr. Josh Britnell - Assistant Principal

Mrs. Melissa Hadder - Assistant Principal

Mr. Murry Hill - Assistant Principal

Mr. Patrick Kellogg - Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

College & Career Specialist:

Mr. Tracy Prater (205-439-1480)

FACULTY

Professional Staff: 133

Master’s Degree & higher: 75%

Five +years of experience: 86%

ACCREDITATION

Alabama State Department of Education          

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

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

ENROLLMENT (FALL 2014)

Total: 1645

CEEB/ACT CODE: 010381 

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:    349

AP Total # of Exams Administered: 749

Current Year scores of 3 or higher:  65%

Candidates Tested in Subject Area:

AP Biology                                            19

AP Chemistry                                     38

AP Macroeconomics                        45          

AP Environmental Science                78

AP English Lang.                               50

AP English Lit.                                    53          

AP Government                                 52

AP Human Geography                     121                                        

AP Calculus AB                                 57

AP Calculus BC                                 32

AP Physics B                                      10

AP Psychology                                   41

AP U.S. History                                  111

AP Studio Art (Design)                        7

AP Statistics                                         13

AP Spanish                                           7

AP Music Theory                                 15

 

ACT Composite Scores    

SPHS:       23.8         SPHS Avg. English:              24

State:       20.6         SPHS Avg. Mathematics:      22.7

National:   21            SPHS Avg. Reading:            24.4

                                SPHS Avg. Science:            23.5

 

                                 State Avg. English               20.7

                                 State Avg. Mathematics:      19.5

                                State Avg. Reading:             21.3

                                State Avg. Science:             20.4

 

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

Since opening in 2001, Spain Park High School has captured 15 state athletic championships including the 2014 6A State Baseball Championship; the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Boys’ Golf State Championship; the 2012 Boys’ Indoor Track State Championship; and the 2004, 2009 and 2010 Girls’ Soccer State Championship. 

Spain Park High School has received the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award (U.S. Department of Education Secondary Schools Recognition Program) and the Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Lighthouse Award Winner.  

Our school has received the State of Alabama Attorney General’s Safe Schools Initiative Award (2008). In 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Spain Park High School was recognized by Newsweek 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 five nationally. 

SPAIN PARK ACADEMIES

Spain Park High School offers selective academies with dynamic courses of study designed to help students hone their skills in specific fields of study. 

Law Academy 
Engineering Academy
Health Sciences Academy