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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Spain Park High School is a top rated, public school located in Hoover, AL. It has 1,661 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.
About Spain Park High School...
School District
Hoover City Schools
Address
4700 Jaguar Drive
Hoover, AL 35242
Telephone
(205) 439-1400

Spain Park High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1230
19 responses
Average ACT
27
238 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$78,056
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,000
National
$949
Median Home Value
$268,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 115 responses
Report
  • Pep rallies
    22%
  • Homecoming week
    20%
  • Football games
    12%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Senior skip day
    9%
  • Sphs jags let's go jags yeah? yeah! YEAH!!
    8%
  • All Spain Park athletic events are great
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,661
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,374
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.7%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.51 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.51 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.51 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,104/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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Spain Park High School Reviews

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This school is considered very academic in the state of Alabama, and I observe that every day. Still, the students never really go to out of state colleges, and everyone seems to be following the same life pattern. The administration is also slightly disorganized, with emails and letters sporadically coming in at random times and having multiple parent nights. It would be better if information was better relayed (instead of word of mouth, have an information section on the website; send necessary information all at once instead of little tidbits; make all information clear and concise, etc.) and accessible.
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Spain Park definitely had a hierarchy of sorts - both within teachers and students. Although (most) teachers were good at their jobs, some had more leeway with the board rules than others - and this was NOT based on seniority. This was definitely due to favoritism among the administration. The admins of the school themselves are not only cruel and unforgiving, but push their "mightier than thou" beliefs into both parents and students - if a student got in trouble for something ridiculous and their parents tried to appeal punishment, the admins would not hesitate. Academics were very good, especially core. Although, if you wanted to go to a trade school (welding, culinary, carpentry, masonry, etc.), you were not only still prepared for college despite not wanting to go, but you were also given NO trade skill options - no related extracurriculars, no resources to find trade schools, nothing.
Most of the teachers were very helpful and engaging in class. Some, however, tended to be rude and condescending towards students. In many of my classes, I found that most teachers were willing to really help students which is really great!