Spanish Fort High School

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Spanish Fort High School
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Spanish Fort High School's main building
Address
Spanish Fort High School is located in Alabama
Spanish Fort High School
Spanish Fort High School
Spanish Fort High School is located in the United States
Spanish Fort High School
Spanish Fort High School
1 Plaza de Toros

,
36527

United States
Coordinates30°41′20″N 87°51′14″W / 30.688769°N 87.853781°W / 30.688769; -87.853781Coordinates: 30°41′20″N 87°51′14″W / 30.688769°N 87.853781°W / 30.688769; -87.853781
Information
School typePublic
Opened2005
School districtBaldwin County Public Schools
PrincipalBrian Williamson
Teaching staff58.58 (on a FTE basis)
Grades9-12
Enrollment1,110 (2016-17)[1]
Student to teacher ratio18.30
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Red and Black         
NicknameToros
Website
[2]

Spanish Fort High School is a high school in Spanish Fort, Alabama, United States that was founded in 2005 and graduated its first class in 2008. The school serves grades 9-12 and is part of the Baldwin County Public Schools.

Campus[edit]

The campus includes a main building with library, cafeteria, art, band, and choral rooms. The school was approved and funded in 2005. An athletic complex includes a football stadium, baseball field, softball field, track and field facilities, and a band practice field.

Demographics[edit]

The demographic breakdown of the 1,072 students enrolled for 2014–2015 was:

  • Male - 53.0%
  • Female - 47.0%
  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.7%
  • Asian/Pacific islanders - 1.6%
  • Black - 10.5%
  • Hispanic - 3.5%
  • White - 82.9%
  • Multiracial - 0.7%

14.8% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.[2]

Athletics[edit]

Spanish Fort High School is classified as a 6A school by the Alabama High School Athletic Association.[contradictory] The school's nickname is the Toros and the school colors are red and black. The following sanctioned sports are offered:[3]

  • Baseball (boys)
  • Basketball (boys and girls)
  • Bowling (boys and girls)
  • Cheerleading (girls)
  • Competitive cheer (girls)
  • Cross country (boys and girls)
  • Football (boys)
  • Golf (boys and girls)
  • Soccer (boys and girls)
  • Softball (girls)
  • Swimming and diving (boys and girls)
  • Tennis (boys and girls)
  • Track and field (boys and girls)
  • Volleyball (girls)
  • Wrestling (boys)

The school won the state football championship in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2015.[4][5] Spanish Fort won the state 5A baseball playoffs in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014.[6] In 2009 the school took top state honors in Track and Field competition.[7] In 2012, the Spanish Fort girls were the 5A state champions in Soccer[8]

In 2017, the University of South Florida sent a letter alleging that the SFHS fighting bull logo was identical to the USF logo but with different colors. SFHS agreed to change the logo starting with the 2017–2018 school year.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spanish Fort High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Spanish Fort High Sch". nces.ed.gov. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Spanish Fort High School". app.c2cschools.com. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  4. ^ Culpepper, Ben (December 5, 2013). "Spanish Fort cruises to 5A state title, beats Muscle Shoals 35-14". abc3340.com. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  5. ^ "Football Past State Champions". Alabama High School Athletic Association. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved November 17, 2013.
  6. ^ "Baseball Past State Champions". Alabama High School Athletic Association. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)[full citation needed]
  7. ^ "Track and Field Past State Champions". Alabama High School Athletic Association. Archived from the original on December 2, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2013.
  8. ^ "Girls Soccer Past State Champions". Alabama High School Athletic Association. Archived from the original on November 20, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2013.
  9. ^ Scheurich, Hal. "University demands Spanish Fort High School stop using Toros logo". fox10tv.com. Retrieved 29 December 2017.

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