Sparkman Elementary School

72 Plainview,

Hartselle, AL, 35640-5502

Tel: (256)773-6458
Grades: KG-9

251 students

Sparkman Elementary School serves 251 students in grades KG-9.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Sparkman Elementary School operates within the Morgan County School District.

Overview

The student population of 251 students has declined by 16% over five years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-9
Total Students 251 students
Sparkman Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 55% Male / 45%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Sparkman Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Sparkman Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1 15:1
Sparkman Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Sparkman Elementary School Asian (1991-2005)
Hispanic
1%
5%
Sparkman Elementary School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
2%
35%
Sparkman Elementary School Black (1989-2012)
White
91%
58%
Sparkman Elementary School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Sparkman Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Sparkman Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.17 0.55
Sparkman Elementary School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
59%
51%
Sparkman Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
17%
7%
Sparkman Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 7,790 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Morgan County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
20
7
Number of Students Managed 7,790 2,928
Morgan County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $75 MM $29 MM
Morgan County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $81 MM $31 MM
Morgan County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,602 $9,620
Morgan County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,457 $10,180
Morgan County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Hartselle Area Vocational Center (5.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Hartselle Junior High School (5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Fe Burleson Elementary School (4.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Hartselle Fe Burleson Elementary School
    1100 Bethel Rd Ne
    Hartselle , AL , 35640
    (256)773-2411
    4.6  mi  |  437  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Hartselle Hartselle Junior High School
    130 Petain St Sw
    Hartselle , AL , 35640
    (256)773-6094
    5  mi  |  730  students  |  Gr.  6-9
  • Hartselle Hartselle Area Vocational Center
    Vocational School
    904 South Sparkman St
    Hartselle , AL , 35640
    (256)773-5426
    Vocational School
    5.2  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Hartselle Hartselle High School
    904 South Sparkman St
    Hartselle , AL , 35640
    (256)773-5426
    5.2  mi  |  978  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Hartselle Crestline Elementary School
    600 Crestline Dr Sw
    Hartselle , AL , 35640
    (256)773-9967
    6.1  mi  |  588  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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