Sparks Elementary School

Sparks Elementary School serves 566 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the state average of 58%.
Sparks Elementary School operates within the Baltimore County School District.

Overview

The student population of 566 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2005)
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 566 students
Sparks Elementary School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Sparks Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Sparks Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Sparks Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
5%
6%
Sparks Elementary School Asian Students (1989-2013)
Hispanic
3%
12%
Sparks Elementary School Black Students (2000-2013)
Black
3%
36%
Sparks Elementary School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
86%
42%
Sparks Elementary School White Students (1989-2013)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Sparks Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Sparks Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.26 0.39
Sparks Elementary School Diversity Score (1989-2013)
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.
4%
36%
Sparks Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2013)
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.
1%
6%
Sparks Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 183,321 students has grown by 75% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $14,368 is less than the state average of $14,580. The district revenue/student has grown by 36% over four years.
The district spending/student of $13,229 is less than the state average of $14,228. The district spending/student has grown by 23% over four years.
School District Name Baltimore County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
174
29
Number of Students Managed 183,321 15,634
Baltimore County School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $1,483 MM $244 MM
Baltimore County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,365 MM $238 MM
Baltimore County School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,368 $14,580
Baltimore County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,229 $14,228
Baltimore County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Hereford High School (3.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hereford Middle School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Warren Elementary School (6.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Monkton Hereford Middle School
    712 Corbett Rd
    MonktonMD 21111
    (410)887-7902
    1.8 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 936 students                      
  • ParktonHereford High School
    17301 York Rd
    ParktonMD 21120
    (410)887-1905
    3.7 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 1315 students                      
  • CockeysvilleCockeysville Middle School
    10401 Greenside Dr
    CockeysvilleMD 21030
    (410)887-7626
    5.7 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 733 students                      
  • CockeysvilleWarren Elementary School
    900 Bosley Rd
    CockeysvilleMD 21030
    (410)887-7665
    6.2 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 449 students                      
  • CockeysvillePadonia International Elementary School
    9834 Greenside Dr
    CockeysvilleMD 21030
    (410)887-7646
    6.3 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 461 students                      

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