Sparks Elementary School

Sparks Elementary School serves 574 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Sparks Elementary School operates within the Baltimore County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 574 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2005)
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 574 students
Sparks Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Sparks Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Sparks Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.82. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 14:1
Sparks Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
6%
Sparks Elementary School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
3%
11%
Sparks Elementary School Hispanic (2000-2012)
Black
3%
37%
Sparks Elementary School Black (1989-2012)
White
84%
43%
Sparks Elementary School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Sparks Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Sparks 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.
0.29 0.82
Sparks 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.
4%
35%
Sparks Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
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.
1%
7%
Sparks Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 181,547 students has grown by 75% over five years.
School District Name Baltimore County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
171
28
Number of Students Managed 181,547 16,752
Baltimore County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $1,483 MM $244 MM
District Spending $1,365 MM $238 MM
Baltimore County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,368 $14,580
Baltimore County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,229 $14,228
Baltimore County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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 Students Grades
  • Monkton Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Hereford Middle School
    712 Corbett Rd
    Monkton , MD , 21111
    (410)887-7902
    1.8  mi  |  926  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Parkton Hereford High School
    17301 York Rd
    Parkton , MD , 21120
    (410)887-1905
    3.7  mi  |  1378  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Cockeysville Cockeysville Middle School
    10401 Greenside Dr
    Cockeysville , MD , 21030
    (410)887-7626
    5.7  mi  |  743  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Cockeysville Warren Elementary School
    900 Bosley Rd
    Cockeysville , MD , 21030
    (410)887-7665
    6.2  mi  |  427  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Cockeysville Padonia International Elementary School
    9834 Greenside Dr
    Cockeysville , MD , 21030
    (410)887-7646
    6.3  mi  |  448  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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Baltimore County, MD public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.42, which is lower than the Maryland average of 0.82. The most diverse school district in Baltimore County is Baltimore County Public Schools School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Maryland or national school diversity statistics.