Sparks Middle School

Sparks Middle School serves 684 students in grades 7-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the NV average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 63%.
Sparks Middle School operates within the Washoe County School District.

Overview

The student population of 684 students has declined by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 684 students
Sparks Middle School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
Sparks Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Sparks Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is more than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NV) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 17:1
Sparks Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
1%
1%
Sparks Middle School American Indian Students (1988-2013)
Asian
3%
6%
Sparks Middle School Asian Students (1988-2013)
Hispanic
69%
39%
Sparks Middle School Black Students (1988-2013)
Black
2%
10%
Sparks Middle School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
22%
37%
Sparks Middle School White Students (1988-2013)
Hawaiian
1%
1%
Sparks Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2013)
Two or more races
2%
5%
Sparks Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Sparks Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NV 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.
0.48 0.47
Sparks Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
62%
42%
Sparks Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2013)
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.
13%
7%
Sparks Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 65,887 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,901 is less than the state average of $14,943. The district revenue/student has grown by 23% over four years.
The district spending/student of $10,261 is less than the state average of $14,309. The district spending/student has grown by 33% over four years.
School District Name Washoe County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
109
9
Number of Students Managed 65,887 3,501
Washoe County   School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $648 MM $36 MM
Washoe County   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $671 MM $34 MM
Washoe County   School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,901 $14,943
Washoe County   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,261 $14,309
Washoe County   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NV Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Sparks High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is George L Dilworth Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sparks Integrated Preschool (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • SparksSparks Integrated Preschool
    2275 18th St
    SparksNV 89431
    (775)353-5770
    0 mi | Gr. PK | n/a students                      
  • SparksAgnes Risley Elementary School
    1900 Sullivan Ln
    SparksNV 89431
    (775)353-5760
    0.2 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 495 students                      
  • SparksAlice Maxwell Elementary School
    2300 North Rock Blvd
    SparksNV 89431
    (775)353-5580
    0.3 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 616 students                      
  • RenoHigh Desert Montessori Charter School
    Charter School
    2590 Orovada St
    RenoNV 89512
    (775)624-2800
    Charter School

    0.7 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 363 students                      
  • SparksSparks High School
    820 15th St
    SparksNV 89431
    (775)353-5550
    0.8 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 1133 students                      

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