Sparks Middle School

Sparks Middle School serves 641 students in grades 7-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the NV average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 62%.
Sparks Middle School operates within the Washoe County School District.

Overview

The student population of 641 students has declined by 17% over five years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 641 students
Sparks Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Sparks Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Sparks Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is equal to 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 18:1 17:1
Sparks Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
6%
Sparks Middle School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
70%
39%
Sparks Middle School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
1%
10%
Sparks Middle School Black (1988-2012)
White
20%
38%
Sparks Middle School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Sparks Middle School Sch Ethnicity Sparks Middle 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.
0.47 0.47
Sparks Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
65%
44%
Sparks Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2012)
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.
13%
7%
Sparks Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 66,374 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Washoe County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
104
9
Number of Students Managed 66,374 2,386
Washoe County   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $648 MM $36 MM
Washoe County   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $671 MM $34 MM
Washoe County   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,901 $14,943
Washoe County   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,261 $14,309
Washoe County   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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 Agnes Risley Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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Did You Know?
Sparks, NV 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 0.56, which is higher than the Nevada average of 0.49. The most diverse school in Sparks is Nv Leadership Academy Charter. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Nevada or national school diversity statistics.