Sparks Elementary School

Sparks Elementary School serves 560 students in grades PK - 5.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the MD average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 59%.
Sparks Elementary School operates within the Baltimore County School District.

School Overview

The student population of 560 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2005)
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 560 students
Sparks Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Sparks Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Sparks Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Sparks Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.25 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 18:1 15:1
Sparks Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
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.
0.25 0.39
Sparks Elementary School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
3%
38%
Sparks Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2014)
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.
n/a
6%
Sparks Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2014)

District Comparison

Baltimore County School District's student population of 108,191 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $14,973 is higher than the state average of $14,280. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $14,851 is higher than the state average of $14,036. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Baltimore County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
174
26
Number of Students Managed 108,191 15,824
Baltimore County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $1,547 MM $243 MM
Baltimore County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $1,535 MM $239 MM
Baltimore County School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $14,973 $14,280
Baltimore County School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $14,851 $14,036
Baltimore County School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public 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
    Grades: 6-8 | 924 students
    1.8 miles
    712 Corbett Rd
    MonktonMD 21111
    (410)887-7902
    1.86-8924
  • ParktonHereford High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1273 students
    3.7 miles
    17301 York Rd
    ParktonMD 21120
    (410)887-1905
    3.79-121273
  • CockeysvilleCockeysville Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 769 students
    5.7 miles
    10401 Greenside Dr
    CockeysvilleMD 21030
    (410)887-7626
    5.76-8769
  • CockeysvilleWarren Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 435 students
    6.2 miles
    900 Bosley Rd
    CockeysvilleMD 21030
    (410)887-7665
    6.2PK-5435
  • PhoenixJacksonville Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 599 students
    6.3 miles
    3400 Hillendale Heights Rd
    PhoenixMD 21131
    (410)887-7880
    6.3KG-5599

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