Spark Academy

Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Spark Academy serves 460 students in grades 6-8.
Spark Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Spark Academy's student population of 460 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students460 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Spark Academy
Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Rankings

Spark Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Spark Academy is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1411 out of 1667 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
93%
20%
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Black
2%
9%
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White
3%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.130.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLawrence School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Spark Academy is Lawrence High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Emily G Wetherbee (1.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is South Lawrence East Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lawrence John Breen School
    Grades: PK-K | 335 students
    0.1 miles
    114 Osgood Street
    Lawrence, MA 01843
    (978) 975-5932
    0.1 PK-K 335
  • Lawrence South Lawrence East Elementary School Math: 25% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 1-5 | 748 students
    0.2 miles
    165 Crawford Street
    Lawrence, MA 01843
    (978) 975-5970
    0.2 1-5 748
  • Lawrence Lawrence High School Math: 32% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 3,304 students
    0.3 miles
    70-71 North Parish Road
    Lawrence, MA 01843
    (978) 975-2750
    0.3 9-12 3,304
  • North Andover Thomson Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 345 students
    0.6 miles
    266 Waverly Rd
    North Andover, MA 01845
    (978) 794-1545
    0.6 K-5 345
  • Lawrence Emily G Wetherbee Math: 40% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 700 students
    1.0 miles
    75 Newton Street
    Lawrence, MA 01843
    (978) 557-2900
    1 K-8 700

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