Sparkman High School

  • Sparkman High School serves 1,777 students in grades 10-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Sparkman High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Sparkman High School's student population of 1,777 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 87 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 10-12
Total Students1,777 students
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Total Classroom Teachers87 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sparkman High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sparkman High School is 0.59, which is equal to 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 (AL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#649 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:118:1
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American Indian
4%
1%
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Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
4%
8%
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Black
32%
33%
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White
56%
55%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.590.59
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Graduation Rate
96%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMadison County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Sparkman High School, named after John Sparkman, is located in Harvest, Alabama. Sparkman is the largest and richest school in Northern Alabama and serves 10-12 grade students. The school's mascot is a Senator. Sparkman is part of the Madison County School System. Across the street is the Sparkman Ninth Grade School.
  • Campus: Sparkman was once located in Toney, which is now Sparkman Middle School. Situated off of Jeff Road, the high school is two stories tall. And has art rooms, a media center, two gyms, two cafeterias, a photostudio where students can have film developed, drama rooms, a choir room, band rooms, musical theatre classes, etc. Internet access is available in all classrooms and the library. The high school is also part of the Sparkman 9th Grade School. Sparkman 9 opened in 2006.
  • Famous Graduates: Notable graduates of Sparkman High School, AL include: Tam-Tam, rap singer.

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School Reviews

  2.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
1  
It`s horrible getting to class because of it being over-crowded and schedules are usually always messed up and it hard to get into the elective you want because it`s already full and not many electives to choose from
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This school got the best rappers with the best clout and I would recommend if your looking for a school where you can have a top of the end experience.
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The school is over-crowded. It is difficult to get the classes needed to fulfill requirements or interests and no changes are permitted once a schedule is submitted. The rules for schedules are extremely inflexable and the extracurricular activities sparse. Sports teams are very political. An o.k. school if you are not college bound.
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