Sparks Elementary School

  • Sparks Elementary School serves 526 students in grades KG-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MD average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 60%.
  • Sparks Elementary School operates within the Baltimore County School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 526 students has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2005)
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 526 students
Sparks Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Sparks Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Sparks Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Sparks Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Sparks Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
7%
6%
Sparks Elementary School Asian Students (1991-2015)
Hispanic
2%
15%
Sparks Elementary School Black Students (2001-2015)
Black
2%
34%
Sparks Elementary School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
87%
40%
Sparks Elementary School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Sparks Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
2%
4%
Sparks Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Sparks Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MD 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.
0.24 0.40
Sparks Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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%
39%
Sparks Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2015)
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 (2001-2013)

District Comparison

  • Baltimore County School District's student population of 109,240 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $15,000 is higher than the state average of $13,687. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $14,754 is higher than the state average of $13,479. The district spending/student has grown by 11% over four years.
School District Name Baltimore County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
172
28
Number of Students Managed 109,240 17,887
Baltimore County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $1,623 MM $245 MM
Baltimore County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $1,596 MM $241 MM
Baltimore County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $15,000 $13,687
Baltimore County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $14,754 $13,479
Baltimore County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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