601 Belfast Rd
Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Sparks Elementary School serves 516 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Sparks Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 77% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 79% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Sparks Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

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School Overview

Sparks Elementary School's student population of 516 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
516 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Sparks Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,354 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Sparks Elementary School is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#45 out of 1354 schools
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Sparks Elementary School, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sparks Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Maryland by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sparks Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Maryland by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
7%
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Hispanic
2%
17%
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Black
3%
34%
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White
85%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score
0.27
This chart display the diversity score of Sparks Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Sparks Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sparks Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

School Reviews

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I think that Sparks Elementary School is a wonderful school with great aparastics. I am so sad to leave sparks this year. I have loved being a student at sparks since kindergarten and I will miss it so much.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 516 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in MD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 77% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.27 (Btm 50%)

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