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 7% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2005)
Grades OfferedGrades KG-5
Total Students526 students
Sparks Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Sparks Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Sparks Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeSparks Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
Sparks Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
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)
Two or more races
2%
4%
Sparks Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsSparks Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMD 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.
0.240.70
Sparks Elementary School Diversity Score (1991-2015)
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 (1990-2015)
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 (2001-2014)

District Comparison

  • Baltimore County School District's student population of 109,240 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $14,469 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 $14,351 is higher than the state average of $14,036. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameBaltimore County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
172
28
Number of Students Managed109,24017,887
Baltimore County School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$1,547 MM$243 MM
Baltimore County School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$1,535 MM$239 MM
Baltimore County School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$14,469$14,280
Baltimore County School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$14,351$14,036
Baltimore County School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

5  1/17/2018
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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