Sparks Elementary School

  • Sparks Elementary School serves 516 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 74% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Sparks Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63%.

Top Placements

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

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 stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2005)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students516 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sparks Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank#55 out of 1359 schools
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Sparks Elementary School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
74%
41%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
75%
41%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Sparks Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
2%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Sparks Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
3%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Sparks Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
85%
37%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Sparks Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Sparks Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sparks Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score0.270.72
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.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBaltimore County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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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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