Sparks High School

  • Sparks High School serves 1,209 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 62% (which is higher than the Nevada state average of 40%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 65% (which is higher than the Nevada state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the Nevada state level of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Nevada state average of 67%.

Top Placements

Sparks High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Nevada for:

School Overview

  • Sparks High School's student population of 1,209 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 68 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,209 students
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Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sparks High School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sparks High School is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NV)
Overall School Rank#122 out of 620 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sparks High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Nevada by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sparks High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Nevada by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:120:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Sparks High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Nevada by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Sparks High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Nevada by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Asian
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Sparks High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Nevada by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
73%
42%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Sparks High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Nevada by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
2%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Sparks High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Nevada by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
17%
33%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Sparks High School and the percentage of White public school students in Nevada by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Sparks High School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Nevada by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Sparks High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Nevada by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sparks High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NV.
Diversity Score0.440.47
This chart display the diversity score of Sparks High School and the public school average diversity score of Nevada by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
88%
80%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Sparks High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Nevada by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sparks High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Nevada by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWashoe County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NV Dept. of Education

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