Sparks Middle School

  • Sparks Middle School serves 445 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Sparks Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the California state level of 23:1.

School Overview

  • Sparks Middle School's student population of 445 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students445 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Sparks Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sparks Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sparks Middle School is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#5372 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
12%
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Hispanic
97%
54%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
n/a
23%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sparks Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.060.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sparks Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHacienda La Puente Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • La Puente Sparks Elementary School
    Grades: K-6 | 463 students
    0.2 miles
    15151 E. Temple Ave.
    La Puente, CA 91744
    (626)933-5100
    0.2 K-6 463
  • La Puente Temple Academy
    Grades: K-6 | 265 students
    0.3 miles
    635 California Ave.
    La Puente, CA 91744
    (626)933-3100
    0.3 K-6 265
  • La Puente California Elementary School
    Grades: K-6 | 344 students
    0.6 miles
    1111 California Ave.
    La Puente, CA 91744
    (626)933-5200
    0.6 K-6 344
  • La Puente Nelson Elementary School
    Grades: K-6 | 355 students
    0.6 miles
    330 N. California Ave.
    La Puente, CA 91744
    (626)933-8400
    0.6 K-6 355
  • La Puente Fairgrove Academy
    Grades: K-8 | 898 students
    0.7 miles
    15540 Fairgrove Ave.
    La Puente, CA 91744
    (626)933-8500
    0.7 K-8 898

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