Sparks Middle School

  • Sparks Middle School serves 736 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (which is lower than the Nevada state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30% (which is lower than the Nevada state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Sparks Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Nevada for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the Nevada state level of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Nevada state average of 68% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Sparks Middle School's student population of 736 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students736 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sparks Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 660 schools in Nevada (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Sparks Middle School is 0.40, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NV)
Overall Testing Rank#526 out of 660 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:120:1
American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Sparks Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Nevada by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
76%
43%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Sparks Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Nevada by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
1%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Sparks Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Nevada by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
15%
32%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Sparks Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Nevada by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
2%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Sparks Middle School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Nevada by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
6%
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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 NV.
Diversity Score0.400.70
This chart display the diversity score of Sparks Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Nevada by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Sparks Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Nevada by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
8%
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 Nevada by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWashoe County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NV Dept. of Education

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