Sparta High School

205 W Hood St
Sparta, IL 62286
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Sparta High School serves 349 students in grades 9-12.
Sparta High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Sparta High School's student population of 349 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students349 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

Sparta High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Sparta High School is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3187 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6-9%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
1%
26%
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Black
17%
17%
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White
77%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.380.68
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Graduation Rate
80-84%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSparta CUSD 140 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Sparta High School is Coulterville High School (6.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Sparta Lincoln School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Sparta Sparta Lincoln School Math: 25% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 723 students
    0.2 miles
    203a Dean Ave
    Sparta, IL 62286
    (618) 443-5331
    0.2 PK-8 723
  • Coulterville Coulterville Elementary School Math: 30-39% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 102 students
    6.6 miles
    Po Box 396
    Coulterville, IL 62237
    (618) 758-2881
    6.6 PK-5 102
  • Coulterville Coulterville High School Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 59 students
    6.6 miles
    Po Box 396
    Coulterville, IL 62237
    (618) 758-2881
    6.6 9-12 59
  • Coulterville Coulterville Junior High School Math: 11-19% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 49 students
    6.6 miles
    Po Box 396
    Coulterville, IL 62237
    (618) 758-2881
    6.6 6-8 49
  • Marissa Marissa Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 325 students
    8.4 miles
    206 E Fulton St
    Marissa, IL 62257
    (618) 295-2339
    8.4 PK-6 325

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