Sparkman Middle School

Public 6-8

 2697 Carters Gin Rd
       Toney, AL  35773


 (256) 851-4610

 School Website

District: Madison County

SchoolDigger Rank:
119th of 423 Alabama Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  19.1
Number of students:  739

Racial breakdown:

White:
51.7%
African American:
32.1%
Hispanic:
5.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  50.2%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Saturday, January 5, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Sparkman Middle School ranked better than 71.9% of middle schools in Alabama. It also ranked last among 4 ranked middle schools in the Madison County School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 68.93. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (51.7%), African American (32.1%), Hispanic (5.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 50.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Madison County School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sparkman Middle School is 19.1, which is the lowest among 4 middle schools in the Madison County School District! (See more...)
Compare Sparkman Middle School employs 38.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Sparkman Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Sparkman Middle School 119th of 423 Alabama public middle schools. (See Sparkman Middle School in the ranking list.)

Madison County:

SchoolDigger ranks Madison County 16th of 129 Alabama school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sparkman Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 59.55 152nd 407 62.7%
2005 73.48 68th 415 83.6%
2006 73.45 72nd 409 82.4%
2007 71.38 94th 412 77.2%
2008 66.42 116th 417 72.2%
2009 67.36 115th 425 72.9%
2010 72.58 102nd 435 76.6%
2011 72.87 99th 435 77.2%
2012 75.23 80th 436 81.7%
2013 78.52 50th 436 88.5%
2014 71.54 85th 438 80.6%
2015 67.88 91st 430 78.8%
2016 62.19 134th 432 69.0%
2017 66.63 115th 432 73.4%
2018 68.93 119th 423 71.9%

Data source: test scores: Alabama State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Alabama State Department of Education

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All ratings (Avg rating: 4.3)
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by a parent
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Open Quote Sparkman Middle is a great school. The administration and teachers work hard with the students to help them excel in life. The school has had so many improvements thru out the building. It is a clean and safe school. You will love it at Sparkman Middle. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, August 28, 2017

Open Quote I am so excited about the direction that SMS is heading towards! The new administration has high energy and motivation to make this already great school even better! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, August 28, 2017

Open Quote The teachers and administrators at Sparkman Middle School are excellent, they are committed to more than just our child's education, they also strive to insure their well-being. My daughter was excited about the students being able to pick their own elective classes, which range from Forensic Science to Drama. As a parent I love how much they encourage us to be a part of our child's educational journey, we will truly miss the family atmosphere when we move on to high school. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, August 28, 2017

Open Quote Sparkman Middle School is a wonderful school with an Administration and Faculty that put the student's education first! They are constantly working on ways to offer the best learning tools for the children! The staff is caring and I know my child is in good hands during day! So glad we are part of the SMS family! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, August 28, 2017

Open Quote My daughter is loving the new electives classes brought by the new Principal. She is taking Forensic Science! We have heard good things about the Principal being a really innovative thinker. The staff all spoke highly of him and their experience with him so far. We love being a part of Sparkman Middle School! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Sparkman Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 607 137 0 6 26 n/a n/a 0 776
2001 622 164 1 4 32 n/a n/a 0 823
2002 631 204 1 11 32 n/a n/a 0 879
2003 631 204 1 11 32 n/a n/a 0 879
2004 447 181 1 11 26 n/a n/a 0 666
2005 458 223 4 15 26 n/a n/a 0 726
2006 471 200 2 17 26 n/a n/a 2 718
2007 464 231 6 20 35 n/a n/a 5 761
2008 494 243 12 17 38 n/a n/a 0 804
2009 469 235 13 19 38 n/a n/a 0 774
2010 468 256 10 14 41 n/a n/a 14 803
2011 485 267 8 17 50 0 2 0 829
2012 469 277 7 20 49 0 10 0 832
2013 453 276 10 27 44 1 12 0 823
2014 436 272 9 26 42 2 21 0 808
2015 405 236 10 30 37 2 24 0 744
2016 409 248 8 40 39 2 27 0 773
2017 382 237 11 41 35 2 31 0 739

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Sparkman Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 776 41.0 18.9 35.8
2001 823 42.0 19.6 34.5
2002 879 48.0 18.3 39.8
2003 879 48.0 18.3 39.8
2004 666 40.1 16.6 38.1
2005 726 40.0 18.2 41.3
2006 718 40.0 17.9 40.9
2007 761 40.5 18.8 40.6
2008 804 42.9 18.7 41.2
2009 774 43.4 17.7 42.6
2010 803 42.0 19.1 45.4
2011 829 46.1 17.9 44.4
2012 832 46.8 17.7 48.7
2013 823 44.9 18.3 51.9
2014 808 35.5 22.7 55.2
2015 744 37.0 20.1 48.5
2016 773 37.0 20.8 50.8
2017 739 38.5 19.1 50.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Sparkman Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 776 41.0 18.9 35.8
2001 823 42.0 19.6 34.5
2002 879 48.0 18.3 39.8
2003 879 48.0 18.3 39.8
2004 666 40.1 16.6 38.1
2005 726 40.0 18.2 41.3
2006 718 40.0 17.9 40.9
2007 761 40.5 18.8 40.6
2008 804 42.9 18.7 41.2
2009 774 43.4 17.7 42.6
2010 803 42.0 19.1 45.4
2011 829 46.1 17.9 44.4
2012 832 46.8 17.7 48.7
2013 823 44.9 18.3 51.9
2014 808 35.5 22.7 55.2
2015 744 37.0 20.1 48.5
2016 773 37.0 20.8 50.8
2017 739 38.5 19.1 50.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Alabama State Department of Education.

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