Sparks Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 601 Belfast Rd
       Sparks, MD  21152-9129


 (410) 887-7900

District: Baltimore County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
54th of 855 Maryland Elementary Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  17.8
Number of students:  560

Racial breakdown:

White:
85.4%
Asian:
6.4%
African American:
2.9%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  4.8%

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Updated Tuesday, December 8, 2015, based on the 2015-16 school year test scores.

Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2015, Sparks Elementary ranked better than 93.7% of elementary schools in Maryland. It also ranked 7th among 103 ranked elementary schools in the Baltimore County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2015 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.43. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (85.4%), Asian (6.4%), African American (2.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 4.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sparks Elementary is 17.8. 103 elementary schools in the Baltimore County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Sparks Elementary employs 31.3 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2015 Rankings:

Sparks Elementary:

SchoolDigger Ranks Sparks Elementary 54th of 855 Maryland public elementary schools. (See Sparks Elementary in the ranking list.)

Baltimore County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Baltimore County Public Schools 16th of 24 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sparks Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 1.96 786th 804 2.2% 0 star ranking
2005 3.13 772nd 801 3.6% 0 star ranking
2006 5.20 764th 800 4.5% 0 star ranking
2007 5.31 772nd 815 5.3% 0 star ranking
2008 80.99 117th 835 86.0% 4 star ranking
2009 76.39 186th 847 78.0% 4 star ranking
2010 83.53 76th 852 91.1% 5 star ranking
2011 80.63 108th 850 87.3% 4 star ranking
2012 82.11 77th 854 91.0% 5 star ranking
2013 85.97 34th 844 96.0% 5 star ranking
2014 85.56 65th 863 92.5% 5 star ranking
2015 92.43 54th 855 93.7% 5 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Maryland Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Sparks Elementary Test Scores

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Test score data source: Maryland Department of Education

About the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers: The 2014-2015 school year marked the first year that students in grade 3-8 and high school took the PARCC assessments in English Language Arts and mathematics. PARCC complements, but does not replace, the existing Maryland School Assessment, which assesses performance in science in grades 5 and 8; the Alternate Maryland School Assessment (for students with disabilities); or the Maryland High School Assessments in Biology and Government. In addition students take other assessments such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress and college Readiness tests like AP and SAT.

Source: Maryland Report Card
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Enrollment information for Sparks Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 372 12 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 387
1990 380 17 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 403
1991 440 12 11 0 0 n/a n/a 0 463
1992 421 11 11 0 0 n/a n/a 0 443
1993 428 10 12 0 0 n/a n/a 0 450
1994 417 10 14 0 0 n/a n/a 0 441
1995 259 7 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 272
1996 259 7 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 272
1997 251 14 7 0 0 n/a n/a 0 272
1998 261 16 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 282
1999 283 14 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 302
2000 394 13 16 5 0 n/a n/a 0 428
2001 410 13 18 12 0 n/a n/a 0 453
2002 456 11 16 13 0 n/a n/a 0 496
2003 456 11 16 13 0 n/a n/a 0 496
2004 452 8 20 11 0 n/a n/a 0 491
2005 470 12 21 8 1 n/a n/a 0 512
2006 460 17 18 6 0 n/a n/a 0 501
2007 455 23 11 9 0 n/a n/a 0 498
2008 476 21 13 8 0 n/a n/a 0 518
2009 455 33 10 14 0 n/a n/a 0 512
2010 482 36 24 11 1 n/a n/a 0 554
2011 467 28 27 20 0 0 14 0 556
2012 483 20 34 22 0 0 15 0 574
2013 485 20 32 17 0 0 12 0 566
2014 478 16 36 14 0 0 16 0 560

Test score 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 Sparks Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 387 18.7 20.6 n/a
1990 403 19.8 20.3 2.7
1991 463 21.5 21.5 1.7
1992 443 22.7 19.5 2.3
1993 450 22.3 20.2 2.2
1994 441 22.5 19.6 2.0
1995 272 16.7 16.3 2.9
1996 272 16.7 16.3 2.9
1997 272 15.4 17.7 4.8
1998 282 15.9 17.7 5.3
1999 302 16.0 18.9 4.0
2000 428 22.7 18.9 1.4
2001 453 23.7 19.1 2.2
2002 496 24.0 20.7 1.2
2003 496 24.0 20.7 1.2
2004 491 28.6 17.2 0.8
2005 512 30.0 17.1 4.1
2006 501 28.0 17.9 2.6
2007 498 28.0 17.8 2.8
2008 518 32.0 16.2 4.6
2009 512 31.2 16.4 8.0
2010 554 33.0 16.7 7.9
2011 556 33.3 16.6 5.8
2012 574 33.2 17.2 5.7
2013 566 34.9 16.2 5.8
2014 560 31.3 17.8 4.8

Test score 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 FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Sparks Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 387 18.7 20.6 n/a
1990 403 19.8 20.3 2.7
1991 463 21.5 21.5 1.7
1992 443 22.7 19.5 2.3
1993 450 22.3 20.2 2.2
1994 441 22.5 19.6 2.0
1995 272 16.7 16.3 2.9
1996 272 16.7 16.3 2.9
1997 272 15.4 17.7 4.8
1998 282 15.9 17.7 5.3
1999 302 16.0 18.9 4.0
2000 428 22.7 18.9 1.4
2001 453 23.7 19.1 2.2
2002 496 24.0 20.7 1.2
2003 496 24.0 20.7 1.2
2004 491 28.6 17.2 0.8
2005 512 30.0 17.1 4.1
2006 501 28.0 17.9 2.6
2007 498 28.0 17.8 2.8
2008 518 32.0 16.2 4.6
2009 512 31.2 16.4 8.0
2010 554 33.0 16.7 7.9
2011 556 33.3 16.6 5.8
2012 574 33.2 17.2 5.7
2013 566 34.9 16.2 5.8
2014 560 31.3 17.8 4.8

Test score 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 Maryland Department of Education.

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