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Sparkman High School

Public | 7-12 | 101 students

 
 

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Posted September 27, 2011

Sparkman is a wonderful school! We have very qualified teachers, the majority of whom have masters degrees and/or are National Board Certified. The high teacher to student ratio makes for more one-on-one learning. With the addition of our community's Sparkman Scholarship Foundation, we now are able to provide scholarships for qualifying graduates: www.sparkmanpromise.com. We pride ourselves in providing a fantastic education in a safe learning environment!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 31, 2008

I've gone to school here since I was 5! I have learned so much and have made many friends over the years! I love it here! I am now a senior, and will be graduating in May from here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2007

Sparkman is a great school. The teachers and principal really get involved & care about the kids. If there was anything that would make the school better, it would be adding more sports & extra curricular activities for the kids. All in all, we feel our kids are in a safe, learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

a great school wouldnt allow my kid to go anywhere else even though its small it provides a great education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

Great school wouldnt take my kidd any where else safe, great academics, and just a wanderful place for my kids to learn
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 77% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
32%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 77% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 70% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 77% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Biology

The state average for Biology was 44% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
23%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 64%
Black 32% 21%
Hispanic 3% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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325 West Main St
Sparkman, AR 71763
Phone: (870) 678-9312

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