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Sparks High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 12 students

 

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Posted October 29, 2009

They actually cook their lunches!!!! All the other schools have premade a warmed up lunches. Horaay for old fashioned school lunch
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2009

Some of my teachers are very caring, and try to he best of their ability to prepare the students. Unfortunately, this is not true for all of the teachers; it seems to me that some teachers don't care about preparing their students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2008

This school is amazing. the instructors's only goal is that their student succees
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2005

My daughter is currently attending Sparks HS for 8th grade. The program is designed to help your child with the transformation from a middle school student to a highschool student. My daughter is currently taking Algebra 1/2 and a foreign language and she'll recieve Highschool credit for those at the beginning of the year.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE) to assess high school students in reading, writing, math and science. The HSPE is a high school graduation requirement. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students63%
Female64%
Male62%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian78%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch60%
Full price68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities70%
Students with limited English proficiency19%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant63%

Reading

All Students68%
Female77%
Male60%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch65%
Full price73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
Students without disabilities75%
Students with limited English proficiency12%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant68%

Science

All Students65%
Female60%
Male69%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian82%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch63%
Full price68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities71%
Students with limited English proficiency16%
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant65%

Writing

All Students75%
Female86%
Male64%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian82%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch72%
Full price79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities82%
Students with limited English proficiency24%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE) to assess high school students in reading, writing, math and science. The HSPE is a high school graduation requirement. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 69% 40%
White 20% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Black 3% 10%
Two or more races 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (775) 353-5514

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra
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820 15th St
Sparks, NV 89431
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Phone: (775) 353-5550

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