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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
465 South Union St
Sparta, MI 49345
About Sparta Area Schools...

Enrolling

Grades
PK, K-12
Total Schools
5
Students
2,500
From Sparta Area Schools

On behalf of our entire system I extend an invitation for all to visit our schools and learn about the amazing things we have going on in our district. We are so proud of our staff, students and the community. We welcome you to come and see what Sparta has to offer through our proud traditions, programs, and initiatives planned for our future! Go Spartans!

Pete Bush - Superintendent

District Strategic Plan can be found at the following link: https://www.spartaschools.org/downloads/administration_office/strategic_plan_document_1_3.pdf

Sparta Area Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1170
100 responses
Average ACT
23
58 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,500
Free or Reduced Lunch
44.6%

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    19:1
    National
    17:1
    Average Teacher Salary
    $70,220
    Teachers in First/Second Year
    5.8%

    Finances

    Expenses Per Student
    $12,671/ student
    National
    $12,239
    Education Expenses
    • Instruction
      67%
    • Support Services
      29%
    • Other
      4%
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      B+
    2. Good for Families
      B
    3. Housing
      B
    Median Household Income
    $45,169
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $709
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $118,300
    National
    $184,700

    Sparta Area Schools Reviews

    16 reviews
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    Excellent school district with most facilities being renovated or replaced to meet today's needed features and functions. Wonderful small town community to live in. Staff and students are positive, friendly and happy to be there!
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    Sparta made the transition from High School to Middle School as painless as possible. The students and faculty at Sparta are what separates it from other communities in the area. I have always felt at home in Sparta. The staff go above and beyond to meet each and every person's individual needs. Sparta is a tightly knit community that offers students and families to get involved and give back to their community. I have been involved in the National Honor Society and volunteer at The Best Prom Ever every year. This event sums up the community of Sparta. Hundreds of volunteers from the community get together and provide students with disabilities an opportunity to dance and find joy in an atmosphere in which everyone is loving and supportive. This event provides a night and experience they would have never had. Sparta has shaped me into the person I am today and I have enjoyed every second of it.
    Sparta Area Schools has many areas for opportunity for kids to explore their futures. The teachers are great! The school keeps with core values. There are many things to get involved in after school.