589 reviews
  1. Madison County Schools
  2. 10-12
  3. Public
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
2616 Jeff Rd
Harvest, AL 35749
Telephone
(256) 837-0331
Website
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Sparkman High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1190
17 responses
Average ACT
25
222 responses
AP Enrollment
38%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 89 responses
  • Football Games
    25%
  • Cheering in the student section
    20%
  • Pep rallies
    17%
  • Tailgating and painting up before football games
    16%
  • Homecoming Week
    16%
  • Playing in the band at football games
    4%
  • Bus rides to band competitions
    1%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,845
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.50 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.50 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,708
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.8%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.66 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.66 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.66 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,628/ year
National
$11,890
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.80 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.80 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.80 responses

Sparkman High School Reviews

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As an involved student in Sparkman High School, I can confidently state how much of an impact it has had on my life. I have had the privilege of attending Girls' State, being the Student Government Association Vice President, and being an Editor-in-chief of the yearbook. Through all of these experiences, I have learned how to lead hundreds of students. I have been able to help change Sparkman, and be changed by it as well. I would like to see more technology be present. As an older school, Sparkman doesn't have the newest technology. If new technology were present throughout the school, more students will be engaged in school; thus providing more opportunities for students to thrive. Overall, Sparkman High School has been a place for me to thrive along with thousands of others.
To give my review a little context before I talk about Sparkman, I transitioned from a private school I had went to for 5 years and back into the public school system just before the beginning of my 8th grade year. I attended Sparkman Middle School my 8th grade year, and subsequently Sparkman 9th Grade School and Sparkman High School. I can't speak as a person who's been in the public school system my entire life, but I can say that my experience has been great. I've met so many different types of people from various backgrounds that I know I wouldn't have met at my old private school. I've gained so many opportunities that I wouldn't have gotten elsewhere, and I've also gotten a chance to be taught by some really great teachers who truly care about my learning experience and making sure that I'm given all the materials I need to succeed. It's just a great school overall in my opinion.
Two things I've found in education that make a difference in what is retained and what is enjoyed are these: interest in the subject matter, and slightly less important, natural skills in working with the material. At Sparkman High School, I took plenty of classes that were not designed to be fun or interesting, according to curriculum; just run of the mill courses I had to take to graduate, but my teachers made these classes some of the best learning experiences I might ever have. By being knowledgeable and passionate about the material at hand, using varying mediums for expressing concepts, by taking a genuine interest in the students themselves, and by creating a lively environment in what could easily be drab education, these teachers completely turned things around for me and my classmates. They are a crowd who goes far beyond what their job entails, and my classmates and I have benefited immensely by their selfless dedication and astounding ability to provide high quality education on a low dollar budget.