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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Sparks High School is a public school located in Sparks, NV. It has 1,184 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 18% in reading.

Sparks High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
18%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1080
25 responses
Average ACT
20
85 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$60,785
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,057
National
$949
Median Home Value
$275,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
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  • Senior Sunrise and Sunset
    20%
  • Mr. SHS
    18%
  • Lip Sync
    16%
  • Read for the Ride
    15%
  • Assemblies
    11%
  • Night of All Nations
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,184
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,437
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,450/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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Sparks High School Reviews

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Sparks High School really stands for bleeding maroon and gold. It’s a school where all the staff and especially the admin take the time to get to know there students not just in there schoolwork, but personal lives. It’s a very supportive school to there students and sports ! We got the best soccer team in the state, the best leadership team in the state, the best cheerleading team in the state, the best assistant principal in the state and not to mention the best principal in the state. (Everyone of those have been recognized as is). One thing I would like to see happen is changes in our fields and a bigger weight room to prepare everyone for there sports but not only that for whoever is going to move on into college to play. I would like to see more hands on tech at school in certain classes also. Other than that my 4 year experience at sparks was unforgettable!
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My experience in Sparks High School was great the building still has its traditional looks for the building. It even has a train on the football field. The school is small but it's very easy to locate classes. It has its solar panel in the parking lot. Everything important is in front of the school like office police officers and the facility staff. Teachers are well for helping out students, there rare occasions fight breaks out. Where known to have the best soccer team for our district we have CTE programs and AP and H classes. We all get together to have assembles and to have fun and teachers also interact with.
Sparks High school is awesome!!! The diversity of students is insane, different cultures all together in one school. The academics are also great. In my class (class of 2017) 60 students including myself graduated with an Honors diploma. The teachers are great too, they care for their students and are always there to help us succeed. There are many clubs and the student involvement in each one of them is huge. The Administration is also great. They also give us lots of advice to be better students. The students are all from different backgrounds and cultures which makes Sparks high the most diverse in Washoe County. Each year we do an event called “Night of All nations” where we celebrate all the different cultures from around the world with music and FOOD!!! And different dances of the world. The student involvement is also huge, we are really involved in school events and assemblies. Our assemblies are filled with entertainment, music and games.