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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Sparta High School is a public school located in Sparta, IL. It has 337 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 8% of students are at least proficient in math and 17% in reading.

Sparta High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
17%
Percent Proficient - Math
8%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1080
28 responses
Average ACT
24
27 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$44,899
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$595
National
$949
Median Home Value
$79,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Talent show and homecoming week!
    38%
  • Basketball tournament
    15%
  • Holiday activities
    15%
  • Homecoming activites
    15%
  • Dress up Weeks!
    8%
  • Prom
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
337
Free or Reduced Lunch
50%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,780
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$14,751/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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The teachers could be better. Several of the students would be rude to each other and to the teachers and nothing would ever happen. There are not many class options outside of regular options. If students were punished it would never affect anything and things would just continue as before. For the most part, everyone is friendly some of the teachers I would not consider being professional.
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Due to the fact that Sparta is a small community, students are able to easily make friends and connect with people. If students ever have a problem, there is a good guidance counselor to talk to, as well as many teachers. Students are encouraged to reach their full potential. I do wish that Sparta offered more AP and honors classes, though.
I wish the school had more money so we could do cool things, get more field trips. Last year the school used most of the money on guest speakers.