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Sparkman High School is a public school. It has 1,888 students in grades 10-12. According to state standards, 88% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 520 reviews written and they have been mixed.

2616 Jeff Rd
Harvest, AL 35749
(256) 837-0331

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 520 reviews
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    • Parent
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: My child was not really involved in high school athletics
    • Parent
    • 4
    Overall Experience: overall we have had a great experience at this school --but my child was a high achiever, not sure this is the right school for an average child
    • Parent
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Bullying does not seem to be an issue, however, the school is very large so parents must stay engaged to know what is going on with their child, you can get lost in the numbers.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: The deputies survey the school regularly to make sure everything is in order. The administration is always on call in case of emergencies. I always feel safe at Sparkman. We practice safety procedures and drills regularly in order to stay up to date and that makes me feel more confident in case something were to happen.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: I am involved in several clubs at Sparkman. Most students have joined at least one club or sports team. SGA has been a great opportunity for me because it helped me meet new people I wouldn't have otherwise met and it was a lot of fun to help plan and prepare school functions.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
Sparkman Ninth Grade School Public
3.66 Sparkman Middle School Public
3.66 Harvest School Public
3.66 Monrovia Middle School Public
Calvary Baptist Academy Private, Religious
2.33 Life Christian Academy Private, Religious
Westminister Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.66 Legacy Elementary School Public
3.66 Monrovia Elementary School Public
2.66 Providence School Public
3.33 Endeavor Elementary School Public
2.66 Westminster Christian Academy Private, Religious
The Country Day School Private, Montessori
4.00 Rainbow Elementary School Public
3.33 Madison Cross Roads Elementary School Public
2.00 Creekside Elementary School Public
2.66 Huntsville Christian Academy Private, Religious
2.00 Oakwood Adventist Academy Private, Religious
In the Beginning Christian Academy Private, Religious
2.33 West Mastin Lake Elementary School Public
4.33 Discovery Middle School Public
St. John the Baptist Catholic School Private, Religious
Madison Baptist Academy Private, Religious
2.66 Edward White Middle School Public
3.00 Highlands Elementary School Public
Islamic Academy of Huntsville Private, Religious
2.33 Columbia High School Public
4.00 New Century Technology High School Public, Magnet
4.00 Columbia Elementary School Public
2.66 Rolling Hills Elementary School Public
4.33 Bob Jones High School Public
Premier School Private, Alternative
4.00 West Madison Elementary School Public
1.66 Jo Johnson High School Public
4.00 Liberty Middle School Public
2.33 Davis Hills Middle School Public
3.66 Academy for Science & Foreign Language Public, Magnet
3.00 Pope John Paul II Catholic High School Private, Religious
4.00 Horizon Elementary School Public
2.33 University Place Elementary School Public
2.33 East Limestone High School Public
Covenant Classical School Private, Religious
2.00 Johnson Elementary School Public
2.33 Madison Academy Private, Religious
2.33 Montview Elementary School Public
First Baptist Child Development Center & Academy Private, Religious
4.00 Heritage Elementary School Public
2.33 Lakewood Elementary School Public
3.00 Valley Fellowship Christian Academy Private, Religious
4.00 Academy for Academics & Arts Public, Magnet
Care to Learn School Private, Religious
4.33 Madison Elementary School Public
3.00 Louis J. Morris Elementary School Public
1.66 Butler High School Public
4.33 Mill Creek Elementary School Public
2.66 Westlawn Middle School Public
The Seldon Center Public, Alternative
Holy Family Parochial School Private, Religious
3.33 Meridianville Middle School Public
Union Chapel Christian Academy Private, Religious
Greengate School Private, Special Education
Temple Christian Academy Private, Religious
2.66 Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School Public
2.33 Lee High School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Monrovia Middle School 3 mi. 1,118
3.33 Madison Cross Roads Elementary School 6 mi. 997
2.00 Creekside Elementary School 5 mi. 994
4.33 Bob Jones High School 8 mi. 2,162
4.00 Liberty Middle School 8 mi. 1,151

Around Sparkman High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Grade 10 37.4%
Grade 11 31.0%
Grade 12 31.6%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 45 responses

  • 60% Yes
  • 29% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 30% Medical Academy
  • 29% Advanced Courses
  • 12% JROTC
  • 11% Dual Enrollment
  • 9% Engineering school of Technology
  • 7% Competition Band
  • 2% Peer Helper in special ed wing

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 44% Football program
  • 22% Some students are disruptive
  • 15% Some of the teachers do not teach their classes
  • 10% Is between a poor and wealthy middle class area
  • 7% The students do not interact beyond their cliques
  • 2% Rude disrespectful teachers who want to dehumanize

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 26 responses

  • 62% The diversity of Sparkman's students.
  • 31% Sparkman's inteligent student body
  • 8% How ratchet and rude our students are

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 56% Excellence our tradition. Diversity our strength.
  • 37% Diversity
  • 7% Favoritism

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 31% Choose the right people to be around
  • 27% Take advanced courses and put effort into classes
  • 23% Taking advanced courses will put amongst the best
  • 12% Take advanced courses/enroll in dual enrollment
  • 4% Study as much as you can.
  • 4% If you take advanced classes, you can't breeze by

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 22 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 81% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 14% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 5% I hate everything about this school.