Sparkman High School in AL - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    10-12
  • Students
    1,755
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    545 3.5
  • Ranking

Sparkman High School is a public school. It has 1,755 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 545 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 545 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Administration support is lacking for extracurricular activities, specifically the current principal makes it very difficult for students to plan activities.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The programs offered are outside the norm; for example, the medical academy was a positive experience for me. It gave me real world experience and helped me to determine what I want to major in when I attend college.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: Overall the school is overcrowded. Many teachers do seem to care and then some seem to just want to collect a paycheck and don't have the best interest of the students at heart.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Nurse is always available and willing to help, security is at every door, at opening of school there is bullet proof glass. This school was safe to my knowledge.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: I was a student ambassador (Crimson Society), in Spanish Club and Spanish Honors Society. This school has student gorvernment and many clubs in different areas of study and activities.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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2.66 Sparkman Ninth Grade School Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Bob Jones High School 8 mi. 1,868
2.33 East Limestone High School 8 mi. 1,248
4.00 James Clemens High School 9 mi. 1,405
3.33 Hazel Green High School 11 mi. 1,365
3.66 Huntsville High School 11 mi. 1,749

Around Sparkman High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 51%
Male 48%

Student Diversity

Sparkman High School United States Bob Jones High School East Limestone High School Hazel Green High School Huntsville High School James Clemens High School
White 58.0% 51.0% 67.0% 80.0% 75.0% 74.0% 64.0%
African American 32.0% 15.0% 20.0% 15.0% 14.0% 17.0% 23.0%
Native American 2.0% 1.1% 0% 0% 5.0% 0% 0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 6.0% 0% 0% 2.0% 6.0%
Hispanic 2.0% 25.0% 3.0% 2.0% 2.0% 3.0% 3.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 10 38.6%
Grade 11 29.9%
Grade 12 31.5%

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 52 responses

  • 63% Yes
  • 27% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 28% Medical Academy
  • 26% Advanced Courses
  • 13% JROTC
  • 11% Dual Enrollment
  • 10% Engineering school of Technology
  • 9% Competition Band
  • 3% Peer Helper in special ed wing

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 44% Football program
  • 21% Some students are disruptive
  • 14% Some of the teachers do not teach their classes
  • 12% 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 34 responses

  • 68% The diversity of Sparkman's students.
  • 26% Sparkman's inteligent student body
  • 6% How ratchet and rude our students are

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 34 responses

  • 56% Excellence our tradition. Diversity our strength.
  • 38% Diversity
  • 6% Favoritism

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 30% Choose the right people to be around
  • 30% Take advanced courses and put effort into classes
  • 22% Taking advanced courses will put amongst the best
  • 11% 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

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 3% I love everything about this school.
  • 83% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 10% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 3% I hate everything about this school.