Frank Sparkes

  • Philosophy:
    We believe "Where Education Sparkes a Bright Future". We will emphasize diligence in students doing their best to be successful in the academics by fostering self-discipline, studying, and building a culture of valuing education.

2014 National Blue Ribbon School Award  Frank Sparkes Students around the Blue Ribbon Banner

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting Frank Sparkes School’s website. Welcome back to school year
2014 - 2015! Our school believes in the success of every student. We believe "Where Education Sparkes a Bright Future". With this belief, we work hard to provide a quality education with high academic rigor for every child every day. We want our students to have choices in life and not be doomed by their life circumstances. We are building a culture of valuing education and enthusiasm for learning! Thus, our goal is to produce the “Proficient Student” who will be CAREER and COLLEGE READY in order to compete in this competitive global society.

This school year, our students will participate in the Merced County Spelling Bee, Junior Olympics, and the Writing Festival!

Other academic events this year will be our Academic Rumbles, Hall of Fame Tour, Accelerated Reader Competitions, and Computer Success Marathon!

I am truly proud of our students, staff, and parents for the great success that we have at our school. We are proud of our API score of 830 on the state test!!! Our success can only happen with your continued support as parents and community members. Again, I welcome you to volunteer in our library, classrooms, and other school events.

Let’s overcome the educational challenges of our time with high expectation and ENTHUSIASM!

Kim Cuthriell

Sparkes Elementary School is housed on a 14.5-acre campus that includes classrooms, offices, a cafeteria, and a large recreation and play area, with an additional fenced play area for the kindergarten and preschool students. The school facility completed modernization seven years ago, and hosts an expanded media center, a 32-station teaching computer lab, and more office/reception space.

In addition to the media center and computer lab, other instructional space includes 13 permanent classrooms and 12 permanent portables. Regular maintenance of the facility is a commitment of the District and includes a multiyear Deferred Maintenance Plan to ensure regular painting and upkeep in accordance with standards for optimal safety and comfort.

Custodians clean each of the rooms every day. The District provides maintenance technicians and groundskeepers to manage and tend to routine and unexpected repairs.