I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting Frank Sparkes School’s website. Welcome back to school year 2013 - 2014! Our school
believes in the success of every student. We believe “Education is an Economic Equalizer”. 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!
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