About Sparr Elementary School
- Increasing Achievement for All Students
- Sparr Elementary will provide every student with learning opportunities to grow academically, emotionally, physically, and socially.
Sparr Elementary serves approximately 400 students from the rural areas of Sparr and Citra communities. The school, located 10-15 miles north of Ocala, was constructed in 1964 and has 4 main buildings and 3 portables. The buildings include a cafeteria and a media center.
The school has two administrators: Principal, Gay Street, and Assistant Principal, Jennifer Pollard. The faculty consists of 25 teachers, 1 guidance counselor, 1 dean, 1 reading/math CAS, 1 science CAS, 1 media specialist, and a part-time speech teacher. 85% of our faculty have bachelor’s degrees and 15% have master’s degrees. We have an additional 22 support staff employees, which includes office staff, para professionals, cafeteria, and custodial staff.
Sparr Elementary’s population is approximately 57% white, 25% African American, 6% multi-racial, and 10% Hispanic. The school has a fairly equal distribution of 59% males and 41% females. The school serves a number of students in special programs. Approximately 19% of our students are in the Exceptional Student Education program with 6% identified as gifted. Approximately 75% of our students receive free or reduced lunch. This qualifies Sparr Elementary as a Title 1 school. Through our progress monitoring teams, Sparr Elementary aggressively addresses absenteeism and academic performance. This rural area has concerns that most communities have in our society. Sparr Elementary is a true community school. We will continue to work hard to meet the expectations set before us.
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