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Welcome to Sparta Area Schools

Welcome to the Sparta Area Schools website.  It is our hope that this website will help you learn about our school system and the many dedicated professionals who make it all work seamlessly.

We are a mission driven school district with a vision of excellence for every child every day.  With our ever changing world, every student must be College and Career ready.  To that end, we are committed to working toward providing opportunities to ensure success for all.  Our core principles include; cultivating a culture of respectful relationships, focus on effective instruction, utilize a data driven decision making model and expecting excellence in all we do.  It is our desire that through our core principles we will accomplish our vision targets, which include; differentiating learning opportunities to better meet individual needs that will increase student achievement across all performance levels.

On behalf of our entire system I extend an invitation for all to visit our schools and learn about the amazing things we have going on in our district.  We are so proud of our staff, students and the community.  We welcome you to come and see what Sparta has to offer through our proud traditions, programs, and initiatives planned for our future!  Go Sparta! 

District Mission Statement

The Sparta Area School District is committed to work in partnership with students, families, and the community. Our goal is to ensure that all students master the essential skills and develop the attitudes and behaviors necessary to function successfully in a changing world. This partnership is committed to guarantee an educational environment designed to challenge all students to achieve their highest potentials.


Gordie Nickels

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum
Mark Kasmer

Director of Finance and Operations
Deb Carnes

Director of Human Resources
Joel Stoner

Administrative Assistant
Missy Patterson

Data Specialist
Lisa Hunter

Administrative Assistant
Susan Narvaez