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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! 



Cultivating a dynamic, compassionate community that empowers all learners to lead successful lives.

Creating valuable relationships and innovative learning experiences within our school and community that empower all learners to thrive and excel.

Sparta Administration Office

465 S. Union St.
Sparta, MI 49345
Main Office: 616-887-8253
Fax: 616-887-9958

7:30am - 4:00pm

Monday - Thursday (Closed Fridays)
7:00am - 4:00pm
*beginning June 12, 2023


Joel Stoner, Superintendent

Kristin Melvin, Director of Finance and Operations

Erin Kavanagh, Director of Student Services

Steve Johnson, Director of Academic Services

Kelly Houtman, Admin. Assistant to the Supt

Rachael Anderson, Administrative Assistant