Sparkman Schools

The first school in Sparkman was started in 1914. This first class had 132 students enrolled. The first building was a two-story frame building, with eight classrooms. The first Principal was Mr. H. O. Thweatt. Teachers included: Ms. Ethel (Fite) Leamons, with of Scott Leamons; & Miss Ella Adams, of Arkadelphia. With the growth of the Sparkman, enrollment increased to 165 in 1916 and 190 in 1917. To graduate, you only need to complete the eleventh grade, in 1926, that changed to include the twelfth grade.sparkmansch

A new brick building was constructed in 1926 by W. P. Sinquefield. In 1927, Sparkman School District was consolidated with Pine Grove. Later Dalark, Fairview, Holly Springs, Manning, Ouachita, and Shady Grove were consolidated into the present Sparkman District No. 4. By 1968, the Sparkman Schools became integrated. 


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