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    Welcome to the Sparta Area School District! Ensuring a high quality educational experience and skills relevant to the 21st century.

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    Trevor Tripp

    Trevor Tripp is a music teacher at Southside Elementary School. Mr. Tripp finds it fun and rewarding to share his love of music with students. Read more.

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    Lesley Jacobs

    Lesley Jacobs is a school counselor at Meadowview Intermediate School. She enjoys fishing, boating and reading. She attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Ms. Jacobs has worked in education for 20 years and all 20 years have been as a school counselor in the Sparta Area School District. When she first started in the District, she had four schools, Cataract, Lawrence-Lawson, Southside and Leon. Read more

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    Nila Larson

    Nila Larson is a second grade teacher at Southside Elementary. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and her master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Mrs. Larson loves teaching second grade. She says "I have enjoyed working with little minds and wonderful parents and staff." Her favorite memory from education is being kindly recognized by appreciative parents in helping their child. Read more

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    Sara Jarvis

    Sara Jarvis is a teacher at Lawrence-Lawson Elementary. She received her bachelor and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Her favorite memory from education is when the school principal subbed for her third grade teacher and played the guitar for her class. Ms. Jarvis is currently working toward earning her 316 Reading License and enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family. Read more

Our Mission: Ensuring a high quality educational experience and skills relevant to the 21st century.

The Sparta Area School District, located in Western Wisconsin, is a great place to grow and learn. Our strength is grounded in our staff, dedicated to meeting the needs of all of our students. You will see evidence of this in our progressive curriculum, individualized instruction, unique charter schools, active student organizations, and outstanding special education programs. Our local communities continually show their support for quality education by providing and maintaining excellent school facilities and advanced educational technology. The parents and guardians in our District have high expectations for their children and take an active role in their children’s education. Quality parental involvement in education takes many forms – at home, parent organizations, after-school activities, tutoring programs, and co-curricular groups. The Sparta Area School District also enjoys a great partnership with local business and industry, which provide work experience opportunities, financial support, special presentations and opportunities for career exploration. Finally, our students and alumni show their Spartan Pride wherever they go. Please take time to explore our District, our website, and the Sparta area. You won’t be disappointed.