On behalf of the entire Sparta Area School District, I would like to welcome you to our learning community!  We are very proud and have a passion for academic, social, and emotional excellence, while focusing on personal growth, building positive relations, collaboration, and inspiring curiosity.



900 E. Montgomery Street
Sparta, WI 54656

Our district holds strong traditions from every level K4-12, while understanding and open to how we need to change to meet the needs of our students. Our highly qualified and outstanding staff have enabled our students to be ready and prepared for the next step in their own personal journey. With an infusion of instructional technology, a challenging curriculum, and student access to industry standard learning tools, we believe Sparta students are prepared to compete in this changing society and global market.  Our district is committed to developing the whole child, through a strong commitment to not only the core subject areas, but the arts, physical education, STEM, music, technology, world languages, and a large after school and co-curricular program.

Our staff, buildings, facilities, and instructional technology will continue to meet the needs of all our learners through our curriculum, assessments, activities, and other learning opportunities. Our schools also follow the Spartan Way (respectul, responsible, and safe) which helps us establish common expectations to ensure our learning environments foster collaboration, creativity, communication, and problem solving.

Our staff have a strong desire to meet our mission and represent the values of the Sparta Area School District.  As a district, we continue to transform ourselves to meet the needs of our students. Welcome to the Sparta Area School District and go Spartans!!! 

-Sam Russ

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Samuel Russ


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Wendy Markgren

Superintendent's Assistant