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Freeport, IL
Students enrolled: 295

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1401 South Blackhawk Avenue
Freeport, IL 61032

(815) 232-0490
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October 17, 2010
They do so much for the kids. It has good teachers and its nice.

- submitted by a community member

March 11, 2009
This is the best School in District 145, the principal, and techers really care about these students.

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2007
Blackhawk School is only one of 21 schools in the State of Illinois who has been honored by the Illinois State Board of Education with the Illinois Spotlight School Award for three consecutive years. You can't get any better than that. Under the leadership of Principal Donna Benton, Blackhawk has been raised to be a school of excellence and the State of Illinois thinks so as well. Mrs. Benton respects her teachers, staff, students and parents and has been nominated for the ISBE Those Who Excel Award. Blackhawk students are achieving when statistically they shouldn't. That comes through great leadership, not by accident. This school is doing wonderful things for it's students, and the teachers and principal are to thank.

- submitted by a parent

July 22, 2005
I just want to say that I feel that Blackhawk school is a very good elementary school. The teachers there are awesome with the students. My daughter attended Blackhawk from 2nd to 4th grade. In first grade she was at Empire and I feel that she was better off in Blackhawk. The teachers there are more caring and understanding of the children with emotional problems and work to help them. I want to thank all of the Teachers for everything that they did to help my daughter. Especially Mrs. Tegtmeyer and Ms. Krall. Thank you very much and keep up the good work that you do for all of you students.

- submitted by a parent

March 02, 2005
The teachers at this school are outstanding dedicated and often give there own time and money to help students succeed. I feel this is one of the better schools in freeport. The one drawback on the school is it's principal who talks about her qualifications and often starts unrest between parents and teachers. Test scores have improved a great deal in the last 5 yrs however that has more to do with the teachers than the schools pricipal. I myself have realized with older children who have attended Blackhawk that they are better prepared than kids coming from other elementary schools in the district. Kudos for the TEACHERS at Blackhawk, Hang in there.

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2004
This school is by far not my primary choice. Based on our experience as parents, we feel that we received no help to enhance our child's education in anyway. In fact, we feel that our child's education was set back just by going to this school. There only solution to the 'so-called' problems that their students have is either to stick them in special education, hold them back a year, or medicate them. To me, this seems like a way out for them. Our child shut down and shut out the world.

- submitted by a parent

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Blackhawk Elementary School
1401 South Blackhawk Avenue, Freeport, IL  61032
(815) 232-0490
Last modified Blackhawk Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Blackhawk Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top