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Black Hawk Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 507 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted August 12, 2011

The new principal at this school, Mary Brandt, is WONDERFUL! I know this because she was the principal at Winnebago Elementary school for the 6 yeas my daughter attended school there. This will be Mrs. Brandt's first school year (2011-2012) at Blackhawk and everyone was sad to see her leave Winnebago. She is a wonderful, caring woman with great ideas and she'll do a great job at Blackhawk. The students and parents will benefit from having her as their principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2011

I recently moved from Seattle, WA and registered my 9 yr old in one of the 4th grade classes at Blackhawk and I was sadly disappointed. The falculty are not used to dealing with African American children and come across quite racist....this feeling is supported by other parents from my child's class. The superintendent was not much help and this being 2011 I am truly amazed at how cruel some people still are. My child defnitely will not attend Blackhawk next year and I will not recommend this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

This is a wonderful school for my children. I get the sense that everyone cares about my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

There is a great need for reorganization through out this school. Some of the issues that are of great concern is safety. The level of parent involvement is so poor that the same person is president of the booster's for a third year, no one wants to step up. Our english speaking children do not get the same opportunities as our non english speaking children. I believe that this is a much needed improvement to allow all children more work time in school and less homework at home, what is the point of work over load? You have them for six and a half hours per day, I think that should be enough !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

I currently do not have a child that goes here, but the children I babysit attend here. Academics seem ok, but the lack of dicipline by the teachers is unsatisfactory.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

I have two kids go through this school. One is a freshman in Glenbard East High School now, the other in 4th grade at this time. I am very happy with the challenge the school have given my two. My Hi School Freshman has been playing a musical instruments since 5th grade (Blackhawk) and maintaining good grades. The reason she is doing so well is Blackhawk taught her how to get the WORK done! My youngest is following in his older sibling foot steps. Just a little footnote we are Africian Americians and that made no different to the way Blackhawk challenge and guide my children. Thank you, for getting my kids off to a great start in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students40%
Female44%
Male36%
Black8%
Asian47%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income30%
Not low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners0%

Reading

All Students45%
Female54%
Male33%
Black23%
Asian59%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income39%
Not low income62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learners11%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students47%
Female44%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian57%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Low income46%
Not low income48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female44%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asian57%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Low income30%
Not low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Low income58%
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students49%
Female45%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Low income45%
Not low income59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female40%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asian55%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Low income29%
Not low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

26%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value table growth scores from the state of Illinois.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 55% 24%
White 19% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 4%
Black 9% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Glendale Heights, IL 60139
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