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Black Hawk Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 880 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted Saturday, November 22, 2014

There is something very wrong with the structure of this school. The vice principle is difficult to communicate with. It is nearly impossible to speak directly with a teacher. There is no push for A students to be placed in AP classes. This school does not have the student's best interests at heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2014

We open enrolled from another district this year into Black Hawk and we are so glad we did. The teachers are caring and openly communicate and address concerns. The teaching is fantastic and they really seem to have a grip on methods that prove successful for kids of this age. The only complaint I have is I wish there were more after-school activities offered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

Most of the kids don't want to go to school in the first place, but we have to give them a motivation to come. After all America is the one that will strive from their success. The discontinuation of Panther time activities such as soccer,flag football and kickball has created an unsuccessful learning environment. Without such activities we are depriving the children of America, a healthy lifestyle, social interaction and the motivation to continue the energy to continue the rest of the day. Michelle Obama has fought for a healthy America and I clearly demonstrated the importance of staying active. Why do we still drown our own country with such bad beliefs?


Posted October 22, 2013

I chose to move back to district and purposely chose a house in the enrollment area in order to send my kids to this school. Our second child is now attending and we are very happy with BHMS. There seems to be a good amount of parent involvement and the teachers are extremely engaged. Weekly I get emails from them. They seem genuinely invested in their students. The school seems to be doing a great job of transitioning from elementary to HS as well, with just the right amount of homework, and they did a great job with orientation as well; easing the scary move from elementary to middle school. I'm glad I made the choice to move back to the area, and specifically choosing this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2012

Having had one son who we pulled after the sixth grade and another one we are not sending back I would not give this school a positive recommendation. There is bullying, profane language used on a daily basis by the students, lack of accountability by the teachers and administration. There is no communication between teachers and the parents. No consideration for special needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2011

We moved for our children to come to Black Hawk and we don't regret our decision. 99% of the teachers are amazing. They go above and beyond to involve the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2010

I think there is a disconnect and the teachers do not work closely with the parents. Many behavioral problems within the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2010

My son has multiple behavioral and learning special needs and this is his first year in middle school. He has had one of the best years of his school life. The teachers, administrators, nurse and special ed. professionals have been exceptional in their attempts to understand and meet his needs in a holistic manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2008

i go to Black Hawk and it's so cool the teachers are kind and they will give you the best time of your life........i have lots of friendly friends.....hehehe...
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2008

i go to this school and i like it alot.they have a very good cirriculum and when it cames to problems in the school the teachers are right on it. we have a lot of afterschool stuff and there is homework help and lots more. i feel that this school will really help for high school
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2008

I think this school is excellent!


Posted December 10, 2007

This school has excelent cirriculum and is polite to all people. 6Th grade 3t's Mr. Bartosh is the is the best teacher in the school
—Submitted by a parent


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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 69% in 2010.

269 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

267 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2010.

259 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

285 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2010.

298 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

293 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

261 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students84%
Female91%
Male76%
Black73%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students75%
Female75%
Male76%
Black61%
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students75%
Female69%
Male83%
Black53%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students69%
Female72%
Male64%
Black47%
Asian82%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant69%

Reading

All Students65%
Female68%
Male60%
Black43%
Asian73%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English67%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students68%
Female70%
Male66%
Black42%
Asian73%
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students60%
Female66%
Male53%
Black35%
Asian48%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students57%
Female53%
Male60%
Black33%
Asian59%
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant57%

Reading

All Students58%
Female55%
Male61%
Black30%
Asian44%
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant58%

Science

All Students50%
Female49%
Male51%
Black24%
Asian43%
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant50%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 73%
Black 13% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 6%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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