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Black Hawk Elementary - 03

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Posted June 14, 2014

Different principal now than in some of the negative comments below. The school encourages parental involvement and everyone really seems to care about the children. I don't like that this rating is only based on standardized test scores. I feel like my soon to be 3rd grade son is doing well and is given opportunities to excel. He had a bad experience in first grade, with a teacher that the district had forced into the position in order to get her to quit (it worked mid-year) but it wasn't the school's fault. Overall, I would say a good, safe, quality school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2013

Wonderful School!!!..My boys have been going here since 1st grade and Kindergarten!!...I have not had ANY problems with the staff or any of the students here!...In fact, our oldest son ( now an 8th grader) still LOVES to go back and see his "old teachers"!!..our youngest son is currently in 4th grade, and he loves his school as well!!...I would have to say HANDS DOWN, this is one of the best schools in the state, as far as dedicated/caring staff are concerned!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2011

This school needs to be inspected and reviewed by the school boards. The principle is not fair to all students and there is much favoritism. Her techniques are very questionable! There is too much bullying at this school that is not addressed properly. The school does not meet standards in any area! The principle doesn't have the personality to be in any position dealing with people!


Posted January 16, 2011

My grandson attends this school, he is constantly in trouble and hates goign there. We had a meeting with the higher ups in this building and were told it isn't just one student yet the only thing we heard was it was all his fault and my daughters home life. He has been pushed and bullied yet nothing gets done about it. This is the worst school I have ever been in and the principal does not belong there.


Posted November 15, 2010

My daughter is in Fourth Grade this year and has been in this school since Kindergarten. The teachers have all been wonderful and do so much for the students. We had a problem with a bully for a little while but it was taken care of. When my daughter was in Kindergarten, she and a classmate decided to skip the bus and walk home. When the principal found out that they were missing, she got in her car and drove through all the neighborhoods looking for them. How many Principals would do that for your kids?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

I have 2 children attending this school and feel as though i as a parent am an outsider and in the way. I feel my children are attending a school who is going through the motions of just being a school, doing the minimum of what they need to just get by. I feel as if the staff is there to do their job at a minimum and that is it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

I have twin daughters in the 4th grade and also coach their basketball team. They are in seperate classes and their teachers teaching stratagies are polar opposites. Both with their strenghts and weaknesses! Maybe more teacher workshops would be helpful. As for their sports activities, the school could be more supportive. This is their first year with a girls basketball team and I find myself organizing it more than coaching! But all in all I'am pretty happy with the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

I have been very dissappointed with this school. I have a 7-year-old who is now a 1st grader, and also attended there in kindergarten. I feel that there are too many children per teacher to adequately teach and control a classroom. In addition, I do not feel that any concerns I have had - be they academic or regarding bullying issues - have been dealt with by the principal. In fact, I ususally come away from a meeting with her feeling as if I've just been given the 'brush off,' or as if when I leave she rolls her eyes behind my back. I do not feel that this school has a challenging academic core, or that my son has learned anything there that he would not have independantly or at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2009

I agree, the princial does not belong here. There is no consistency in discipline and she looks down on everyone. Once a child has discipline issues, they are labbeled a problem and will always be labbeled a problem no matter what they do. She is not there for the children! The teachers are the only reason my children are still there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2009

I love this school and all the staff in it. I have 3 children attending this school and have had nothing but happy kids they are taught and treated for nice. The principle is very polite and knows all of her students and parents my name. I would recommend this school to anyone. The kids, parents and teachers are very close.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2008

The principal of this school belongs on a college campus not an elementary school. she is rude to her students, parents and alot of her faculty.
—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 76% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

All Students47%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Femalen/a
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the South Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

All Students65%
Femalen/a
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Femalen/a
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Students with disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the South Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

All Students73%
Femalen/a
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Students with disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Femalen/a
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Students with disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the South Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 78%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 12%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 3%
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 43%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7108 Seeaire St
Black Hawk, SD 57718
Phone: (605) 787-6701

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