Black River School

Tel: (315)773-5911
Grades: KG-4

465 students

Black River School serves 465 students in grades KG-4.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
Black River School operates within the Carthage Central School District.

Overview

The student population of 465 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-4
Total Students 465 students
Black River School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Black River School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Black River School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 13:1
Black River School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
8%
Black River School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
7%
23%
Black River School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
6%
19%
Black River School Black (1989-2012)
White
74%
48%
Black River School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Black River School Sch Ethnicity Black River School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.44 0.68
Black River School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
34%
42%
Black River School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
13%
7%
Black River School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,401 students has grown by 5% over five years.
School District Name Carthage Central School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
3
Number of Students Managed 3,401 1,136
Carthage Central   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $52 MM $29 MM
Carthage Central   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $51 MM $29 MM
Carthage Central   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $15,951 $21,692
Carthage Central   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,846 $21,514
Carthage Central   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Watertown Senior High School (7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Case Middle School (6.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Calcium Primary School (3.2 miles away)
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    Watertown , NY , 13601
    (315)785-3755
    5.2  mi  |  344  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
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    430 East Hoard St
    Watertown , NY , 13601
    (315)785-3765
    5.3  mi  |  164  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
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    171 East Hoard St
    Watertown , NY , 13601
    (315)785-3750
    5.6  mi  |  501  students  |  Gr.  KG-4

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