Black Hawk Elementary School

  • Black Hawk Elementary School serves 244 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Black Hawk Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Black Hawk Elementary School's student population of 244 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students244 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Black Hawk Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Black Hawk Elementary School is 0.66, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank#1931 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
4%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Black Hawk Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
45%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Black Hawk Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
34%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
16%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Black Hawk Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.660.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Black Hawk Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
28%
27%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Black Hawk Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSpringfield 186 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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