Blackburn Elementary School

  • Blackburn Elementary School serves 449 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Blackburn Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 61%.

Top Placements

Blackburn Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

  • Blackburn Elementary School's student population of 449 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 29% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students449 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Blackburn Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,601 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Blackburn Elementary School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Blackburn Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Blackburn Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Blackburn Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Asian
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Blackburn Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
47%
32%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Blackburn Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
25%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Blackburn Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
27%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Blackburn Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Blackburn Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Florida by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Blackburn Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.650.46
This chart display the diversity score of Blackburn Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunchn/a
48%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Blackburn Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Blackburn Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameManatee School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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This is an excellent school with a very caring, supportive, dedicated staff. The teachers and support staff are the best that I have ever encountered, and their dedication to the studnets is evident everyday.
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