Blackburn Elementary School

3904 17th St E
Palmetto, FL 34221
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Blackburn Elementary School serves 502 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Blackburn Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

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 502 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students502 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

Blackburn Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Blackburn Elementary School is 0.68, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2564 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
42%
33%
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Black
23%
22%
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White
31%
38%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.680.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameManatee School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Blackburn Elementary School is Amikids Manatee (1.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Palmetto Amikids Manatee Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 28 students
    1.7 miles
    2715 16th Ave E
    Palmetto, FL 34221
    (941) 723-4702
    1.7 6-12 28
  • Palmetto James Tillman Elementary Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 65% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 547 students
    1.7 miles
    1415 29th St E
    Palmetto, FL 34221
    (941) 723-4833
    1.7 PK-5 547
  • Palmetto Manatee School For The Arts Charter School
    Math: 57% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 2,066 students
    1.9 miles
    700 Haben Blvd
    Palmetto, FL 34221
    (941) 721-6800
    1.9 6-12 2,066
  • Palmetto Lincoln Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 23% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 477 students
    2.2 miles
    305 17th St E
    Palmetto, FL 34221
    (941) 721-6840
    2.2 6-8 477
  • Palmetto Lincoln Memorial Academy Charter School

    2.3 miles
    305 17th St E
    Palmetto, FL 34221
    (941) 721-6840
    2.3 n/a n/a

School Reviews

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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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