Blackburn Elementary School

17302 E R D Mize Rd
Independence, MO 64057
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 404 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Blackburn Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 39%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Missouri state average of 43%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 31% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 404 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • : Bottom 50% in MO
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Blackburn Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

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School Overview

Blackburn Elementary School's student population of 404 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
404 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Blackburn Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 2,084 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Blackburn Elementary School is 0.59, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MO)
#1230 out of 2084 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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30-34%
39%
This chart displays 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 Missouri by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
40-44%
43%
This chart displays 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 Missouri by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
30-34%
38%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Blackburn Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Missouri by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
14%
8%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Blackburn Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Missouri by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
18%
15%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Blackburn Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Missouri by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
60%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
7%
5%
This chart displays 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 Missouri by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Blackburn Elementary School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Missouri.
0.59
This chart displays the diversity score of Blackburn Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Missouri by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
40%
This chart displays 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 Missouri by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
This chart displays 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 Missouri by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Blackburn Elementary School's ranking?
Blackburn Elementary School is ranked #1230 out of 2,084 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Missouri.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30-34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% MO state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 43% MO state average).
How many students attend Blackburn Elementary School?
404 students attend Blackburn Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
60% of Blackburn Elementary School students are White, 18% of students are Black, 14% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Blackburn Elementary School?
Blackburn Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does Blackburn Elementary School offer ?
Blackburn Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Blackburn Elementary School part of?
Blackburn Elementary School is part of Independence 30 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 404 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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