Blackhawk High School

500 Blackhawk Rd, Beaver Falls, PA 15010 | (724) 846-9600
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,073
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 1,073 middle and high school students from grades 8-12
  • Ranks 115th out of 639 high schools in PA.
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: Made AYP
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Scott Nelson
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,073
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 81.2
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 13.2
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 541 (50.4%)
  • Females: 529 (49.3%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 59 (5.5%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 172 (16.0%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 231 (21.5%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Blackhawk High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black171.6%
Asian70.7%
Hispanic--
White1,04697.5%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Blackhawk High School
  Number Percent
8th Grade21720.2%
9th Grade24322.6%
10th Grade20519.1%
11th Grade19718.4%
12th Grade21119.7%
Low-Income Enrollment (2011)
Percent of Students from Low-Income Families
School:
22.3%
District:
23.0%
Graduation and Dropout Rates (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
98.1%
District:
98.2%
Dropout Rate
School:
0.4%
District:
0.3%
Post Graduate Profiles (2010)
Percent College Bound
School:
82.9%
District:
82.9%
State:
72.6%
Percent Enrolling in 2-Year or 4-Year College/University
School:
79.0%
District:
79.0%
State:
69.4%
Source: PA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that Blackhawk High School performed on average better than many other schools across the state on PSSA state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Writing
ACT Exam Performance (2010)
English Average Score: 22.5
Math Average Score: 22.5
Science Average Score: 22.2
Reading Average Score: 22.6
AYP Details (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Made AYP
SAT Exam Performance (2010)
Verbal Average Score: 502.3
Math Average Score: 517.9
Writing Average Score: 481.7

PSSA - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201082.6%82.2%75.2%
200978.8%78.8%71.3%
200883.5%83.5%70.3%
 
Reading Test
201090.6%90.2%81.9%
200982.0%82.0%80.5%
200885.5%85.5%78.3%
 
Science Test
201078.0%77.6%57.2%
200961.1%61.1%54.8%
200862.2%62.2%52.7%
 
Writing Test
201080.8%84.1%75.2%
2009---
200875.1%75.1%69.1%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201073.8%73.8%59.6%
200972.1%71.9%55.6%
200861.3%61.3%55.9%
 
Reading Test
201079.3%79.3%67.2%
200974.0%73.8%65.2%
200862.2%62.2%64.7%
 
Science Test
201037.9%37.9%39.8%
200937.2%37.3%39.7%
200834.8%34.8%35.7%
 
Writing Test
201090.5%96.3%80.7%
2009---
200883.2%82.9%85.8%
 
Source: PA Department of Education 2009-2010

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