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About This School

Blackhawk Intermediate School is a public elementary school in Chippewa Township. The principal of Blackhawk Intermediate School is W Dennis Byrne. 563 children attend Blackhawk Intermediate School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 29% of the 563 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Blackhawk Intermediate School is 17:1. Big Beaver Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 97%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 2% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.5%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.04%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 18%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Kids and teachers are friendly but I have to agree with the review from 2006. Teaching is geared toward meeting minimum standards set by the state. There will be little effort in the classroom to challenge a child who excels. More time is spent on bullying prevention and music than teaching Science but it seems to be a fun place for the kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    A great place to be for students and staff. A friendly and supportive environment provides a comfortable environment that is conducive to learning and rising to meet the challenges that meet today's education programs. We are very proud of the work our students do and celebrate their successes at every opportunity. At BIS we do believe that all of our students are capable of experiencing personal success and we do all that we can to support them working together with parents other staff members and the community.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is great! My son comes home everyday excited to tell me what he did that day especially in science. At BIS they have nature trails outdoor gardens a science lab with animals (for studying not testing) and they get to do experiments! He also loves gym and art which sound far more creative than the school I went to. He's even playing the recorder (like a flute). The school is definetly doing far more than teaching to PSSAs.

  • (8 years ago)

    The academic program is geared entirely toward the PSSAs. Gifted education support is almost non-existent...terribly underfunded and understaffed. All students are required to learn at the same pace regardless of their abilities. The music and art programs are very good and almost every sport imaginable is available. Parent involvement in sports activities is outstanding. In academic situations it's very spotty. Basically a very good school if you have an average kid but not good for kids at either end of the educational spectrum...special needs or gifted.

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