School Details

Black Hawk Middle School

1540 Deerwood Dr, Eagan, MN 55122
(651) 683-8521
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 880 students 16 students/teacher (MN avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

69%
66%
57%
65%
67%
59%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8, and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
67%
56%
60%
65%
54%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8, and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
63%
59%
58%
65%
54%
50%
51%
44%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8, and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Black Hawk Middle School is a public middle school in Eagan. The principal of Black Hawk Middle School is Richard Wendorff. 880 students go to Black Hawk Middle School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 25% of the 880 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Black Hawk Middle School is 16:1. Dakota Hills Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 64% 73%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 8%
Asian 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (12 months ago)

    We open enrolled from another district this year into Black Hawk and we are so glad we did. The teachers are caring and openly communicate and address concerns. The teaching is fantastic and they really seem to have a grip on methods that prove successful for kids of this age. The only complaint I have is I wish there were more after-school activities offered.

  • (1 year ago)

    Most of the kids don't want to go to school in the first place but we have to give them a motivation to come. After all America is the one that will strive from their success. The discontinuation of Panther time activities such as soccer flag football and kickball has created an unsuccessful learning environment. Without such activities we are depriving the children of America a healthy lifestyle social interaction and the motivation to continue the energy to continue the rest of the day. Michelle Obama has fought for a healthy America and I clearly demonstrated the importance of staying active. Why do we still drown our own country with such bad beliefs?

  • (1 year ago)

    I chose to move back to district and purposely chose a house in the enrollment area in order to send my kids to this school. Our second child is now attending and we are very happy with BHMS. There seems to be a good amount of parent involvement and the teachers are extremely engaged. Weekly I get emails from them. They seem genuinely invested in their students. The school seems to be doing a great job of transitioning from elementary to HS as well with just the right amount of homework and they did a great job with orientation as well; easing the scary move from elementary to middle school. I'm glad I made the choice to move back to the area and specifically choosing this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Having had one son who we pulled after the sixth grade and another one we are not sending back I would not give this school a positive recommendation. There is bullying profane language used on a daily basis by the students lack of accountability by the teachers and administration. There is no communication between teachers and the parents. No consideration for special needs.

  • (4 years ago)

    We moved for our children to come to Black Hawk and we don't regret our decision. 99% of the teachers are amazing. They go above and beyond to involve the children.

  • (4 years ago)

    I think there is a disconnect and the teachers do not work closely with the parents. Many behavioral problems within the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has multiple behavioral and learning special needs and this is his first year in middle school. He has had one of the best years of his school life. The teachers administrators nurse and special ed. professionals have been exceptional in their attempts to understand and meet his needs in a holistic manner.

  • (6 years ago)

    i go to Black Hawk and it's so cool the teachers are kind and they will give you the best time of your life........i have lots of friendly friends.....hehehe...

  • (6 years ago)

    i go to this school and i like it alot.they have a very good cirriculum and when it cames to problems in the school the teachers are right on it. we have a lot of afterschool stuff and there is homework help and lots more. i feel that this school will really help for high school

  • (7 years ago)

    I think this school is excellent!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has excelent cirriculum and is polite to all people. 6Th grade 3t's Mr. Bartosh is the is the best teacher in the school

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(based on 16 ratings & reviews)

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