Blackhawk Intermediate Center

130 Blackhawk Drive, Park Forest, IL 60466
(708) 668-9500
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 1-6 265 students 14 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

48%
39%
64%
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72%
64%
76%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2013-2014 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard. In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • Park Forest School District 163 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
46%
64%
49%
45%
58%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2013-2014 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard. In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • Park Forest School District 163 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
46%
60%
45%
46%
57%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2013-2014 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard. In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • Park Forest School District 163 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Blackhawk Intermediate Center is a public middle school in Park Forest. The principal of Blackhawk Intermediate Center is Dr. Bessie Boyd. 265 students go to Blackhawk Intermediate Center and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0% of the Blackhawk Intermediate Center students have "limited English proficiency." 87% of the 265 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 92% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Blackhawk Intermediate Center is 14:1. Park Forest Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 85% 82%
Multiracial 8% 7%
Hispanic 5% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 87%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%
Economically disadvantaged 87% 79%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter attends Blackhawk and I cant wait for her to get out of there because I cant afford to move to send her somewhere else. This year she got lucky and got of of their good teachers but last year was a nightmare. The principal is lacking in compassion for students and does not seem to have much control over anything.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son attends Blackhawk and he will be leaving because of the principal. It seems she does not have control of her students. I found my sons stories horrifying. She apparently does not know how to talk to the students.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter went to blackhawk and now my son attends.So far he has had great teachers. His grades are mostly A's. he is in pep choir and band. he participated in the science fair and came in second place. I am a teacher myself and I don't get to go on many field trips but i go to all assemblies and meetings. Mrs. Boyd the principal is fantastic. I would recomend Blackhawk school to anyone. I am very happy!!!!

  • (8 years ago)

    I have two children in Blackhawk I find some of the teachers quality to be very poor as far as getting the students to interact and involment to learn. Sometimes when they bring homework home I feel as if I should have got paid not the teacher. When a student does not have a cuel as to how to do homework .This Is A Problem. Principal is vage never has time never returns calls or answer letters. I pay very high taxes and this school has the worst books condition I have ever seen. A student in this district recd Math book in 4rd grade. The 1st 2nd and 3rd have sheets from a workbook making it diffvcuit for a parent or child to get lesson correct for homework.

  • (9 years ago)

    I can only comment for this school year. I found it was no communication from school to parents. I found the Principal to be unfair. She will not admit her wrongness. The teachers and Principal do not address issues that needs to be address. She needs to involve the parents that are willing to assist. My son will not be going back. The school have put a bad taste in my mouth.

  • (9 years ago)

    So far I find Blackhawk to be fairly responsive to parents thanks in part to the new principal Mrs. Boyd. However as most schools in this area the programs are lacking the teacher-student ratio is too high and the overall behavior of the students is poor.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have 2 children in this school. It's been a horrible 2 years so far. My son was beaten up an bullied all last year and the administrative staff ignore our pleas for help. This year he has been getting in trouble and his teacher instead of helping him chalked it off to laziness and when i asked for help I was told there were to many students in the classroom to give each private help. I hate this school. My son went from honor roll all years to F's and it makes me sick. We are now seeking a private school.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have three children in this school district and two kids that actually go to Blackhawk. I feel this is and excellent district. The teachers and principal are very caring. I moved here from another school district two years ago and I saw great improvement from this acemdically demanding school instantly. The staff in this district demand a lot from their students and parents but they also give a lot.

  • (11 years ago)

    The school district of parkforest is a very good school district for your children to attend. my children have been at the district schools for preschool up until 5th grade so far. I have seen huge improvements in my children not only accidemically but as a person as well. The teachers take the extra time to help each student who needs the extra help.I would recommend that you enroll your childern in the district and you will see the same progress that I see in my children.

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