Blackhawk Middle School

Public 6-8

 7200 E State Blvd
       Fort Wayne, IN  46815


(260) 467-4885

District: Fort Wayne Community Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
166th of 489 Indiana Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,582 Help


Students who attend Blackhawk Middle School usually attend:

High:    R Nelson Snider High School

Feeder schools for Blackhawk Middle School:

Elementary:    Adams Elementary School
    J Wilbur Haley Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.6 Help
Number of students:  797

Racial breakdown:

White:
50.1%
African American:
22.2%
Hispanic:
12.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  45.8% Help


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Compare Details Blackhawk Middle School ranks better than 66.1% of middle schools in Indiana. It also ranks first among 10 ranked middle schools in the Fort Wayne Community Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 63.07. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Blackhawk Middle School has the largest middle school student body size in the Fort Wayne Community Schools District. Student population at Blackhawk Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (50.1%), African American (22.2%), Hispanic (12.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 45.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Fort Wayne Community Schools District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Blackhawk Middle School is 16.6. 7 middle schools in the Fort Wayne Community Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Blackhawk Middle School employs 47.9 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Blackhawk Middle School is $10,582. 7 middle schools in the Fort Wayne Community Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Blackhawk Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Blackhawk Middle School 166th of 489 Indiana public middle schools. (See Blackhawk Middle School in the ranking list.)

Fort Wayne Community Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Fort Wayne Community Schools 270th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Blackhawk Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 55.15 99th 222 55.4%
2005 53.30 200th 370 45.9%
2006 51.62 220th 375 41.3%
2007 48.68 240th 382 37.2%
2008 57.52 178th 392 54.6%
2009 60.74 173rd 423 59.1%
2011 59.25 212th 451 53.0%
2012 57.54 209th 447 53.2%
2013 55.77 231st 444 48.0%
2014 62.85 186th 470 60.4%
2015 64.88 165th 485 66.0%
2016 62.31 196th 494 60.3%
2017 62.62 182nd 472 61.4%
2018 60.09 209th 473 55.8%
2019 60.33 185th 470 60.6%
2021 52.75 224th 483 53.6%
2022 58.48 193rd 490 60.6%
2023 63.07 166th 489 66.1%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Open Quote I love blackhawk everyone is awesome there. The Drama club,and WIC are the best! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Blackhawk Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 619 112 11 10 0 n/a n/a 0 752
1989 641 106 13 12 0 n/a n/a 0 772
1990 661 115 14 12 1 n/a n/a 0 803
1991 639 128 9 14 3 n/a n/a 0 793
1992 654 156 15 12 2 n/a n/a 0 839
1993 618 149 18 15 1 n/a n/a 0 801
1994 604 180 20 15 1 n/a n/a 0 820
1995 601 165 10 15 4 n/a n/a 0 795
1996 601 165 10 15 4 n/a n/a 0 795
1997 575 161 9 19 4 n/a n/a 0 768
1998 551 162 13 25 2 n/a n/a 0 753
1999 570 156 9 26 3 n/a n/a 0 764
2000 566 158 17 29 1 n/a n/a 0 771
2001 590 187 12 33 1 n/a n/a 0 823
2002 607 210 16 37 0 n/a n/a 0 870
2003 607 210 16 37 0 n/a n/a 0 870
2004 633 188 14 34 0 n/a n/a 0 869
2005 615 201 14 36 2 n/a n/a 0 868
2006 597 199 7 40 2 n/a n/a 0 845
2007 556 200 7 52 3 n/a n/a 23 841
2008 536 179 6 47 2 n/a n/a 26 796
2009 535 170 10 51 3 n/a n/a 33 802
2010 522 146 11 46 9 n/a n/a 67 801
2011 533 169 9 59 6 1 75 0 852
2012 527 156 9 58 4 1 80 0 835
2013 553 144 12 64 5 0 67 0 845
2014 549 181 14 60 4 0 64 0 872
2015 534 189 15 62 3 0 60 0 863
2016 488 179 38 59 6 0 70 0 840
2017 454 151 39 59 5 0 68 0 776
2018 464 178 40 56 4 1 68 0 811
2019 456 175 46 66 2 1 68 0 814
2020 459 175 43 85 2 0 72 0 836
2021 422 183 47 101 2 0 71 0 826
2022 412 177 40 101 1 0 77 0 808
2023 399 177 40 100 1 0 80 0 797

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Blackhawk Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 752 35.6 21.1 17.4
1989 772 37.5 20.5 15.3
1990 803 37.5 21.4 11
1991 793 38.0 20.8 15.8
1992 839 39.0 21.5 19.2
1993 801 40.0 20.0 22.5
1994 820 42.0 19.5 23.8
1995 795 45.0 17.7 23.8
1996 795 45.0 17.7 23.8
1997 768 43.0 17.9 23
1998 753 43.0 17.5 23.1
1999 764 41.5 18.4 27.9
2000 771 42.7 18.1 28.7
2001 823 43.0 19.1 26.5
2002 870 45.0 19.3 32.8
2003 870 45.0 19.3 32.8
2004 869 41.0 21.2 33.1
2005 868 45.8 19.0 37.9
2006 845 43.0 19.7 38.7
2007 841 n/a n/a 42.1
2008 796 44.2 18.0 41.6
2009 802 43.3 18.5 43.8
2010 801 42.8 18.7 51.1
2011 852 42.5 20.0 50.4
2012 835 43.4 19.2 52.3
2013 845 50.0 16.8 51
2014 872 46.0 18.9 49.8
2015 863 41.0 21.0 43.6
2016 840 43.0 19.5 44.3
2017 776 45.0 17.2 40.7
2018 811 44.0 18.4 46
2019 814 44.0 18.5 43.1
2020 836 45.0 18.5 44
2021 826 45.0 18.3 50.2
2022 808 49.1 16.4 45.7
2023 797 47.9 16.6 45.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Blackhawk Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 752 35.6 21.1 17.4
1989 772 37.5 20.5 15.3
1990 803 37.5 21.4 11
1991 793 38.0 20.8 15.8
1992 839 39.0 21.5 19.2
1993 801 40.0 20.0 22.5
1994 820 42.0 19.5 23.8
1995 795 45.0 17.7 23.8
1996 795 45.0 17.7 23.8
1997 768 43.0 17.9 23
1998 753 43.0 17.5 23.1
1999 764 41.5 18.4 27.9
2000 771 42.7 18.1 28.7
2001 823 43.0 19.1 26.5
2002 870 45.0 19.3 32.8
2003 870 45.0 19.3 32.8
2004 869 41.0 21.2 33.1
2005 868 45.8 19.0 37.9
2006 845 43.0 19.7 38.7
2007 841 n/a n/a 42.1
2008 796 44.2 18.0 41.6
2009 802 43.3 18.5 43.8
2010 801 42.8 18.7 51.1
2011 852 42.5 20.0 50.4
2012 835 43.4 19.2 52.3
2013 845 50.0 16.8 51
2014 872 46.0 18.9 49.8
2015 863 41.0 21.0 43.6
2016 840 43.0 19.5 44.3
2017 776 45.0 17.2 40.7
2018 811 44.0 18.4 46
2019 814 44.0 18.5 43.1
2020 836 45.0 18.5 44
2021 826 45.0 18.3 50.2
2022 808 49.1 16.4 45.7
2023 797 47.9 16.6 45.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Blackhawk Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $837 (9.5%) $7,951 (90.5%) $8,788
2020 $810 (9.0%) $8,234 (91.0%) $9,044
2021 $1,254 (12.3%) $8,947 (87.7%) $10,201
2022 $1,185 (11.2%) $9,397 (88.8%) $10,582

Data source: Indiana Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Blackhawk Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 185th of 470 Middle schoolsRanks 166th of 489 Middle schools
 5.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Blackhawk Middle School)5241.5
 10.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Fort Wayne Community Schools)33.723.7
 10%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.840.8
 7%
6th Grade Math (Blackhawk Middle School)53.242.1
 11.1%
   6th Grade Math (Fort Wayne Community Schools)34.724.2
 10.5%
   6th Grade Math (Indiana)46.438.3
 8.1%
6th Grade Science (Blackhawk Middle School)44.737.7
 7%
   6th Grade Science (Fort Wayne Community Schools)36.524.2
 12.3%
   6th Grade Science (Indiana)48.638.2
 10.4%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Blackhawk Middle School)45.331.4
 13.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Fort Wayne Community Schools)33.321.7
 11.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)49.739.5
 10.2%
7th Grade Math (Blackhawk Middle School)45.334.9
 10.4%
   7th Grade Math (Fort Wayne Community Schools)29.517.7
 11.8%
   7th Grade Math (Indiana)4232.9
 9.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Blackhawk Middle School)46.448.8
 2.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Fort Wayne Community Schools)3527.2
 7.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)50.743.8
 6.9%
8th Grade Math (Blackhawk Middle School)45.638.4
 7.2%
   8th Grade Math (Fort Wayne Community Schools)24.717
 7.7%
   8th Grade Math (Indiana)3831.4
 6.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students814797
 2.1%
African American175177
 1.1%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian4640
 13%
Hispanic66100
 51.5%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White456399
 12.5%
Two or More Races6880
 17.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients43.1%45.8%
 2.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Blackhawk Middle School

Students at Blackhawk Middle School are 50% White, 22% African American, 13% Hispanic, 10% Two or more races, 5% Asian.

Blackhawk Middle School ranks 166th of 489 Indiana middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Blackhawk Middle School usually go on to attend R Nelson Snider High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 797 students attended Blackhawk Middle School.


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