5th Grade Field TripMiss McMullen took her 5th grade Science and Social Studies students on a Field trip to Behr Iron & Metal Recycling Facility for their "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" Unit.
Raising Student Achievement Mrs. Futrell and Mr. McCoy had the honor of representing Blackhawk Elementary in St. Charles at the "Raising Student Achievement Conference" presented by the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools.
Blackhawk Elementary was honored and recognized as a feature school because of their nine spot light awards and raising student achievement. Congratulations Blackhawk Elementary!
Congratulations to Blackhawk Elementary School for earning the 2013 Illinois Spotlight School Award! This marks the 9th year in a row for this honor!
This is an Academic Achievement Award for Exemplary Performance in Closing the Achievement Gap, Meeting High Standards, and Opening a World of Opportunities
The criteria for selecting Spotlight Schools are as follows : At least half the students enrolled are classified as lowincome students in 2013  Schools must have made Adequate Yearly Progress for the last two years, 2012 and 2013, as required by No Child Left Behind. In 2012 at least 88% of students met or exceeded standards. In 2013, at least 72% of students met or exceeded standards.
 At least 50 percent of students met or exceeded those same standards in the two preceding years, 2011 and 2012.
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Congratulations to Blackhawk Elementary School for earning the 2012 Illinois Spotlight School Award! This marks the 8th year in a row for this honor!
This is an Academic Achievement Award for Exemplary Performance in Closing the Achievement Gap, Meeting High Standards, and Opening a World of Opportunities
To read the article in the Rockford Register Star, click here! The criteria for selecting Spotlight Schools are as follows : At least half the students enrolled are classified as lowincome students in 2012.  Schools must have made Adequate Yearly Progress for the last two years, 2011 and 2012, as required by No Child Left Behind. In 2011, at least 77.5% of students met or exceeded standards. In 2012, at least 85% of students met or exceeded standards.
 At least 50 percent of students met or exceeded those same standards in the two preceding years, 2010 and 2011.

 
Congratulations to Blackhawk Elementary School for earning the 2011 Illinois Spotlight School Award! This marks the 7th year in a row for this honor!
This is an Academic Achievement Award for Exemplary Performance in Closing the Achievement Gap, Meeting High Standards, and Opening a World of Opportunities
To read the article in the Rockford Register Star, click here! The criteria for selecting Spotlight Schools are as follows: At least half the students enrolled are classified as lowincome students in 2011.  Schools must have made Adequate Yearly Progress for the last two years, 2010 and 2011, as required by No Child Left Behind. In 2010, at least 77.5% of students met or exceeded standards. In 2011, at least 85% of students met or exceeded standards.
 At least 50 percent of students met or exceeded those same standards in the two preceding years, 2009 and 2010.

 Congratulations to Blackhawk ElementarySchool for earning the 2010 Illinois Spotlight School Award for the 6th year in a row! This is an Academic Achievement Award for Exemplary Performance in Closing the Achievement Gap, Meeting High Standards, and Opening a World of Opportunities
The criteria for selecting Spotlight Schools are as follows:  At least half the students enrolled are classified as lowincome students in 2010.
 Schools must have made Adequate Yearly Progress for the last two years, 2009 and 2010, as required by No Child Left Behind.
 At least 60 percent of students must have met or exceeded standards in both reading and mathematics in 2010, and at least 50 percent of students met or exceeded those same standards in the two preceding years, 2009 and 2008.


Congratulations to Blackhawk Elementary School for earning the 2009 Illinois Spotlight School Award for the 4th year in a row!!! This is an Academic Achievement Award for Exemplary Performance in Closing the Achievement Gap, Meeting High Standards, and Opening a World of Opportunities.
All Spotlight Schools meet the following criteria:  At least 50% of students in the schools are reported as being from lowincome families in 2009.
 At least 70% of students met or exceeded standards in reading and mathematics in 2009, using the formula for calculating AYP.
 At least 50% of students met or exceeded standards in both reading and mathematics in two previous years (2008 and 2007).
 Made Adequate Yearly Progress in the two previous years as required by No Child Left Behind, which in 2009 meant the following:
 At least 70% meeting and exceeding standards in both reading and mathematics
 95% participation rate in state assessments for all students and each subgroup
 Attendance rate of at least 90% for elementary and middle schools and graduation rate of at least 78% for high schools

Congratulations to Blackhawk Elementary School for earning the 2008 Illinois Spotlight School Award for the 4th year in a row!!! This is an Academic Achievement Award for Exemplary Performance in Closing the Achievement Gap, Meeting High Standards, and Opening a World of Opportunities.
All Spotlight Schools meet the following criteria:  At least 50% of students in the schools are reported as being from lowincome families in 2008.
 At least 62.5% of students met or exceeded standards in reading and mathematics in 2008, using the formula for calculating AYP.
 At least 50% of students met or exceeded standards in both reading and mathematics in two previous years (2007 and 2006).
 Made Adequate Yearly Progress in the two previous years as required by No Child Left Behind, which in 2008 meant the following:
 At least 62.5% meeting and exceeding standards in both reading and mathematics
 95% participation rate in state assessments for all students and each subgroup
 Attendance rate of at least 90% for elementary and middle schools and graduation rate of at least 76% for high schools

Congratulations to Blackhawk Elementary School for earning the 2007 Illinois Spotlight School Award for the 3rd year in a row!!!
This is an Academic Achievement Award for Exemplary Performance in Closing the Achievement Gap, Meeting High Standards, and Opening a World of Opportunities.
All Spotlight Schools meet the following criteria:  At least 50% of students in the schools are reported as being from lowincome families in 2007.
 At least 55% of students met or exceeded standards in reading and mathematics in 2007, using the formula for calculating AYP.
 At least 50% of students met or exceeded standards in both reading and mathematics in two previous years (2006 and 2005).
 Made Adequate Yearly Progress in the two previous years as required by No Child Left Behind, which in 2007 meant the following:
 At least 55% meeting and exceeding standards in both reading and mathematics
 95% participation rate in state assessments for all students and each subgroup
 Attendance rate of at least 90% for elementary and middle schools and graduation rate of at least 72% for high schools

Congratulations to Blackhawk Elementary School for earning the 2006 Illinois Spotlight School Award for the 2nd year in a row!!!
This is an Academic Achievement Award for Exemplary Performance in Closing the Achievement Gap, Meeting High Standards, and Opening a World of Opportunities. All Spotlight Schools meet the following criteria:  At least 50% of students in the schools are reported as being from lowincome families in 2006.
 At least 47.5% of students met or exceeded standards in reading and mathematics in 2006, using the formula for calculating AYP.
 At least 50% of students met or exceeded standards in both reading and mathematics in two previous years (2005 and 2004).
 Made Adequate Yearly Progress in the two previous years as required by No Child Left Behind, which in 2006 meant the following:
 At least 47.5% meeting and exceeding standards in both reading and mathematics
 95% participation rate in state assessments for all students and each subgroup
 Attendance rate of at least 89% for elementary and middle schools and graduation rate of at least 69% for high schools

Congratulations to Blackhawk Elementary School for earning the 2005 Illinois Spotlight School Award!
This is an Academic Achievement Award for Exemplary Performance in Closing the Achievement Gap, Meeting High Standards, and Opening a World of Opportunities.
All Spotlight Schools meet the following criteria:  At least 50% of students in the schools are reported as being from lowincome families in 2005.
 At least 47.5% of students met or exceeded standards in reading and mathematics in 2005, using the formula for calculating AYP.
 At least 50% of students met or exceeded standards in both reading and mathematics in two previous years (2004 and 2003).
 Made Adequate Yearly Progress in the two previous years as required by No Child Left Behind, which in 2005 meant the following:
 At least 47.5% meeting and exceeding standards in both reading and mathematics
 95% participation rate in state assessments for all students and each subgroup
 Attendance rate of at least 89% for elementary and middle schools and graduation rate of at least 67% for high schools

