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Blackhawk School District Beaver Falls Pa



The Blackhawk School District is a tiny, rural public school district that spans portions of two counties in Pennsylvania, United States. Blackhawk School District encompasses approximately 69 square miles (180 km2). In Beaver County it covers the boroughs of Darlington, Patterson Heights and West Mayfield and Chippewa Township, Darlington Township, Patterson Township and South Beaver Township. In Lawrence County it covers the borough of Enon Valley. According to the 2000 federal census, it serves a resident population of 17,322. By 2010, the district's population increased to 17,765.[1] 93.6% of Blackhawk School District's residents (25 years old and over) were high school graduates and 24.1% were college graduates.[2] It is one of the 500 public school districts of Pennsylvania.




blackhawk school district beaver falls pa



Blackhawk School District operates Blackhawk High School (grades 9-13), Highland Middle School (6-8), Blackhawk Intermediate School (3-5), Northwestern Primary School (K-2) and Patterson Primary School (K-2). The district also offers a free, taxpayer-funded preschool for four-year-olds at the Intermediate School. High school students may choose to attend Beaver County Career and Technology Career for training in the construction and mechanical trades. The Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit IU27 provides the district with a wide variety of services like specialized education for disabled students and hearing, speech and visual disability services and professional development for staff and faculty.


Beaver schools - Blackhawk School District is a unified school district that is located at 500 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls PA 15010. The school district serves 2364 students in grades K-12.There are 5 schools associated with this district.


Truly how much was involved in running one small school district with only four buildings! Public education as a government entity has proven to me that things are done (and have always been done) in a completely inefficient, costly, wasteful manner.


This is a joke! The current board majority including Ms. Mansell has no clue how to run a school district and manage the many issues it is facing. In fact, she and her co board members have created more problems and spent so much money unnecessarily it is putting the district into harms way. They are not student centric in any way. She actually admits in this article they bought the election and were not elected based on any knowledge or experience. She also readily admits in writing distrust of school administration and other board members which does not bode well for working together towards common goals for the students. And it shows. Their so called newsletter was a rag of election propaganda. If you are thinking of moving to Beaver County, steer clear of Blackhawk while she is in charge.


This district has a mixed record of helping students improve over time. Look below to see what percentage of schools in this district are making more, less, or about the same progress as other schools in the state.


  • Blackhawk School District is a public school district in Pennsylvania. Theyserve 2,300 students across 5schools, and its teachers havehad 59 projects funded on DonorsChoose.Share district: Contact Blackhawk School DistrictContact data is sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) annual survey process, so apologies if it's out of date!

  • (724) 846-6600

  • 500 Blackhawk Rd

  • Beaver Falls, PA-1410

  • Website

Blackhawk School District Demographics30%of students receive free or reduced price lunchWe receive data about students' economic need from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) based on the Free or Reduced Price Lunch scale. Learn more.Source: the National Center for Education Statistics2%of students are Black, Latino, NativeAmerican, or AsianNumbers may not add up to 100 due to NCES survey limitations.Schools in districts that mainly serve students of color receive substantially less state andlocal support than similar districts that serve primarily White students. Learn more about this gap, why it exists, and how youcan help close it.


Moody's Investors Service has upgraded Pennsylvania's school district pre-default enhancement program to A2 from Baa1. We have also raised the maximum rating on school district bonds enhanced under Pennsylvania's post-default intercept to A3 from Baa1 (still maintaining a floor of B1), and increased the maximum uplift from an underlying rating to two notches from one notch. The outlook is revised to stable from negative. Additionally, we have reinstituted the "top-down" treatment for Pennsylvania school district bonds whose structures ensure the intercepts would take place prior to default. All Pennsylvania school district bonds enhanced on a pre-default basis are now rated A2 regardless of the underlying rating. As a result of these changes, we have upgraded the majority of Pennsylvania school districts' enhanced ratings, in some cases by multiple notches. Please click on this link [ =PBM_PBM191670] for the List of Affected Credit Ratings. This list is an integral part of this Press Release and identifies each affected issuerThe upgrades to the PA School District Enhancement Program (Fiscal Agent Agreement) and PA School District Enhancement Program (SPSBA) incorporate a law Pennsylvania passed on July 13 that would provide for state funds to be intercepted and diverted to bondholders in the event of a default even without appropriations due to school districts. The law eliminates the doubts about the program's swiftness and effectiveness that arose during the commonwealth's fiscal 2016 budget impasse, during which school districts operated for months without any appropriations due to them, and therefore no funds available to be intercepted to prevent or cure a default. With the new law in place, funds will always be available to prevent or cure defaults, regardless of whether the commonwealth has passed a budget.


The legal security for the intercept is spelled out in three statutes, which provide for the commonwealth to intercept aid due to a school district and redirect it to bondholders in the event of a default. In order to achieve a structure that would prevent a default in the first place, school districts' bonds sometimes also include provisions for early notification or for the commonwealth to pay debt service directly.We rate all Pennsylvania school district bonds on a post-default basis unless a process for triggering the intercept prior to default is documented.


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