PRAIRIE CROSSING CHARTER SCHOOL

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1531 JONES POINT RD
GRAYSLAKE, IL 60030
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Phone: 847-543-9722
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 8th Grade
  • District: Prairie Crossing Charter School
  • Students/Teacher: 18:1
  • Students/Grade: 43.4
  • Number Students: 391
  • Number Teachers: 23
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 50
  • Principal: Mr Geoff Deigan
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (46 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (43 Reviews)
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    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-17
    "I have attended PCCS for eight years. If you have written a review for PCCS and find only "rich" families can go here. Well then your wrong. And you gave Prairie Crossing no shot for you or your kid(s). To get into Prairie Crossing there is always a raffle. And your kids name goes on that waiting list. Once they get chosen automatically if they have siblings they will get in also. That's how my siblings got in. Prairie Crossing is a very environmental school that teaches kids so many great things a lot of other schools fail to do. Many students transfer from Woodland, Freemond or another school. But once they come to PCCS they will always be a PCCS student and they will never forget. How many times can you say I went outside and we wrote about the nature outside. Or we go out every single day? You can't because you can only experience this at Prairie Crossing. Yes, our school doesn't have a cafeteria and you have to pack your own lunches, and yes we don't have buses. But every school is different in its own unique way. And if other people can't see it then it's their problem not the schools. I love PCCS it feels like a home with all my friends and teachers. PCCS couldn't be better."
    Principal Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-09
    "PCCS is accepting registrations for the 2015-2016 school year for all students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Students who live within Woodland District 50 or Fremont District 79 are eligible to attend PCCS, a free public school. Come to our Open House and learn more--Wednesday, February 18th at 7pm in the Comstock Building--1531 Jones Point Road in Grayslake. PCCS offers a personalized K-8 public school where children learn the value of education, community and the environment. Since 1999, Prairie Crossing Charter School has been providing an exceptional public school education to hundreds of families per year. With a maximum enrollment of 432 students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, we provide personalized attention that parents and students deserve and expect. Class sizes in each grade level are deliberately small. Students in all grade levels enjoy the instruction from a teacher and instructional assistant, ensuring the educational, social and emotional needs of every student are met."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-11-11
    "I'm surprised and horrified with some of the reviews. I'm a parent, who recently moved to America from a foreign country. I think that the school has done everything they could to make the transition as easy as possible for my kid. I think the teachers are competent and actually care about the children. I have to agree, that it's a bit hard to find out about homework until you see a missing assignment in the Power School. My kid has never ever talked about bullying in her class, even though she speaks with an accent and might be a bit different, since she is a foreigner. It's true that the kids get tons of homework and have to work pretty hard. But I see that as the parents responsibility to make sure that they actually do it. You can't blame a teacher for that. I feel that the academic level is where it should be. I only have good things to say about the school and I hope that they will continue the great work many years from now."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-10-31
    "This school is a great example of nepotism, and a closed circle of political leadership. Most of the board and administrators live in one subdivision, the one that the school is in. The school chose not to have buses. This keeps the poor kids away. Most of the kids live within walking distance where homes are expensive. Woodland District has sued to close the school so there's a good chance that it will be gone by this time next year. This is supposed to be a public school. Special Ed options are limited. If your kid isn't related to a board member or doesn't live in Prairie Crossing subdivision, this is not the school for you. They get great test scores because these families have tons of money to hire tutors or Kumon. Not because the school is doing such a great job teaching. Class trips cost thousands of dollars. Who can afford these extras?"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-10-30
    "PCCS is a great school compared to other schools in the other schools in the area. The only issue we see with this small school is that there is no way to know what is the expected homework and the due dates until you see an F grade in the Power School (web site) because it's missing Or late. By that time it's already late. As a result of NO advance communication from teacher to parent, the students suffer with bad grades. So be aware of some bad/lazy teachers at PCCS. This make PCCS an average school. So we quit."
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