PRAIRIE HIGH SCHOOL

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401 76TH AVE SW
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 52404
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Phone: 319-848-5340
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: College Comm School District
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 357.7
  • Number Students: 1073
  • Number Teachers: 70
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4964
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 150
  • Principal: Mr Erik Anderson
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
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  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (12 ratings)
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    School Reviews (9 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-10
    "Is a Great School because when my Kids are not in school they call us to check on then they allways doing things for the kids thie school keep SAFE they send us (ALERT)"
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-09
    "Prairie is an excellent choice for anyone. Like any school we have groups that like to hang out with each other but personally I could walk up to anyone of have a good conversation with them. The cliques aren't that strong anymore. This is an excellent school for academics and provide many college prep courses in partnership with Kirkwood and have been steadily expanding their AP opportunities for students. We have very strong music and speech/drama programs as well as very strong sports programs and have top notch facilities to accommodate those activities. This school district is bursting at the seams with the amount of students in our schools and we are constantly expanding and adding schools and it is in the next ten year plan to expand the high school to house the upcoming grades and continue to upgrade and expand to meet the needs of the explosive growth of the district. I believe we were recently ranked 9th in Iowa in academic/college prep. Prairie is a great choice but the schools are becoming over populated and the grade sizes are growing rapidly in the elementary schools especially, each grade being bigger than the one before."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-03
    "I love my school, my teachers, and all the great opportunities I have. It is the perfect place for a talented and gifted kid like myself."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-10-01
    "This is a country bumpkin school. Don't let the Greatschools.org score fool you. If you are country bumpkin Iowa this school is probably mediocre but coming from the West Coast this school is a 3 out of 10. There are no Honors or upper level classes in English, everyone takes the same English level class even if you are an outstanding student. Like all of the Iowa high schools, most AP classes are not offered until junior year. There is a lack of choices in classes for students who are Honors level. The school is a God and sports school. The cliques are closed to outsiders in this school. If your child is academically focused, then take your child to Linn Marr or West High. The students at this school make fun of smart kids who have outstanding grades. It is uncool! The students are given laptops but only use to surf the internet at the school and teachers rarely give homework that involves the use of the laptop. Its a fancy gimmick but the school should have spent the money for higher level English and math classes. If this is college prep then what is the level of the Iowa colleges? Surely it is not on par with UC Davis and University of Washington."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-12-17
    "This is a great school and I am proud tob be part of the Prairie Faithful. Not only is it great for any student, but it is the best for challenged students and Autistic children in the greater CR area. It is not 6 out of 10, it is perfect in almost every way."
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