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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Prairie Central Community Unit School District No. 8 is an above average, public school district located in Fairbury, IL. It has 1,813 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.
605 N 7th St
Fairbury, IL 61739
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1200
36 responses
Average ACT
27
34 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,813
Free or Reduced Lunch
40.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,051
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.4%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$15,342/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$50,256
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$670
National
$949
Median Home Value
$96,800
National
$184,700

Prairie Central Community Unit School District No. 8 Reviews

7 reviews
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It was a great school and I enjoyed my time there. There were some points in my high school years where I felt like the teachers weren't as qualified as they could be. But other than those select few teachers, the experience and culture throughout the school is felt. Many students take pride in the fact that they go to Prairie Central, and I for one am part of the group of people.
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The faculty and staff were overall very kind and understanding. I would like to see the school acquire more funding so they can purchase more materials relate d to education. For example, their Geometry books are from 2006.
The academics are okay, but they are nothing to brag about. The sports teams are very bad, and they hardly ever make it to state. Their FFA chapter is nationally recognized and wins national championships and is very good. Overall, the school needs many improvements, but if you're looking for a good ag high school, this is the one.