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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Prairie High School is an above average, public school located in Cedar Rapids, IA. It has 1,181 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 78% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Prairie High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
78%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1250
14 responses
Average ACT
25
258 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$59,152
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$751
National
$949
Median Home Value
$140,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 71 responses
  • Homecoming, Football/Basketball games
    32%
  • Prom!
    23%
  • Wrestling meets
    8%
  • Band
    7%
  • Marching Band
    7%
  • Pep Band
    7%
  • Attending all sports events
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,181
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,718
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%
41%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$13,901/ year
National
$12,239
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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My experience at Prairie high school has been great. The amount of smiles around the building is awesome. The teachers really care about their students and want them to succeed. They take time out of their day and help you when you need it. I am really sad to leave next year, but they have helped me be a better person throughout my years there!
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I like Prairie, it's a safe place compared to other schools around Cedar Rapids. The education is great and I can always count on my teachers for help. The people are okay and you can find all types of people in this area. The building looks really nice too! They are in the process of renovating and so far it looks amazing!
With the constant students filtering in and out of high school as they graduate, Prairie High School gives so many opportunities and support. They help their students stay consistent in grades and they give everyone a chance to grow and become better people. Not once have I had a problem finding activities to join, teachers to help, or areas to study. Every day. I am greeted by smiling teachers, posters for events and a clean place to learn and enjoy. Over all, Prairie is an amazing environment that helps students reach success.