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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
Prairie Middle School is an above average, public school located in Aurora, CO. It has 1,646 students in grades 6-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 25% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
25%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$62,227
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,375
National
$949
Median Home Value
$245,156
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,646
Free or Reduced Lunch
74%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,300
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.2%
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Prairie Middle school isn't without its flaws. But it was overall a very good middle school experience. Not once have I had a teacher that didn't truly care about my education, and I had a good bond with almost all of them. Each teacher cared about every student, whether they were struggling or doing perfect. The community system was genius, they managed to divide their extremely large student population into community divisions. They then further divide the communities into teams of about 100 or so students. Teachers on your team have direct contact to one another so that they can coordinate and keep things less stressful such as homework load, and students stay with the same people year after year.
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Prairie was an amazing middle school that got us as students very organized into groups that allowed us to be very comfortable in our own setting and students. The college readiness was pretty strong as seniors from Overland High School came in frequently and spoke to us about how important high school is and how it shapes your eligibility to get scholarships and get into college. The school also offered AVID, which was also very helpful in college prep. It is a very diverse school, which made students accepting to all types of cultures, languages, and religions.
Great teachers and counselors. The layout of the school was unusual at first but once you got used to it, it made sense. Good class sizes.