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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
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Prairie Ridge High School is a highly rated, public school located in Crystal Lake, IL. It has 1,480 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 31% in reading.
Address
6000 Dvorak Dr
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Telephone
(815) 479-0404

Prairie Ridge High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
31%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1230
89 responses
Average ACT
28
302 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$80,760
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,171
National
$949
Median Home Value
$201,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
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Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 118 responses
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  • Football games
    19%
  • All athletics, dances & theater
    16%
  • Dress Up Days
    15%
  • Homecoming Pep Rally
    14%
  • Prom
    12%
  • All the senior days
    11%
  • Theater
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,480
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,770
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.2%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$16,435/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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Prairie Ridge High School Reviews

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PR is such a wonderful school with an incredible sense of community. Everyone supports each other despite differences in certain clubs/sports. The football players respect the marching band, the soccer team comes out to the musical and vise versa, the arts support our academic teams. Everyone is welcoming and accepting to the multitude of students we have at our school. We also have the best student services office! The counselors, secretaries and college career advisors are the best resources for students and are incredibly helpful. PR embraces community between different groups, as well as between students and teachers.
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I loved my time spend at Prairie Ridge High School! Going to sport events where fun because the school has great teams that win, especially the football team. The academics really set me up for college, and challenged me out of my comfort zone to learn more.
Prairie Ridge High School promotes the slogan, "Eyes Open PR". This accurately describes the stance of Prairie Ridge High School- to expose students to new opportunities and continue to thrive as a community. PR is a safe place where everyone is accepted- having an open mind is a noticeable quality in every student at PR. The offered academics are beyond superb- with a multitude of AP classes and an amazing staff, it's no wonder that PR is ranked among the highest regarded schools in the United States. To me, PR has provided me with a second home- somewhere I can go and know that everyone surrounding me is encouraging me to succeed. I am forever grateful for my years at Prairie Ridge High School