Prairie Ridge High School

Prairie Ridge High School serves 1,646 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 50%.
Prairie Ridge High School operates within the Chsd 155 School District.

Overview

The student population of 1646 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 90 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,646 students
Prairie Ridge High School Total Students (1998-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 90 teachers
Prairie Ridge High School Total Classroom Teachers (1998-2012)
Students by Grade Prairie Ridge High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
Prairie Ridge High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1998-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
4%
Prairie Ridge High School Asian (1998-2012)
Hispanic
4%
23%
Prairie Ridge High School Hispanic (1998-2012)
Black
n/a
19%
Prairie Ridge High School Black (2003-2012)
White
90%
50%
Prairie Ridge High School White (1998-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Prairie Ridge High School Sch Ethnicity Prairie Ridge High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.19 0.66
Prairie Ridge High School Diversity Score (1998-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
2%
23%
Prairie Ridge High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
26%
Prairie Ridge High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2007-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,947 students has grown by 307% over five years.
School District Name Chsd 155 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 6,947 797
Chsd 155 School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate n/a 88%
Chsd 155 School District Graduation Rate (1994-2005)
District Total Revenue $93 MM $10 MM
Chsd 155 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $87 MM $10 MM
Chsd 155 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $54,298 $10,546
Chsd 155 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $50,952 $10,416
Chsd 155 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • Prairie Ridge High School, or "PR," is the newest of the three high schools in Crystal Lake, Illinois. The school was founded in 1997 to address the overpopulation of the two other Crystal Lake schools. In addition to Crystal Lake, Prairie Ridge also accepts students from Cary, Prairie Grove, and a small portion of McHenry. Prior to opening its doors, the first graduating class of students was allowed to vote on the name, colors, and song for the new High School. District 155 approved the name, and Prairie Ridge was born.
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Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Crystal Lake Central High School (2.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Richard F Bernotas Middle School (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is North Elementary School (2.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Crystal Lake Richard F Bernotas Middle School
    170 North Oak St
    Crystal Lake , IL , 60014
    (815)459-9210
    2  mi  |  1014  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Crystal Lake Hannah Beardsley Middle School
    515 East Crystal Lake Ave
    Crystal Lake , IL , 60014
    (815)477-5897
    2.2  mi  |  966  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Crystal Lake North Elementary School
    500 West Woodstock St
    Crystal Lake , IL , 60014
    (815)459-0122
    2.2  mi  |  644  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Crystal Lake Husmann Elementary School
    131 West Paddock St
    Crystal Lake , IL , 60014
    (815)459-7114
    2.3  mi  |  615  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Crystal Lake Crystal Lake Central High School
    45 West Franklin Ave
    Crystal Lake , IL , 60014
    (815)459-2505
    2.4  mi  |  1588  students  |  Gr.  9-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended April 19, 2008 - The administration of PR leaves a lot to be desired. There is no communication from the guidance counselors to the parents and very little guidance to the students. - Posted by Parent

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