Dow's Prairie Elementary School

3940 Dows Prairie Rd.
Mckinleyville, CA 95519
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Dow's Prairie Elementary School serves 280 students in grades Kindergarten-2.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (which is lower than the California state average of 59%) for the 2012-13 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is lower than the California state average of 57%) for the 2012-13 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-2
  • Enrollment: 280 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 56%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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School Overview

Dow's Prairie Elementary School's student population of 280 students has declined by 28% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-2
Total Students
280 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Dow's Prairie Elementary School is 0.62, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(12-13)
56%
59%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(12-13)
55%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
21:1
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American Indian
8%
1%
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Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
17%
56%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
57%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
17%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
3%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Dow's Prairie Elementary School often compared to?
Dow's Prairie Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Morris Elementary School, Fieldbrook Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
56% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 59% CA state average), while 55% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 57% CA state average).
How many students attend Dow's Prairie Elementary School?
280 students attend Dow's Prairie Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
57% of Dow's Prairie Elementary School students are White, 17% of students are Hispanic, 17% of students are Two or more races, 8% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Dow's Prairie Elementary School?
Dow's Prairie Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Dow's Prairie Elementary School offer ?
Dow's Prairie Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-2
What school district is Dow's Prairie Elementary School part of?
Dow's Prairie Elementary School is part of Mckinleyville Union Elementary School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-2
  • Enrollment: 280 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 56%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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