Prairie Central High School

411 N 7th St
Fairbury, IL 61739
6/
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Top 50%
Serving 537 students in grades 9-12, Prairie Central High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 30%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 537 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • : 85-89% (Top 50% in IL)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 20-24% (Top 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Prairie Central High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

Prairie Central High School's student population of 537 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
537 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
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School Rankings

Prairie Central High School ranks within the top 50% of all 3,426 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Prairie Central High School is 0.21, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (IL)
#1690 out of 3426 schools
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Prairie Central High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
(20-21)
20-24%
28%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Prairie Central High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
20-24%
30%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Prairie Central High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
65-69%
50%
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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5%
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Hispanic
6%
27%
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Black
2%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Prairie Central High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
89%
47%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Illinois.
0.21
This chart display the diversity score of Prairie Central High School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
85-89%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Prairie Central High School and public school graduation rate of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Prairie Central High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Prairie Central High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Prairie Central High School's ranking?
Prairie Central High School is ranked #1690 out of 3,426 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Prairie Central High School often compared to?
Prairie Central High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Pontiac High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 20-24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 30% IL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Prairie Central High School?
The graduation rate of Prairie Central High School is 85-89%, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 87%.
How many students attend Prairie Central High School?
537 students attend Prairie Central High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
89% of Prairie Central High School students are White, 6% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Prairie Central High School?
Prairie Central High School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Prairie Central High School offer ?
Prairie Central High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Prairie Central High School part of?
Prairie Central High School is part of Prairie Central CUSD 8 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 537 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • : 85-89% (Top 50%)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 20-24% (Top 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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