Prairie Creek

380 South Prairie Rd Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 825 students in grades 5-6, Prairie Creek ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 64%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 68% (which is equal to the Iowa state average of 68%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-6
  • Enrollment: 825 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • : Bottom 50% in IA
  • : 60% (Btm 50%)
  • : 68% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Prairie Creek's student population of 825 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
825 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
54 teachers
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School Rankings

Prairie Creek ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Prairie Creek is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (IA)
#776 out of 1221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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60%
64%
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68%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
5%
12%
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Black
11%
7%
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White
77%
73%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.39
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Prairie Creek's ranking?
Prairie Creek is ranked #776 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What schools are Prairie Creek often compared to?
Prairie Creekis often viewed alongside schools like Prairie Crest Elementary School, Prairie Heights Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
60% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 68% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
How many students attend Prairie Creek?
825 students attend Prairie Creek.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
77% of Prairie Creek students are White, 11% of students are Black, 5% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Prairie Creek?
Prairie Creek has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Prairie Creek offer ?
Prairie Creek offers enrollment in grades 5-6 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Prairie Creek part of?
Prairie Creek is part of College Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-6
  • Enrollment: 825 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 60% (Btm 50%)
  • : 68% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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