Prairie Elementary School

  • Prairie Elementary School serves 1,210 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 53% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 59%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 46% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Prairie Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 33%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Prairie Elementary School's student population of 1,210 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 96 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students1,210 students
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Total Classroom Teachers96 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Prairie Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,791 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Prairie Elementary School is 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Overall School Rank#1236 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
59%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
12%
7%
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Hispanic
57%
9%
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Black
6%
11%
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White
23%
67%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Prairie Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score0.610.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Prairie Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWorthington Public School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school, and elementary school to Prairie Elementary School is West Academy (1.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Worthington Early Childhood Special Education School
    Grades: PK | 24 students
    0.0 miles
    117 11th Ave.
    Worthington, MN 56187
    (507)372-2983
    0.0 PK 24
  • Worthington West Academy Special Education School
    Grades: 5-12 | 4 students
    1.6 miles
    117 11th Ave
    Worthington, MN 56187
    (507)372-2983
    1.6 5-12 4
  • Worthington Worthington Alc Night Alternative School
    Grades: 7-12 | 23 students
    1.6 miles
    117 11th Ave
    Worthington, MN 56187
    (507)372-1322
    1.6 7-12 23
  • Worthington Worthington Area Learning Center Alternative School
    Grades: 7-12 | 71 students
    1.6 miles
    117 11th Ave
    Worthington, MN 56187
    (507)372-1322
    1.6 7-12 71
  • Worthington Worthington 518 (virtual Instruct
    Grades: K-12 | 198 students
    1.7 miles
    117 11th Avenue Ste 2
    Worthington, MN 56187
    (507)372-1322
    1.7 K-12 198

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