Prairie Elementary School

6642 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66208
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Prairie Elementary School serves 431 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Prairie Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 71% (which is higher than the Kansas state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 74% (which is higher than the Kansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Kansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kansas state average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 431 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in KS
  • Math Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Prairie Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:

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School Overview

Prairie Elementary School's student population of 431 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
431 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

Prairie Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,264 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Prairie Elementary School is 0.21, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#14 out of 1264 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
5%
21%
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Black
1%
6%
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White
89%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.21
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
10%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Prairie Elementary School's ranking?
Prairie Elementary School is ranked #14 out of 1,264 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Kansas.
What schools are Prairie Elementary School often compared to?
Prairie Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Rushton Elementary School, Hale Cook Elementary School, Belinder Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
71% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% KS state average), while 74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% KS state average).
How many students attend Prairie Elementary School?
431 students attend Prairie Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
89% of Prairie Elementary School students are White, 5% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Prairie Elementary School?
Prairie Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Kansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Prairie Elementary School offer ?
Prairie Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Prairie Elementary School part of?
Prairie Elementary School is part of Shawnee Mission Pub Sch School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 431 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

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