Prairie Ridge Elementary School

2294 South 9th St
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Prairie Ridge Elementary School serves 485 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Prairie Ridge Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

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School Overview

Prairie Ridge Elementary School's student population of 485 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
485 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Prairie Ridge Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,120 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Prairie Ridge Elementary School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#1949 out of 3120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
10%
8%
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Black
34%
18%
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White
44%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 485 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.68 (Top 10%)

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