278 South Prairie Rd Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Prairie Ridge Elementary School serves 436 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
Prairie Ridge Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-84% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 436 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Prairie Ridge Elementary School's student population of 436 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
436 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

Prairie Ridge Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,227 schools in Iowa (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 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#215 out of 1227 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
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
7%
12%
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Black
7%
7%
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White
80%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.35
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Prairie Ridge Elementary School's ranking?

Prairie Ridge Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%) and Highest math proficiency (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

80-84% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 69% IA state average), while 75-79% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).

How many students attend Prairie Ridge Elementary School?

436 students attend Prairie Ridge Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

80% of Prairie Ridge Elementary School students are White, 7% of students are Black, 7% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Prairie Ridge Elementary School?

Prairie Ridge Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.

What grades does Prairie Ridge Elementary School offer ?

Prairie Ridge Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-4 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 436 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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