6000 Dvorak Dr
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Prairie Ridge High School serves 1,436 students in grades 9-12.
Prairie Ridge High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 59% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Prairie Ridge High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Prairie Ridge High School's student population of 1,436 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 90 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,436 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
90 teachers
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School Rankings

Prairie Ridge High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Prairie Ridge High School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. 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 (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#388 out of 3655 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
5%
26%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
88%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.22
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
96%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
2%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  2.25 out of 5  (4 reviews)
4  
PR is a good high school in the Crystal Lake area. While it suffers from a lack of diversity, and is mainly a football school, it has a high graduation percentage and offers a lot of opportunities for students.
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This school is abhorrent in the way that children are dealt with, I'm just glad my own children don't go here.
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2  
Prairie Ridge High School is ranked #19 for Best High School for Athletes in Illinois. This summarizes this school. Prairie Ridge is about the football players and nobody else.
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2  
The administration of PR leaves a lot to be desired. There is no communication from the guidance counselors to the parents and very little guidance to the students.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,436 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 10% in IL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.22 (Btm 50%)

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