Prairie Ridge High School

6000 Dvorak Dr
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
(School attendance zone shown in map)
9/
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Top 20%
Serving 1,180 students in grades 9-12, Prairie Ridge High School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 28%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 30%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,180 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • : 97% (Top 5% in IL)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 52% (Top 10%)
  • : 40% (Top 30%)
  • : 65% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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 1,180 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 73 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,180 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
73 teachers
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School Rankings

Prairie Ridge High School ranks within the top 20% of all 3,426 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Prairie Ridge High School is 0.30, 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.
This School
State Level (IL)
#432 out of 3426 schools
(Top 20%)
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(20-21)
52%
28%
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40%
30%
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65%
50%
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
11%
27%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
83%
47%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.30
This chart display the diversity score of Prairie Ridge High School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
97%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Prairie Ridge High School's ranking?
Prairie Ridge High School is ranked #432 out of 3,426 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Prairie Ridge High School often compared to?
Prairie Ridge High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Cary-grove Community High School, Crystal Lake Central High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
52% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 40% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 30% IL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Prairie Ridge High School?
The graduation rate of Prairie Ridge High School is 97%, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 87%.
How many students attend Prairie Ridge High School?
1,180 students attend Prairie Ridge High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
83% of Prairie Ridge High School students are White, 11% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Prairie Ridge High School?
Prairie Ridge High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Prairie Ridge High School offer ?
Prairie Ridge High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Prairie Ridge High School part of?
Prairie Ridge High School is part of CHSD 155 School District.

School Reviews

4   10/20/2020
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - student
1   10/9/2020
This school is abhorrent in the way that children are dealt with, I'm just glad my own children don't go here.
- Posted by Teacher - Gym teacher
2   2/10/2020
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.
- Posted by Parent - Parent
2   4/19/2008
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.
- Posted by Parent - trees

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,180 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • : 97% (Top 5%)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 52% (Top 10%)
  • : 40% (Top 30%)
  • : 65% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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