Prairie Trail School

  • Prairie Trail School serves 557 students in grades 3-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 19% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 20% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Prairie Trail School's student population of 557 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 3-5
Total Students557 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Prairie Trail School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Prairie Trail School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#2315 out of 3,544 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
6%
5%
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Hispanic
39%
26%
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Black
26%
17%
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White
23%
49%
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Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Prairie Trail School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.730.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Prairie Trail School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGurnee SD 56 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Prairie Trail School is Waukegan High School (2.7 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school, elementary school is Viking School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Gurnee Viking School Magnet School
    Grades: 6-8 | 530 students
    0.5 miles
    4460 Old Grand Ave
    Gurnee, IL 60031
    (847)336-2108
    0.5 6-8 530
  • Gurnee River Trail School Magnet School
    Grades: K-8 | 483 students
    0.6 miles
    333 N Oplaine Rd
    Gurnee, IL 60031
    (847)249-6253
    0.6 K-8 483
  • Gurnee Spaulding Elementary School Magnet School
    Grades: PK-2 | 484 students
    2.0 miles
    2000 Belle Plaine Av
    Gurnee, IL 60031
    (847)662-3701
    2.0 PK-2 484
  • Waukegan Glenwood Elementary School Magnet School
    Grades: K-5 | 745 students
    2.7 miles
    2500 Northmoor Ave
    Waukegan, IL 60085
    (224)303-2010
    2.7 K-5 745
  • Waukegan Washington Elementary School Magnet School
    Grades: K-5 | 591 students
    2.7 miles
    110 S Orchard Ave
    Waukegan, IL 60085
    (224)303-2220
    2.7 K-5 591

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