Prairie Wind Elementary School

200 Overdale Drive
Gillette, WY 82717
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
Prairie Wind Elementary School serves 382 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Prairie Wind Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Wyoming for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (which is lower than the Wyoming state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is higher than the Wyoming state average of 53%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Wyoming state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Wyoming state average of 22% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Prairie Wind Elementary School's student population of 382 students has declined by 24% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students382 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

Prairie Wind Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 318 schools in Wyoming (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Prairie Wind Elementary School is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WY)
Overall Testing Rank
#157 out of 318 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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American Indian
2%
4%
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Asian
4%
1%
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Hispanic
8%
14%
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Black
1%
1%
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White
85%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.270.38
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
28%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
10%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCampbell County School District #1 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Prairie Wind Elementary School is Westwood High School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Sage Valley Junior High School (2.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wagonwheel Elementary School (1.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Gillette Wagonwheel Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 313 students
    1.4 miles
    800 Hemlock
    Gillette, WY 82717
    (307) 686-1060
    1.4 K-6 313
  • Gillette Stocktrail Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 284 students
    1.6 miles
    800 Stocktrail Avenue
    Gillette, WY 82718
    (307) 686-8215
    1.6 PK-6 284
  • Gillette Westwood High School Math: 11-19% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 141 students
    1.8 miles
    7 Opportunity Spur
    Gillette, WY 82717
    (307) 682-9809
    1.8 9-12 141
  • Gillette Pronghorn Elementary School Math: 63% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-6 | 442 students
    2.0 miles
    3005 Oakcrest Drive
    Gillette, WY 82717
    (307) 682-1676
    2 K-6 442
  • Gillette Sage Valley Junior High School Math: 56% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 624 students
    2.0 miles
    1000 West Lakeway Road
    Gillette, WY 82717
    (307) 682-2225
    2 7-8 624

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