Prairie Woods Elementary School

17435 County Road 9 Ne
New London, MN 56273
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 20%
Serving 579 students in grades Prekindergarten-4, Prairie Woods Elementary School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 66% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 45%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 59% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 579 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • : Top 20% in MN
  • : 66% (Top 20%)
  • : 59% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Prairie Woods Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

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School Overview

Prairie Woods Elementary School's student population of 579 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students
579 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

Prairie Woods Elementary School ranks within the top 20% of all 1,860 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Prairie Woods Elementary School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MN)
#287 out of 1860 schools
(Top 20%)
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66%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Prairie Woods Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
59%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
10%
10%
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Black
n/a
12%
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White
88%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.22
This chart display the diversity score of Prairie Woods Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Prairie Woods Elementary School's ranking?
Prairie Woods Elementary School is ranked #287 out of 1,860 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota.
What schools are Prairie Woods Elementary School often compared to?
Prairie Woods Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Roosevelt Elementary School, Maccray West Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
66% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% MN state average), while 59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% MN state average).
How many students attend Prairie Woods Elementary School?
579 students attend Prairie Woods Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
88% of Prairie Woods Elementary School students are White, 10% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Prairie Woods Elementary School?
Prairie Woods Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 14:1.
What grades does Prairie Woods Elementary School offer ?
Prairie Woods Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-4
What school district is Prairie Woods Elementary School part of?
Prairie Woods Elementary School is part of New London-Spicer School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 579 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 66% (Top 20%)
  • : 59% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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