South Prairie Elementary School serves 489 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
South Prairie Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 74% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 64%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 76% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: Kindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 489 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
- Minority Enrollment: 16%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 30% in IA
- Math Proficiency: 74% (Top 30%)
- Reading Proficiency: 76% (Top 30%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education
South Prairie Elementary School's student population of 489 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
South Prairie Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of South Prairie Elementary School is 0.29, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#318 out of 1221 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is South Prairie Elementary School's ranking?
South Prairie Elementary School is ranked #318 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Iowa.
What schools are South Prairie Elementary School often compared to?
South Prairie Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like North Ridge Elementary School, Delaware Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
74% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 76% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
How many students attend South Prairie Elementary School?
489 students attend South Prairie Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
84% of South Prairie Elementary School students are White, 7% of students are Black, 4% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of South Prairie Elementary School?
South Prairie Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does South Prairie Elementary School offer ?
South Prairie Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is South Prairie Elementary School part of?
South Prairie Elementary School is part of Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District.
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