Prairie Hills Elementary School

Public K-5

 8025 Telegraph Drive
       Colorado Springs, CO  80920-7095


 (719) 234-5100

District: Academy School District No. 20

SchoolDigger Rank:
259th of 929 Colorado Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.3
Number of students:  446

Racial breakdown:
White:
73.3%
Hispanic:
16.4%
Two or more races:
7.2%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21.7%

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We updated the 2016-17 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 17, 2017.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2017, Prairie Hills Elementary School ranked better than 72.1% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranked 14th among 18 ranked elementary schools in the Academy School District No. 20. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 68.45. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (73.3%), Hispanic (16.4%), two or more races (7.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 21.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Prairie Hills Elementary School is 15.3, which is the 8th best among 18 elementary schools in the Academy School District No. 20. (See more...)
Compare Prairie Hills Elementary School employs 29 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

Prairie Hills Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Prairie Hills Elementary School 259th of 929 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Prairie Hills Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Academy School District No. 20:

SchoolDigger ranks Academy School District No. 20 7th of 108 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Prairie Hills Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 78.82 160th 808 80.2%
2005 75.71 199th 823 75.8%
2006 70.53 252nd 829 69.6%
2007 78.09 159th 852 81.3%
2008 75.06 198th 849 76.7%
2009 70.28 263rd 872 69.8%
2010 67.36 318th 925 65.6%
2011 71.62 267th 935 71.4%
2012 66.72 333rd 935 64.4%
2013 59.95 402nd 954 57.9%
2014 55.36 447th 962 53.5%
2015 62.69 310th 938 67.0%
2016 63.46 298th 914 67.4%
2017 68.45 259th 929 72.1%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Colorado Department of Education

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by a parent
Monday, April 16, 2018

Open Quote We haven't had any problems. Our older daughter went K-5th grade, and youngest is in 1st grade right now. We are near another school (between 2 elementary schools) but have always liked the teachers and have not considered pulling out and going to another school. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Open Quote We moved to Colorado Springs over the summer so this was our first year at Prairie Hills. This is by far the worst school we have ever dealt with. The administration is horrible and the teachers are just as bad. They have taken 2 children who loved school and completely turned them around to hate everything about it. They have zero communication with the parents and do not seem to care whatsoever about your input. Horrible administration, horrible teachers, horrible school! The only thing to look forward to in regards to Prairie Hills is leaving, considering pulling them out mid year to transfer. If you care about your kids education and willingness to learn find a different school! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Open Quote This is our first year at this school and it will be the last. The administration at this school are the absolute worst type of people in charge. My child had a few incidents with bullies at the beginning of the school year and as a result of that has been unfairly singled out if anything else has happened where my child has been involved. Meaning he has been labeled a "trouble causer" when he was the victim and has been unjustly treated ALL YEAR LONG. My input on his consequences for the many things were he was a victim not the instigator, has fallen on deaf ears. The assistant principal thinks she is god at this school and her word is the final one. The principal is of the same mind. The administration has meetings with your kids when there is a supposed "incident" that you won't find out about from them only from your kids, this is very troubling and inappropriate to me. RUN as fast as you can from this school and this district for that matter. There is no accountability at any level and zero transparency and communication. If you try to speak to the superintendent you get the run around. D-20 is touted as the best in Colorado Springs but that is the polar opposite of what my kids and I have experienced in one school year. The administration needs to be fired and charged with harassment. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Prairie Hills Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1994 427 16 13 27 4 n/a n/a 0 487
1995 534 23 24 31 3 n/a n/a 0 615
1996 534 23 24 31 3 n/a n/a 0 615
1997 598 27 19 33 13 n/a n/a 0 690
1998 624 27 25 32 7 n/a n/a 0 715
1999 525 25 21 27 9 n/a n/a 0 607
2000 488 24 14 29 9 n/a n/a 0 564
2001 488 22 12 33 5 n/a n/a 0 560
2002 505 27 18 33 3 n/a n/a 0 586
2003 505 27 18 33 3 n/a n/a 0 586
2004 502 34 20 42 2 n/a n/a 0 600
2005 460 44 24 41 3 n/a n/a 0 572
2006 469 33 24 43 5 n/a n/a 0 574
2007 488 35 28 45 5 n/a n/a 0 601
2008 475 38 24 43 4 n/a n/a 0 584
2009 457 27 24 39 1 n/a n/a 0 548
2010 470 26 29 56 2 n/a n/a 0 583
2011 428 14 11 59 4 6 26 0 548
2012 398 11 9 68 4 5 33 0 528
2013 385 12 6 67 2 3 27 0 502
2014 383 14 5 66 1 3 26 0 498
2015 337 11 8 69 2 4 42 0 473
2016 327 9 2 73 2 1 32 0 446

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Prairie Hills Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 487 24.3 20.0 3.5
1995 615 31.2 19.7 2.0
1996 615 31.2 19.7 2.0
1997 690 35.8 19.3 1.2
1998 715 34.6 20.7 2.7
1999 607 33.4 18.2 1.6
2000 564 35.5 15.9 3.5
2001 560 35.3 15.9 3.8
2002 586 36.1 16.2 6.1
2003 586 36.1 16.2 6.1
2004 600 35.4 16.9 6.5
2005 572 33.6 17.0 6.6
2006 574 33.7 17.0 5.7
2007 601 36.2 16.6 8.3
2008 584 35.2 16.6 11.3
2009 548 35.2 15.6 12.4
2010 583 34.2 17.0 16.3
2011 548 34.2 16.0 16.1
2012 528 32.2 16.3 18.8
2013 502 30.5 16.4 21.9
2014 498 31.7 15.7 22.9
2015 473 31.0 15.2 20.9
2016 446 29.0 15.3 21.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Prairie Hills Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 487 24.3 20.0 3.5
1995 615 31.2 19.7 2.0
1996 615 31.2 19.7 2.0
1997 690 35.8 19.3 1.2
1998 715 34.6 20.7 2.7
1999 607 33.4 18.2 1.6
2000 564 35.5 15.9 3.5
2001 560 35.3 15.9 3.8
2002 586 36.1 16.2 6.1
2003 586 36.1 16.2 6.1
2004 600 35.4 16.9 6.5
2005 572 33.6 17.0 6.6
2006 574 33.7 17.0 5.7
2007 601 36.2 16.6 8.3
2008 584 35.2 16.6 11.3
2009 548 35.2 15.6 12.4
2010 583 34.2 17.0 16.3
2011 548 34.2 16.0 16.1
2012 528 32.2 16.3 18.8
2013 502 30.5 16.4 21.9
2014 498 31.7 15.7 22.9
2015 473 31.0 15.2 20.9
2016 446 29.0 15.3 21.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Colorado Department of Education.

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