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6-8
Public
Aurora, CO
Students enrolled: 1,715
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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12600 East Jewell Ave
Aurora, CO 80012

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(720) 747-3000
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December 01, 2014
This school is a joke, my daughter had to go to California to see her grandpa because he had a couple days to live. My daughter is very close to him just like a dad to daughter. We called the attendance lady to excuse my daughter and she said "no that's not a good excuse " my daughter was very hurt. She gives my daughter dirty stares at school, like are you serious? This is not a joke, what are you a kid! My daughter also gets very sick during December, she still won't excuse if we don't have a doctors note. Sometimes I don't take her to the doctor. Where am I going to get my doctor note? One time we gave her a doctor note but still no excuse. My daughter still does the incomplete work and tries very hard to get her work done. Education is not a game... Very disappointed in this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2014
I'm currently attending prairie and I love it. It's honestly a really good school the teachers really try to help you succeed. They help when you have bad grades and when your having a bad day. I mostly live the drama class because in that class were all like the big family. The teachers really try to make a student be happy and content with the learning environment . If your student goes here and they complain then it's there fault not the teachers they must be doing something wrong and being a distraction the teachers are friendly and just over all amazing.

- submitted by a community member
May 11, 2014
Prairie is such an amazing school my son goes there and he wakes up eager to learn all because of Prarie.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2014
A good school for special need students. The special education teachers are wonderful. They work with the parents . The teachers seem to enjoy their classes.

- submitted by a community member
April 24, 2014
Great school with a diverse student body. They have wonderful staff and teachers who truly care about kids. This is really a special place to be.

- submitted by a teacher
January 10, 2014
i went to prairie my 6th 7th & half of my 8th Grade year my mom pulled me out because all of the crazy drama this a is horrible school. I was in com.8-2a & our dean did not help with the drama i was getting ROCKS thrown at me name calling. It was the horrible. It wasn't just the bullying our math teacher was not experienced she would laugh & talk with the kids instead of teach. My social studies teacher called kids dumb. if you are looking for a middle school i suggest looking elsewhere.

- submitted by a community member
July 23, 2013
I went to Prairie for all 3 years and I for the most part loved it. Many of the teachers that I came in contact with were nice and friendly. I will say that the teachers can be a little nosy, which can be a good thing. My friends and I were having personal issues and pretty much the whole staff jumped in to help. This happened actually every year I attended... MOST of the teachers will jump in if your grades aren't superb, but you will occasionally encounter a teacher who wants to teach you about how it will be in high school and won't care about your grade. My little brother is entering the 6th grade and we are definitely sending him here.

- submitted by a community member
June 25, 2011
I never got to go over my cousin studying in this school, and the comments I think it's a great school =D

- submitted by a community member
May 15, 2011
I absolutely LOVE Prairie!! It is an amazing, diverse school! One thing that makes this school diverse is the different kinds of cultures and races. I am in 6th grade and I am loving my teachers and the principal, Dr Cassady! She is a great principal, if she weren't she wouldn't bother to learn some of the students names! She know my cousins name, my brothers name, and my name. She encourages students to learn and listen to the teachers to be successfull in their future lives. I have never gotten straight A's in my life except for now in 6th grade and I know I will continue earning them with the way the teachers teach the students. I think if it weren't for Prairie the former students wouldn't have now graduated. Prairie is a school to go to if you want to succeed!

- submitted by a community member
March 27, 2011
It is your own child's fault if they don't want to put in the effort to be a better student. The teachers at Prairie actually do help a lot. Maybe you're not doing your part as a parent in making sure that your child is taking every opportunity given to improve their grade. I love Prairie and always have. The only thing my kids hate is the dress code. It's better than being put into uniforms though.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2010
It is basically an APS school with CCSD badge on the front. It is similar to Overland with no communication with teachers. Oh yes, you kids will be allowed to fail semester after semester if you are not on top of it. If your kid has bad grades don't expect a call unless they get in trouble. Trying to get in better school district or school (he has 3.0 gpa) because I see the writing on the wall and just don't believe Prairie or Overland prepare kids for success unless your idea of success is your child in the Military or Massage Therapy degree from Heritage College. I want more and want teachers that believe and teach my kids that also.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2010
The teachers at Praire are always willing to help. Many stay late grading papers, doing after school activities and tutorials. And they make sure that all students learn and understand the material. The principal, Dr. Cassaday, is a great prinicipal. She encourages the students, and informs them every week on PNN. PNN is a news broadcast by the studnets. The academics are outstanding. There is a class for everyone, and the core classes are selected specialy to suffice each students needs and abilities.

- submitted by a community member
February 26, 2010
Terrible school I can't wait for the year to end so I can get my daughter to a school where the teachers/counselors can help her succeed.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2009
This is my daughter's first year at Prairie. I am so grateful for everyone who works with and for the students at Prairie. My daughter comes homes from school and has so much to chair about what she has learned during the day. She loves the creative way the teachers present materials and how they recognize her individuality and encourage her. There music program is also wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2009
Wonderful, caring staff. Great environment for kids!

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December 21, 2008
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November 13, 2008
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August 21, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
July 22, 2008
this school is great diverse and the teachers stay late to make sure their students are getting all of their workvdone and that they understand it

- submitted by a student
July 10, 2008
I went to Prairie for 3 year and it's absolutely a wonderful school. I love how they split the academics up up in 3 communities. The teachers are so nice and if you have problems they deal with it the best that they can. I know that because I used to have problems daily and the teachers would comfort me and tell me they would deal with it and they did. My name is Katie Malina and I was in community 3 the time I was at Prairie and the 3 years I was there I felt like family. The prinicipal Dr. Cassiday is such a sweet woman and she brings happiness to where ever she goes. Prairie has great excellence and is very diverse. In fact Prairie is the most diverse in the county. Prairie has a lot of activities and every year they go to a Colorado Bulls ga

- submitted by a student
July 02, 2008
This is a wonderful school! I Have been going here for 2 years now and will complete in 8th grade year here also! The teachers are just wonderful leaders and always making the children a better learner! They make sure the child get the education that they need! Also the princible Dr. Cassady is a great lady! She brings joy to the classes and makes sure that it is a safe inviroment for us students! I love how the school divides up into 3 parts!I love my community, wich is number 2!I have grown to love and have so much care for the teachers in 7-2a! They are just wonderful teachers and outstanding friends! This school also has a clean enviroment. Every morning I just look foward to going back to prairie middle school!

- submitted by a student
March 12, 2008
this school is organized and has lots of great teachers.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2008
There is always room for improvement. I believe the teachers actually care about the students who attend this school and are willing to go that extra mile to improve education. The knowledge base of many of the theachers is above average.

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February 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2008
This is the best place ever. Never would my children go to another middle school. Prairie has wonderful teachers, students and a great principal. I love how they put the kids into 3 communities so they may focus more on teachings.

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January 12, 2008
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September 20, 2007
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- submitted by a student
March 29, 2007
My children both attended Prarie with wonderful results. One with a learning disability received the kind of attention that prepared her for high school. My youngest child went from Prarie to Regis. Why is he successful at Regis? Because he went to Prarie.

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February 05, 2007
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January 29, 2007
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January 04, 2007
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December 11, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
September 28, 2006
My son has gone to this school for two years. The curriculum is poor at best. The teachers have no control of the classroom which creates a negative learning environment. I fear for my son's physical amd mental wellbeing.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
I have been impressed with the staff and students at Prairie. My son is in the 8th grade, and is excited about going to school! The teachers are invested in our children - helping mold characters as well as minds.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2006
I would not want my child to attend any other school than Prairie. Dr. Cassaday is a TERRIFIC leader and the administration is top notch. Everyone at the school cares about the students. Diversity is our strength and students are not just taught a rigorous curriculum, they are taught life skills in dealing with people different than they are. The band program (including the newly resurrected Jazz Band) is phenomenal thanks to the leadership of Martin Martinez. Parental involvement could be higher, but the ones we have spend a lot of volunteer hours because they love the school, students and staff so much. The new Springboard curriculum (pre-Advanced Placement classes)is going well and challenging our students.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2006
I went to Prairie for only one year and I already know that it is one of the best school years of my life. There is such great students there and Dr. Kassaday is the best! The teachers are fun out of school and in school. I would love to go back there again!

- submitted by a former student
March 30, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 11, 2006
My child was relocated here after having his home destroyed from Hurricane Katrina and losing all his lifelong friends. I cannot thank the school faculty and all who were concerned with adjustment and counseling enough for their supreme efforts. To say that this school is awesome is an understatement and I want you to know how very much we, as parents appreciate everything you do.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2005
3 of my children have attended Prairie, I am VERY dissappointed in the way things are hadled disipline wise. A student advisor (dean) is VERY rude to the children and VERY unfair when a parent shows up he turns into a angel. VERY DISSAPPOINTING. I am in the process of moving my children from this school for this MAIN reason. Lot's of first year teachers that dont have the skills to teach pre-teens, if your looking for somewhere to send your kids where someone else is watching them because you dont have time to be involved with your child and you dont care how they are treated, this school would be for you.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2004
I can't say enough about Prairie Middle School. We came here after being in DPS and are very impressed. The staff and teachers are the best! Dr. Cassaday is truly a gifted,intelligent woman who deeply cares about the success of these students. Cheers!

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2004
I went to Prairie for three years, the first year was average, but those following were litterally the worst, most restricted years of my life. They held whole 'teams' consisting off 100+ students in for lunch because of what a group of 2-5 did, the teachers ranged from excellent to terrible, one litteraly insulted her students to their faces, but when parent teacher conferences came around, she was 'such a sweet lady' homework loads went over the top, to the point myself and others lost hours of sleep, and the school was generaly mismanaged, since the new principal came, Prairie has transformed from a school to a daycare for pre/young-teens. It has 'safty rules' but some of them are simply restrictive and useless, and don't help with real problems.

- submitted by a former student
April 25, 2004
This school is the best one ever

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November 04, 2003
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Prairie Middle School
12600 East Jewell Ave, Aurora, CO  80012
(720) 747-3000
Last modified Prairie Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Prairie Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top