I have two children at Prairie Crossing and we have been so happy! PCE always keeps the best interest of the children at the forefront. The staff and principal care about the children - a home away from home.
I am also very pleased at the high level of academic expectations and rigor. I was amazed just to see what they were learning in Kindergarten when they first started there.
The PCEA is very active and always looking for ways to support the students and staff. The events they have are always a big hit with the students! Another great way to bring our community together.
Finally, I need to mention the incredible amount of technology resources that are available to the teachers and students. It is 1:1 computers for every student in 1st - 6th. This allows my children to get the necessary technology experience as they move up in the grades. The projects they do are amazing.
My favorite thing about the school is the sense of community and "down-to-earth" people. I'm very glad to have my children at Prairie Crossing .
Prairie Crossing has been amazing for my daughter. She came into Kindergarten as a non-reader and going into first grade is reading at a second grade level. She loved her teacher and her class. She can't wait to get back to school for this next year. The technology at Prairie Crossing is so much more than you would find at any other school. Kids really learn what they need to know as the next generation. The teachers and principal at this school love their kids and it shows!
My daughter has attended PCE since she was in kindergarten and just recently moved on to middle school where she is doing very well. We have always felt welcome and loved by this school. She has enjoyed every teacher she has had the privilege to work with and we always felt like her individual needs were being met. I am also a teacher and have the highest expectations and warmest regards for all teachers. I have nothing but love for this school and the way they meet the needs of all learners.
My children have been attending Praire Crossing for two years for preschool-1st grade. We are very thankful that we have such an outstanding school for our children to attend. The staff and teachers are amazing and the technology program is fantastic thanks to the great Mrs. Blair!
Our children love this school. We were concerned after what seemed like a long summer break that they would have a difficult time adjusting to the routine of school. After their first day they were both excited an have been every day since. This is telling of the teachers at Prairie Crossing. GREAT SCHOOL
My two kids are so far very much enjoying Prairie Crossing. The teachers have been awesome and the Principal has been vey enthusiastic and very much in tune with the kids and school. I was a skeptical having my kids come into the school from a private school, but we have been more than happy so far. I would thoroughly recommend Prairie Crossing. Every Parent I talk to also says great things about the school.
High praise for Prairie Crossing! Dont be lulled into thinking TCAPs say everything about a school. You can see in the numbers there are 4 or 5 kids who are underperforming and must be on an IEP or ILP. My 5th grader chose to stay at PCE rather than transfer to the charter school because he liked his teacher so much. The charter was interested in him but not too much in my younger who is on an IEP and has some learning deficits. They said "we want our kids to be a year ahead, I dont think your son would be happy here". The spec ed staff has treated my son with respect and concern, has been open to ideas, flexible and most of all dedicated to helping him succeed. His teacher has been so good to advocate for his needs with the spec. ed staff. We were very happy about change in writing curriculum as well as change in math curriculum from Everyday Math to Singapore. He is finally learning math basics and algebraic concepts that he is going to need to advance to higher math.
I am very pleased with this school. The school has a true sense of community and parent involvement. The focus is on the big picture, not a week of tests. The technology at this school is fantastic as is the teacher teaching it. It is embedded in everything - I love that. They try to best practices into practice and not just say they are. The principal is GREAT! He runs the school always concerned about the kids first. He makes education decisions as an educator not because parents think they know more; like in other Parker schools. My only negative is that a majority of the primary teacher s classrooms although pretty, well organized and neat, are not set up with boys in mind.
Why are the csap scores so bad compared to other area schools? The principal has a no homework policy I've heard and maybe that is why my kids arent held accountable for anything. All their friends have now transfered out of the school to go to better ones in the area.
I would be cautious upon considering sending your student to Prairie Crossing. I have been disappointed with the principal's knowledge level of classroom instruction and assessment. My experience with this school is that the staff's ability to differentiate instruction is challenging. In addition, when reviewing the school's CSAP scores it is disappointing to see their declining scores within the past 3 years. While this school has staff members that are very friendly and welcoming, the quality of this school's performance is currently not competitive with other Parker schools.