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Crystal Lake, IL
Students enrolled: 545

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3223 Illinois 176
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

(815) 459-3023
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February 19, 2014
Have been at this school since son needed speech therapy in pre-school. Teachers and support staff are PHENOMINAL!! The teachers are the best!! appreciate parent involvement and address concerns quickly & directly. The teaches are the sole reason our school tests #1 in McHenry county and top 20 in the state. The band teacher Mrs.K... is the ABSOLUTE BEST!!! Our Jr.Hiigh Advanced Band and Jazz Bands consistantly score highest in county and state competitions. The problem in our school falls to 2 areas specifically...to many "administrators" and now a new majority elected school board whom are uneducated in the board processes and duties. another issue...3 of the new board members have no voice they jus go whichever way the "new" board president goes. She will ruin this school, we are getting out!

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August 22, 2013
I have 2 kids there. They had a very good school year. I can see how they enjoy learning. Teachers could not be better. We are very happy to be part of this school.

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November 02, 2011
I am so impressed with this school. The principal is active and I see him at all events (just saw him at the Halloween Parade). The teachers care and know how to reach the kids. I have 2 kids at this school and it doesn't matter what grade it is, all the teachers are great. The teachers let you come into the classroom to help and speaking with them is a breeze (email or call for any issue you are concerned about). This year the push is still reading but also math - which is great! And a school without the money issues that other surrounding ones struggle with.

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October 26, 2011
the administration at this school is weak and barely present unless it's time for a fundraiser. The principal does not even do the morning "announcements" live anymore. He video tapes it ahead of time and it is played for the students which is weird. Despite all of the talk that this district within itself is somehow better than surronding larger districts is incorrect. A strong sense of entitlement among some of the families and a small group of parents involved in activities make it hard to embrace. I would not recommend it if you want a school where the principal takes interest and actually is involved with the students.

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October 12, 2010
Prairie Grove Elementary is an amazing school... because we have teachers that care about each and every student.

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January 19, 2010
I have 2 kids that attend this school, I am very happy with the teachers and their teaching skills, great school

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January 03, 2008
Been with this district since pre-k. Great support staff, arts education is wonderful. Communication between parent and teacher takes a whole lot of effort on my part, but I do it and am successful for the most part.

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November 09, 2006
Been with this school since K-3 grade. Had a terrific 1st grade teacher that my son looped with for 2nd grade. No real parent-teacher involvment. Lack of communication between school and home. Limited extracurricular activities. Overall, a so-so school in a very wealthy area.

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October 17, 2006
An outstanding school that is still able to offer the full range of fine arts. Its only concern is accommodating the number of people moving to the area.

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March 10, 2006
This school does not acept students at a lower level of learning. There is to much administrativr bureacracy. Money is # 1.

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June 13, 2005
Comprehensive teaching that delivers. I am constantly impressed with the level at which our children are being taught. With Computer labs, science, art & music classes even down to K & 1st grade. The best part is seeing the level at which children here test to a National and State standard.

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Prairie Grove Elementary School
3223 Illinois 176, Crystal Lake, IL  60014
(815) 459-3023
Last modified Prairie Grove Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Prairie Grove Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top