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Grimes, IA
Students enrolled: 616

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500 South James St
Grimes, IA 50111

(515) 986-4057
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February 02, 2015
Mrs. Lefebvre has been a great teacher to my son this year! I wish this was the sentiment I felt about the entire school. We are pulling my son who has been here for two years out next year and open enrolling him back to Urbandale where he was previously. The administrative staff are just awful, rude and always make you feel like you are bothering them. The pick and drop off system is time consuming and terrible. Also the way the kids are let out at the end of the day to "find their parent at a designated spot" is negligent and not safe. This school drives for high scores but I think lacks trying to develop the child as the whole lifelong learner.

- submitted by a parent

July 06, 2012
South Prairie is a student-focused, results driven elementary that gives children of all skill levels opportunites to improve and excel. I am a mother of two girls, one going into 3rd and one going into Kindergarten. My younger daughter attended preschool at South Prairie this past year. My older daughter participated in BLAST (additional assignments to further academic excellence) in Math and Research. BLAST is provided for a variety of subjects, so if your child shows extra skills in something but is right on track or struggles with another subject, they may still be asked to participate in this advancement program, which I think is awesome. The facilities are great. We live close to South Prairie and walk to the playground all the time. If you are looking to move to an area where children matter to the school system, South Prairie and the Dallas Center - Grimes Schools is the place for you.

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2011
This is a wonderful school with wonderful teachers! My child loved his time at South Praire! Great teacher communication.

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2010
Great school. Experienced, caring staff. Supportive parents. Challenging academic program. Many supportive programs. Progressive school district.

- submitted by a teacher

July 25, 2010
Great school, well-maintained facility, stable school district, and top-notch staff, many of whom have several years experience in the district.

- submitted by a parent
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April 27, 2009
Great school with great teachers. School goes the extra mile to make sure kids get what they need. Good communication,

- submitted by a parent

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South Prairie Elementary School
500 South James St, Grimes, IA  50111
(515) 986-4057
Last modified South Prairie Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-2. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
South Prairie Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top