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South Prairie Elementary School

Public | PK-2 | 616 students


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Posted July 6, 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

Posted February 11, 2011

This is a wonderful school with wonderful teachers! My child loved his time at South Praire! Great teacher communication.
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Posted September 20, 2010

Great school. Experienced, caring staff. Supportive parents. Challenging academic program. Many supportive programs. Progressive school district.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted 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

Posted 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 81%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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500 South James St
Grimes, IA 50111
Phone: (515) 986-4057


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