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Prairie High School

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Posted February 4, 2011

A good school is one that has a principal, teachers and staff that cares about and strives for progress and success for ALL students. If you have a child that struggles, you will not get the support you need at Prairie High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2011

I absolutely love Prairie High school. I came from a private school my freshmen year and was placed into lower classes even though I was one of the top students at my old school. It was shocking how much work they give. I at least have 3 hours of Homework every night. The teachers are awesome. They will email you and stay after school and work with you until you learn the subject. Our principal is a nice but very strict man. The school is more strict than my private Christian school. Now I'm in AP and loving the warm-welcoming atmosphere and the schools fun events. I love high school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2009

I have four girls. 3 have gone to other schools and all 3 have ended their high school education at Prairie High School. Prairie is the most comfortable, excepting, unpretentious high school. The staff treat the students with respect and in turn the students are loyal to their high school. All 3 of my girls have gone onto university with the guidance from their terrific counselors and college center staff. I recommend Prairie to anyone that does not like the drug affected, pretentious and stifling atmosphere of Hockinson High school. Ps Prairie may not look like a shiny penny but it is brillant on the inside. Go Prairie High!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2009

I think this school is under rated. On the downside the facility is outdated and I thought my student's teachers were good, but not all were great her freshman year. However, the students at this school seem to be active and involved in school activities. Several of their sports teams are the best in the county. ROTC is popular. The office staff is so on the ball. The students seem happy and make this school work. The principal is on the conservative side but he cares about the school. Prairie has good WASL scores, I think, largely because many of the students care about their education. Prairie has pride and an experienced faculty. I would not overlook this high school. My student chose it over CAM and Battle Ground and she absolutely loves it. The transition from middle school was seamless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

I'm a grad student, and I love Prairie. I have gone to another high school in my past, and I have to say even with the lack of fundings Prairie is superior is many ways. The teachers do so much with so little, and the students do well in life with what they receive in education. There is however, a greater emphasis put on athletics over academics, and I think there should be an equal amount of attention placed on the both as they are equally important, if not more important when it concerns academics. I praise the enviroment also, with a lot of religous but very tollerant people. People feel very welcomed and at peace, and something I was surprised but happy to see, there were quite a few open homosexual students, which just shows how safe students feel among their peers at Prairie.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2007

I've had three children (2 grads & 1 current) go through Prairie. We moved here from the midwest 5 years ago where there is immeasurably greater community tax-support of schools. The lack of funding to the Battle Ground school district reduces the richness of offerings: no orchestra anywhere in the district, big cuts in choral music and foreign languages. There was loss of great teachers that will take a long time to rebuild to the quality before the second levy failure in a row in 2006. Offsetting these problems are dedicated and hard-working staff that have been cut back as far as one can conscionably go. They do a great job in the basics that remain. The kids test well nationally and find good in the extracurricular programs that remain. A core of parents make a big difference. I'm happy with the school, dissatisfied with Battle Ground School district voters. Aug, 2007.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2007

I am currently a senior at Prairie and I find it academically a good school but they charge for a sport and if you cant afford it too bad for you then. I feel they need to utilize their money better and not charge so much for sports or have some type of a scholarship program for those who can not afford it. ~Kaitlynn
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2006

WE think that prairie high school is the best school in the USA we have passed all of our classes it is way better then our old school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 27, 2005

I graduated from Prairie in 2003. Overall my experiences were positive, with a variety of extracurricular activities and ways for students to get involved in the school and community. I had many excellent teachers throughout my four years, and enjoyed the variety of subjects offered. I did not notice much parental involvement during school hours, but there were opportunities for parents to get involved with after school clubs and activities. I always felt safe while at school, and I didn't notice students being treated unfairly by staff or being teased by peers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 3, 2004

I graduated in 2003 and am currently attending Stanford University in California. All but a one or two of my teachers were dedicated, knowledgeable, and always willing to take extra time to work one-on-one. I have formed many close relationships with teachers and staff, some that will last me a lifetime. Prairie may not be a prep school, but I believe that it has prepared me well for college and beyond, and I have not found myself lacking any essential skills that I should have learned. Prairie is also very diverse in it's extra-curricular programs whether you seek art, academic, sport, community service or government/leadership activities. I highly recommend this high school. (And its Science Olympiad team is excellent!)
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2004

My son is a sophmore. This is his second year in public school. Most of the teachers are good. The counselors are lacking. Sports are pretty good with fairly good coaches.Dress code could use a little help. The school itself neeeds some updating but the coarses offered are quite good. My son likes it very much. Not alot of drinking or drug problems which is nice. Most kids are pretty good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

My daughter is a sophmore this year. This is only her 2nd year in the public school system. She absolutely loves it. Her teachers have been great, the extracurricular activities have been great. The music program is wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
93%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 22% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 19% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
61%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
48%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 15% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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42%

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2011

 
 
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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students70%
Female74%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial72%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income65%
Not low income74%
Special education40%
Not special education73%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low income100%
Not low income98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
White99%
Low income100%
Not low income98%
Not special education98%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
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Whiten/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
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Low incomen/a
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Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students46%
Female54%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Low income36%
Not low income52%
Special education28%
Not special education53%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students73%
Female71%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial77%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income62%
Not low income77%
Special education61%
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students84%
Female82%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income80%
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
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Asiann/a
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Hispanicn/a
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Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
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Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students48%
Female50%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Low incomen/a
Not low income44%
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students73%
Female64%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Low income72%
Not low income74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Students42%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

338 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

345 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Reading

All Students90%
Female93%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic82%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income83%
Not low income93%
Special education61%
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female93%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income80%
Not low income89%
Special education55%
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 60%
Hispanic 8% 20%
Two or more races 5% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 12%N/A8%
Special education 18%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 231%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 20N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 63%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Brush Prairie, WA 98662
Phone: (360) 885-5000

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