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About This School

Dows Prairie Elementary School is a public elementary school in McKinleyville. The principal of Dows Prairie Elementary School is Jane Rowland, whose e-mail is 489 children attend Dows Prairie Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Hispanic. 0.2% of the Dows Prairie Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 53% of the 489 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Dows Prairie Elementary School is 18:1. Morris Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Drawing painting
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 71% 72%
Native American or Native Alaskan 7% 14%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Unspecified 2% 3%
Multiracial 12% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian 0.9% 1%
Filipino 0.5% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 1131%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 47%
Limited English proficiency 0.2% 1%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    The teachers and staff make Dows prairie a great school. They r very interactive with the parents.. & open to lots of parental involvement...

  • (5 years ago)

    This is an amazing school.The staff here goes above and beyond. All students are driven to their fullest potential.A++++

  • (6 years ago)

    Fantastic caring supportive teachers. Added a winning track team as of 2008. Welcoming office staff. Frequent student teachers add new insight and fresh teaching activities. Parent-Teacher group sponsors sock hops Salmon dinner family dance night and many other activites to unify families and raise money for numerous field trips. A safe and nurturing school

  • (8 years ago)

    Warm helpful office staff. Excellent art program. Parents invited to participate in all activities or visit classrooms unannounced. Open door policy. Hallways decorated with art and writing. Lots of extras Science Fairs etc.

  • (9 years ago)

    They have a fantastic music teacher there and a great kindergarten program!

  • (10 years ago)

    McKinleyville had a reputation as being 'redneck' and a 'hick' town which made me nervous. But Dow's Prairie School has astounded me with the superb quality of the teachers and staff. We couldn't be happier.

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