Prairieview School

655 SE University Ave, Waukee, IA 50263
(515) 987-2770

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9 431 students 14 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


Iowa Assessment (NRT)

In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Waukee Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Prairieview School is a public high school in Urbandale. 431 students go to Prairieview School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 16% of the 431 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Prairieview School is 14:1. Waukee Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 87%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 3%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 5%
Multiracial 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    Decent school academically. Lots of extra-curricular activities. Athletics program has developed a 'must win' program that weeds out kids before they get a chance to develop. Unfortunately there are not a lot of other venues for sports for the 'non-elite' in the community after seventh or eigth grade depending on the sport. Teachers are OK not great. Academic program in the district and this school has lots of 'scope creep.' Lots of 'way out there classes' that soak up critical resources that could be applied elsewhere. Nice new school facilities though. All in all the district and this school do not live up to the hype. Had we known sooner we would have picked the area's Urbandale or Johnston districts.

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