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Prairie Elementary School Overview

6642 Mission Road, Shawnee Mission, KS 66208 , Tel: +1 (913) 993-4400 Shawnee Mission Pub School

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Prairie Elementary School Ratings & Reviews

July 02, 2018 Submitted by a parent
There are some good teachers at this school, but the good ones have left over the last few years. The constant struggles with funding have increased our dissatisfaction. The PTA does not follow their own by laws.
November 28, 2010 Submitted by a parent
Prairie is an exceptional school. The teachers are caring professionals, the PTA is active and involved in supplementing where the district has made cuts, the administrative staff is professional and helpful to parents. The school really focuses on well rounded children. Preparation for mandatory testing is there but it is not excessive and doesn't get in the way of arts, music and science education. Supplementary after school programs like Chess Club, Junior Master Gardeners, Mad Science, Girls on the Run, etc are available at little or no charge and are run by parents or community members who are interested in sharing with the kids. If you are looking for a community centered school that welcomes your whole family then Prairie is for you. The only slight drawback is the endless "junk" fundraisers. I wish the PTA, class level fundraising, etc would focus on one or two "big" fundraisers a year like the Auction instead of all the small junk ones like Entertainment Books, Cookie Dough, etc. Fundraising should not involve taking kids out of class for infomercials that entise them into anxiety for not selling enough gift wrap to win a dollar store prize.
February 19, 2010 Submitted by a parent
Prairie has been a great school for my child. Princple Tom Tracy is very involved and there is great parent support. The downside is that this school is tied to Shawnee Mission School District which has instilled a curiculum focused on testing. My daughter has been focused for weeks on craming for standardized tests. I thought the point of the standardized tests was to actually guage where the student's academic level is, not whether they've properly prepared for the tests. When I was in school we took one test: the ITBS. Now, in addition to the ITBS, students have to take several others. The other issue I have had is that I specifically purchased a property within the Prairie Elementary boundaries and paid a premium for it. The school district has allowed many transfers so the class sizes are much larger than they should be if they honored the boundaries.
August 08, 2009 Submitted by a parent
This school is great in every area,from Principal and teachers to parents. We bought a new home that put us in another elementary school and the change was shocking. We had a very unhappy child whose grades and mental health suffered until we worked out a way we could get back into the Prairie area. I hope all paernts realize how blessed we all are to have these wonderful professionals working with our kids!
August 15, 2008 Submitted by a parent
When most of the country is looking at depreciating home values people are knocking on doors to buy homes in need of repair that get them into this elementary school. It is comperable to many private schools in other areas of the country. We are blessed.
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Apartments and homes for rent near Prairie Elementary School

Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at Prairie Elementary School, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of Prairie Elementary School, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 386 apartments for rent available in this part of Shawnee Mission. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near Prairie Elementary School is currently at Waldo Heights, renting for $590 per month, but if $2,911 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at Kenilworth. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

Things you should know about Prairie Elementary School

Before you start packing, make sure Prairie Elementary School is really the best option for your child. To recap, Prairie Elementary School is a well-known public PK-6 school in Shawnee Mission. It is located at 6642 Mission Road, Shawnee Mission, KS 66208 and it is the second home of 420 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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