Prairie Central High School



Prairie Central High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Prairie Central High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 164
10 153
11 143
12 147

Prairie Central High School is a public high school of the Prairie Central Community Unit School District 8 located in Fairbury, IL. It has 607 students in grades 9th through 12th. Prairie Central High School is the 303rd largest public high school in Illinois and the 9,163rd largest nationally.

Total Students: 607
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: -1:1
Full Time Teachers: -1

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Prairie Central High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 308
(51%)
451
(48%)
 Male 299
(49%)
488
(52%)

Prairie Central High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 562
(93%)
868
(92%)
 Two or More 23
(4%)
34
(4%)
 Hispanic 15
(2%)
23
(2%)
 Black 5
(1%)
10
(1%)
 Asian 2
(0%)
4
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Prairie Central High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 359
(59%)
555
(59%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 169
(28%)
272
(29%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 79
(13%)
112
(12%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Prairie Central High School is ranked 293rd out of 0 ranked schools in Illinois, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Prairie Central High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (40.9%) is slightly lower than the state average of 45.6%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Prairie Central High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 699
2006 688
2007 651
2008 657
2009 601
2010 623
2011 606
2012 607

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14
2006 15
2007 15.5
2008 12.6
2009 12
2010 12.3
2011 12.7
2012 N/A

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.19170243204578
2006 0.27906976744186
2007 0.28417818740399
2008 0.32876712328767
2009 0.37936772046589
2010 0.34991974317817
2011 0.30528052805281
2012 0.40856672158155

Compare Prairie Central High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
N/A 0.0:1
 
1,242.9% 12.4:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 40.9%
 
State Average 45.6%
 
National Average 46.8%
 

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