Prairie Ridge Elementary

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Joletta Drake, Principal


Alexis Arocho, Lead secretary


Dana Sneed, Child accounting secretary


Phone: (269) 337-0630
Fax: (269) 337-1640

Hours & Other Info

Full day — 8:50 a.m.-3:50 p.m.

Half day — 8:50 a.m.-12 p.m.


Lunch Menu


School Improvement Team

The School Improvement Team helps keep the school on track by analyzing our student achievement data and then developing a plan for continuous school improvement. Learn more about the Strategic Planning Expectations and Prairie Ridge's School Improvement Plan.

All students at Prairie Ridge Elementary work together to do their P.A.R.T.:

Personal Best
Active Listening
Truth and Trust

Individual and Class Cougar Cards are handed out to individuals and classes who are setting a great example of doing their PART!

Parent Involvement

Parent involvement is key to the success of the school and students' academics. There is a variety of ways for parents to get involved; for example, with our PTO and School Improvement Team. These groups continually look for ways to improve Prairie Ridge Elementary. In addition, parents can also become:

• Guest readers

• Tutors

• Playground supervisors

• Classroom helpers

• Contributors of "wish list" classroom supplies


Prairie Ridge PTO

You can start your experience at Prairie Ridge Elementary by joining the PTO at its monthly meetings, every third Monday of the month at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Free childcare provided.

Participate in one of our committees:

• Fundraising – This committee raises funds and fulfills our PTO goals through the Spring Carnival, flower sales, fall fundraising sale, school spirit merchandise.

• Communications – The communications team is responsible for community awareness, marketing, website maintenance, PTO communications, and public relations for Prairie Ridge.

• Hospitality – This committee hosts our PTO-sponsored school events.

• Membership/volunteers – Membership and volunteer committee members maintain the school directory, keep a volunteer database, organize room parents, and oversee the PTO nominating committee.

• Academics – This committee plans events directly related to our children’s education. Events include the pride assemblies, math and literacy nights, book swaps, and serving as test proctors.

• Philanthropy – The philanthropy committee creates and acts on initiatives that support our community through the annual soup bowl event, teacher wish tree, community donations, and family-child resources.


Learn more about the Prairie Ridge PTO on their Facebook page.