We, the members of the Prairie School community, are committed to developing life-long learners who value themselves and others, who become responsible citizens, and who succeed in a changing world.
District: Prairie School Dist. RE-11J
Superintendent: Mr. Joe Kimmel
Principal: Mrs. Tabitha Piel
Prairie School Dist. RE-11J in Northeastern Colorado, is located on the grasslands between the towns of New Raymer and Stoneham. The school is approximately thirty miles west of Sterling and twenty-seven miles north of Fort Morgan. Dist. RE-11J serves students from all of the above mentioned towns and surrounding communities as well as those students who reside in the district.
Prairie has a long tradition of excellence, school pride and community involvement. The school was built in 2012-2013 and is a consolidation of the New Raymer and Stoneham school districts. Vocational organizations including the FFA and FBLA are important educational programs as they provide students with relevant, applied learning opportunities with an emphasis on personal growth and student leadership. Furthermore, school athletic programs help students learn physical fitness, leadership and ethical conduct in and outside the school setting. In the realm of academics, based on averages, the district is one of the highest scoring school districts on the CSAP in the North Central Region. The Board of Education is involved in working with administrators and setting goals for the school. They are actively involved in education and development activities as evidenced through attendance at CASB and CBOCES functions. Certainly the school continues to strive toward excellence and take pride in student growth and community involvement.
The school population has continued to increase over the last 10 years. Currently we have around 210-215 students in grades pre-school through the twelfth grade. The school district is experiencing considerable growth and striving to meet the varied educational needs of all students. The school is predominately white with 33% of the students eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch. Approximately 70% of the students reside outside of the district and attend Prairie as a school of choice. The school district is roughly 676 square miles and school buses travel approximately 850 miles on routes per day. Both in district and out of district enjoy the educational benefits available at this small school. Please visit the following website to see more specifics on our district: http://www.schoolview.org/dish/dish.asp.