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Dow's Prairie Elementary School

Public School | Grades K-5 | McKinleyville Union Elementary
3940 Dows Prairie Rd
McKinleyville, CA 95519
(707) 839-1558

About This School

Dow's Prairie Elementary School is located in McKinleyville, CA and is one of 2 elementary schools in Mckinleyville Union Elementary School District. It is a public school that serves 467 students in grades K-5. See Dow's Prairie Elementary School's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Dow's Prairie Elementary School had an API growth score of 806 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Dow's Prairie Elementary School's 2012 base score was 815, however the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Dow's Prairie Elementary School had 19 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

51% 49%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

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Dow's Prairie Elementary School Reviews

By , a Parent on

both my son and daughter have went to this school along with lots of my family and friends children it is a wonderful school with great teachers..we love the office ladies

By , a Parent on

This schoold is BY FAR the worst i have ever seen in my life! My Son went there for 2 years, the WORST 2 years of his life. The teachers have been reported to swear in front of the children. One teacher, Mrs.Cox, has laid her hands on my child, leaving marks on his arm.

By , a Parent on

My son went to this school ad now my daughter attends. I have been very impressed with the teachers at this school and would reccoment it to any parent.

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