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Prairie is a public high school serving students in grades 10-12 that is located on the Southwest edge of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Students live in Cedar Rapids and the surrounding communities of Shueyville, Swisher, Fairfax, Walford, and Ely. Approximately 960 students attend Prairie High School.

What makes PHS unique?

  • As part of a graduation requirement, all graduates create a three-year portfolio that contains evidence of their high school work to prepare for "life after high school."
  • All graduates do a senior presentation to qualify for graduation.
  • All students have an advisor who helps them during their years in high school.
  • Students can take college level courses while enrolled at PHS and receive college and high school credit at no cost.
  • State-of-the-art technology is available and used by students and faculty.
  • A Basic Academic Skills Certificate in reading, language arts, and math and a Technology Certificate are required for graduation.

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