Prairie Vista 1st grader

Academic Programs:

A concept-based curriculum allows a continuous progression through the skills.  Teachers are cognizant of all student needs.  Students are grouped heterogeneously for instruction.  Students with special needs are fully included in the regular classroom and receive support services from resource teachers.  Prairie Vista consists of grades kindergarten through fifth grade.

Prairie Vista is known for its emphasis on academics with a focus on the visual and performing arts through Art Smart, choirs, artist-in-residence programs, musical and dramatic productions and a variety of convocations.

Staff members are continually upgrading their skills and have been trained in classroom applications based on differentiated curriculum, current brain research, phonemic awareness, the theory of multiple intelligences, and authentic assessments.

How We Rate:

“A” rated School & School District
Prairie Vista is one of Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation’s nine “A” rated schools. P-H-M has consistently received an “A” rating from the Indiana Department of Education since 2011. 

P-H-M is among Indiana’s top performing public school corporations (Spring 2022 ILEARN).

  • P-H-M is in the Top 3.67%, #11 out of Indiana’s public school districts (299)!
  • Ranking of Indiana public schools that passed both ELA and Math:
    • Northpoint Elementary School is #1
    • Prairie Vista Elementary School is #2
    • Discovery Middle School is #2

The IDOE’S Graduates Prepared to Succeed Dashboard provides student-focused data to empower Indiana’s educators & families with information on how we are preparing our students for college and career success. Click here to view Prairie Vista’s Student Performance Report.

For State Accountability purposes, the State Board has placed all schools into the “No Grade” category for the 2022-2023 school year. Therefore, a state report card for 2022-2023 is not available.

Honors and Achievements:

Prairie Vista has also earned the distinction of being ranked Indiana’s #3 for Public Elementary Schools by U.S. News & World Report (data is based on the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years). Click here to learn more.

In the fall of 2015 Prairie Vista was named a National Blue Ribbon School (in the “Exemplary High Performing Schools” category), one of only 10 in the state and 335 in the nation. Prairie Vista received that recognition once before, in the fall of 1996, when the U.S. Department of Education named it a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.  In May 1997 Prairie Vista was named an Indiana Blue Ribbon School.

The Indiana Department of Education has named Prairie Vista a Four Star School in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.