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3 things to know about Prairie Elementary School

Friday, 26 Jul 2019 at 08:37 am

Prairie is one of four elementary schools in District 96. Located at 1530 Brandywyn Lane in Buffalo Grove, the student body is a mix of Buffalo Grove, Prairie View, and Long Grove residents. 

As part of an ongoing series here on the blog, I want to share three quick facts about each elementary school + a bonus local food recommendation. For more detailed information, you can check out Prairie's main website here.


Number of students reported in the 2018 - 2019. 

Blue Ribbon Recipient 

In 2017, Prairie Elementary School was recognized by the United States Department of Education as one of 219 public schools to receive the National Blue Ribbon Awards. 

The U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos, noted this about the selected schools:

"National Blue Ribbon Schools are active demonstrations of preparing every child for a bright future. You are visionaries, innovators and leaders. You have much to teach us: some of you personalize student learning, others engage parents and communities in the work and life of your local schools and still others develop strong and forward-thinking leaders from among your teaching staff."

After School Clubs

Prairie has a ton of variety here to choose from for after school clubs. Check out the full list here that includes a wide mix of things like Writing Club, After-School Rollerskating, and Rhythm Band Club. 

Great Chicken Dinner 

Looking for an absolute feast of grilled chicken and phenomenal side dishes?  And if you like spice, this is the place for you! I usually order the family platter and get a side of the cassava fries. Check out Porto's Peri Peri in Buffalo Grove!  

Florence Lee is a residential real estate expert who proudly serves buyers and sellers in Cook County and Lake County, with a focus on Kildeer Countryside District 96 and Stevenson High School District 125 (Long Grove, Kildeer, Hawthorn Woods, Lake Zurich, Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods, and Vernon Hills). Having grown up in the North Shore and now a Lake County resident of 11 years, Florence has extensive knowledge in these geographic areas. This blog is your go-to spot for information and profiles on the local communities, schools, residents, restaurants, and more. All of the things that make this area such a great spot to live!

Categories: District 96