Prairie Ridge Elementary

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Joletta Drake, Principal


Alexis Arocho, Lead secretary

Dana Sneed, Child accounting secretary


Phone:   (269) 337-0630
Fax:       (269) 337-1640


2294 S. Ninth St.
Kalamazoo, MI  49009

Lunch Menu


Full Day
Begins: 8:44 a.m.

Tardy Bell:  8:50 a.m.
Dismissal:  3:50 p.m.

Half day Dismissal:
11:58 a.m.

Parent Involvement

Parent involvement is key to the success of the school and students' academics. There is a variety of ways for parents to get involved; for example, with our PTO and School Improvement Team. These groups continually look for ways to improve Prairie Ridge Elementary. In addition, parents can also become:

  • Guest readers
  • Tutors 
  • Playground supervisors
  • Classroom helpers
  • Contributors of "wish list" classroom supplies 


Parent Teacher Organization

You can start by joining us at our monthly meetings, every third Monday of the month at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria. Free childcare provided.

Participate in one of our committees:

Fundraising – to raise funds and fulfill our PTO goals through the Spring Carnival, flower sales, Fall fundraising sale, school spirit merchandise

Communications – responsible for community awareness, marketing, web site maintenance, PTO communications, and public relations for Prairie Ridge.


  Hospitality – to host our PTO sponsored school events.


    Membership/volunteers – to maintain the school directory, keep a volunteer database, organize room parents and oversee the PTO nominating committee.


     Academics – planning for events directly related to our child’s education; Pride assemblies, math and literacy nights, book swaps, and testing proctors.


     Philanthropy – create and act on initiatives that support our community through the annual Soup Bowl event, teacher wish tree, community donations, and family-child resources.


School Improvement Team

The School Improvement Team helps keep the school on track by analyzing our student achievement data and then developing a plan for continuous school improvement. Learn more about the Strategic Planning Expectations and Prairie Ridge's School Improvement Plan.
   All students at Prairie Ridge Elementary work together to do their P.A.R.T.~ Personal best, Active listening, Respect each other, and Truth and trust. 
Individual and Class Cougar Cards are handed out to individuals and classes who are setting a great example of doing their PART!

Personal Best
Active Listening
Truth and Trust

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