Prairie Elementary

Excellence in Action

At Prairie Elementary, we provide excellent educational opportunities to more than 1200 students from Early Childhood through Fourth Grade. Educators at Prairie Elementary are extremely dedicated to the young people of this community. Our shared vision encompasses meeting the needs of all learners through establishing a collaborative culture with a focus on learning and results. At Prairie Elementary we use a full range of educational services to respond to the individual learning needs of students. We are devoted to meeting the social, emotional, and academic needs of every student.

We invite you to stay connected and involved with our schools as we work together to ensure success for all children.

Kindergarten Round Up

ISD 518 Virtual Calming Room

The ISD 518 Virtual Calming Room provides helpful tools and resources to assist you in managing stressors and regulating your emotions.

News & Updates

  • Prairie Dress-up Days

    Praire Elementary will have Homecoming Dress-Up Days this week. Monday, September 20 – Pajama DayTuesday, September 21 – Sports Day – wear a shirt or jersey to support your favorite teamWednesday, September 22 – Wilderness Day – wear camo, flannel, or hunting attireThursday, September 23 – Tie Dye/ Neon DayFriday, September 25 – Trojan Spirit… Continue Reading

    September 20, 2021
  • Prairie Elementary Conferences

    Back to School Conferences at Prairie Elementary School on Thursday, August 26, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Friday, August 27, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Please attend at the time you have been schedules. Contact the office for your conference date and time if you didn’t receive a letter in the mail. Pay iPad… Continue Reading

    August 16, 2021
  • Attention Future Prairie Kindergarteners

    Please join us at Prairie Elementary on Thursday evening, May 20th for an outdoor walking parade!(Rain Day May 25th)Stop out any time between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Meet the Prairie Kindergarten staffTake fun picturesTurn in any registration paperworkAsk any questions you might have All future Kindergarten students will receive a goodie bag full of… Continue Reading

    May 14, 2021
  • Save the Date for Virtual Book Fair

    Prairie Elementary School invites you to shop our Virtual Book Fair and support our school! The Fair runs from March 1-14, 2021. Our Fair will feature a Virtual Fair walk-through so you and your kids can experience the magic of an in-school Fair: Browse titles by grade, meet popular authors, and much more! All purchases… Continue Reading

    March 1, 2021
  • Kindergarten Registration

    Independent School District 518 Prairie Elementary Kindergarten Registration is now open. Forms were mailed to families in early February. If you didn’t receive a registration form, please call the school at (507) 727-1250 and we will get one to you! Drop off your completed forms at the Prairie office, or mail forms to: Prairie Elementary… Continue Reading

    February 16, 2021


1700 1st Avenue SW
 Worthington, MN 56187

Phone: 507-727-1250
Fax: 507-727-1255
Attendance Line: 507-727-1272



 Principal: Mrs. Meyer
Assistant Principals:
Mr. VanBriesen
Mrs. Kari Gjerde

Start time: 8:20 a.m.
Dismissal: 3:15 p.m.

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Excellence in Action
Focused on Learning
Focused on Results
Focused on Collaboration

Parent Links

Standards-Based Report Cards

School Improvement

If you need assistance reading the School Improvement documents, please send a detailed email to or contact Mrs. Meyer, Mr. VanBriesen or Mrs. Mrla at 507-727-1250.

Advisory Team