Indian Prairie Elementary School
651 Village Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Attendance Line: 815.788.5705
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Indian Prairie was built in 1991 and was the first school constructed on the south end of town. While contemporary in design and function, Indian Prairie retains a vestige of the past. The entrance is reminiscent of a rural one-room schoolhouse, complete with antique school bell. Historically, the South Prairie area of Crystal Lake dates back to the mid-1800s when children were summoned from their chores to their lessons by the ringing of the school bell.
Indian Prairie's name acknowledges the earliest inhabitants of the area, the Native Americans, and the predominant land feature, the prairie. During the early 1800s, wolves roamed the South Prairie region. The wolf, now endangered, was respected by the Indians of the area because of its hunting skills, courage, and devotion to its family. These are indeed valid reasons for the selection of the school name and the wolf as our school mascot. The school colors are red, white and black.
The traditions set down by the early residents are equally important today. Our goals for educating students still focus on literacy, patriotism, and building leaders for the future. Indian Prairie has a tradition of academic excellence and looks to the past for guidance in preparing students to face the challenges of the future.