Prairie Ridge High School

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Prairie Ridge High School
6000 Dvorak Dr.
Crystal Lake, Illinois
United States
Coordinates 42°16′13″N 88°18′51″W / 42.27022°N 88.31411°W / 42.27022; -88.31411Coordinates: 42°16′13″N 88°18′51″W / 42.27022°N 88.31411°W / 42.27022; -88.31411
Type Public High School
Established 1997[1]
Oversight Community High School District 155
Dean Ed Weaver & Emory Swinney[2]
Principal Dr. Steven Koch[1][2]
Grades 9-12[1]
Enrollment 1,477 (2015-2016)[1]
Color(s)      Silver
Mascot Wolves

Prairie Ridge High School is the newest of the four high schools in Community High School District 155 in Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States. The other three high school in the area include Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South, and Cary-Grove. Prairie Ridge High school opened in 1997 to address the overpopulation of the three area high schools. In addition to Crystal Lake, Prairie Ridge also accepts students from Prairie Grove, Oakwood Hills, Burtons Bridge, Ridgefield, and small portions of McHenry, Cary, and Bull Valley.[3] Prior to opening its doors, the first graduating class of students was allowed to vote on the name, colors, and song for the new High School. The District approved the name, and Prairie Ridge was born. As of the 2015-2016 school year, Prairie Ridge is the smallest high school in District 155.[1]


Prairie Ridge competes in the Fox Valley Conference, which is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA).[1] Both boys and girls swimming co-ops with Cary-Grove, CL Central, and CL South.

The baseball team won the 2007-08 IHSA State Championship.[1] The Football team won the class 6A IHSA 2011-2012 and 2016-2017 state championships.[1][4] The Boys' Soccer Team won the 1999-2000 IHSA State Championship.[1] The Boys' Wrestling Team has had two state champions, David Vinton in 2009-2010,[5] and Travis Piotrowski in 2015-2016.[6]



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