Education

Parkers Prairie Panthers

Parkers Prairie School District #547 serves 600+ pre-school through twelfth grade students. A full curriculum is offered along with many extracurricular activities staffed by well qualified and caring individuals. Two very fine facilities serve as the elementary and high school buildings. New playground equipment, an ice skating rink and three tennis courts along with a running track are available.

Elementary School

Elementary School

Schools Number Enrollment Grades Included
Elementary 1 301 Pre-K – 6
Senior High 1 337 7 – 12th
High School

High School

Pupil to Teacher Ratio Elementary: 16:1
Pupil to Teacher Ratio High School: 13.7:1
Percent of High School Attending College: 43%
Percent Attending Technical College: 34%
Percent Attending Community College: 7%
Percent Attending 4 yr. College: 33%
Nearest Technical College: Alexandria – 21 miles
Nearest Community College: Fergus Falls – 46 miles
Nearest University: Morris – 60 miles; St. Cloud – 85 miles

Technical Colleges

Technical Colleges

Two area technical colleges are within twenty five miles of Parkers Prairie and both offer day and flex-time programs.

Community Education programs for all ages are offered throughout the year. Evening courses in Adult Education are offered on a one to one basis.

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Productive Alternatives

Productive Alternatives

A branch of Productive Alternatives, Inc., a day program for developmentally disabled adults is located in Parkers Prairie.

Productive Alternatives is a non-profit day program (DAC) for adults with developmental disabilities. It is licensed under the State of Minnesota. The program is designed to provide employment related services, community integration and programming for those 18 years of age or older who have higher needs and also provides more intense, long term assistance for those requiring social, sensory and therapeutic options. PAI is located on the edge of the city in a beautiful park like setting with an updated facility. Transportation for those that are served is provided to by Productive Alternatives.

For more information you may contact: Judy Hemmerlin, DAC Manager at 218-338-2691.

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