Prairie Central Upper Elementary

The Upper Elementary is located in Forrest, serves approximately 260-300 5th and 6th grade students from the Fairbury, Forrest, Chenoa and Chatsworth areas.

The Upper Elementary has six 5th grade and six 6th grade classrooms. Along with the school’s main office, there is a Media Center hosting one of two computer labs, a large gymnasium, cafeteria, music room, two art rooms, commons area and several other small instructional areas throughout the building.

Please be sure to Take a Tour of Our School and Visit Our Teachers and Staff.

Academic Excellence

Demonstrating long-term commitment to the highest quality of education, students, educators and families at Prairie Central Upper Elementary earned an Excellence Award for Exemplary Academic Performance on the Illinois Learning Standards for 2011 and 2012.

Presented by
Christopher A. Koch, Ed.D.
State Superintendent of Education
Illinois State Board of Education

Click here for more information on these awards.

AEA_Logo2012 Academic Excellence Award

The Upper Elementary was recognized as a Blue Ribbon School in 2010 by the United States Department of Education. 

Click here to view our Blue Ribbon video!

Fun Stuff at PCUE

You will meet many new friends here from other towns in the Prairie Central School District!

TGIF: Once a month (on a Friday), you can stay for an after-school party to play games, watch movies and eat snacks!

Accelerated Reader: Students meeting their AR goal are rewarded with a field trip to Chicago in May. Those earning the reward may choose a Chicago Cubs baseball game or a visit to a Chicago museum!

Jobs: At the UE, you can apply for several school jobs such as library aide, flag raiser, music secretary, assembly crew and cafeteria worker.

Lockers: All students at the UE have a locker. This is so cool because you have a place to keep all your stuff!

2019 – 2020 Bell Schedule

7:40 AM Doors Open
7:47 AM Warning Bell
7:50 AM Tardy Bell
2:50 PM Dismissal Bell

2019 – 2020 Report Cards

November 15
February 28
June 3