Prairie View Community School



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Every Child Deserves a Choice

We are committed to providing our children with real-world learning and life skills.

The Magic of This Model

A charter school with an emphasis on project-based learning is the perfect fit for a rural community like Chugwater.

Our community is filled with talented, resilient, and resourceful individuals.

With these resources, we have the ability to create an engaging atmosphere that cultivates our children's creativity and curiosity.

In charter schools across the country, rural parents are gaining a voice in the education of their children.

Our vision is to create a school that focuses on individualized learning plans built on students unique interests, while providing a robust foundation in core subjects in the process.

Prairie View Community School - "Bringing Education Back to Its Roots"


A little History of our school

The history of the Chugwater School dates back to 1873, when the first schoolhouse, a one-room 18' by 24' wooden building was built by Hi Kelly. School history states that the school was organized in 1913, with the original building being moved to the current school site in 1914. The school district included a number of country schools, though by 1929 all students in the district were attending the town school, thus marking the end of the country school era.

The class of 1924 was the first to graduate from Chugwater School's high school, which at the time was only a three year program. The high school became a four year program in 1926. Francis Gard graduated in 1925 and 1926 due to the change in the program. He was the only student to graduate twice! The school mascot has always been the buffalo.

Alumni try to plan an all-school reunion every five years, with the next being planned for 2024. Planning will begin this fall and anyone who would like to help will be welcome. Any assistance in locating graduates would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Ruth Vaughn (307)422-2509 or Carol Eckhardt (307)331-5765 for more information.


Christian Winger, Chief Executive Officer of Prairie View Community School

A special thank you from the Town of Chugwater and it's residents to all of the Teachers and Staff at Prairie View Community School.

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