PHS District #133 cusd


Prairie Hill CCSD #133 is located in South Beloit, Illinois and its enrollment encompasses portions of Roscoe and South Beloit. Prairie Hill Elementary School received the National Blue Ribbon Award in 2014, the first public school in Winnebago County to earn such a distinction. Prairie Hill, with a mission statement of “Students First, Always” is a recognized Professional Learning Community (PLC) that has become an area leader in its success with Standards-Referenced Grading. The district employs more than 100 staff members, with a teaching workforce of just over 50.

History of Prairie Hill

In 1949, a vote passed to consolidate three schools (Nichols, White and Hayward). In 1952, the Prairie Hill School District #133 building was completed and opened on a site that is now approximately located at the overpass on Prairie Hill Road and I-90.

The Illinois State Highway Department in 1958 purchased and demolished the original Prairie Hill School.

In 1959, the present Prairie Hill School was opened. Five additional acres of land were purchased in 1967 and 1989, making the new campus 15.1 acres. Additions to the Prairie Hill building were completed in 1968, 1975, 1996, and 2001.

WMS Construction

The majority of Prairie Hill School is within the boundaries of Roscoe Township, with a very small northern portion attached to the city of South Beloit. Students from Prairie Hill District #133, after promotion from eighth grade, attend Hononegah High School.

In August of 2009, Prairie Hill School District opened Willowbrook Middle School. Willowbrook houses grades 5 through 8 and PHS is home to grades Kindergarten through 4.


  • Our vision is to become an inspirational leader in education, creating engaged learners who play an active role in their own development. We aspire to foster an involved community to support the future generation. Our district consistently seeks improvement to support the whole child to become dynamic and involved citizens.


  • Collaboration - Collaborative learning and teaching

  • Empowerment - Empowering teachers and students

  • Perseverance - Encourage perseverance through challenges

  • Innovation - Inspire innovation including engaging uses of technology

  • Safety - Creating a safe, inclusive and positive environment

  • Community - Relationships with all stakeholders are the foundation of our success

  • Social Emotional Learning - Meeting the needs of the whole child

  • Diversity - Cultural competence, equity, respect, social justice

  • Integrity - Responsibility for one’s self and actions, accountability

  • Excellence - Challenge, rigor, reflection, academic skills


Willowbrook Middle School: Home of the Wolverines

  • Over 300 students served

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Prairie Hill Elementary School: Home of the Wolverines

  • Over 460 students served

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  • new playground

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