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Glendale, AZ
Students enrolled: 440
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6315 W Port Au Prince
Glendale, AZ 85306

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(623) 486-6000
(623) 412-4561
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Map of Pioneer Elementary School address.

October 15, 2013
Love this school, I have stuck to this school for 9 years! Love it so much!

- submitted by a parent

October 29, 2012
There have been a lot of great changes at this school and I am really happy with the new principal and teachers. My kids loving going to school and that says a lot about the school!

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2012
I LOVE this school. My children are excelling in their reading and math and really enjoy going to this school! The teachers really care, the principal is involved and the parent involvement is amazing! Pioneer has so much going on now for the whole family - math nights, books for bingo nights, professional storytellers, an incredible chorus teacher and performances, great girls basketball team....

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2012
Pioneer has some great new things happening. The new principal is extremely hands on and dedicated to turning the school into a school where kids succeed and feel like part of a family. Their parent involvement is growing with things like the parent center and family nights. My daughter checks out games and books for free at the parent center and loves coming to the family nights. The principal and teachers are at those nights and she loves seeing them outside of her classroom because they know her by name and that is what is great about being at a smaller school.

- submitted by a parent

February 17, 2011
Pioneer has some positive points and one is that it is small. Most of the teachers seem to really care about their students and they are friendly. The school has declined over the years, in appearance and problems with drugs. The staff is clueless regarding this issue in upper grades. Kids that require extra help are at a disadvantage at Pioneer. The assistant principal is approachable but the principal hasn't been around...at least it seems that way. I am at the school daily and I never see her saying hello to the students or parents. The school doesn't have a welcoming feel like it did years ago.

- submitted by a parent

September 28, 2010
I have 3 children that attend Pioneer & have never had a bad year there. I frequently volunteer so I got to know the staff fairly well. The teachers are awesome, they care about the kids and have always quickly addressed any issues I've had. The principal seems to really care about and know her students. So far it has been a great experience for our family.

- submitted by a parent

September 12, 2010
I think this school has poor everything, my little brother went there and he failed everything. and he had so many things happen to him were kids were not nice to him and the teachers didnt do anything about it. This school should be closed down no one there knows what they are doing!!!!!

- submitted by a community member

April 20, 2010
My son's first year there was horrible. His teacher had no idea what she was doing. She lacked any type of comapssion unless you did things her way. She allowed children to be bullied and picked on. Let's just say I did a happy dance when she wasn't at the school the next year. (Mean I know, but she was HORRIBLE!) His next teacher was WONDERFUL. I loved her as did my son. That teacher should be nominated for AZ teacher of the year. She is a master at her profession. This year his teacher is good. I'm happy with her and think my son is enjoying heis year. I alos love the band teacher there. I think she does excelent work with the kids. I think there are still some bullying issues that need to be resolved, especially considering the schools history, but I have heard it's a PUSD problem

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 08, 2009
Awesome School!!Graet Education

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 16, 2009
Because I have 2 children in the school and I like the rules and the teachers and my children are happy. They are both doing very well in school. People in the office are very cordial.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 03, 2008
Office clerks very rude, teacher play lot of favoritism with students. Overall not a good school at all. On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 great I give this school a zero!!!!

- submitted by a parent

January 03, 2008
My son has attended Pioneer for 4 years. I have been very happy with all of the teachers he has had. Each teacher has taken the time to communicate with me via email and has taken a personal interest in my son. The teachers he has had seem to really care about the kids and their education.

- submitted by a parent

November 02, 2006
I have had 4 children enrolled at Pioneer Elementary over the last thirteen years, consecutively. My youngest child will graduate from eighth grade this year. Overall, we have had a positive experience at Pioneer. A couple of years ago, I became VERY unhappy with our administration. Namely, our principal and assistant principal. They were both very unapproachable and ran the school with a very heavy hand. I actually arranged a variance two years ago, but my child opted to stay at Pioneer. (I must say that we have always had an excellent teaching staff and don't feel that my children suffered academically in any way.) Just this year, we got a new principal and assistant principal. I am happy to say that they are EXCEPTIONAL. Warm, inviting, caring,involved ,very impressive. I am happy that my child chose to stay and Pioneer and I would highly recommend 'our' school to anyone!

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2005
I am very pleased with Pioneer. My granddaughter is in Kindergarten and is doing well. She looks forward to attending school each day.

- submitted by a parent

August 23, 2005
Teachers at Pioneer are highly dedicated to their students both inside and outside of the classroom. This fact is evident by their willingness to sponsor extracurricular activties as well as their pursuit of educational excellence. Considering the fact that some classes at Pioneer have up to 35 students, teachers are doing the best work they can to manage classroom discipline. Administrative leadership has improved since acquiring a new assistant prinicpal last year. The overall attitudes of the students who attend Pioneer are directly related to the involvement of parents. I have found that a convenient and effective way to reach teachers at Pioneer is through email.

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2005
I have three children at pioneer and I live out of the disctrict school. for our family Pioneer has been one of the best school. This will be our sixt year at pioneer and will have my kids there until they go to high school. I don't like the administration, but the teachers are the best teachers there. no doubt about it... We drive everyday day to school for 30 minutes to go and another 30 minutes to go back home, gas money to much, but I will still take my kids there with no regrets.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 11, 2005
Clean school in nice area.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2005
The lack of leadership and involvement on the administrative level has caused a lot of damage to this school. They are confused that being the boss and being bossy aren't the same thing. They slap around their self righteous paint brush pretty wide with parents and students but have NO internal system of accountability for themselves. The majority of the teaching staff is dedicated, caring and involved and is the administration's saving grace.

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2005
I have three children that have attended Pioneer for the last eight years. I will have my second eigth grade graduate this year. With the exception of one teacher/student conflict, the overall experience has been positive. The staff contacts me in a timely manner if there are issues with my children and when there was a problem with another student I was able to have my childs schedule changed within a day. The teachers have been supportive when I went to them for assistance. I feel that there has to be a relationship between the parent and the teachers for the school experience to be positive.

- submitted by a parent

October 23, 2004
I'm just familiar with the Preschool. Very sweet teacher and well rounded activities.

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2004
The information on this website is incorrect or out-of-date. The parent responses portray Pioneer to be a private or charter school, when in fact it is a public school. The numbers in regards to child per teacher ratio and teacher education are also incorrect.

- submitted by a parent

October 06, 2003
My child has attended this school for the past seven years, and has had a wonderful experience. Of the seven years, we only had ongoing challenges with one teacher. All other issues were addressed professionally and resolved in a timely manner.

- submitted by a parent

June 30, 2003
My daughter has attended this school for her fisrt two years and it has been nothing but trouble. I do not know if the teachers are not taking time with the students or what but I have placed her in another district all together and honestly she is doing so much better.

- submitted by a community member

June 20, 2003
My child has attended this school for 8 years, in the last 2 years it has gone down hill. Parent involvement has dropped, leadership is an issue as well as discipline. The leadership has a tell you what you want to hear attitude, but they don't follow through. Education seems to be slipping and becoming more of a popularity contest among teachers.

- submitted by a community member

April 16, 2003
seems as though all the problem kids have very little parent involvment (suprise!). The school itself is great and doing the best that they can. my daughter has loved the last two years there.

- submitted by a community member

March 27, 2003
Pioneer school used to be very good, but there have been numerous problems with this school. I will no longer be sending my son there due to these problems. I am not the only parent taking my son out of this school.

- submitted by a community member

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Pioneer Elementary School
6315 W Port Au Prince, Glendale, AZ  85306
(623) 486-6000
Last modified Pioneer Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pioneer Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top