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K-6
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Pioneer, CA
Students enrolled: 212

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24625 Highway 88
Pioneer, CA 95666

(209) 295-6500
(209) 295-1660
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September 14, 2014
Great community, teachers, and new principle. Parents can and are getting involved in the kids educations at this school. Poor reviews are old and out dated.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2013
We are really happy with this school. They have a lot of extras including PE, art, music, drama, and other activities. Parent involvement is high and teachers are of high quality.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2011
My daughter got an excellent education at this school. She has Mrs. Riley, Mrs. Wisneski, and Mrs. Reade. They were very caring and great teachers. My daughter loved going to school there.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2011
My first year here I was horrified with the quality teacher we had for our son in second grade. Mrs. Wisneski. She was terrible. So many of the children that we saw in her class we saw repeat second grade a long with our son. There were several occasions where I would sneak in and take a look, and she would be at her desk reading, and the class would be in straight up chaos. Moving forward, I made the decision to hold my son back because I felt he learned nothing from her, so we had him in Mrs Christine Kunz's class... And let me tell you what a breath of fresh air she was. She is strong, assertive, and her authoritativeness worked wonders for my son. He went from reading at almost a first grade level, to an almost 6th grade level. His math, writing, and testing improved so much. And for that, I could never be grateful enough. If you have a child that needs to go to second grade, Fight for this woman. She knows how to work with children, and her method pays off. I am so glad! This year we are getting a new principal that wont be split with Pine Grove. So I hope to see more changes. I would have given 5 stars for teacher quality, But the first year was a drag like I said.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 29, 2009
I am surprised about the comment posted on 3/29/07. Pioneer is very safe, and everyone is so so welcoming. Smiles and waves and laughs greet us everyday! My oldest is now in 6th grade, and he has been there since Kindergarten, so I feel it's safe to say that it's been that way for us from day one. I do wish we could have a few teacher changes, because my son has suffered a bit from those that do not demand respect or know how to keep control of their classrooms. Overall, I love Pioneer Elementary!

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2008
Sean must be the old principle. They have a new one and she is awful! The teachers are mixed - two good, two bad so far. If you expect any type of accomodation or assistance in any situation that is not streamlined to be exactly like Johnny Doe, Good Luck! The school is average, but our experience there has been negative.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2007
The Principal, Sean, does an outstanding job. In addition to his administrative duties he teaches also with excellent results. (Four students in one class exceeded a 4.0 average.)

- submitted by a administrator
March 29, 2007
I feel the school is not safe and there is not enough supervision. I am not a supportive parent because the staff and other parents are very cold, impersonal, and there just isnt a welcoming envirement to want to get involved.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2007
Pioneer Elementary's API score of 829 is the highest of any school in Amador County. For the second year in a row, Pioneer Elementary has been selected by the California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) Foundation and Just for Kids-California (JFTK-CA) as one of 304 public schools in California to receive the title of 2006 Honor Roll school. Schools receiving this distinction from California s business community have demonstrated consistent high student academic achievement and have made significant progress toward closing achievement gaps among all their students. Pioneer definitely falls into this category.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2005
This school has some great teachers, but a few very mediocre teachers. The classrooms are not peaceful quiet places to learn and concentrate in. The teachers don't have enough control of the classroom. Overall I have not been impressed, my child has been lost in the shuffle!

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2005
Sean is a very well intentioned principal, but the performance of the students is suffering.

- submitted by a parent
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Pioneer Elementary School
24625 Highway 88, Pioneer, CA  95666
(209) 295-6500
Last modified Pioneer Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pioneer Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top