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Pioneer Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1311 students

 

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Posted August 27, 2013

Pioneer is an excellent middle school. Both my kids love their school and we just moved here. They already feel like part of everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2012

im now entering middle school and im excited!!! =] im trying to find out more about the school so i know were my teachers are!! LOL! =P even though i know like, 1/2 the kids, im a LITTLE nervous.


Posted June 1, 2012

I've been going to this school for 3 years its been a great learning experience. Some of the teachers are a little crazy and weird but they all have good intentions. even though the sports program is missing a few older sports like volleyball, softball, and base ball because of budget cuts. The students are very accepting and there's lots of them! The art and musical teachers are supportive and friendly the musical and art program participate in competitions and school and city events. The math program ranges from 6th to 10th grade math. this school. Budget cuts has forced teachers to buy more for their students but that doesn't stop the benefits that this school gives to the students. there's a ton of clubs and events that students can attend. for the best educational experience this school is the best choice.


Posted April 6, 2011

Worse school ever! Do NOT send you children here! 6th grade teachers do not want to help their students and are very mean to their students. Their excuse? They are "preparing them for 7th grade". When you try and contact teachers to discuss your concerns, they are very nasty and say they don't have time, to just email. Right now students are supposed to be preparing for FCATS. Students are just handed these practice tests and with no explaining of material to "prepare" the children, they're told to just do it... And they are graded on it?! Its FCAT practice! how do you grade on that?! I am just waiting for this year to end to register my child in another school.. ANY other school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2010

this school is perfect it has great teachers and most to all care very much about us kids and always will have fun in middle school for all newcomers I'm in 7th on my way to 8th GO TEAM 702 AND FOR LST YEAR YOU ALL WANT 604 GO MR.BRUNT


Posted January 31, 2010

I'm an eight grader at Pioneer this year and our school is awesome! It has great teachers and students. Everyone here really cares for each other and we're like a big family. Cooper City doesn't have any malls or movie theaters, but we do have amazing schools. Embassy Creek Elementary, Pioneer Middle, and Cooper City High are all excellent schools and I encourage any parent to put their child through them. Many of my friends were born in Hollywood and Miami. Their families moved to Cooper City for one reason only, our school system. At Pioneer there are few fights, but when we do have them, no one gets physically hurt. Teachers and staff are always around to break up a fight before anything happens and to be there for us. I'll be fine next year at Cooper City High but I'm going to miss Pioneer too much! I <3 PIONEER!(:
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2009

...stay on their good sides. I love my school, every day I'm so thankful to go to such a wonderful school, while many kids take it for granted. My friend, she used to go to Attucks Middle, she was bullied there, people there get into fights everyday, they put gum in her hair, bullied her sister at the bus stop, etc. She now goes to Pioneer and loves it. I love it too, and I'm pretty sure you get my point now (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2009

We are a big school with a small-town feel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I am very happy that my childrens' school has such caring teachers and administration, plus some wonderful arts and sports programs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2009

So, im going into 8th grade this year. The teachers are good. But there arent enough sports. Also, there are too many fights and people cussing. Pioneer is a small school and it is becoming overcrowded. People push in the hallways. It is just an organization mess.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2009

ok so the one that just said today that they r going to 8th grade and put 3 stars... most of the teachers are nice but some are... mean, strange, etc. There was only like, 1 or 2 'fights' last year, they werent actually fights though because they were stopped before anything could actually happen, and no one was hurt. They cut alot of the sports, especially softball which our school was known for having one of the best middle school softball teams in Broward. They also cut volleyball and cheerleading. The school isn't overcrowded anymore, they said this at 'meet the new principal night' (yes, there is a new principal this year. hope hes nice) People dont push in the hallways but it can seem like that since the halls can get pretty crowded sometimes. (im going to 8th grade too btw)
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2009

this is the best middle school in broward county! i am a seventh grader here. most of the teachers and kids are very nice. there are some great electives including one of the best band programs in the county, peer counseling, journalism, and many others. pioneer has always had high grades on the fcats, it is an a school for many years. if you were wondering about what a day for a student is like... there are no uniforms. you can even wear flip flops. there are lockers but they arent used because it would be hard to do locker checks for 1,700 students. in sixth grade you get one elective, and in seventh and eighth you get two unless you have to take reading. there are 6 periods in a day not counting lunch. pioneer is the best school ever! =)
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2009

as for more on the best school ever. our mascot is the eagle and our school colors are red, white, and blue. there are many great sports teams. however there isnt a cheerleading team this year but they might have one next year. the school has an excellent gifted program. students are on teams of teachers which is a group of four teachers, one for language arts, one for social studies, one for science, one for math (sixth graders also have one for reading which makes 5 teachers). another student on the same team will have the same teachers, but maybe not at the same time. as in, my friends on the same team have the same math teacher, and same other teachers, but they might not be in my classes. if you go to pioneer they can explain teams better to you. www.pioneermiddle.com that is the school website. go eagles! ^_^
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 28, 2008

Mr. Torres and Mrs.McBee ar ethe best teachers at that school! Team 705 rocks!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 2, 2008

I'm a proud parent of an 8th Grader and ever year I am more and more impressed by the school and thier approach to academics. I find the faculty and administration to be very openminded and focused on teaching the children what they need to know and not overly focused on scoring well on FCATs. The kids do great on FCATs because they are well educated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2008

Pioneer is an awesome school! I am on Team 603 and have amazing teachers (they are the best!) Although there aren't many of the common after-school programs (drama club for example), and you have to go to a meeting to find out about the ones that they have (which is hard for me since I live 30 to 40 minutes away), the electives are great! They have an excellent band program (which I'm in), and I want to try peer counseling and media aide next year. Every day I look foward to going to school because it is that great. If I were given the chance to swich schools, I wouldn't swich out of Pioneer because I love it so much. Go Eagles!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2008

Ms. Hooper (6th grade) is the most fantastic reading teacher in the county!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2008

My son goes here and this is a very civilized and educational school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2008

The school is good for students, but there are fights going on, students touching other students, and many sayings of bad language.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2007

There were some absolutely amazing teachers, and then, some not so great ones. I have realized that you encounter this in all schools, but here it is night and day. The extracurricular activities are present almost as much as the academics are. There are many sports teams, as well as the student council, SADD, etc. Band was a wonderful experience here. P.E. lacked for the children who weren't fortunate enough to have the physical ability or talent to exceed. No measures were taken to make them feel more confident.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

411 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

411 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

385 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

423 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

357 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

480 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

398 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

478 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
87%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

479 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 56%
Hispanic 28%
Asian 6%
Black 5%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 64%53%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%2%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. MICHAEL G CONSAUL
Fax number
  • (754) 323-4185

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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5350 Southwest 90th Avenue
Cooper City, FL 33328
Phone: (754) 323-4100

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