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Pioneer Ridge Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 867 students

 
 

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Posted February 27, 2010

this school is great ! if your child is transfering schools you should defineatly check out this one- they help make learning fun by giving incentives to sudents who do their best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2010

Excellent school. Very student focused.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

Pioneer is one of the best schools because of are excellence in and out of the classroom. We do well on all test that we take and are encouraged by teachers to do are best and only are best everyday. Are success outside of the classroom is also because are coaches push us to the best of are abilitys and to do are best no matter win or lose are coaches always encourage us.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2007

My child attended this school for a very short period of time. While she was attending kids showed horrible behavior and awful respect to the staff. There was fights going on everyday and the teacher didn't inspire the children to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2006

Pioneer has the best teachers like Hopkins, Mr. Jacobs they are few of the greatest teachers on earth and so involved in the students lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2004

This school has some of the worst behaved students I've ever seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Communication Arts was 52% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 55% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 55% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Free or reduced-price lunch29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students28%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
White32%
Free or reduced-price lunch19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Free or reduced-price lunch44%
Students with disabilities10%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Free or reduced-price lunch46%
Students with disabilities10%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic61%
White55%
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
White63%
Free or reduced-price lunch44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 74%
Black 12% 17%
Hispanic 10% 5%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1656 South Speck Rd
Independence, MO 64057
Phone: (816) 521-5385

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