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Pioneer School

Public | K-8 | 474 students

 

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Posted September 6, 2013

Two of my children attend Pioneer and they love it. I was able to meet the teachers and staff before school started back and they were all very helpful in getting my kids off to a great start. Everyone is very helpful and caring. I have had my kids in other schools and this is by far the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

My School is outstanding when it comes to the teachers and staff at Pioneer now if we could just get a principal in the seat permanetly this school would have a 6 star rating. We need either Mr. Noss back as principal or Dr. Hess they were the only two whom actually involved themselves with the assemblies at Pioneer and it was a pleasure to see their faces at EVERY school function that is something Pioneer sees no more of!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

They teach whole language instead of phonics~ which I don't agree with, and I am a teacher. Also one of the secertaties is very rude!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

I recently moved my two children to this school, and they love. Not only do they love it my wife and I are happy and excited about their progress at Pioneer. The principal is fairly new and seems to have done a great job replacing the last principal. The attention that is paid to my children and other children as well is unmatched. This school keeps an eye on everything that is going on, and supports all different walks of life that all children come from. I can sleep at night now knowing that the people that I entrust my children with during the day are safe and obtaining a quality education that will prepare them for later challenges in life, pertaining to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2008

Wow! We can not say enough about this school and the staff who work and make this such a positive place for our children to be learning and growing. As a new parent who transferred from another Lebanon school we were unsure of alot of things and the staff have really made us feel welcome. When my child had a problem it was handled with priority. Mr Noss and the teaching staff are truely wonderful. I feel that if you are not getting what you want for your child only you can fight for them and go after what they need so for the other parents who have commented on poor communication and lack of support you really need to do what it takes to get what you need. We would highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2007

I am extremely pleased with the direction the school is taking. My granddaughter has a large variety of opportunities suited to her particular level in that subject. There are also many family opportunities throughout the year. I'd rate this a top school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2007

No school is perfect. As a parent of 3 children, I can tell you that during k-12th grade no matter what school your kids go to...you will encounter some sort of problem. My personal experience with pioneer school has been great. My 7th grader was being bullied. He wasn't letting anyone know about it at school. I personally went and talked first with the teacher, then with the counselor. I had absolutely no problem getting it solved. Mrs. Hartness is at the school in the pass room. She is also great at getting the kids involved together and getting down to the problem. I have to wonder..did the teacher's, counselor, Mrs. Hartness know what was going on? I have a hard time believing that they knew and didn't deal with it. The principal & staff have always been very supportive, and have provided positive encouragement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2007

My husband and I are transferring our student from Pioneer School due to the overwhelming lack of cooperation and communication between Pioneer staff and our family. Our student has gone from an 'honors' category in another district one short year ago to failing. The spirit of this child has been broken; the bullying from other students not monitored or dealt with; the lack of support and encouragement from faculty and staff at Pioneer School boggles our minds. We could not be more dissatisfied and feel frustrated despite repeated attempts to engage faculty and staff in supporting our student's success. This school falls far below what we would consider 'acceptable' performance. We would NEVER recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2007

The principle at pinoeer elementary school is the most lack-a-dazical person I have ever met. Don't let that fool you though. in spite of him it is a very very good enviornment for my children. They are thriving and making incredible strides thanks to the teachers, and loving support staff available to them.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

2010

 
 
33%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female75%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female88%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students44%
Female48%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female59%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female38%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students51%
Female46%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female61%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students50%
Female45%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students64%
Female57%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students54%
Female55%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female74%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female55%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 65%
Hispanic 7% 21%
Two or more races 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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