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Pioneer Primary School

Public | PK-3 | 382 students

 

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Posted February 4, 2011

My son transferred to Pioneer Primary March of 2009 when he was in 1st grade and I must say I was impressed. My son was diagnosed with ADHD about a year ago and had been having some difficulties at his other school and would come home crying on a daily basis because of being teased by other kids and just not feeling like he fit in. Since being at Pioneer, my son not only comes home with a smile on his face, but he has made friends. The teachers seem to genuinely care about the students and communicate with the parents if there's a problem and they give their students the attention they need and deserve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2010

Debbie, a bus driver, is an absolute gargoyle. She is rude to parents and the kids. My daughter was harrassed and touched innapropriately on her bus. When she complained to Debbie, she told her to stop complaining. Her last day on the bus, she ran away crying from it. I talked with other parents who have had her as a busdriver to their kids, and they say the same thing, many saying they absolutely refuse to put their child on her bus. I found out the hard way why.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

My son recently transferred to pioneer school and I find it to be highly unsatisfactory. He is in the 1st grade, and while I do not expect the students to be studying physics at that level, the difficulty of his assignments severely dropped at pioneer. They do not send home any homework to speak of either. Coupling these facts with the poverty of the area and you discover a school that acts more like a daycare with a sub par lesson plan. I attended pioneer school from 1st - 4th grade before transferring to a school that actually did it's job by challenging students rather than just passing them along. I had sincerely hoped that pioneer school had changed. I was disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2006

Both my sons started at Pioneer Primary. The students and staff are a delight to work with. Pionner Primary is a wonderful school! On a score of 1-10. I would give them a 120!~!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2005

The Grade 2 teacher has had a remarkable impact on our son who was beginning to show signs of problem behavior. He was very bored and needed some challenges. This teacher has had some experience with gifted children and it definately shows!
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Posted March 12, 2004

My child has been going to Pioneer Primary for two years and I was tremendously impressed with the kindergarten teachers. Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Bacon make a great team and their excitement and enthusiasm for kids and life shows through in the attitudes and on the faces of the kids. The staff and principle are very committeed. When you enter the doors the school feels alive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2003

The cirriculum is great and they do a lot of ability grouping . We need more computers in the classrooms and internet access for the students.


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

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students44%
Female40%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Low income35%
Not low income56%
Special education33%
Not special education46%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female60%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income65%
Not low income68%
Special education39%
Not special education73%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 63%
Hispanic 12% 18%
Two or more races 4% 5%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian 0% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 156%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 20%N/A8%
Special education 224%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 70%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Shelton, WA 98584
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