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Shelton, WA
Students enrolled: 365

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110 East Spencer Lake Rd
Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 427-2737
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April 17, 2015
The staff is excellent! They match kids up with teachers that will give them the best. I am so please to have my two daughters here! Wish we would have moved years ago so my boys would have had the same opportunity.

- submitted by a parent

March 16, 2013
My daughter transfered to Pioneer in second grade. According to the school her reading was at 1st grade level. I transfered her out to L.P. Brown in Feb. of this year. In the 2 weeks she has been at L.P. Brown her "low" reading level has gone up to 3 grade level. She is now in 3rd grade. However, she is having trouble in math at her new school because Pioneer taught 2nd and 3rd graders math that pretty much every other elementary teaches in 1st grade. Pioneer is one of the worse grade schools I have seen. I attended 3 when I was younger due to being a military brat and never saw such poor teaching and educating of children. Infact my daughters current school says she was never behind in reading from what they can tell. The gave the me the explanation that her old school got money from the state for all the kids that were "behind". My daughter is extremely smart and Pioneer dumbed her down.

- submitted by a parent

February 04, 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

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.

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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

May 02, 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

November 08, 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!

- submitted by a parent

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

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.

- submitted by a community member

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Pioneer Primary School
110 East Spencer Lake Rd, Shelton, WA  98584
(360) 427-2737
Last modified Pioneer Primary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-3. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pioneer Primary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top