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Pioneer Park Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 297 students

 

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Posted May 20, 2014

Principal walked into a room full of 6th graders and stole books from the students. They were gifts given to each student with notes of encouragement from their teacher. They refuse to communicate with the parents why. I have read more than one of them, and they were so encouraging and helpful for my boy. I have watched as teachers are brow beaten and all fear for their careers. This principal is no friend of education. This is an evil place, I am glad school is almost over and my kid will not have to return. They don't meet Annual Yearly Progress (never have) so you can use that angle to waiver out of this school. Until the GESTAPO is gone DONT go to this school. SHAME.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2014

Lets put it this way ~ a school that kicks a 9 year old boy out for no reason what so ever. 2 days before his birthday, 1 day before his field trip to the Denver zoo and 3 days before the end of the 3rd quarter. My boy never caused any trouble, did well on his school work and still i have not heard anything on why they did what they did to him and its been over 3 months now. Nobody will face us and give us any explanation why. They had brought down his self esteem, his self worth and took everything he put his all in~ away from him. On that note i think everyone who reads this can make the best choice for their children. " Be Aware" the school does more bulling then the children themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2010

The "Trailblaizer" all day gifted program is one of the best programs in the USA. Due to the limited number of spaces and the costs involved your child must past the WISC as gifted in all areas. For example my daughter was gifted in verbal, reading and all others but only average in math so she was not accepted into the program but my son was. The teachers are outstanding but staff here can be short. I imagine they are a bit worn out from all the military folks that coming in and out. This school is right off F E Warren AFB and they get the most military kids. I do not like the quiet rooms, however including children into public schools who used to be served by local mental hospitals has become a nation wide phenomena and not unique to Pioneer
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2010

We have been very troubled by the leadership at this school. This is the GT center for Cheyenne. When we moved our high-performing GT student to Cheyenne, the school leadership refused to enroll her, deciding that the other school district's standards were not sufficiently rigorous to merit any sort of deference. Rather, we found ourselves running the newly-moved grade schooler through a battery of tests and interviews (including an candid discussion of the student's abilities by the principal, with the child present). If you have a GT student, and have other options than the city of Cheyenne, I would exercise them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2008

I love pioneer park. The programs they have for the kids is great! We moved from the area and my daughter talks about going back everyday she truely misses the kid and her great teachers. Any problem I had was taken care of right away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2007

Awesome school my child loves all the teachers and has a great time! She gets the help she needs and there are great learning tools. Principal takes care of the school and chilren pretty well! Awesome tlc programs! Overall it is an outstanding school I would recommend it anytime!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2006

The office staff is very unfriendly. School does not look into the bst intrest of the children. Some of the teachers and other staff lack the experience that is needed to take care of children that are disabled. The TLC program is horrible. Instead of trying to calm down the 'special' children they send them into a room all by themselves to 'calm them down'. Not a good school, not even close.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2004

Principal is always visible on school grounds. Teachers are approachable, and willing to help students excel with their learning. Active PTO has excellent parental participation with school events. Excellent learning tools, plenty of new computers, teachers/aides, and developmental programs to allow students to excel.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

20 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2011.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

20 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students70%
Female78%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant70%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female73%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant58%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students68%
Female56%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant68%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted68%

Reading

All Students59%
Female56%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant59%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted59%

Science

All Students38%
Female39%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant38%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted38%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students71%
Female87%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female87%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students90%
Female88%
Male>=90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female92%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 80%
Hispanic 22% 13%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Black 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

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

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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1407 Cosgriff Court
Cheyenne, WY 82001
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