Pioneer Elementary

Public, Charter K-5

 8810 14th Ave.
       Hanford, CA  93230-9677


(559) 584-8831

District: Pioneer Union Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
2026th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,132 Help


Students who attend Pioneer Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Pioneer Middle
High:    Sierra Pacific High

Student/teacher ratio:  22.8 Help
Number of students:  502

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
58.0%
White:
30.5%
Asian:
4.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  49% Help


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Compare Details Pioneer Elementary ranks better than 65.5% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 60.64. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (58%), White (30.5%), Asian (4.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 49% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pioneer Elementary is 22.8. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pioneer Elementary is $7,132.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Pioneer Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Pioneer Elementary 2026th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Pioneer Elementary in the ranking list.)

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White students:


Pioneer Union Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Pioneer Union Elementary 393rd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Pioneer Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Pioneer Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 80.03 887th 4809 81.6%
2005 77.22 1044th 4822 78.3%
2006 72.64 1228th 4818 74.5%
2007 67.59 1478th 5113 71.1%
2008 65.23 1616th 5113 68.4%
2009 81.45 927th 5193 82.1%
2010 81.31 934th 5314 82.4%
2011 73.10 1342nd 5377 75.0%
2012 68.74 1591st 5390 70.5%
2013 81.77 965th 5530 82.5%
2015 63.35 1781st 5611 68.3%
2016 65.95 1716th 5614 69.4%
2017 68.91 1620th 5692 71.5%
2018 66.32 1748th 5662 69.1%
2019 62.41 1950th 5789 66.3%
2021 66.24 433rd 1417 69.4%
2022 67.45 1716th 5883 70.8%
2023 60.64 2019th 5848 65.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Pioneer Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.42 957th 5084 81.2%
2019 68.58 1257th 5173 75.7%
2021 82.67 118th 1110 89.4%
2022 78.74 805th 5264 84.7%
2023 58.23 1854th 5355 65.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Pioneer Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.14 1838th 5413 66.0%
2019 52.31 2373rd 5492 56.8%
2021 58.72 463rd 1267 63.5%
2022 64.50 1756th 5635 68.8%
2023 63.08 1794th 5595 67.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Pioneer Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.64 269th 2128 87.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Pioneer Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.20 1656th 5431 69.5%
2019 69.06 1553rd 5510 71.8%
2021 70.87 338th 1272 73.4%
2022 67.88 1612th 5663 71.5%
2023 55.97 2128th 5627 62.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Pioneer Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.49 926th 4830 80.8%
2019 61.58 1600th 4963 67.8%
2022 77.12 853rd 5084 83.2%
2023 69.13 1209th 5079 76.2%
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Rank History for White students at Pioneer Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.30 1515th 2737 44.6%
2019 51.84 1498th 2834 47.1%
2022 57.84 1230th 2726 54.9%
2023 42.32 1649th 2659 38.0%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Pioneer Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 238 15 10 69 0 n/a n/a 0 332
1989 258 11 9 87 0 n/a n/a 0 365
1990 337 7 2 107 0 n/a n/a 0 453
1991 399 9 14 102 0 n/a n/a 0 524
1992 236 8 12 69 1 n/a n/a 0 326
1993 246 6 8 71 0 n/a n/a 0 331
1994 246 12 9 98 2 n/a n/a 0 367
1995 267 12 18 104 1 n/a n/a 0 402
1996 267 12 18 104 1 n/a n/a 0 402
1997 309 8 16 120 2 n/a n/a 0 455
1998 297 12 15 97 2 n/a n/a 0 423
1999 302 16 16 94 2 n/a n/a 8 438
2000 469 26 26 161 0 n/a n/a 3 685
2001 487 37 26 176 0 n/a n/a 8 734
2002 457 25 43 231 10 n/a n/a 2 768
2003 457 25 43 231 10 n/a n/a 2 768
2004 486 26 44 194 12 n/a n/a 52 814
2005 511 33 57 194 12 n/a n/a 67 874
2006 516 31 82 235 10 n/a n/a 65 939
2007 526 40 95 287 14 n/a n/a 64 1026
2008 433 31 81 246 9 n/a n/a 0 800
2009 355 28 38 170 6 1 73 0 671
2010 338 26 35 211 6 2 19 0 637
2011 305 25 31 203 5 2 25 0 596
2012 296 35 33 215 7 1 18 0 605
2013 281 38 31 217 2 3 10 0 582
2014 280 44 32 242 1 3 10 0 612
2015 250 34 35 252 5 5 10 0 591
2016 239 31 33 264 2 5 7 0 581
2017 259 31 25 274 6 7 7 0 609
2018 228 33 27 286 4 6 8 0 592
2019 214 31 28 278 2 2 16 0 571
2020 187 22 23 270 2 0 23 0 527
2021 154 21 20 287 4 0 24 0 510
2022 156 21 17 290 4 0 22 0 510
2023 153 18 21 291 3 0 16 0 502

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Pioneer Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 332 12.1 27.4 n/a
1989 365 13.4 27.2 n/a
1990 453 18.0 25.1 n/a
1991 524 22.0 23.8 n/a
1992 326 22.4 14.5 24.2
1993 331 11.4 29.0 31.4
1994 367 12.0 30.6 58.9
1995 402 14.5 27.7 32.3
1996 402 14.5 27.7 32.3
1997 455 21.0 21.7 24.6
1998 423 24.0 17.6 21.5
1999 438 24.0 18.3 40.9
2000 685 34.0 20.1 25.1
2001 734 37.6 19.5 23.4
2002 768 36.0 21.3 22.5
2003 768 36.0 21.3 22.5
2004 814 37.0 22.0 24.7
2005 874 40.8 21.4 28.3
2006 939 43.8 21.4 28
2007 1026 49.5 20.7 28.9
2008 800 46.0 17.4 33.3
2009 671 32.0 19.7 29.8
2010 637 28.5 22.3 33.4
2011 596 n/a n/a 32.2
2012 605 23.0 26.3 n/a
2013 582 22.0 26.4 36.1
2014 612 23.0 26.6 38.6
2015 591 24.0 24.6 38.1
2016 581 24.0 24.2 47.8
2017 609 23.0 26.4 47.1
2018 592 24.0 24.6 51.2
2019 571 22.0 25.9 45.4
2020 527 n/a n/a 48.8
2021 510 22.0 23.1 51.2
2022 510 23.0 22.1 44.1
2023 502 22.0 22.8 49

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Pioneer Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 332 12.1 27.4 n/a
1989 365 13.4 27.2 n/a
1990 453 18.0 25.1 n/a
1991 524 22.0 23.8 n/a
1992 326 22.4 14.5 24.2
1993 331 11.4 29.0 31.4
1994 367 12.0 30.6 58.9
1995 402 14.5 27.7 32.3
1996 402 14.5 27.7 32.3
1997 455 21.0 21.7 24.6
1998 423 24.0 17.6 21.5
1999 438 24.0 18.3 40.9
2000 685 34.0 20.1 25.1
2001 734 37.6 19.5 23.4
2002 768 36.0 21.3 22.5
2003 768 36.0 21.3 22.5
2004 814 37.0 22.0 24.7
2005 874 40.8 21.4 28.3
2006 939 43.8 21.4 28
2007 1026 49.5 20.7 28.9
2008 800 46.0 17.4 33.3
2009 671 32.0 19.7 29.8
2010 637 28.5 22.3 33.4
2011 596 n/a n/a 32.2
2012 605 23.0 26.3 n/a
2013 582 22.0 26.4 36.1
2014 612 23.0 26.6 38.6
2015 591 24.0 24.6 38.1
2016 581 24.0 24.2 47.8
2017 609 23.0 26.4 47.1
2018 592 24.0 24.6 51.2
2019 571 22.0 25.9 45.4
2020 527 n/a n/a 48.8
2021 510 22.0 23.1 51.2
2022 510 23.0 22.1 44.1
2023 502 22.0 22.8 49

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Pioneer Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201291.0%7.0%0.0%2.0%92.0%92.0%93.0%92.0%93.0%
201396.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%97.0%96.0%100.0%97.0%96.0%
2014100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201595.0%0.0%0.0%5.0%99.0%99.0%100.0%99.0%97.0%
201699.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%99.0%
201797.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%97.0%≥99.0%98.0%97.0%
201891.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%96.0%96.0%≥98.0%94.0%95.0%
201998.0%0.0%2.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%
202097.0%0.0%3.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Pioneer Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,132

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Pioneer Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1950th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 2019th of 5848 Elementary schools
 0.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Pioneer Elementary)5240
 12%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Pioneer Union Elementary)58.145.8
 12.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Pioneer Elementary)5042.4
 7.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Pioneer Union Elementary)59.245.8
 13.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Pioneer Elementary)61.863.8
 2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Pioneer Union Elementary)67.354.7
 12.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Pioneer Elementary)60.758.8
 1.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Pioneer Union Elementary)6356
 7.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Pioneer Elementary)58.951.4
 7.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Pioneer Union Elementary)66.756.7
 10%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Pioneer Elementary)36.738.9
 2.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Pioneer Union Elementary)42.742.7
 0%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Pioneer Elementary)35.227.8
 7.4%
   5th Grade Science (Pioneer Union Elementary)41.941.3
 0.5%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students571502
 12.1%
African American3118
 41.9%
American Indian23
 50%
Asian2821
 25%
Hispanic278291
 4.7%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White214153
 28.5%
Two or More Races1616
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients45.4%49%
 3.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Pioneer Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 502 students attended Pioneer Elementary.

Students at Pioneer Elementary are 58% Hispanic, 30% White, 4% Asian, 4% African American, 3% Two or more races.

Pioneer Elementary ranks 2026th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Pioneer Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Pioneer Middle
High : Sierra Pacific High


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