Pioneer Elementary School

Public K-5

 3663 Woodland Hills Dr
       Colorado Springs, CO  80918-6355


 (719) 234-5000

District: Academy School District No. 20

SchoolDigger Rank:
440th of 917 Colorado Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  12.9
Number of students:  415

Racial breakdown:
White:
60.2%
Hispanic:
22.9%
Two or more races:
8.4%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  42.7%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 16, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Pioneer Elementary School ranked better than 52% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranked 16th among 18 ranked elementary schools in the Academy School District No. 20. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 47.64. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (60.2%), Hispanic (22.9%), two or more races (8.4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 42.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pioneer Elementary School is 12.9, which is the 3rd best among 18 elementary schools in the Academy School District No. 20. (See more...)
Compare Pioneer Elementary School employs 32 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Pioneer Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Pioneer Elementary School 440th of 917 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Pioneer Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Academy School District No. 20:

SchoolDigger ranks Academy School District No. 20 9th of 124 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Pioneer Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 64.30 315th 808 61.0%
2005 61.83 345th 823 58.1%
2006 63.40 338th 829 59.2%
2007 68.04 289th 852 66.1%
2008 57.66 399th 849 53.0%
2009 51.48 465th 872 46.7%
2010 53.31 478th 925 48.3%
2011 53.73 479th 935 48.8%
2012 52.26 482nd 935 48.4%
2013 62.47 371st 954 61.1%
2014 55.29 448th 962 53.4%
2015 55.04 383rd 938 59.2%
2016 49.03 427th 914 53.3%
2017 52.02 396th 929 57.4%
2018 47.64 440th 917 52.0%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Colorado Department of Education

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by a parent
Sunday, October 28, 2012

Open Quote This is an amazing school! Where the staff and administration truly care about every student. It is also a school where students are taught to be responsible for their actions, not prepare them for "D cell block" as mentioned in the previous review. The students are held accountable for their actions as they should be. While the test scores for a school may say is isn't "meeting" standards that isn't always a good measure of how the school is doing. You also have to take a look at the student make up. There are higher numbers of special needs students at certain schools. Plus certain schools have ESL (English as a Second Language)Programs where students are learning English. Both can have an impact on students abilities to learn and understand. Pioneer has both. Both of which they embrace and their priority is to help those students and give them the best possible chance at succeeding. So what one person may say is "not meeting" standards may in fact be a huge success. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, April 21, 2012

Open Quote This school is not run with the same quality of education as other District 20 schools. It has continuously failed to meet or improve state standards and as well as my own standards. For years the school has not met the standard of excellence that District 20 has come to be known for. I hoped that by giving it a few years the school, and administration, would improve and to my surprise, the condition has not improved whatsoever. To their credit, the teachers are doing the best they can despite the poor leadership they receive from the Principle and Vice Principle. This school was once an excellent school but now is run more like a juvenile detention facility than an elementary school. The focus seems to be on keeping children in line for the years the school has to "deal" with them rather than providing them with a superior education in a positive environment. It's a disgrace to the Academy School District 20 standards that other schools manage to continuously provide. Pioneer Elementary School is not going to improve my children academically and socially as long as they continue to attend. I believe if my kids stay, the only thing they will be prepared for is fast food service or to be housed on cell block D. These are not the aspirations I want my children to have. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Pioneer Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 419 17 7 24 0 n/a n/a 0 467
1989 513 30 12 29 3 n/a n/a 0 587
1990 477 15 7 46 3 n/a n/a 0 548
1991 508 31 20 82 2 n/a n/a 0 643
1992 577 33 23 50 3 n/a n/a 0 686
1993 591 29 20 45 0 n/a n/a 0 685
1994 494 30 19 28 2 n/a n/a 0 573
1995 547 20 13 30 5 n/a n/a 0 615
1996 547 20 13 30 5 n/a n/a 0 615
1997 541 20 18 36 14 n/a n/a 0 629
1998 532 22 19 41 16 n/a n/a 0 630
1999 479 26 23 36 11 n/a n/a 0 575
2000 471 26 21 41 9 n/a n/a 0 568
2001 468 22 28 37 7 n/a n/a 0 562
2002 403 25 25 58 4 n/a n/a 0 515
2003 403 25 25 58 4 n/a n/a 0 515
2004 391 36 30 62 5 n/a n/a 0 524
2005 378 41 28 73 6 n/a n/a 0 526
2006 379 37 34 74 11 n/a n/a 0 535
2007 397 33 26 83 7 n/a n/a 0 546
2008 379 36 24 91 5 n/a n/a 0 535
2009 351 24 27 85 5 n/a n/a 0 492
2010 334 24 31 79 7 n/a n/a 0 475
2011 299 25 20 106 5 5 16 0 476
2012 256 22 16 106 3 4 18 0 425
2013 229 24 12 104 4 4 26 0 403
2014 238 23 7 111 2 1 31 0 413
2015 224 19 7 104 0 2 33 0 389
2016 250 19 13 95 1 2 35 0 415

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 School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 467 21.5 21.7 n/a
1989 587 27.7 21.1 1.4
1990 548 26.2 20.9 4.4
1991 643 28.6 22.4 6.4
1992 686 32.7 20.9 6.6
1993 685 32.5 21.1 6.4
1994 573 29.5 19.4 7.9
1995 615 32.0 19.2 5.7
1996 615 32.0 19.2 5.7
1997 629 32.4 19.4 5.4
1998 630 34.5 18.3 8.4
1999 575 36.5 15.8 5.0
2000 568 33.9 16.8 11.3
2001 562 38.7 14.5 10.3
2002 515 38.5 13.4 14.0
2003 515 38.5 13.4 14.0
2004 524 34.5 15.2 24.4
2005 526 34.6 15.2 24.9
2006 535 36.2 14.8 23.4
2007 546 37.0 14.8 25.3
2008 535 36.3 14.7 32.1
2009 492 35.9 13.7 39.4
2010 475 34.5 13.7 41.7
2011 476 32.8 14.5 42.9
2012 425 32.8 12.9 54.4
2013 403 31.9 12.6 50.4
2014 413 31.3 13.1 48.2
2015 389 33.0 11.7 46.0
2016 415 32.0 12.9 42.7

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Pioneer Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 467 21.5 21.7 n/a
1989 587 27.7 21.1 1.4
1990 548 26.2 20.9 4.4
1991 643 28.6 22.4 6.4
1992 686 32.7 20.9 6.6
1993 685 32.5 21.1 6.4
1994 573 29.5 19.4 7.9
1995 615 32.0 19.2 5.7
1996 615 32.0 19.2 5.7
1997 629 32.4 19.4 5.4
1998 630 34.5 18.3 8.4
1999 575 36.5 15.8 5.0
2000 568 33.9 16.8 11.3
2001 562 38.7 14.5 10.3
2002 515 38.5 13.4 14.0
2003 515 38.5 13.4 14.0
2004 524 34.5 15.2 24.4
2005 526 34.6 15.2 24.9
2006 535 36.2 14.8 23.4
2007 546 37.0 14.8 25.3
2008 535 36.3 14.7 32.1
2009 492 35.9 13.7 39.4
2010 475 34.5 13.7 41.7
2011 476 32.8 14.5 42.9
2012 425 32.8 12.9 54.4
2013 403 31.9 12.6 50.4
2014 413 31.3 13.1 48.2
2015 389 33.0 11.7 46.0
2016 415 32.0 12.9 42.7

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.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Colorado Department of Education.

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