Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School

Summary:

Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lafayette, Colorado, serving 461 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Boulder Valley School District, which is ranked 7th out of 115 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating.

Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School stands out for its high percentage of Hispanic students (66.81%), significantly more than nearby schools like Coal Creek Elementary (6.7%) and Louisville Elementary (18.9%). The school also has a high proportion of English Language Learners and low-income students, with 42.95% receiving free or reduced-price lunch. However, the school's academic performance lags behind the district and state averages in both English Language Arts and Math, suggesting challenges in addressing the unique needs of its diverse student population.

Compared to higher-performing nearby schools like Meadowlark School, Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School has room for improvement. As a bilingual school, it may have unique opportunities and challenges that could be addressed by learning from the strategies employed by other successful schools in the Boulder Valley School District. Addressing the school's socioeconomic and academic performance factors could be crucial in providing a high-quality education for its students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 101 E. Baseline Road
       Lafayette, CO  80026-2402


(720) 561-7800

District: Boulder Valley School District No. Re2

SchoolDigger Rank:
287th of 935 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,751 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  14.7 Help
Number of students:  461

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
66.8%
White:
28.6%
Two or more races:
3.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  43% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School ranks better than 69.3% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 25th among 32 ranked elementary schools in the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 65.88. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (66.8%), White (28.6%), two or more races (3.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 43% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School is 14.7, which is the 11th best among 32 elementary schools in the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School is $18,751, which is the 12th highest among 32 elementary schools in the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School 287th of 935 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Boulder Valley School District No. Re2:

SchoolDigger ranks Boulder Valley School District No. Re2 7th of 115 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 20.98 664th 808 17.8%
2005 28.24 627th 823 23.8%
2006 36.01 570th 829 31.2%
2007 48.08 486th 852 43.0%
2008 42.29 539th 849 36.5%
2009 49.81 477th 872 45.3%
2010 40.74 598th 925 35.4%
2011 46.48 542nd 935 42.0%
2012 37.42 624th 935 33.3%
2013 41.00 597th 954 37.4%
2014 35.85 652nd 962 32.2%
2015 55.51 381st 938 59.4%
2016 55.38 367th 914 59.8%
2017 55.46 364th 929 60.8%
2018 57.32 347th 917 62.2%
2019 58.05 380th 965 60.6%
2021 39.88 450th 710 36.6%
2022 56.06 377th 921 59.1%
2023 65.88 287th 933 69.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 28.01 33rd 43 23.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 17.61 307th 332 7.5%
2023 21.95 237th 265 10.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.13 360th 690 47.8%
2019 49.12 360th 758 52.5%
2022 53.33 274th 595 53.9%
2023 62.14 220th 642 65.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.33 312th 693 55.0%
2019 44.37 392nd 764 48.7%
2022 38.56 351st 594 40.9%
2023 50.52 308th 649 52.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.24 89th 172 48.3%
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Rank History for White students at Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 83.71 54th 596 90.9%
2022 74.85 96th 454 78.9%
2023 96.64 7th 525 98.7%
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Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Data source: Colorado Department of Education

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by a parent
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Open Quote This is an amazing school in so many more ways. You can not compare the duel langue environment to a mono English one, yet that is what is done. My children went to this school and received such a rich education in valuing differences. My daughter continued on and went to school to get her degree in Spanish translation. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1992 71 1 3 36 0 n/a n/a 0 111
1993 246 5 7 91 2 n/a n/a 0 351
1994 247 3 4 99 4 n/a n/a 0 357
1995 204 1 5 125 0 n/a n/a 0 335
1996 204 1 5 125 0 n/a n/a 0 335
1997 179 1 4 122 0 n/a n/a 0 306
1998 165 1 4 120 1 n/a n/a 0 291
1999 135 3 5 142 2 n/a n/a 0 287
2000 137 5 13 156 3 n/a n/a 0 314
2001 57 3 0 231 0 n/a n/a 0 291
2002 110 2 2 232 2 n/a n/a 0 348
2003 110 2 2 232 2 n/a n/a 0 348
2004 123 2 4 231 5 n/a n/a 0 365
2005 150 3 5 251 5 n/a n/a 0 414
2006 162 6 5 243 4 n/a n/a 0 420
2007 173 6 6 261 2 n/a n/a 0 448
2008 173 6 4 250 2 n/a n/a 0 435
2009 177 6 4 258 2 n/a n/a 0 447
2010 175 6 3 267 2 n/a n/a 0 453
2011 148 1 0 278 2 0 14 0 443
2012 158 1 0 273 2 0 9 0 443
2013 148 1 2 281 2 0 9 0 443
2014 156 1 2 302 2 0 10 0 473
2015 163 2 3 316 2 0 10 0 496
2016 169 3 3 317 2 0 13 0 507
2017 167 3 4 299 2 0 18 0 493
2018 171 2 4 301 1 0 19 0 498
2019 163 2 2 304 0 0 21 0 492
2020 151 4 2 309 0 0 19 0 485
2021 144 4 2 308 0 0 20 0 478
2022 144 4 1 312 0 0 20 0 481
2023 132 5 1 308 0 0 15 0 461

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 Bilingual Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 111 0.6 185.0 31.5
1993 351 17.4 20.2 31.6
1994 357 17.6 20.3 37.8
1995 335 19.9 16.9 43.9
1996 335 19.9 16.9 43.9
1997 306 17.5 17.5 41.8
1998 291 20.7 14.1 47.8
1999 287 16.5 17.4 54.7
2000 314 21.6 14.5 55.4
2001 291 19.5 14.9 72.2
2002 348 26.5 13.1 54.6
2003 348 26.5 13.1 54.6
2004 365 23.8 15.3 51.8
2005 414 23.1 17.9 51.7
2006 420 28.0 15.0 45.7
2007 448 29.0 15.4 44.6
2008 435 30.2 14.4 46.2
2009 447 32.1 13.9 45.9
2010 453 33.4 13.5 40
2011 443 34.8 12.7 41.8
2012 443 36.1 12.2 45.1
2013 443 31.7 13.9 45.6
2014 473 33.4 14.1 44
2015 496 34.0 14.5 45
2016 507 32.0 15.8 46.7
2017 493 35.2 13.9 44.6
2018 498 32.9 15.1 41.2
2019 492 33.4 14.7 46.1
2020 485 33.7 14.3 43.3
2021 478 31.8 15.0 41.6
2022 481 33.1 14.5 40.7
2023 461 31.2 14.7 43

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 Bilingual Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 111 0.6 185.0 31.5
1993 351 17.4 20.2 31.6
1994 357 17.6 20.3 37.8
1995 335 19.9 16.9 43.9
1996 335 19.9 16.9 43.9
1997 306 17.5 17.5 41.8
1998 291 20.7 14.1 47.8
1999 287 16.5 17.4 54.7
2000 314 21.6 14.5 55.4
2001 291 19.5 14.9 72.2
2002 348 26.5 13.1 54.6
2003 348 26.5 13.1 54.6
2004 365 23.8 15.3 51.8
2005 414 23.1 17.9 51.7
2006 420 28.0 15.0 45.7
2007 448 29.0 15.4 44.6
2008 435 30.2 14.4 46.2
2009 447 32.1 13.9 45.9
2010 453 33.4 13.5 40
2011 443 34.8 12.7 41.8
2012 443 36.1 12.2 45.1
2013 443 31.7 13.9 45.6
2014 473 33.4 14.1 44
2015 496 34.0 14.5 45
2016 507 32.0 15.8 46.7
2017 493 35.2 13.9 44.6
2018 498 32.9 15.1 41.2
2019 492 33.4 14.7 46.1
2020 485 33.7 14.3 43.3
2021 478 31.8 15.0 41.6
2022 481 33.1 14.5 40.7
2023 461 31.2 14.7 43

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $15,836
2020 $16,326
2021 $17,188
2022 $18,751

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 380th of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 287th of 933 Elementary schools
 8.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School)53.150
 3.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)59.258.5
 0.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)41.339.9
 1.4%
3rd Grade Math (Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School)38.655.9
 17.3%
   3rd Grade Math (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)54.860.2
 5.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Colorado)4140.4
 0.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School)64.954.2
 10.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)64.461.6
 2.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)4843.8
 4.2%
4th Grade Math (Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School)31.541.3
 9.8%
   4th Grade Math (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)49.349.9
 0.6%
   4th Grade Math (Colorado)33.632.7
 0.9%
5th Grade Science (Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School)41.536.5
 5%
   5th Grade Science (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)55.753.9
 1.8%
   5th Grade Science (Colorado)35.933.9
 2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School)5051.9
 1.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)65.267
 1.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)48.447.8
 0.6%
5th Grade Math (Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School)44.644.4
 0.2%
   5th Grade Math (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)53.259.1
 5.9%
   5th Grade Math (Colorado)35.736.5
 0.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School)54.951.9
 3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)61.160.8
 0.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.7
 2.1%
All Grades Math (Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School)3847.6
 9.6%
   All Grades Math (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)5050.6
 0.6%
   All Grades Math (Colorado)34.732.9
 1.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students492461
 6.3%
African American25
 150%
American Indian00
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic304308
 1.3%
Pacific Islander00
White163132
 19%
Two or More Races2115
 28.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients46.1%43%
 3.2%


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Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School ranks 287th of 935 Colorado elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 461 students attended Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School.

Students at Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School are 67% Hispanic, 29% White, 3% Two or more races, 1% African American.


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