Pioneer Elementary School

Summary:

Pioneer Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Parker, Colorado, serving grades PK-5 with a student population of 440. The school is part of the Douglas County School District No. Re 1, which is ranked 9th out of 115 school districts in Colorado and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Pioneer Elementary consistently ranks in the top 25% of Colorado elementary schools, with a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger in the last three school years. The school has a higher percentage of White students (66.82%) compared to nearby schools like Cherokee Trail Elementary (54.67%) and Global Village Academy (43.68%). In the 2022-2023 school year, Pioneer Elementary outperformed the state and district averages in several key academic areas, including 5th Grade Science, English Language Arts, and Math. The school also has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 15.4, lower than nearby schools like Frontier Valley Elementary (18.4).

While Pioneer Elementary has a higher percentage of White students compared to nearby schools, the school's racial makeup has become more diverse over the past few years. Additionally, the school has a lower percentage of free and reduced-price lunch recipients (19.77%) compared to some nearby schools, suggesting it may serve a more affluent student population. When compared to other high-performing schools in the area, such as Parker Core Knowledge Charter School, Pioneer Elementary lags behind in overall academic achievement, despite its strong performance in science and math.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 10881 Riva Ridge Street
       Parker, CO  80138-3099


(303) 387-8400

District: Douglas County School District No. Re 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
208th of 935 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,261 Help


Students who attend Pioneer Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Cimarron Middle
High:    Legend High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.4 Help
Number of students:  440

Racial breakdown:

White:
66.8%
Hispanic:
14.3%
Two or more races:
10.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  19.8% Help


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Compare Details Pioneer Elementary School ranks better than 77.8% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 32nd among 57 ranked elementary schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 74.97. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (66.8%), Hispanic (14.3%), two or more races (10.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 19.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pioneer Elementary School is 15.4, which is the 10th best among 57 elementary schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pioneer Elementary School is $16,261, which is the 11th highest among 57 elementary schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Pioneer Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Pioneer Elementary School 208th of 935 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Pioneer Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Douglas County School District No. Re 1:

SchoolDigger ranks Douglas County School District No. Re 1 9th of 115 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Pioneer Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Pioneer Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 74.05 211th 808 73.9%
2005 76.86 181st 823 78.0%
2006 75.10 189th 829 77.2%
2007 63.53 336th 852 60.6%
2008 70.18 252nd 849 70.3%
2009 73.20 230th 872 73.6%
2010 72.70 247th 925 73.3%
2011 70.20 280th 935 70.1%
2012 72.19 256th 935 72.6%
2013 64.88 347th 954 63.6%
2014 47.37 529th 962 45.0%
2015 44.90 476th 938 49.3%
2016 24.02 681st 914 25.5%
2017 38.81 532nd 929 42.7%
2018 55.68 363rd 917 60.4%
2019 65.08 313th 965 67.6%
2021 75.16 195th 710 72.5%
2022 76.22 195th 921 78.8%
2023 74.97 208th 933 77.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Pioneer Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.16 391st 690 43.3%
2019 61.19 262nd 758 65.4%
2021 69.73 117th 351 66.7%
2022 69.32 167th 595 71.9%
2023 74.90 142nd 642 77.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Pioneer Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.65 275th 693 60.3%
2019 54.22 316th 764 58.6%
2021 60.91 166th 352 52.8%
2022 65.08 193rd 594 67.5%
2023 55.04 277th 649 57.3%
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Rank History for White students at Pioneer Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 45.59 322nd 596 46.0%
2021 58.46 132nd 288 54.2%
2022 54.87 208th 454 54.2%
2023 55.93 231st 525 56.0%
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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.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Colorado Department of Education

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Open Quote This school was amazing for me when I went there for 4 years and had a amazing learning experiance 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
1998 687 12 5 19 3 n/a n/a 0 726
1999 538 10 9 26 2 n/a n/a 0 585
2000 715 14 17 32 1 n/a n/a 0 779
2001 676 16 18 31 2 n/a n/a 0 743
2002 589 15 8 31 2 n/a n/a 0 645
2003 589 15 8 31 2 n/a n/a 0 645
2004 584 18 7 31 4 n/a n/a 0 644
2005 556 15 6 32 9 n/a n/a 0 618
2006 592 11 13 41 6 n/a n/a 0 663
2007 592 11 14 50 4 n/a n/a 0 671
2008 604 14 19 59 12 n/a n/a 0 708
2009 580 13 16 60 6 n/a n/a 0 675
2010 578 13 17 53 7 n/a n/a 0 668
2011 454 8 13 72 2 0 22 0 571
2012 431 11 11 70 1 0 24 0 548
2013 453 8 10 80 0 0 28 0 579
2014 450 8 12 79 2 1 27 0 579
2015 484 8 9 73 0 0 30 0 604
2016 450 4 5 67 2 0 28 0 556
2017 413 6 3 65 1 2 28 0 518
2018 378 5 6 70 1 2 26 0 488
2019 360 9 5 62 3 1 33 0 473
2020 344 11 13 80 0 2 33 0 483
2021 303 9 8 64 1 1 31 0 417
2022 301 8 16 69 2 3 39 0 438
2023 294 9 25 63 1 3 45 0 440

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 Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 726 31.7 22.9 1.1
1999 585 31.9 18.3 2.1
2000 779 37.8 20.6 2.7
2001 743 37.5 19.8 3.8
2002 645 38.2 16.9 4.3
2003 645 38.2 16.9 4.3
2004 644 33.3 19.3 3.6
2005 618 34.4 18.0 6.5
2006 663 35.8 18.5 6.8
2007 671 39.0 17.2 6.1
2008 708 39.5 17.9 7.6
2009 675 42.0 16.1 7
2010 668 38.5 17.3 11.8
2011 571 29.2 19.5 13.7
2012 548 27.4 19.9 13.5
2013 579 30.2 19.1 15.4
2014 579 29.5 19.6 19.3
2015 604 30.0 20.1 16.1
2016 556 29.0 19.1 19.1
2017 518 27.8 18.6 17.2
2018 488 25.0 19.5 19.3
2019 473 28.5 16.5 17.3
2020 483 28.5 16.9 18.6
2021 417 27.5 15.1 17.3
2022 438 29.5 14.8 15.1
2023 440 28.5 15.4 19.8

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 School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 726 31.7 22.9 1.1
1999 585 31.9 18.3 2.1
2000 779 37.8 20.6 2.7
2001 743 37.5 19.8 3.8
2002 645 38.2 16.9 4.3
2003 645 38.2 16.9 4.3
2004 644 33.3 19.3 3.6
2005 618 34.4 18.0 6.5
2006 663 35.8 18.5 6.8
2007 671 39.0 17.2 6.1
2008 708 39.5 17.9 7.6
2009 675 42.0 16.1 7
2010 668 38.5 17.3 11.8
2011 571 29.2 19.5 13.7
2012 548 27.4 19.9 13.5
2013 579 30.2 19.1 15.4
2014 579 29.5 19.6 19.3
2015 604 30.0 20.1 16.1
2016 556 29.0 19.1 19.1
2017 518 27.8 18.6 17.2
2018 488 25.0 19.5 19.3
2019 473 28.5 16.5 17.3
2020 483 28.5 16.9 18.6
2021 417 27.5 15.1 17.3
2022 438 29.5 14.8 15.1
2023 440 28.5 15.4 19.8

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Pioneer Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $12,910
2020 $13,345
2021 $13,900
2022 $14,561
2023 $16,261

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Pioneer Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 313th of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 208th of 933 Elementary schools
 10.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pioneer Elementary School)54.450
 4.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)5258
 6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)41.339.9
 1.4%
3rd Grade Math (Pioneer Elementary School)51.556.4
 4.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)52.659.4
 6.8%
   3rd Grade Math (Colorado)4140.4
 0.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Pioneer Elementary School)53.761.1
 7.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)5959.2
 0.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)4843.8
 4.2%
4th Grade Math (Pioneer Elementary School)31.343.6
 12.3%
   4th Grade Math (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)44.748.8
 4.1%
   4th Grade Math (Colorado)33.632.7
 0.9%
5th Grade Science (Pioneer Elementary School)47.450
 2.6%
   5th Grade Science (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)47.750.7
 3%
   5th Grade Science (Colorado)35.933.9
 2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Pioneer Elementary School)57.755.9
 1.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)59.164.5
 5.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)48.447.8
 0.6%
5th Grade Math (Pioneer Elementary School)40.555.2
 14.7%
   5th Grade Math (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)44.852.4
 7.6%
   5th Grade Math (Colorado)35.736.5
 0.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Pioneer Elementary School)55.455.6
 0.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)56.761.6
 4.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.7
 2.1%
All Grades Math (Pioneer Elementary School)41.151.8
 10.7%
   All Grades Math (Douglas County School District No. Re 1)46.550.7
 4.2%
   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 Students473440
 7%
African American99
American Indian31
 66.7%
Asian525
 400%
Hispanic6263
 1.6%
Pacific Islander13
 200%
White360294
 18.3%
Two or More Races3345
 36.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients17.3%19.8%
 2.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Pioneer Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 440 students attended Pioneer Elementary School.

Students who attend Pioneer Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Cimarron Middle
High : Legend High School

Pioneer Elementary School ranks 208th of 935 Colorado elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Pioneer Elementary School are 67% White, 14% Hispanic, 10% Two or more races, 6% Asian, 2% African American.


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