Pioneer Springs Community School

Public, Charter, Alternative K-9

 9300 Bob Beatty Rd.
       Charlotte, NC  28269


(704) 494-0777

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District: Pioneer Springs Community School

SchoolDigger Rank:
732nd of 1,473 North Carolina Alternative Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  12.6
Number of students:  367

Racial breakdown:

White:
74.4%
Hispanic:
10.1%
Two or more races:
9.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  4.3%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Pioneer Springs Community School ranks better than 50.3% of elementary schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 51.9. (See more...)
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Compare Details Pioneer Springs Community School ranks better than 61.3% of middle schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 60.15. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (74.4%), Hispanic (10.1%), two or more races (9.5%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pioneer Springs Community School is 12.6. (See more...)
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Compare Pioneer Springs Community School employs 28.9 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Pioneer Springs Community School:

SchoolDigger ranks Pioneer Springs Community School 732nd of 1473 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Pioneer Springs Community School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Pioneer Springs Community School 285th of 737 North Carolina public middle schools. (See Pioneer Springs Community School in the ranking list.)

Pioneer Springs Community School:

SchoolDigger ranks Pioneer Springs Community School 101st of 242 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Pioneer Springs Community School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2016 41.68 900th 1425 36.8%
2017 60.52 566th 1429 60.4%
2018 50.68 734th 1434 48.8%
2019 51.90 732nd 1473 50.3%

Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Pioneer Springs Community School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 60.15 285th 737 61.3%

Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Open Quote Really great school! The staff are friendly, helpful, and highly dedicated. With a culture that is increasing prioritizing test results over emotional and psychological development Pioneer Springs is a welcome alternative to the traditional school system. I have great faith in the teachers there to teach through experiences rather than just a book. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Open Quote RUN!!!! PSCS is no more than a daycare. They thrive on the cute events like the Fairy Tale Ball, ArtSpring, etc. Unfortunately, they do not educate children. They play outside in nature, but they do not teach nature. The founders/administrators have no professional educational background. If you are looking to unschool, PSCS may work for you. It's so sad how they promote the school with fake promises and outright lies. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Open Quote The school does NOT function how they present themselves to perspective parents or the public. There are A LOT of issues at the school that made it impossible for our child to get the education that she deserves. The classes are heavy with special needs students and students with behavioral issues that do not get the services they need and the majority of the teachers attention is geared towards that student population. The students that are well behaved and don't have learning disabilities are the LAST ones to get attention. There are major behavioral issues in all grades that are never properly dealt with which results in most classes being in state of madness and chaos. The two founding families really run the school - two of them are on the board and two are administrators (none of which have any schooling or training that qualify them to run a school) - the principal is ok but often her attempts at making positive change are shut down but the founding families. I could really go on and on about the issues that are at this school- if you are thinking of sending your kids there don't waste your time. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, October 2, 2017

Open Quote Terrible for grades beyond 3rd grade. No academics. The scores are manipulated to make it look like improvement. It is a Play School, appropriate for K - 3rd. There is a reason the school has a very large amount of student and staff turnover. I've experiences this community and I do not want it raising my child. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Open Quote My child's experience the past 3 years at PSCS has been good and very bad. It was good in 3rd for socialization. In 4th and 5th grade, both lead teachers left part way through the year. My child is very far behind academically. Academics are NOT a priority at this school. Not even in the Middle School. Student retention is very low too, especially in grades above 3rd grade. The nature aspect is really just walks in the woods and writing in a journal outside. This school has great potential as a K - 3rd school, in my opinion. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Pioneer Springs Community School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2015 143 6 9 10 0 0 10 0 178
2016 178 8 12 13 0 0 11 0 222
2017 208 9 6 17 0 0 19 0 259
2018 224 10 3 25 0 0 19 0 281
2019 232 20 3 39 3 0 25 0 322
2020 273 16 2 37 3 1 35 0 367

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 Springs Community School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 178 16.0 11.1 3.4
2016 222 22.0 10.0 0
2017 259 16.9 15.2 13.5
2018 281 19.5 14.3 6.8
2019 322 24.8 12.9 4.3
2020 367 28.9 12.6 n/a

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 Springs Community School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 178 16.0 11.1 3.4
2016 222 22.0 10.0 0
2017 259 16.9 15.2 13.5
2018 281 19.5 14.3 6.8
2019 322 24.8 12.9 4.3
2020 367 28.9 12.6 n/a

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 North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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