Pioneer Middle School

Summary:

Pioneer Middle School is a public middle school located in Yorkshire, New York, serving grades 5-8 with a total enrollment of 662 students. The school is part of the Letchworth Central School District, which is ranked 463 out of 866 districts in New York and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Pioneer Middle School consistently performs above the state average in math and science assessments, with 64.52% to 71.43% of students proficient or better in math across grades 5-8, and 76.32% of 8th-grade students proficient or better in science, significantly higher than the state average. The school also excels in Regents exams, with 100% proficiency in Algebra I and Earth Science. However, the school faces challenges in improving its English Language Arts (ELA) proficiency, particularly in the lower grades, where it lags behind the state average. Compared to nearby schools like East Aurora Middle School, which is part of a higher-ranked school district, Pioneer Middle School generally performs better academically, but East Aurora outperforms it in ELA assessments.

Pioneer Middle School has a predominantly white student population, ranging from 94.26% to 95.48% over the past three years, and a relatively high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 51.96% to 55.74%. The school's per-student spending is relatively high, ranging from $12,202 to $16,189 over the past four years, and the student-teacher ratio is low, ranging from 9 to 9.3 students per teacher. While the school's performance varies across different student subgroups, with female and special education students tending to perform better than their male and general education counterparts, the school's overall performance for white and low-socioeconomic status students is generally on par with the school's average.


Detail:

Public 5-8

 12132 Old Olean Rd
       Yorkshire, NY  14173-0619


(716) 492-9375

District: Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
401st of 1,500 New York Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,189 Help


Students who attend Pioneer Middle School usually attend:

High:    Pioneer Senior High School

Feeder schools for Pioneer Middle School:

Elementary:    Arcade Elementary School
    Delevan Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.3 Help
Number of students:  662

Racial breakdown:

White:
94.6%
Hispanic:
1.5%
Two or more races:
1.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  52% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Pioneer Middle School ranks better than 73.3% of middle schools in New York. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 69.33. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (94.6%), Hispanic (1.5%), two or more races (1.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 52% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pioneer Middle School is 9.3. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pioneer Middle School is $16,189.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Pioneer Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Pioneer Middle School 401st of 1500 New York public middle schools. (See Pioneer Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District 463rd of 866 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Pioneer Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Pioneer Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 71.58 336th 1095 69.3%
2007 64.06 476th 1123 57.6%
2008 64.02 536th 1185 54.8%
2009 63.76 575th 1224 53.0%
2010 55.13 662nd 1243 46.7%
2011 57.10 627th 1295 51.6%
2012 58.82 605th 1337 54.7%
2013 58.87 513th 1373 62.6%
2014 59.97 477th 1401 66.0%
2015 64.52 426th 1407 69.7%
2016 63.25 443rd 1429 69.0%
2017 67.48 400th 1455 72.5%
2018 66.88 417th 1438 71.0%
2019 57.95 533rd 1439 63.0%
2021 50.55 563rd 1242 54.7%
2022 70.68 338th 1479 77.1%
2023 69.33 401st 1500 73.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Pioneer Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.83 261st 1170 77.7%
2019 46.36 475th 1139 58.3%
2021 24.03 435th 522 16.7%
2022 63.65 274th 1283 78.6%
2023 53.65 451st 1307 65.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Pioneer Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.41 299th 1245 76.0%
2019 55.97 424th 1241 65.8%
2021 48.42 407th 935 56.5%
2022 70.72 261st 1306 80.0%
2023 64.29 359th 1288 72.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Pioneer Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.90 284th 1353 79.0%
2019 62.21 462nd 1370 66.3%
2021 46.83 547th 1066 48.7%
2022 66.22 405th 1454 72.1%
2023 74.02 318th 1463 78.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Pioneer Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.67 561st 1352 58.5%
2019 53.37 568th 1366 58.4%
2021 50.20 485th 1071 54.7%
2022 72.77 295th 1455 79.7%
2023 64.54 439th 1464 70.0%
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Rank History for White students at Pioneer Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.00 404th 763 47.1%
2019 35.51 479th 716 33.1%
2021 41.39 372nd 614 39.4%
2022 48.78 382nd 748 48.9%
2023 56.85 334th 772 56.7%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, 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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Enrollment information for Pioneer Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 972 4 6 4 0 n/a n/a 0 986
1990 1005 5 5 5 0 n/a n/a 0 1020
1991 1035 4 7 5 2 n/a n/a 0 1053
1992 1055 5 9 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1072
1993 1149 7 10 5 0 n/a n/a 0 1171
1994 1090 5 10 1 1 n/a n/a 0 1107
1995 1147 8 16 4 4 n/a n/a 0 1179
1996 1147 8 16 4 4 n/a n/a 0 1179
1997 1157 6 10 4 7 n/a n/a 0 1184
1998 1160 7 7 7 9 n/a n/a 0 1190
1999 1106 8 3 4 20 n/a n/a 0 1141
2000 1042 10 5 5 14 n/a n/a 0 1076
2001 1055 6 2 4 7 n/a n/a 0 1074
2002 921 7 5 5 11 n/a n/a 0 949
2003 921 7 5 5 11 n/a n/a 0 949
2004 901 6 3 7 8 n/a n/a 0 925
2005 903 5 6 8 11 n/a n/a 0 933
2006 782 5 5 4 10 n/a n/a 0 806
2007 756 4 3 8 6 n/a n/a 0 777
2008 757 8 4 8 6 n/a n/a 0 783
2009 737 4 5 9 8 n/a n/a 0 763
2010 719 5 7 12 3 n/a n/a 0 746
2011 725 3 8 0 7 0 0 0 743
2012 739 4 8 5 7 0 1 0 764
2013 741 10 5 4 4 0 1 0 765
2014 728 11 5 11 2 0 4 0 761
2015 720 11 9 11 2 0 3 0 756
2016 688 6 7 10 2 0 5 0 718
2017 686 4 7 13 2 1 7 0 720
2018 679 3 5 13 2 0 4 0 706
2019 697 2 2 16 0 0 5 0 722
2020 695 4 6 15 0 0 9 0 729
2021 624 7 5 13 1 0 12 0 662
2022 634 5 6 5 2 0 12 0 664
2023 626 5 9 10 2 0 10 0 662

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 Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 986 68.4 14.4 n/a
1990 1020 69.5 14.6 n/a
1991 1053 72.0 14.6 n/a
1992 1072 70.5 15.2 n/a
1993 1171 64.7 18.1 n/a
1994 1107 66.1 16.7 23.1
1995 1179 70.1 16.8 24.5
1996 1179 70.1 16.8 24.5
1997 1184 69.3 17.1 24.8
1998 1190 68.5 17.4 21.8
1999 1141 67.9 16.8 25.3
2000 1076 68.4 15.7 41.4
2001 1074 77.8 13.8 45
2002 949 73.7 12.9 45.3
2003 949 73.7 12.9 45.3
2004 925 n/a n/a n/a
2005 933 67.7 13.8 39.9
2006 806 65.0 12.4 40
2007 777 65.6 11.8 43.5
2008 783 63.2 12.4 45.7
2009 763 65.0 11.7 48
2010 746 68.0 10.9 52.8
2011 743 63.1 11.7 50.2
2012 764 66.2 11.5 46.5
2013 765 68.1 11.2 48.9
2014 761 68.9 11.0 46.4
2015 756 69.0 10.9 52.9
2016 718 72.0 9.9 52.8
2017 720 70.1 10.2 54.3
2018 706 71.0 9.9 54.8
2019 722 65.0 11.1 54.4
2020 729 70.8 10.2 53.2
2021 662 72.3 9.1 55.7
2022 664 73.6 9.0 54.4
2023 662 70.9 9.3 52

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 Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 986 68.4 14.4 n/a
1990 1020 69.5 14.6 n/a
1991 1053 72.0 14.6 n/a
1992 1072 70.5 15.2 n/a
1993 1171 64.7 18.1 n/a
1994 1107 66.1 16.7 23.1
1995 1179 70.1 16.8 24.5
1996 1179 70.1 16.8 24.5
1997 1184 69.3 17.1 24.8
1998 1190 68.5 17.4 21.8
1999 1141 67.9 16.8 25.3
2000 1076 68.4 15.7 41.4
2001 1074 77.8 13.8 45
2002 949 73.7 12.9 45.3
2003 949 73.7 12.9 45.3
2004 925 n/a n/a n/a
2005 933 67.7 13.8 39.9
2006 806 65.0 12.4 40
2007 777 65.6 11.8 43.5
2008 783 63.2 12.4 45.7
2009 763 65.0 11.7 48
2010 746 68.0 10.9 52.8
2011 743 63.1 11.7 50.2
2012 764 66.2 11.5 46.5
2013 765 68.1 11.2 48.9
2014 761 68.9 11.0 46.4
2015 756 69.0 10.9 52.9
2016 718 72.0 9.9 52.8
2017 720 70.1 10.2 54.3
2018 706 71.0 9.9 54.8
2019 722 65.0 11.1 54.4
2020 729 70.8 10.2 53.2
2021 662 72.3 9.1 55.7
2022 664 73.6 9.0 54.4
2023 662 70.9 9.3 52

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.

Immunization Rates

Pioneer Middle School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricella
201399.7%0.3%0.0%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%
201498.3%0.6%0.0%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%
201598.5%0.6%0.5%98.9%98.9%98.9%98.9%98.7%98.9%98.6%
201699.2%0.8%0.0%99.2%99.2%99.2%99.2%99.2%99.2%99.2%
201796.0%0.8%0.1%99.2%99.2%99.2%99.2%99.3%99.5%99.2%
201897.4%1.0%0.1%98.9%98.9%98.9%98.9%98.9%98.9%98.9%
201997.4%0.0%0.0%99.2%99.1%99.1%99.1%99.2%99.2%99.2%
202099.6%0.0%99.6%99.9%99.9%99.9%99.6%99.6%99.6%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Pioneer Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $611 (5.1%) $11,349 (94.9%) $11,960
2020 $642 (5.3%) $11,560 (94.7%) $12,202
2021 $1,228 (8.9%) $12,647 (91.1%) $13,875
2022 $1,713 (12.4%) $12,125 (87.6%) $13,839
2023 $2,059 (12.7%) $14,130 (87.3%) $16,189

Data source: New York Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Pioneer Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 533rd of 1439 Middle schoolsRanks 401st of 1500 Middle schools
 10.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade English Language Arts (Pioneer Middle School)3631.5
 4.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District)3630.8
 5.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York)3845.1
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (Pioneer Middle School)7264.5
 7.5%
   5th Grade Math (Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District)7163
 8%
   5th Grade Math (New York)4649.7
 3.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Pioneer Middle School)4545.8
 0.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District)4545.1
 0.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4745.8
 1.2%
6th Grade Math (Pioneer Middle School)5971.4
 12.4%
   6th Grade Math (Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District)5970.3
 11.3%
   6th Grade Math (New York)4748.1
 1.1%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Pioneer Middle School)2449.2
 25.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District)2449.2
 25.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4048
 8%
7th Grade Math (Pioneer Middle School)4560.6
 15.6%
   7th Grade Math (Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District)4560.6
 15.6%
   7th Grade Math (New York)4451.9
 7.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Pioneer Middle School)5451.7
 2.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District)5250.8
 1.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4855.2
 7.2%
8th Grade Math (Pioneer Middle School)5470.2
 16.2%
   8th Grade Math (Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District)5368.2
 15.2%
   8th Grade Math (New York)3340.7
 7.7%
End of Course Algebra I (Pioneer Middle School)100100
   End of Course Algebra I (Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District)82.384.5
 2.2%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York)71.164.6
 6.5%
End of Course Earth Science (Pioneer Middle School)100100
   End of Course Earth Science (Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District)85.684.2
 1.5%
   End of Course Earth Science (New York)68.965
 3.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students722662
 8.3%
African American25
 150%
American Indian02
Asian29
 350%
Hispanic1610
 37.5%
Pacific Islander00
White697626
 10.2%
Two or More Races510
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients54.4%52%
 2.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Pioneer Middle School

Students at Pioneer Middle School are 95% White, 2% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, 1% Asian.

Students who attend Pioneer Middle School usually go on to attend Pioneer Senior High School

Pioneer Middle School ranks 401st of 1500 New York middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 662 students attended Pioneer Middle School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the WNYC and the New York State Department of Health and the NY State Education Department.

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