Pioneer Elementary School

Public, Magnet K-5

 8402 Skansie Ave
       Gig Harbor, WA  98332


(253) 530-3500

District: Peninsula School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
155th of 1,107 Washington Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.3
Number of students:  307

Racial breakdown:

White:
80.1%
Two or more races:
9.4%
Hispanic:
5.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11.4%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, February 11, 2022.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Pioneer Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Pioneer Elementary School 155th of 1107 Washington public elementary schools. (See Pioneer Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Peninsula School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Peninsula School District 30th of 239 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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2021 85.50 155th 1107 86.0%

Data source: test scores: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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by a parent
Saturday, March 5, 2022

Open Quote Pioneer is the most sought after school in the district with there being a lottery to get your kid in there. Their specialty classes are art & tinkering, innovation, music & PE which rotate on a weekly basis. So yes your kid has PE for a week straight.
I suppose this school is great for your typical child but if your child has any behavioral or academic challenges I highly recommend hiring an educational advocate to help you navigate the IEP process. Don’t make the mistake I did by not hiring one, I didn’t know any better.
I was told by my child’s new school that their IEP from Pioneer was one of the most poorly written IEP’s that they’ve ever seen. Not a single educational goal, only behavioral but as soon as the IEP was signed all communication which was great in the beginning cut down to minimal. Next thing I find out my child was spending quite a bit of time with the special ed teacher even though there was NO educational goal nor was this written into their IEP. They only reached out once bribing my child with candy & edible treats was no longer working for them. Not acceptable to be loading my child up with dyes, sugars & toxins and it’s no wonder things were on the decline. They had a wonderful speech therapist but she went out on a year long maternity leave so they only have a virtual therapist now for the kids.
I will add that the school counselor Mr Sullivan is a saint and the school is very lucky to have him. 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
2021 246 3 10 18 1 0 29 0 307

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
2021 307 20.0 15.3 11.4

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 Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2021 307 20.0 15.3 11.4

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, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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