Pioneer Peak Elementary School

1959 North Trunk Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
Pioneer Peak Elementary School serves 434 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Pioneer Peak Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 40%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Alaska state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Top Placements

Pioneer Peak Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

Pioneer Peak Elementary School's student population of 434 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2018)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students434 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

Pioneer Peak Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 466 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Pioneer Peak Elementary School is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#32 out of 466 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:117:1
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American Indian
11%
23%
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Asian
3%
6%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
1%
3%
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White
74%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
7%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.440.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMatanuska-Susitna Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Pioneer Peak Elementary School is Colony High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Colony Middle School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Palmer Colony Middle School Math: 36% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 764 students
    0.5 miles
    9250 E Bogard Rd
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907) 761-1500
    0.5 6-8 764
  • Palmer Colony High School Math: 23% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,121 student
    0.7 miles
    9550 E Bogard Rd
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907) 861-5500
    0.7 9-12 1,121
  • Palmer Birchtree Charter School Charter School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 416 students
    1.1 miles
    7101 E Palmer-wasilla Hwy
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907) 745-1831
    1.1 K-8 416
  • Wasilla Fronteras Charter School Charter School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-8 | 289 students
    1.1 miles
    2315 N Seward Meridian Pky
    Wasilla, AK 99654
    (907) 376-2223
    1.1 K-8 289
  • Wasilla Finger Lake Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 412 students
    1.8 miles
    5981 Eek St
    Wasilla, AK 99654
    (907) 864-2200
    1.8 PK-5 412

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