Pioneer Peak Elementary School

  • Pioneer Peak Elementary School serves 434 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Pioneer Peak Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2016-17 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%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Pioneer Peak Elementary School's student population of 434 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award 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 465 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • 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 School Rank (16-17)#28 out of 465 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:117:1
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American Indian
11%
23%
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Asian
4%
6%
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Hispanic
2%
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 Score0.440.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
40%
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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

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