Pioneer Peak Elementary School

  • Pioneer Peak Elementary School serves 430 students in grades Kindergarten-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.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53%.

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School Overview

  • Pioneer Peak Elementary School's student population of 430 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2018)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students430 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pioneer Peak Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pioneer Peak Elementary School is 0.50, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
35%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
16%
23%
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Asian
4%
6%
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Hispanic
2%
7%
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Black
2%
3%
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White
69%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
6%
11%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pioneer Peak Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score0.500.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMatanuska-Susitna Borough School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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