Pioneer Peak Elementary School

1959 N Stringfield Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 30%
Serving 508 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Pioneer Peak Elementary School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 23%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 29%).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 508 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • : Top 30% in AK
  • : 42% (Top 30%)
  • : 44% (Top 30%)
  • : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Pioneer Peak Elementary School's student population of 508 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
508 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Pioneer Peak Elementary School ranks within the top 30% of all 459 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
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.
This School
State Level (AK)
#125 out of 459 schools
(Top 30%)
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42%
23%
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44%
29%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pioneer Peak Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
55-59%
38%
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
14:1
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American Indian
6%
22%
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
9%
8%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
69%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
13%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.50
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pioneer Peak Elementary School's ranking?
Pioneer Peak Elementary School is ranked #125 out of 459 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Alaska.
What schools are Pioneer Peak Elementary School often compared to?
Pioneer Peak Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Finger Lake Elementary School, Swanson Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
42% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 23% AK state average), while 44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 29% AK state average).
How many students attend Pioneer Peak Elementary School?
508 students attend Pioneer Peak Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
69% of Pioneer Peak Elementary School students are White, 13% of students are Two or more races, 9% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Pioneer Peak Elementary School?
Pioneer Peak Elementary School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Pioneer Peak Elementary School offer ?
Pioneer Peak Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Pioneer Peak Elementary School part of?
Pioneer Peak Elementary School is part of Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District.
In what neighborhood is Pioneer Peak Elementary School located?
Pioneer Peak Elementary School is located in the Gateway neighborhood of Palmer, AK. There are 3 other public schools located in Gateway.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 508 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • : Top 30%
  • : 42% (Top 30%)
  • : 44% (Top 30%)
  • : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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