Pioneer Peak Elementary



Pioneer Peak Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Pioneer Peak Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 74
1 65
2 61
3 82
4 70
5 71
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Pioneer Peak Elementary is a public elementary school located in Palmer, AK in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District. It enrolls 423 students in grades 1st through 12th. Pioneer Peak Elementary is the 57th largest public school in Alaska and the 29,704th largest nationally. It has 16.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 423
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16:1
Full Time Teachers: 26.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 29,704th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 57th out of 381
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 258th out of 380
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 54th out of 380

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Pioneer Peak Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 241
(57%)
7,479
(53%)
 Female 182
(43%)
6,728
(47%)

Pioneer Peak Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 306
(72%)
10,307
(73%)
 American Indian 54
(13%)
2,100
(15%)
 Two or More 21
(5%)
748
(5%)
 Black 14
(3%)
238
(2%)
 Asian 14
(3%)
276
(2%)
 Hispanic 10
(2%)
357
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 4
(1%)
181
(1%)

Pioneer Peak Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 289
(68%)
9,368
(66%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 111
(26%)
4,123
(29%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 23
(5%)
716
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 302 ranked schools in Alaska, Pioneer Peak Elementary is ranked 120th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Pioneer Peak Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (31.7%) is lower than the state average of 54.4%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Pioneer Peak Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 410
2006 436
2007 383
2008 417
2009 379
2010 344
2011 362
2012 364
2013 407
2014 390
2015 423

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.1
2006 17.7
2007 14.8
2008 17
2009 16.8
2010 15.3
2011 19.1
2012 24.3
2013 17.4
2014 16.7
2015 16

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.22926829268293
2006 0.26146788990826
2007 0.29503916449086
2008 0.26618705035971
2009 0.23218997361478
2010 0.23546511627907
2011 0.32044198895028
2012 0.26923076923077
2013 0.29238329238329
2014 0.28717948717949
2015 0.31678486997636

Compare Pioneer Peak Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,600.0% 16.0:1
 
1,617.0% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 31.7%
 
State Average 54.4%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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Public KG - 05 423 16:1  
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Public KG - 12 78 7.2:1 4 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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