School Performance Report

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About Our School

Patrick Murphy, Superintendent

Joel Lang, PrincipalPioneer Elementary

 Our school is located on the corner of Carlyon Avenue and Henderson Boulevard near Olympia High School. Our service area reaches out to several neighborhoods of southeast Olympia. Because of this proximity, Pioneer is truly a neighborhood school. Safe walking conditions allow many of our students to walk or ride bikes to and from school. Buses and parents transport the rest of our students. 

Pioneer School was remodeled in 2007, which includes 16 new classrooms, 2 kindergarten classrooms, library with vaulted ceiling space, administration area and a covered entry to the school. Pioneer Elementary School now has wireless Internet access.

Teachers emphasize a strong foundation in a basic skills curriculum. Students often work in cooperative groups with each individual held accountable for learning and work completion. Healthy social/emotional development is also a priority at Pioneer. We are focused on our work as a professional learning community. Part of that work is to fully implement PBIS strategies that promote a solid foundation and set of expectations for our students. Our school-wide efforts on P.A.W.S. (Practice Responsibility, Act Safely, Work with Courage, and Show Respect) are important to our collective success.

We enjoy a strong, positive partnership between parents, staff, and students where all are valued and respected. We share a focus on serving our learning community so that Pioneer will be a trusting and collaborative community that develops life-long, self directed learners.

2016-17 School Facts

Based on the October 2016 enrollment report, there were 506 students enrolled at Pioneer Elementary.



 Student Demographics         

 Hispanic/Latino of any race(s)   
     Male students
 American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%    Female students
 Asian 5.5%  

 Black/African American

 Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
0.2%    Unexcused Absence Rate
 White 76.5%
 Free & Reduced Price Meals
 Two or More Races
8.5%    Special Education


Teacher Information

  • Number of classroom teachers: 38
  • Average years of teacher experience: 17.9
  • Teachers with at least a Master's Degree: 76.3%
  • 97.1% of teachers are highly qualified (teachers qualify by holding a bachelor's degree and passing a state test).



2016-17 District Operating Budget 




 Building Administration
 $7,227,850  6.23%
 Maintenance & Operations    $7,297,943  6.29%
 District Support
 $7,489,580  6.46%
 $3,801,174  3.28%
 Utilities & Insurance  $3,869,588  3.34%
 Food Service
 $2,949,181  2.54%
 Other  $453,018   0.40%
 Added to Reserve  $555,930  0.48%
 Total Expenditures  $115,944,979  100.00%




 $28,120,265  24.25%
 Federal    $6,135,162  5.29%
 Other Sources                          
 $969,697  0.84%
 Total Revenue  $115,944,979  100.00%

Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program

Students in grades 3-5 are required to take an annual state assessment. The scores represent the percent of students meeting standard on the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) or Measurement of Student Progress (MSP)/Science.

 2015-16 3rd Grade SBA​​


 2016-17 3rd Grade SBA

 Our School  
 Our District 
 WA State 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 WA State 
 71.4  60.3  54.3
   76.5  65.3  53.0
 81.0  65.5  58.9
   80.2  69.7  58.0

 2015-16 4th Grade SBA


 2016-17 4th Grade SBA

 Our School  
 Our District 
 WA State 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 WA State 
 78.8  66.7  57.0
   77.7  65.7  56.0
 76.3  67.7  55.4
   66.6  65.3  55.0

 2015-16 5th Grade SBA


 2016-17 5th Grade SBA

 Our School  
 Our District 
 WA State 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 WA State 
 76.5  68.0  60.1
   74.4  68.6  59.0
 Math  71.8  61.7  49.2
   69.7  60.6  49.0
 84.7  76.4  65.3    79.0  76.9  64.0


Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

Students in grades 2-5 take an annual district assessment. The scores shown are an average score for each grade. The scores measure growth from grade to grade. 

 2015-16 Reading


 2016-17 Reading

 Our School  
 Our District 
 National Norm 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 National Norm 
 Grade 2 
 194  192  189
   195  194  189
 Grade 3
 206  203  199
   207  205  199
 Grade 4
 217  213  206    217  212  206
 Grade 5
 219  218  212    221  219  212

 2015-16 Math


 2016-17 Math

 Our School  
 Our District 
 National Norm 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 National Norm 
 Grade 2 
 193 192
   196  195 192
 Grade 3
 208 203
   211  208 203
 Grade 4
 218  214    218  218  214
 Grade 5
 227  226  221    228  227  221


Pioneer Elementary School Mission Statement

Pioneer’s community nurtures and supports each individual to reach full potential by fostering mutual respect, trust, cooperation and a love of learning.

Olympia School District Vision

We envision a supportive environment that promotes trust, growth and achievement of the highest standards. We build our capacity for success through leading-edge programs and operations based on continuous improvement. We have 100 percent commitment to quality and excellence in all things.


National Assessment of Educational Progress

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematicsreadingsciencewritingthe artscivicseconomicsgeography,U.S. history, and in Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL).

In 2017, NAEP began administering 
digitally based assessments (DBA) for mathematics, reading, and writing, with additional subjects to be added in 2018 and 2019.

For Washington State NAEP results please visit this link.


For More Information

If you would like more details about student achievement and demographics, visit the OSPI website and select reports by district or school.

If you would like other information about Pioneer Elementary School, please call (360) 596-6500.