School Details

Pioneer Elementary School

2010 Shady Willow Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 513-6410
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 890 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

64%
62%
56%
80%
68%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Brentwood Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
56%
46%
60%
75%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Brentwood Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
72%
65%
82%
80%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Brentwood Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
69%
60%
76%
71%
65%
53%
63%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Brentwood Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pioneer Elementary School is a public elementary school in Brentwood. The principal of Pioneer Elementary School is Rusty Ehrlich and can be contacted at rehrlich@brentwood.k12.ca.us. 890 students go to Pioneer Elementary School and identify as Filipino; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 16% of the Pioneer Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 23% of the 890 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Pioneer Elementary School is 19:1. Gateway Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 8% 5%
Multiracial 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 44% 49%
Hispanic 27% 27%
Asian 14% 4%
Unspecified 12% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 8%
Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 8331%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 26%
Limited English proficiency 16% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I can't say enough about how wonderful this school is. The teachers communication facilities and quality of education are first-rate. My son is really enjoying kindergarten and loves going to school.

  • (1 year ago)

    A great school in a very upscale neighborhood. I am very proud that we are able to send our daughters to this amazing school. The quality of education is fantastic. The teachers are some of the best I have ever dealt with. Parent involvement is very good. I would not have my children attend school anywhere else.

  • (1 year ago)

    I thought this would be a great place for our family. Remember always keep your eyes and ears opened stay involved. Teacher quality... there are some that like to cover things up and administration will turn a cheek.

  • (3 years ago)

    Love this school!! My son has attended since 1st grade and is now in the 4th. I have been very pleased with all of his teachers and you couldn't ask for a better principal.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is our first year at Pioneer and I am so please with the school teachers and office staffs. My child is a 3rd grader and is always eager to go to school everyday. The principal and asst principal are very approachable and friendly. Lots of interesting events are organized by the parent club.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are very approachable and so in the Principal. We have been very happy with all aspects of this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Pioneer is a great school that really tries. I am so impressed with the parent involvement as well as Principal Erlich's focus and commitment to making it a great place for education. Having struggled with private vs. public for my son I am glad I sent him to Pioneer for his Kindergarten year.

  • (6 years ago)

    Having been at Pioneer since it opened in 2004 we have been very happy with the quality of teachers and staff. With the turnover in the administration in the last year in addition to a massive growth spurt of students Pioneer is struggling to keep communication at the forefront. I don't feel that the school has had the community feel this year. I am hoping that it comes back. Everyone needs to realize that everyone needs to participate. All in all I am glad that my students have had quality teaching at Pioneer.

  • (6 years ago)

    Pioneer's Campus Staff and Parent Participation is wonderful!! My son finished his first year attending Kindergarten and we were very happy with the school year. It was nothing but joy and a great foundation to the rest of years to follow. We have two more to come through and I can't wait to have them in the school. I have already heard great things for the next grade levels to come for my children. Nick Casey did a wonderful job with all of his students as well as keeping in communication with all of the parents. Job Well Done!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    My experience so far has been very good. Great staff and environment

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has a lot of parent involment as well as teachers who want children to do well! Wonderful School!

  • (6 years ago)

    Pioneer is an excellent school. The teachers are dedicated and well educated. Professional development is actively pursued and the well-being of all children is central to their mission. A recent change in administration is the only negative; losing Principal Eaton has had a dramatic impact on the Pioneer experience. Whether Pioneer will recover remains to be seen...

  • (8 years ago)

    This is our first year at Pioneer. We were very impressed with the information given about the school at orientation night. Pioneer Days on Friday was very fun for the kids. We are excited about the new reading program the school has adopted. The kids are already having a spelling test and contest. My child is 5 and she seems very motivated to learn in her classroom. The teacher has had some discipline problems with one student that sat at my child desk. The teacher communicated well with us on what she was doing to help the situation and we felt great about that. Now about AIM High program. We were not too sure about it at first but after being there for a few months now they take great care about learning and doing school work now just playing around. We would recommend AIM High Program also.

  • (8 years ago)

    Pioneer is a great school in a very upscale neighborhood. Principal Eaton is just fantastic and is very supportive of the staff and teachers. This school has an outstanding parent involvement and volunteer program. The inviornment is extremely safe and my children are just thriving in all aspects of education. Great job Pioneer teachers and staff!

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Overall score

(based on 17 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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