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About This School

Pioneer Ridge Middle School is a public middle school in Gardner. 669 students go to Pioneer Ridge Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 26% of the 669 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Pioneer Ridge Middle School is 15:1. Wheatridge Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Soccer
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 87%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Multiracial 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 27%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    I have been very impressed with this school. They have gone out of their way to make sure he is challenged. If I have a concern I have had no issue with calling the school and someone gets back with me. The Principal and Vice Principal are available-not cloistered away from the public. The counselors are great. His teacher this year has been one of the best he has ever had. The only issue I have is with PE. It seems like the teacher doesn't "notice" things that are going on and seems more like an army drill Sgt. I know kids are supposed to start becoming more independent but they are still youths and still need guidance and proper role modeling. (And it would be nice if the l used parent volunteers more often ) Excellent school!

  • (3 years ago)

    The Wheatridge middle school is better than this one!!! They're better in sports test grades ...

  • (3 years ago)

    This is an amazing school. The Vice Principal and Principal are wonderful people and some of the most involved school officials I have encountered. My son has gone to PRMS for the las 3 years and we could not have asked ofr a better middle school experience. The school offers great programs and great teachers. I would highly recommend this school to anyone thinking of relocating to the area.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school allowed by child to be bullied and did nothing about it. The principal and vice principal were not concerned with the continued bullying and would not do anything about it. Beware of this school and the principal / vice principal

  • (4 years ago)

    I was really leery about changing my sons school this year because he was comfortable and doing well at his old one. I'm very pleased with the way they have made arrangements for my son(12) to be challenged. Due to his high intelligence level he gets extremely bored with basic studies. Pioneer Ridge has done their best to keep his mind working and he loves it.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school great teachers that really care and make learning fun. I wish there was more parent involvement opportunities but the kids are growing up!

  • (4 years ago)

    The review from March 7 2009 speaks for itself. The truth is that PRMS has earned the Kansas state standard of excellence in Math and Reading across 4 grade levels - more than most other middle schools - every year since they've been open. This year they received the Governer's Achievement Award which is only given to the top 5% of schools in Kansas. In other words this is one of the top 12 schools in the state. The school state-of-the-art technologically and employs many award-winning teachers. Opportunities exist for kids in the 5-8th grades in many areas including community leadership orchestra athletics drama and many more. Through my job I have worked with MANY of the schools Johnson County and I believe that PRMS is one of the very best and the Governor seems to agree with me.

  • (4 years ago)

    Amazing teachers and the best looking middle school I have ever seen.

  • (4 years ago)

    Pioneer Ridge Middle School has great teachers who really care about the students!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school!!! They scored well on the State Assesments and my kids always love their teachers! I help my children with homework I don't expect the teacher to. I help my kids with studing for the assesment tests!! I am the parent and I don't need anyone to tell me to get involved I am involved! and the teachers have been great! They are always happy to answer any questions about homework or anything really.

  • (5 years ago)

    I completly do not like this school. I didn;t think this school involved any parents and didn't help children with homework or studyins for the Kansas Assesments what so ever!!!!!! I took my child out of this school and re- inrolled her into Wheatridge Middle school which is fantastic!!!!!

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