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  • Pioneer Elementary School7

    Colorado Springs, CO | El Paso County

    April 4, 2014

    This school is horrible!!!! My child attended there for more than three years and without any problems until we kindly asked for help they refused to provide as suggested by his previous teacher. When they did not do what was supposed to be done, they all of a sudden became very difficult to work with. The current teacher and other staff including administrators had been trying to cover up all the problems and mistakes they had made within the school and my child along the way over those three years. The comment about "pocket people" is so true but has to do with the same administration, funny this comment was posted before my child attended this school! Many of the staff members have been nearly overhauled quite a few times within the last 6 years or so because of the above but no one seems to know that either. I am one concerned person that the ratings are improving with this school. So glad my child also no longer attends here because of the above, they don't treat kids or parents with respect at all.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 29, 2012

    We love this school! It is such a great school and our children love going here!

    Submitted by a parent

    August 1, 2011

    Simply the best bilingual elementary school. From the school principal, teachers and even parents are very involved in the students needs.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 15, 2011

    If the last post about "pocket people" is really from a teacher, why is it they cannot spell the word principal correctly- twice? Good clue. Yes, the principal was voted best of District 20. Congratulations I say. With parents like you, this is a big accomplishment! How do you know 80% of staff and parents are against this principal? Where do you get your info? Teachers have more important things to do than post negative remarks on a website for parents. Move on to the school you feel is best for your student. It will benefit you, your child, and the poor staff members who have had to put up with you on a daily basis. By the way, your child is commonly referred to as "the apple that doesn't fall far from the tree". Why would you want that for your child? Again I'd like to ask the question-where is the page to rate the parents of this school?( Mrs. Brandenburg), the stars would be FEW! Go ahead, move your child to another school. And don t let the door hit you on the way out. If you are a staff member, please consider moving on. You are only hurting yourself and the students you work with by staying in a place you are not happy.

    April 20, 2011

    The principle has a small handful of "pocket people" who follow her lead no matter how unethical and against the traditional high standards of District #20. It has gotten to the point of electing her as Principle of the Year which is against at least 80% of the opinion of other staff and parents. District #20 needs to investigate the inter workings of this school and it is rapidly going down hill and loosing many excellent teachers and families.

    Submitted by a teacher

    October 12, 2010

    Pioneer is an award-winning National School of Excellence. The teachers and administrators there are the very best in the country.

    Submitted by a parent

    June 11, 2010

    My son just eneded his 5th grade year at Pioneer. His teaher is truly an amazing man, able to bring an entire class into one working unit, that care about eachother. We have always loved Pioneer and the teachers and support staff are phenomenal! Unfortunately the administration leaves much to be desired. As evidenced by how many of the staff and good teachers are leaving due to conflicts with the prinicipal.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 19, 2010

    I am very disappointed in this school. The teacher's label the students with folders in what math group the kids are in, to the lowest and the highest. My daughter self confidence is at a low. I have asked for help and I get nothing! I count the days untill she is out of that school. I am a teacher at another school. I believe children our are future and it is up to us to leave behind a legacy.

    Submitted by a parent

    July 13, 2009

    I think Pioneer Elm is a wonderfjul School. I have 2 children there and they have both reseved extra help and are doing very well.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 8, 2009

    My child has attended this school for 3 years now and we are extremely disappointed. The class sizes are ridiculously large and some of the teachers are so overwhelmed that at times the students become targets when they finally snap. The staff seems more interested in everyone conforming than in the education of the children.

    Submitted by a parent

    November 16, 2007

    We love Pioneer Elementary!! It is a fabulous school with teachers who are very committed to seeing the students learn and grow. The PE program is excellent with many opportunities for extracurricular activities. The Music teacher, Mrs. Clark, is phenomenal. We have been very impressed with every teacher we have had. There seems to be a little disconnect between the administration and the staff, but they are working on it. The school provides more diversity than most other D-20 schools. We appreciate that our kids are being exposed to other children that are different than they are. Great school!!

    Submitted by a parent

    May 30, 2007

    I think Pioneer is a great school..we need to We need to remember that this is a joint effort between School staff, teachers and Parent involvement. I keep in constant contact with my Son's teachers to keep him on track and to focus on area's his teacher feels he may need extra support. That being said my Son's overall performance increased in all areas. I am very pleased with the efforts of everyone at Pioneer!

    Submitted by a parent

    March 14, 2007

    We've been very disappointed with Pioneer Elementary. If your child is not at least average or above they will be left behind in the learning process. The counselor is of no help in seeking outside help for slow learners and teachers seem to cater only to those that will help raise the school test scores. All in all, probably the worst elementary school in D-20.

    Submitted by a parent

    July 8, 2006

    I went here from grades 3-5 and I really enjoyed it. Mrs. Hoit, Mrs. Dipner and Mrs. Wallace were very excellent teachers and I miss all of you. If Mr. Renaud has retired nothing will be as calm as it was earlier. When I graduated in May 2005, that last day was one to be remembered as my 5th grade teacher was retiring as were a 4th grade and a 3rd grade teacher. There aren't many extracurricular activities but there are still many things to do as it has an on-site daycare that I do not recommend. The science teacher, Mrs. Reiling, was amazing, as were the TAG reading and math teachers along with Mrs Clark, the music and Honor choir teacher.

    Submitted by a former student

    March 2, 2006

    Very disappointed with class set up,it is very informal. It may do better with the new principal that is scheduled to start next year. I believe it is the worst school in district 20,there does not seem to be a push to excell.Parent involvement seems limited to a small group, that doesn,t seem to welcome newcomers.I have voulentered and attended a few meetings but did not feel very welcomed or appreciated.My daughters desire to learn has shown a marked decrease. She will not attend here next year.

    Submitted by a parent

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