PROFICIENCY 46% 46% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
37%Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

Pioneer Peak Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 5 and is located in the district of "Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District" in Gateway, AK. There are a total of 390 students and 23 teachers at Pioneer Peak Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 17 to 1. There are a total of 92 free lunch students and 20 reduced lunch students.

Pioneer Peak Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 46.0%, which is 46% higher than the Alaska average.


Student/Teacher ratio17:1
Free lunch92
Reduced lunch20


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Pioneer Peak Elementary, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Pioneer Peak Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 74.9% 72.5% 48.4% 51.1%
African American 4.0% 2.2% 3.5% 15.9%
Asian 4.0% 2.9% 6.3% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 3.2% 3.4% 6.7% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 12.9% 17.7% 23.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 1.0% 1.2% 2.5% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.0% 0.1% 8.7% 3.1%

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Finger Lake Elementary47%2.1Lakes, AK
Valley Pathways11%2.5Palmer, AK
Palmer High School30%3.5Palmer, AK
Mat-su Day School20%3.8Lakes, AK
Mat-su Career & Tech Ed High School55%4.0Tanaina, AK
John Shaw Elementary47%4.0Fishhook, AK
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Cottonwood Creek Elementary49%4.1Wasilla, AK

Gateway demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1191
Median age49.633.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.3:11.1:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)54%53%55%
Speak English96%84%79%
Speak Spanish4%4%13%

Education level achieved in Gateway

Completed 8th grade84.4%88.0%84.3%
Completed high school82.6%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college61.1%64.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree28.1%37.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors18.9%28.8%30.3%
Completed masters9.3%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.0%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.1%1.3%
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