Pioneer Ridge Middle School



Principal Michael Estes

Assistant  Principal
Bobby McCutcheon
7th Grade

   Assistant Principal
Gwenn Tauveli
8th Grade


Mission Statement

The Pioneer Ridge community will create a supportive environment that embraces involvement of all stakeholders in the educational development of every student. Our success oriented atmosphere focuses on mutual respect and cooperation with the goal of assisting all students in becoming positive, productive, and contributing members of Pioneer Ridge Middle School and society.


Pioneer Ridge Middle School has incorporated Homeroom into the first part of the school day.  Homeroom activities include academic enrich-ment activities and Sustained Silent Reading.  SSR takes place 3 times each week.

CHARACTERplus Traits


AMBITION- to have strong determination to accomplish challenging goals


RESPONSIBILITY- to be accountable for your actions


INTEGRITY- to do the right thing


CITIZENSHIP- to be a productive, responsible member of society


COMPASSION- to understand the challenges of others and to want to do something about it



                  Food that's in when school is out!


About Pioneer Ridge

Pioneer Ridge opened in the fall of 2000 and houses grades 7-8. Divided into five separate areas, or communities, the 129,000 square foot building includes 66 classrooms, 2 gymnasiums, a commons area, administrative offices, and a science center. The name of the school was selected because it reflects the many pioneers who have been a part of Independence history and for those who will be part of the new century.

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Upcoming Events

March 7th - Large Ensemble Contest - Discover Middle School - Liberty - 7pm.

March 10th - Spring Concert - All Choirs - Nowlin Middle School Auditorium - 7pm

May 12th - POP Concert - - All Choirs - Nowlin Middle School Auditorium - 7pm

Pioneer Ridge Middle School 2014-2015 Yearbook

Buy your yearbook for $25 through 2014. Starting second semester, books will cost $30. If it is not convenient for you to make your purchase online, place your order using a form that can be found in the front office and return it to the front office of the school.


School Information

1656 S Speck Rd
 Independence MO 64057

                      PLEASE NOTE NEW START                      AND END TIMES

   Start: 8:15am
     Dismiss: 3:09pm


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Box Tops

Pioneer Ridge Middle School is a collection location for Box Tops. Please drop them off in the main office area at any time.

Pioneer Ridge Sports
Lunch Prices


Meal Prices
Elementary Students
Breakfast $1.60
Lunch $2.30
Extra Milk $0.45


Middle and High School Students
Breakfast $1.70
Lunch $2.45
Extra Milk $0.45


Adults and District Staff
Breakfast $2.00
Lunch $2.90