Pioneer Ridge Middle School



Principal Michael Estes

Assistant  Principal
Bobby McCutcheon
7th Grade

   Assistant Principal
Gwenn Tauveli
8th Grade



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<br>


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


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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 31 - Schedule Pickup

Tuesday, August 12 - First Day of School

Thursday, August 21 - Meet the Teacher Night - 6:30-8:00pm

Monday, September 1 - Labor Day - No School

Wednesday, September 3 - Picture Day

Monday, October 13 - Teacher Meetings - No School for Students

Oct. 20-29 - Scholastic Book Fair at Pioneer Ridge

Tuesday, Oct. 28th - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:15pm

Wednesday, Oct. 29th - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:15pm

School Information

1656 S Speck Rd
Independence MO 64057

               PLEASE NOTE NEW                             START AND END TIMES

                       Start: 8:15am
                    Dismiss: 3:09pm


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.

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



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201 North Forest Avenue
Independence, Missouri 64050
(816) 521-5300
Last Update: Friday, August 29, 2014 14:04:41