Pioneer Ridge Middle School<br />  

Assistant Principals

6th Grade and Team 7-1 Assistant Principal – Dr. Jason Morton (

8th Grade and Team 7-2 Assistant Principal - Mrs. Gwenn Tauveli (

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

Character+ Traits
  • January~ RESPECT- to show consideration or thoughtfullness to self and others
  • February~ COOPERATION- to respectfully play and work with others
  • March~INITIATIVE- to act and make decisions on your own
  • April~PERSEVERANCE- to continue trying in spite of difficultiies
  • May~ SELF CONTROL- to express your feelings and actions in an appropriate manner
  • June~ COURAGE- to remain strong when faced with difficulty
  • July~ LOYALTY- to be faithful to a person, a team or an idea
  • August~AMBITION- to have strong determination to accomplish challenging goals
  • September~ RESPONSIBILITY- to be accoubtable for your actions
  • October~ INTEGRITY- to do the right thing
  • November~ CITIZENSHIP- to be a productive, responsible member of society
  • December~ COMPASSION- to understand the challenges of others and to want to do something about it
Summer School


Summer School Applications available now!

Online registration is preferred, but if you do not have access to a computer, you can call 521-5599, ext. 10038.  Students who will be in Kindergarten-8th grades next year and register by April 11th will be eligible for a gift card for good attendance, so sign up soon.

If you have any questions about Summer Sucess call 521-5599, ext. 10038. 


      Click here for information and to apply.



About Pioneer Ridge

Pioneer Ridge opened in the fall of 2000 and houses grades 6-8.  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


  • 3/10/14- Spring Pictures
  • 3/12/14- Early Dismissal
  • 3/14/14- End of Quarter 3
  • 3/19/14- Grade Cards sent home with students
  • 3/28/14 thru 3/31/14 (date changed)- Spring Break
  • 4/9/14- Cookie Dough Pick-up (2:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.)
  • 4/9/14- Middle School Transition Open House (6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.)
  • 4/10/14- 6th/7th/8th grade Mixer (3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
  • 4/18/14- No School (Good Friday)
  • 4/24/14- Grade Cards go home 7th hour
  • 5/9/14- 8th Grade Dance
  • 5/23/14- Last Day of School
School Information

1656 S Speck Rd
Independence MO 64057

Start: 8:04am
Dismiss: 3:06pm

Early Dismissal
Dismiss: 1:06pm

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: Monday, March 24, 2014 14:23:18