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

PRMS PTSA - Attention Parents

PTSA is looking for parents to join the Board for the 2015-2016 school year.  Being a PTSA Board member is a great way to become involved in your child's school, to have a say in the PTSA activities available to your child and to get to know the staff and teachers.  We have three positions open:  1st Vice President of Programs, 2nd Vice President of Membership, and Historian.  If you are interested or have questions, please contact Cathy Crowley,

Character Plus Survey

Parents, It is that time of year again for our district-wide Character Plus parent survey.  The Character Plus program in Independence works to encourage and support a positive and safe learning environment.  It strives to teach kids about the importance and value of good character within the school, home and community.  This survey is specific to Pioneer Ridge Middle School and will help us understand your thoughts and perspective on the culture and climate of our school.  Please take the time to fill this out, as we want to continue to make our school a better place for all involved and your input is very valuable!  Thank You!

Parent Survey


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