Pioneer Ridge Middle School

Assistant Principals

7th Grade  Assistant Principal –  Mr. Bobby McCutcheon 


8th Grade 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.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 31 - Schedule Pickup

Tuesday, August 12 - First Day of School

Monday, September 1 - Labor Day - No School

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

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

Michael Estes



School Information

1656 S Speck Rd
Independence MO 64057

Start: 8:04am
Dismiss: 3:06pm

Early Dismissal
Dismiss: 1:06pm

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.

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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Last Update: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 13:05:12