About Pioneer School District

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Welcome to Pioneer School District. Pioneer School District serves approximately 700 students in three buildings that include Pioneer Middle School that was newly built in 2017, Pioneer Elementary School that was expanded and remodeled in 2017, and our new Pioneer Virtual Academy which will be newly located in a new building in spring 2022.

Our district encompasses a rural area east of Shelton in the South Puget Sound, one of the most beautiful and livable areas of Washington state. Our community provides strong support for our schools and students.  Our school district is committed to ensuring that every student is supported to achieve high levels of learning every day.

Our Mission

To educate each student to the highest levels of academic achievement and prepare students to succeed in life.

Our Vision

High levels of learning for all … every child, every day.



Did you know?

Pioneer School District was founded in 1952. Before Pioneer opened its doors, students in our community attended the schoolhouse closest to their home.

Four schoolhouses represented different areas in our district: Oakland Bay, Agate, Harstine Island, and Grant.