Pioneer School

Educating Children Since 1905

Welcome to Pioneer Elementary School. Our small, independent school located north-east of Billings Heights has been providing students with a personalized and quality education since 1905. We invite you to explore our website to learn all about our great staff, students and school.

1937 Dover Road     Billings, MT 59105

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About Pioneer School

Pioneer School has a long tradition of providing a quality education for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. We average about 60 students per year. There are five full time and part-time teacher at Pioneer, plus support staff which includes a secretary, bus drivers and the school clerk.

Students have many enrichment opportunities with small group exposure. The student to teacher ratio is approximately 8 to 1. The students have great access to computers and the Internet. All classrooms have at least two computers for students use. Students tend to do very well when they go on to the higher grades, earning honor roll awards, National Honor Society memberships and several have even been their class Valedictorians. Pioneer School celebrated its 100th birthday during the 2005-06 school year.

Pictured to the right is the original school building, which today houses the 5th/6th grade classroom and lunchroom, which is located downstairs. We invite you to visit our HISTORY page to learn more about our great school.

Pioneer Elementary School is located northeast of Billings, Montana at 1937 Dover Road. For a map and directions to the school, visit this link: Pioneer School in Billings, MT

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Get Involved

Parent volunteers can make a real difference

There is always plenty to do - more information...

Parent Resources

School Business and Administration

The nuts and bolts of running our great little school...



We have several excellent programs meant to help our students advance and become more prepared for the future.

Acclerated Reader Program

Research shows that parental involvement in a child's education is directly related to success in the classroom.

  • AR from Renaissance Learning
  • District Dashboard
  • Monitor school progress
  • Reduce time testing
  • Improve reading abilities
  • Parents Guide and Home Connect
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Gifted & Talented Education Program

Provides identified students with opportunities beyond the regular curriculum to broaden their knowledge, skills and experiences.

  • Develop students to their full potential
  • Includes all segments of District population
  • Emphasis on self directed, independent learners
  • Improve critical thinking skills
  • Diverse and creative challenges
  • More Information from Montana Agate
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iPad Program and Technology

Technology skills will be integrated into the curriculum based on Montana Small Schools Alliance Curriculum Guide for Media and Technology.

  • Partnered with Century Link
  • iPads for every student
  • engage children visually, aurally and kinesthetically
  • WIFI enabled mobile lab
  • Understanding of software and hardware
  • Word Processing, Keynote, camera and video use
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Resources and Learning Partnerships

Following is a list of available resources for parents and students

Remember that we have a Parent Support Center at the school - which has lots of great information

And we are always available to schedule a conference if you would like to meet with your childs team personally