Pioneer Crossing New Tech Elementary serves approximately 3,000 households and has recently seen a major increase of Vietnamese immigrants to the area. Pioneer Crossing New Tech Elementary Library patrons are lower than the state percentage for white and higher than the state percentage for African American, Hispanic and four times higher than the state percentage of Asian Pacific Islander. It’s population is seventy three percent economically disadvantaged, fifty percent at risk and forty two percent limited English proficiency, which is double that of the state percentage. Student enrollment has doubled the state percentage every year for every grade since it opened its doors.
Although the immediate surrounding area consists of homes ranging in price from $130,000 to $300,000, the large majority of our students live in nearby rural housing, or apartment groups. Most of our families do not have technology at home, and a large majority does not have books in the home. The community relies upon the school for education and parenting classes, and over sixty percent receive free or reduced lunch.