Pioneer (alternative) High School

  • Pioneer (alternative) High School serves 120 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40-59% (which is higher than the Nevada state average of 39%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 60-79% (which is higher than the Nevada state average of 49%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Pioneer (alternative) High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Nevada for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Nevada state level of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Nevada state average of 66%.

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Pioneer (alternative) High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Nevada for:

School Overview

  • Pioneer (alternative) High School's student population of 120 students has declined by 32% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 10 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students120 students
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Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pioneer (alternative) High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 620 schools in Nevada (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pioneer (alternative) High School is 0.58, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NV)
Overall School Rank#140 out of 620 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-59%
39%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)60-79%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:120:1
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American Indian
5%
1%
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Asian
n/a
6%
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Hispanic
33%
42%
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Black
n/a
10%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Pioneer (alternative) High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Nevada by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
56%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
6%
6%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pioneer (alternative) High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NV.
Diversity Score0.580.48
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Graduation Rate70-74%
72%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pioneer (alternative) High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Nevada by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCarson City School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NV Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
We applaud Pioneer High School! Impressed w/ Principal Zona's leadership & professionalism, and that of a majority of teaching staff. More focused learning environment w/less drama. Straight forward curriculum & neighborhood campus setting w/ plans & $$$ to upgrade facilities & class offerings. Very easy to be an involved parent. Now have two graduates in family, the second son graduated one year early! Given today's extreme budget challenges, PHS graduation & achievement rates speak for themselves!
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Absolutely horrendous staff. Give up easily on their students and have a lack of compassion. This school RUINED my child and her sense of self-worth. I thought that I would be doing her a favor by putting her in a smaller school with a more one-on-one learning environment. Boy, was I wrong. So, very wrong.
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