Pioneer (alternative) High School

  • Pioneer (alternative) High School serves 148 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Nevada state average of 40%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Nevada state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Pioneer (alternative) High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Nevada for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the Nevada state level of 21:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Nevada state average of 68%.

Top Placements

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 148 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 8 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students148 students
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Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pioneer (alternative) High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 622 schools in Nevada (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pioneer (alternative) High School is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NV)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#128 out of 622 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:121:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
32%
43%
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Black
n/a
11%
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White
60%
32%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
7%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups This 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 Score0.540.70
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Graduation Rate80-84%
80%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCarson City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (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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