Pioneer High School

Tel: (562)698-8121
  • Pioneer High School serves 1,446 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 37% (which is equal to the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 52% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Pioneer High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • Pioneer High School operates within the Whittier Union High School District.
  • Whittier Union High School District's 90% graduation rate is higher than the California state average of 83%.

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School Overview

  • Pioneer High School's student population of 1446 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 57 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,446 students
Gender %Pioneer High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers57 teachers
Students by GradePioneer High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Pioneer High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 24:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pioneer High School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio25:124:1
Hispanic
95%
54%
White
3%
24%
Two or more races
2%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsPioneer High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.100.41
Graduation Rate
98%
83%
Pioneer High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
16%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Pioneer High School is Whittier Union High School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Whittier Union High School District's student population of 12,456 students has decreased by 7% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 90% has increased from 86% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $11,969 is higher than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 10% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $12,304 is higher than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has declined by 9% over four school years.
    School District NameWhittier Union High School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    7
    4
    Number of Students Managed12,4561,585
    Whittier Union High School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    30%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    60%
    48%
    District Graduation Rate
    90%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$161 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$166 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$11,969$11,049
    District Spending / Student$12,304$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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