417 South Chicago Street
Royal Center, IN 46978
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Pioneer Junior Senior High School serves 451 students in grades 6-12.
Pioneer Junior Senior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 32% (majority Black).

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School Overview

Pioneer Junior Senior High School's student population of 451 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Total Students
451 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

Pioneer Junior Senior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,757 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Pioneer Junior Senior High School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#974 out of 1757 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
12%
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Black
1%
13%
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White
90%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.19
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
Three of our four children had the opportunity of graduating from PHS and successfully completed. The academics are very good. One child spent 8 yrs in Band and 3 yrs in cheerleading. The parental and community involvement in the athletic program is contagious and we found ourselves deeply involved in the spirit of the PIONEER PANTHERS FANCLUB! Since then our last child graduated in 2008 and we still frequently attend football games and band contests. I am pleased that we decided to relocate to this community as it was been both fulfilling and rewarding. The possibilities offered at this School are endless! Go Panthers!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 451 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 10% in IN)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.19 (Btm 50%)

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