Pioneer Middle School

2700 Pioneer Rd.
Tustin, CA 92780
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Pioneer Middle School serves 885 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 66% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 885 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 74%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 1% in CA)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Pioneer Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Pioneer Middle School's student population of 885 students has declined by 27% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 19% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
885 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Pioneer Middle School is 0.74, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
66%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
70%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
35%
12%
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Hispanic
27%
56%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
26%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.74
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Pioneer Middle School often compared to?
Pioneer Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Orchard Hills, C. E. Utt Middle School, Hewes Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
66% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 70% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Pioneer Middle School?
885 students attend Pioneer Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
35% of Pioneer Middle School students are Asian, 27% of students are Hispanic, 26% of students are White, 9% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Pioneer Middle School?
Pioneer Middle School has a student ration of 26:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Pioneer Middle School offer ?
Pioneer Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Pioneer Middle School part of?
Pioneer Middle School is part of Tustin Unified School District.

School Reviews

5   1/31/2011
Pioneer is one of the GREATEST middle schools in the nation. It has won TWO California Distinguished School awards, one NATIONAL Blue Ribbon School award, and it has been ranked the NUMBER ONE school in Orange County. The teachers and staff work extremely hard to make sure students get excellent grades. After all, Pioneer's motto is To maximize every student's academic potential and personal responsibility. People have said that there are too many students at Pioneer, but that is because the school is so awesome, over a THOUSAND families want their kids to go there. ALSO: Pioneer's Band and Orchestra plays like the NY Philharmonic and has performed at Disneyland for over 10 years. Why SHOULDN'T you go to Pioneer? (:
- Posted by Student/Alumni - pizza
5   12/22/2009
This school is awesome! It was the #1 middle school in Orange county, and has won the California Designated School award and the Blue Ribbon School award. Pioneer offers many choices of electives including computers, art, drama, band/orchestra, and foreign language. The library contains many books and magazines and there are two computer labs (one recently renovated.) There is a wide variety of lunches for students to choose from. There are monthly Student of the Month assemblies where every teacher hands out an award to a chosen student. The PE activities are really fun and get the students moving. All-in-all this is a great school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - photo

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 885 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 74%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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