Pioneer Middle School

  • Pioneer Middle School serves 1,233 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 66% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 75% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • Pioneer Middle School's student population of 1,233 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2008)
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,233 students
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Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pioneer Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pioneer Middle School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#864 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
37%
11%
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Hispanic
17%
54%
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Black
1%
6%
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White
40%
24%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pioneer Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.680.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTustin Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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? (:
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5  
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.
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