Pioneer Valley High School

675 Panther Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
5.00 (1 review)
Pioneer Valley High School serves 2,713 students in grades 9-12.
Pioneer Valley High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Pioneer Valley High School's student population of 2,713 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 109 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,713 students
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Total Classroom Teachers109 teachers
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School Rankings

Pioneer Valley High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Pioneer Valley High School is 0.17, which is less 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#4297 out of 9659 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
4%
12%
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Hispanic
91%
54%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
3%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.170.64
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Graduation Rate
94%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSanta Maria Joint Union High School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Pioneer Valley High School is Santa Maria High School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Fesler (Isaac) Junior High School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Tunnell (Martin Luther) Elementary School (1.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Santa Maria Fesler (Isaac) Junior High School Math: 19% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 949 students
    1.0 miles
    1100 E. Fesler St.
    Santa Maria, CA 93454
    (805) 361-7880
    1 7-8 949
  • Santa Maria Tunnell (Martin Luther) Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 794 students
    1.0 miles
    1248 E. Dena Way
    Santa Maria, CA 93454
    (805) 361-7940
    1 K-6 794
  • Santa Maria Rice (William) Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 902 students
    1.7 miles
    700 E. Vickie Ave.
    Santa Maria, CA 93454
    (805) 361-7740
    1.7 K-6 902
  • Santa Maria Taylor (ida Redmond) Elementary School Math: 28% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 934 students
    1.7 miles
    1921 N. Carlotti Dr.
    Santa Maria, CA 93454
    (805) 361-6250
    1.7 K-6 934
  • Santa Maria Alvin Elementary School Math: 27% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 988 students
    1.9 miles
    301 E. Alvin Ave.
    Santa Maria, CA 93454
    (805) 361-6760
    1.9 K-6 988

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