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Pioneer Valley High School is a public school in Santa Maria, CA. It has 2,625 students in grades 9-12. Students score average on state standardized tests. There have been 128 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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High School Senior

On Resources & Facilities: The school buildings are alright, the bathrooms are horrible and unkept. The guidance counselors are pretty nice except for a few. Tutoring is average. Parent involvement is at the minimum. Busing is pretty good. And college prep resources are pretty good also.

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High School Senior

On Academics: A few of teachers are weird and very strict or don't know how to teach and most teachers I have had are caring and nice. The schedule process is really good. The workload can build up if a student don't do their homework til last minute. There are a few popular classes with english or social studies. Study options are mostly during lunch or after school.

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High School Senior

On Extracurriculars: The clubs that are most popular and more recognized is Band, FFA, Pacific Asian Club, and Ballet Folkore. They are all fun and entertaining to watch. The students and athletes support them most of them time at rallys, football games, and more.

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High School Senior

On Sports & Fitness: We have so many sports so anyone could join if they can make the cut. Some students chose to work out in the weight room before school begins or after school. The students do have some school spirit by coming to the sports games and going to the rallys. Our football team, freshamn, jv, and varsity are alright. Our girls varsity basketball team is really good and so is our boys varsity soccer team. We have some really good fast track runners also.

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Recent Alumnus

On Food: Most is processed or frozen. There are not many healthy options other than juice and salad. The rest are chips and ice cream. The only good thing is soda is not allowed. The school could stand to have better food.

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Pioneer Valley High School is a public school in Santa Maria, CA. It has 2,625 students in grades 9-12. Students score average on state standardized tests. There have been 128 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Test Performance

50
Pioneer Valley High School performed better than 50% of other schools on California math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1580

Based on 25 students surveyed
Math
530
Verbal
530
Writing
520

ACT:
24

Based on 11 students surveyed
Math
25
English
23
Reading
24
Science
23
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 43% Do not be afraid to stand out from the crowd
  • 43% Get to know the teachers
  • 14% Get involved around campus

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 67% Understanding
  • 17% Exuberant
  • 17% Amazing

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 80% Yes
  • 20% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 8 responses

  • 38% Our drive to get other students involved
  • 38% Our principal cares about the students.
  • 25% We have a statue of our mascot

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 75% The schedule and teachers
  • 25% School Spirit

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Many student's are unmotivated to be involved
  • 40% Over half of the student population does not care

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
51.7%
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Female
48.3%
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Racial Diversity

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Hispanic
85.4%
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White
7.9%
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Asian
3.9%
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Multiracial
1.8%
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African American
0.8%
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Native American
0.2%
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Pacific Islander
0.1%