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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 133 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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On Administration & Policies: There's good administration. There's room for improvement. Parents have easy access in talking with administrators and there's and open door policy for talks with parents.

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On Teachers: Most teachers care for the student. They don't treat them as a number. They allow them to make up assignments outside contract hours. They offer tutoring that truly helps. Most teachers are consistent in their grading which makes sure the students don't feel cheated of their grades.

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On Health & Safety: There's always a cop at school so gang violence is no longer an important issue at school. There's bully measures at school. The school is very safe because it makes sure students are the priority.

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On Sports & Fitness: There's many different sports. The main one at our school is football. There's always lunch rallies promoting attendance to the game.Basketball is also a popular sport because the school is progressively getting better at it. Other sports lack the school support or funds to make it a popular sport at the school.

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On Extracurriculars: There's lots of clubs differing from band, math/science clubs, and a variety of other clubs. The club administrators aren't pushy and uptight. They understand that the student might have other things going on and try to make the meetings fit your schedule. Most clubs are really committed and fund raise when needed.

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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 133 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

88%

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:
1570

Based on 28 students surveyed
Math
520
Verbal
530
Writing
520

ACT:
24

Based on 11 students surveyed
Math
24
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 9 responses

  • 33% Get to know the teachers
  • 33% Do not be afraid to stand out from the crowd
  • 33% Get involved around campus

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 57% Understanding
  • 29% Amazing
  • 14% Exuberant

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 9 responses

  • 33% We have a statue of our mascot
  • 33% Our drive to get other students involved
  • 33% Our principal cares about the students.

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 70% The schedule and teachers
  • 30% School Spirit

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 57% Many student's are unmotivated to be involved
  • 43% 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%