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Pioneer High School is a public school in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It has 1,618 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 70% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 193 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

601 West Stadium Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 994-2120

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 193 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: The administration does have control over the students and the school system, and it has ensured that students stay safe and respect each other. However, many of their policies are a little out of touch with the goals of the student body and there needs to be better communication.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: There are a lot of opportunities to stay in shape and get involved in sports. However, it is not mandatory and many kids do not take advantage of it
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: There are definitely great teachers, but in most cases, they are centered in the social sciences. There are a few good English teachers and math teachers, but the rest are average and there are several who should not be teaching. The foreign language teachers and other enrichment class teachers are great instructors who are passionate about their work.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: There are a lot of opportunities for students, but the school does not help you find them. You have to seek them out actively. The administration and the school system in general is also not very helpful for clubs and organizations, such that only clubs with motivated teachers can actually achieve great things
    • High School Senior
    • N/A
    Health & Safety: At my school safety is not a big issue because there have very rarely been threats, so saying bad or great would not be useful because there are no issues that I can really rate. Also I have never gone to the nurse but I have heard that she can not give you anything but a place to lie down or a phone to call your parents. Since I haven't experienced it I cannot judge it either.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
Skyline High School 3 mi. 1,522
4.33 Huron High School 3 mi. 1,603
4.33 Saline High School 5 mi. 1,816
4.00 Saline Middle School 6 mi. 1,202
4.00 Dexter High School 8 mi. 1,201

Around Pioneer High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

Pioneer High School United States Dexter High School Huron High School Saline High School Saline Middle School Skyline High School
White 62.0% 51.6% 94.0% 48.0% 91.0% 89.0% 60.0%
Asian 15.0% 4.7% 1.0% 18.0% 4.0% 4.0% 10.0%
African American 12.0% 15.2% 0% 20.0% 1.0% 1.0% 16.0%
Multiracial 5.0% 2.6% 0% 5.0% 0% 0% 7.0%
Hispanic 3.0% 24.5% 1.0% 6.0% 2.0% 2.0% 4.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.5%
Grade 10 23.0%
Grade 11 27.3%
Grade 12 24.3%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 62% Yes
  • 15% Not sure.
  • 23% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 26% Music Department
  • 19% Theater
  • 19% Diversity of courses
  • 19% Teachers
  • 7% Pool
  • 7% Rowing Team
  • 4% Track

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 60% Strict, inflexible administration
  • 20% There seems to be little organization
  • 10% No leadership
  • 10% Very hard to travel from one place to another

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 14 responses

  • 64% Alot of diversity in both student pop. and classes
  • 29% We were nationally recognized for sports and music
  • 7% Academic success

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 64% Diverse
  • 29% Fantastic
  • 7% Great!

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 69% It's big, get to know the teachers well
  • 25% Try from your very first day. You'll have support!
  • 6% Apply to Community High School

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 10% I love everything about this school.
  • 80% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 10% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.