Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, MI - Niche

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Pioneer High School is a public school in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It has 1,631 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 68% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 217 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 217 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: I cannot complain about or safety. For the large school that we are, holding the largest population of the Ann Arbor public schools, and the funding given at a bare minimum, we do alright.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: A lot of clubs are great on paper, but don't come through. Interact club and Red Cross club have many dedicated and authentic people who strive to achieve goals in order to help others. Some people take advantage of these clubs and make it very fake (especially NHS) because they simply want a college app builder. Music is fun and hold high expectation with a great reputation. Theater follows the same. Athletics depends on the sport. For instance field hockey and locrosse and football get much praise for their accomplishment but our outstanding water polo, track, and rowing team don't get much recognition. It would make the experience much more enjoyable if people supoprted those who work so hard and give our school any good reputation we do have. Same goes with the support of our acrdemic leaders in the classroom and preformers.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I wish that my school just genuinely cared about each other. I wish that we didn't just care about our own friends and our own problems. Having such a large school should make us a bigger community and allow us to have a larger impact, but I believe that because teachers and staff don't care about everything in s personal level, the students don't catch on and follow by example.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: Most of my teachers help me and show interest in my well being and studies. Some teachers show favoritism towards athletes or performers because they find personal interest, and they fired hard this who do not share common interests.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: Variety of extracurricular opportunities to get involved in to find your place and that can be beneficial to your success in your high cchool career

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Skyline High School 3 mi. 1,460
4.00 Huron High School 3 mi. 1,520
4.33 Saline High School 5 mi. 1,807
3.66 Dexter High School 8 mi. 1,163
1.66 Lincoln Senior High School 10 mi. 1,233

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


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Pioneer High School United States Dexter High School Huron High School Lincoln Senior High School Saline High School Skyline High School
White 61.0% 51.0% 94.0% 48.0% 55.0% 89.0% 59.0%
Asian 15.0% 4.8% 1.0% 19.0% 1.0% 4.0% 10.0%
African American 12.0% 15.0% 0% 18.0% 35.0% 1.0% 17.0%
Multiracial 5.0% 2.8% 0% 6.0% 1.0% 0% 9.0%
Hispanic 4.0% 25.0% 1.0% 6.0% 4.0% 2.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.5%
Grade 10 24.8%
Grade 11 24.8%
Grade 12 24.0%

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 23 responses

  • 65% Yes
  • 22% Not sure.
  • 13% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 27% Music Department
  • 16% Theater
  • 16% Diversity of courses
  • 15% Teachers
  • 7% Athletics
  • 5% Humanities course
  • 5% Track
  • 4% Pool
  • 4% Rowing Team

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 41% Strict, inflexible administration
  • 29% There seems to be little organization
  • 12% Very hard to travel from one place to another
  • 6% No leadership
  • 6% Better student relations/life
  • 6% Quality of education could be improved even furthe

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 26 responses

  • 50% Alot of diversity in both student pop. and classes
  • 35% We were nationally recognized for sports and music
  • 15% Academic success

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 69% Diverse
  • 15% Fantastic
  • 8% Dedicated
  • 8% Great!

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 63% It's big, get to know the teachers well
  • 26% Try from your very first day. You'll have support!
  • 5% Apply to Community High School
  • 5% Don't be afraid to talk to people!

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 9% I love everything about this school.
  • 77% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 14% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.