Pioneer Valley High School in Santa Maria, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,688
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    252 3.7
  • Ranking

Pioneer Valley High School is a public coed school in Santa Maria, California. It has 2,688 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 54% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 252 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

675 Panther Dr
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 922-1305

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 252 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Health & Safety: The school has a website and on there there is something called the bully button, so if a student is being bullied whether it is a students or teacher. The student can report it and they can make an anonymous report.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There several clubs that offer great opportunities for the students' futures. For example, FFA shows students about agricultural jobs and how livestocks function.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: There are lots of people that I met and made great friends. The students and teachers offer a very safe and friendly environment. There are a variety of classes available. Overall, my experience was great because of the special events the school organizes.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers really show concern for their students. They try to help with what ever help the students need and let then know that they are available after school.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are dozens of clubs and other extracurriculars for students to participate in.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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1.66 Miller (Isaac) Elementary School Public, Coed
2.33 Family Partnership Home Study Charter School Public, Charter, Coed
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1.66 El Camino Junior High School Public, Coed
2.66 Santa Maria High School Public, Coed
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1.66 Fairlawn Elementary School Public, Coed
1.33 Adam (William Laird) Elementary School Public, Coed
1.66 Sanchez (David J.) Elementary School Public, Coed
2.00 Ontiveros (Juan Pacifico) Elementary School Public, Coed
1.66 Oakley (Calvin C.) Elementary School Public, Coed
2.00 Kunst (Tommie) Junior High School Public, Coed
2.66 Valley Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed
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3.00 Joe Nightingale Elementary School Public, Coed
2.66 Alice Shaw Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Lakeview Junior High School Public, Coed
2.66 Ernest Righetti High School Public, Coed
3.00 St. Joseph High School Private, Religious, Coed
3.33 Ralph Dunlap Elementary School Public, Coed
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1.66 Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary School Public, Coed
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3.66 Orcutt Academy Charter School Public, Charter, Coed
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Santa Maria High School 2 mi. 2,342
2.66 Ernest Righetti High School 5 mi. 2,099
3.66 Arroyo Grande High School 15 mi. 2,156
3.33 Cabrillo High School 17 mi. 1,441
2.33 Lompoc High School 22 mi. 1,374

Around Pioneer Valley High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 50%
Male 49%

Student Diversity

Pioneer Valley High School United States California Arroyo Grande High School Cabrillo High School Ernest Righetti High School Lompoc High School Santa Maria High School
Hispanic 88.0% 25.0% 53.3% 32.0% 39.0% 58.0% 71.0% 93.0%
White 5.0% 51.0% 24.8% 59.0% 45.0% 31.0% 13.0% 2.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.8% 11.3% 4.0% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 3.3% 2.0% 5.0% 4.0% 4.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.6% 0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0%
African American 0% 15.0% 6.1% 1.0% 3.0% 1.0% 4.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 27.1%
Grade 10 26.5%
Grade 11 23.8%
Grade 12 22.7%

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 44 responses

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

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 35 responses

  • 41% School Spirit
  • 30% The schedule and teachers
  • 24% Teacher Involvement
  • 6% Old block schedule when I was still attending

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 48% Many student's are unmotivated to be involved
  • 32% Over half of the student population does not care
  • 10% Lunch food
  • 10% The schedule

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 34 responses

  • 47% All of the above
  • 21% We have a statue of our mascot
  • 18% Our principal cares about the students.
  • 15% Our drive to get other students involved

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 33% Overall good school
  • 33% Multicultural
  • 15% Understanding
  • 9% Amazing
  • 6% Excelling
  • 3% Exuberant

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 43% Get involved around campus
  • 17% All of the Above + make your good mark
  • 17% Do not be afraid to stand out from the crowd
  • 17% Get to know the teachers
  • 4% Get involved, get to know the teachers and council

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 15% I love everything about this school.
  • 79% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.