Pioneer Valley High School in Santa Maria Township, CA - Niche

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Pioneer Valley High School is a public school in Santa Maria Township, California. It has 2,618 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 175 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 175 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Overall my high school experience was average. The only negative thing was that most of these students lacked motivation. A majority of the teachers were average.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The teachers and staff are great. They love their job and genuinely want to see their students succeed.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Through my experience, it's a great school! The teachers are great and easy to talk to. Of course every school has their defaults, but i believe my school's positives outweighs its negatives.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are many clubs and sports and extracurricular activities which teachers do their best to fully support and contribute themselves to make sure students who are interested get a secured place.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Student Culture & Diversity: There is a lot of diversity and I like that. You don't only see one ethnicity more like a few dozen of them I like that a lot of culture in the school

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Santa Maria High School 2 mi. 2,300
3.00 Ernest Righetti High School 5 mi. 2,176
4.00 Arroyo Grande High School 15 mi. 2,206
3.66 Cabrillo High School 17 mi. 1,449
2.33 Lompoc High School 22 mi. 1,360

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


Male 50%
Female 49%

Student Diversity

Pioneer Valley High School United States Arroyo Grande High School Cabrillo High School Ernest Righetti High School Lompoc High School Santa Maria High School
Hispanic 87.0% 25.0% 32.0% 41.0% 56.0% 71.0% 92.0%
White 5.0% 51.0% 60.0% 44.0% 33.0% 14.0% 3.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.8% 4.0% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 2.0% 5.0% 4.0% 4.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
African American 0% 15.0% 0% 3.0% 1.0% 4.0% 0%


Grade 9 26.7%
Grade 10 25.8%
Grade 11 27.0%
Grade 12 20.5%

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 21 responses

  • 76% Yes
  • 24% Not sure.
  • 0% No

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

  • 53% School Spirit
  • 47% The schedule and teachers

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 50% Many student's are unmotivated to be involved
  • 44% Over half of the student population does not care
  • 6% The schedule

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 15 responses

  • 33% We have a statue of our mascot
  • 33% Our principal cares about the students.
  • 20% Our drive to get other students involved
  • 13% All of the above

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 38% Multicultural
  • 31% Understanding
  • 15% Amazing
  • 8% Exuberant
  • 8% Excelling

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

  • 50% Get involved around campus
  • 19% Get to know the teachers
  • 19% Do not be afraid to stand out from the crowd
  • 12% All of the Above + make your good mark

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

  • 20% I love everything about this school.
  • 70% 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.