Pioneer Valley High School in Santa Maria, CA - Niche

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Pioneer Valley High School is a public 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 246 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 246 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: a few of my teacher sacrifice their lunch to help us with missing work or just to let us have a place to be at during lunch.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My overall experience in this school has been great because I have met new people and have joined clubs that have shaped me into who I am today. The teachers are very nice and easy to get along with. There are many school events that I have attended and I have enjoyed mostly all of them.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Teachers: Overall, the teachers show an interest in students and help them whenever they are having trouble. Most are always available afterschool to help a student catch up in work or just need help in the material. They communicate with the students very well and give lessons that can be understood by mostly everyone in the class.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: High school is unlike anything else and I had so many memories here I would definitely do it over to enjoy it more.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: The teachers do a good job of teaching but they don't really listen out to each individual student's struggle.

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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

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


Female 50%
Male 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 88.0% 25.0% 32.0% 39.0% 58.0% 71.0% 93.0%
White 5.0% 51.0% 59.0% 45.0% 31.0% 13.0% 2.0%
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%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0%
African American 0% 15.0% 1.0% 3.0% 1.0% 4.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


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 43 responses

  • 79% Yes
  • 21% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 42% School Spirit
  • 30% The schedule and teachers
  • 22% 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 32 responses

  • 44% All of the above
  • 22% We have a statue of our mascot
  • 19% Our principal cares about the students.
  • 16% Our drive to get other students involved

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 35% Multicultural
  • 32% Overall good school
  • 13% Understanding
  • 10% 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 31 responses

  • 16% I love everything about this school.
  • 77% 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.