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Pioneer Valley High School is a public school in Santa Maria Township, California. It has 2,625 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 52% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 164 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 164 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I could say my experience at PVHS is great as an student and athlete I have learned so much. The teachers have taught me to continue my journey in education and my coaches in every sport have taught to pursue life in sports also which are both beneficial to me and my future. Yes this school in my eyes is the best it has been teaching me life lessons that I will not learn any where else. I have to thank PVHS and all who where involved through my four years there for those amazing years of learning not only academics and sports but true life lessons. The teachers and coaches I have to thank for supporting me through these years along side my family.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: I think it is okay type of food variety, more variety and more setups would be a lot better specially for the amount of students and staff in the school. Definitely more healthy snack and meal options would be great specially for the students and staff who have restrictive diets due to health and or sports. Drink stations (not water fountains) but vending machines that are low in cost which dispense water bottles or just dispense water and students and staff to bring their own water bottle would be great all around campus to keep students and staff hydrated at all times.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Sports & Fitness: My school is pretty new and up to date like any place things will get worn out here and there but my school goes through great efforts to keep things up to date as far as I can see. The Sports & Fitness areas are well maintained and like by all who come to visit during sports events.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Teachers: I personally cannot say anything negative about the teachers or faculty at my school when I looked for their help they were always there to help me. They always cared for our success and for us to excel their teaching styles are great because to me they never acted as if they were above us but there with us to teach us and help us learn.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: I was so involved in sports that any extra spare time I had I spent with my family and friends, I do know that my friends who are involved in clubs and organizations they enjoy themselves very much from the black, hispanic, christian, drama, gay and so many other clubs. Rally's, BBQ's, get togethers and just plain and simple the coming together of our school peers to help each other for the same believes and cause makes clubs and organizations so interesting and fun, just like sports life is to me.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
2.00 Tunnell Elementary School Public
2.33 Isaac Fesler Junior High School Public
2.00 Ida Redmond Taylor Elementary School Public
1.66 William Rice Elementary School Public
St. Mary of the Assumption School Private, Religious
1.66 Alvin Elementary School Public
1.66 Isaac Miller Elementary School Public
Crossroads Christian Junior High School Private, Religious
Agape School of Christian Education Private, Religious
1.66 George Washington Battles Elementary School Public
2.00 El Camino Junior High School Public
2.66 Santa Maria High School Public
1.66 Robert Bruce Elementary School Public
1.66 William Laird Adam Elementary School Public
1.66 Fairlawn Elementary School Public
2.66 Juan Pacifico Ontiveros Elementary School Public
1.66 David J. Sanchez Sr. Elementary School Public
1.66 Calvin C. Oakley Elementary School Public
2.66 Tommie Kunst Junior High School Public
2.66 Valley Christian Academy Private, Religious
Pacific Christian School Private, Religious
1.66 Liberty Elementary School Public
3.33 Joe Nightingale Elementary School Public
3.00 Alice Shaw Elementary School Public
3.66 Lakeview Junior High School Public
2.66 St. Joseph High School Private, Religious
3.00 Ernest Righetti High School Public
3.66 Ralph Dunlap Elementary School Public
3.33 Patterson Road Elementary School Public
St. Louis de Montfort Catholic School Private, Religious
3.00 Pine Grove Elementary School Public
Delta High School Public, Alternative
2.00 Arellanes Junior High School Public
1.66 Don Juan Bautista Arellanes Elementary School Public
May Grisham Elementary School Public
3.66 Orcutt Junior High School Public
3.00 Orcutt Academy Charter School Public, Charter
2.00 Bonita Elementary School Public
3.33 Nipomo Elementary School Public
3.33 Dana Elementary School Public
3.33 Nipomo High School Public
3.66 Dorothea Lange Elementary School Public
Benjamin Foxen Elementary School Public
Highland Preparatory School Private, Alternative, Religious
1.66 Mary Buren Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Santa Maria High School 2 mi. 2,369
3.00 Ernest Righetti High School 5 mi. 2,283
4.00 Arroyo Grande High School 15 mi. 2,172
3.66 Cabrillo High School 17 mi. 1,490
2.33 Lompoc High School 22 mi. 1,375

Around Pioneer Valley High School

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


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 18 responses

  • 83% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 0% No

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

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

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 55% Many student's are unmotivated to be involved
  • 45% Over half of the student population does not care

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 12 responses

  • 42% We have a statue of our mascot
  • 25% Our drive to get other students involved
  • 25% Our principal cares about the students.
  • 8% All of the above

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 33% Understanding
  • 33% Multicultural
  • 17% Amazing
  • 8% Excelling
  • 8% Exuberant

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 46% Get involved around campus
  • 23% Do not be afraid to stand out from the crowd
  • 23% Get to know the teachers
  • 8% All of the Above + make your good mark

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 17% I love everything about this school.
  • 67% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 17% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.