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 2,625 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 172 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.6 from 172 reviews
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    • 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
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: I believe that we could have a better campaign against people been to sensitive or been bullied but in out cases we have been productive in spreading the word out. I believe we don't have a lot of bullion going around but more rumors.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Well one of the best experiences that I had so far would be having our freshman orientation. That day I came out of my shyness, got to know the school, my classmates and a lot of activities available for been a freshman. They made a different person come out of me, the true me been able to communicate and be involved ever since. That day of the Link Crew Orientation was the best and if possible could redo again. And absolute I would I spent almost 3 years as of right now here and they have been the best of my life!
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Food: I love the staff there, they make us feel really comfortable and in a way relaxed. They are always fast and try to get everyone lunch and breakfast as human possibly can. Also the salads are the best part of the whole day ! And make your self sandwich lime best ever!

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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

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

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 86.0% 24.5% 31.0% 40.0% 51.0% 70.0% 92.0%
White 6.0% 51.6% 60.0% 44.0% 36.0% 15.0% 3.0%
Asian 4.0% 4.7% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.6% 2.0% 5.0% 5.0% 5.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
African American 0% 15.2% 1.0% 3.0% 1.0% 4.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 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 19 responses

  • 84% Yes
  • 16% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 50% School Spirit
  • 50% The schedule and teachers

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 58% Many student's are unmotivated to be involved
  • 42% Over half of the student population does not care

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 13 responses

  • 38% We have a statue of our mascot
  • 23% Our drive to get other students involved
  • 23% Our principal cares about the students.
  • 15% All of the above

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

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

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 43% Get involved around campus
  • 21% Do not be afraid to stand out from the crowd
  • 21% Get to know the teachers
  • 14% All of the Above + make your good mark

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 29% I love everything about this school.
  • 57% 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.