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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Pioneer High School is a top rated, public school located in Ann Arbor, MI. It has 1,772 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.
Address
601 West Stadium Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Telephone
(734) 994-2120

Pioneer High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1330
263 responses
Average ACT
30
275 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$61,247
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,166
National
$949
Median Home Value
$271,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 105 responses
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  • Future stars
    16%
  • Theater Guild Shows
    15%
  • Choir/Band Practice/Concerts
    13%
  • Clubs
    11%
  • Athletics are big at Pioneer.
    10%
  • Picinic Pops
    8%
  • Pep Rally
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,772
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,645
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.3%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.45 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.45 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.45 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$14,229/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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Pioneer High School Reviews

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Pioneer provides the optimal high school experience. Great teachers, engaged students, and plenty of opportunities to develop as a student and as a person are present. I loved attending Pioneer because I never felt like I didn't belong. Everyone can find their niche at Pioneer among a variety of activities. There are varsity and club sports, an impressive drama program, countless clubs, and more. I've been challenged in a variety of ways as well. The academics at Pioneer are unrivaled, offering a wide range of AP and accelerated courses. I also participated in varsity sports as a runner and gained the skills of collaboration and leadership. Overall, Pioneer offers a great and well rounded high school experience.
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Pioneer has many outstanding and passionate teachers who are incredibly dedicated to their jobs – several of them have been teaching here for 20+ years. However, when choosing courses, there is usually only an option between a complete blow-off class and an extremely rigorous, time-consuming class. If you are academically motivated, this often leads to a stressful and competitive atmosphere.

Administration is embarrassingly inept. The school spends money on flat-screen TVs in the hallways and lavish signs in the hallways while bathrooms are filthy and stalls have had locks missing for 3+ years. The extreme crackdown on vaping has led to an almost prison-like atmosphere. Several bathrooms are locked every day, and hall monitors often storm into the bathrooms and accuse students of vaping. While administration spends a great deal of energy on this issue, they turn a blind eye to much more serious problems.
Pioneer High School provides students with a positive atmosphere that fosters learning and understanding regardless of social status, race, gender, or sexual orientation. Many of the teachers and faculty are extremely knowledgeable and excellent teachers who are great resources and do an amazing job of preparing students for college. However, I believe that the school spends too much of its funds on unnecessary decorations and embellishments instead of purchasing updated textbook materials and fixing its facilities - too much money is being spent on fancy logos, stickers, and televisions to advertise the school while many courses are left with outdated and useless textbooks. Additionally, there is much emphasis on the upholding of the dress code, so much so that a student’s attire is deemed more urgent and important than their education (students will be sent home and out of class to fix small situations).