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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Pioneer High School is a top rated, public school located in Ann Arbor, MI. It has 1,956 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.

Pioneer High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1330
344 responses
Average ACT
30
305 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$63,956
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,213
National
$949
Median Home Value
$298,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 132 responses
  • Future stars
    16%
  • Theater Guild Shows
    14%
  • Choir/Band Practice/Concerts
    13%
  • Athletics are big at Pioneer.
    12%
  • Clubs
    11%
  • Multi Culti Food Fair
    7%
  • Picinic Pops
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,956
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,830
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.3%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.53 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.53 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.53 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,233/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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Overall, I think Pioneer is a very high quality high school. Every aspect of the school, from the sports to the music programs, set to achieve high standards of excellence, and more often than not actually do so. Many of the teachers are very dedicated to their job and excel in preparing students with the knowledge and skills they’ll need for college, while also not being uber traditional. The facilities are the biggest issue for me, as the bathrooms have been pretty disgusting oftentimes and some closed for maintenance for months on end. Safety is also a slight problem, as there have been several incidents in my time there of people taking things way too far. However, I would say overall the school is excellent in most academic and extracurricular areas, so my rating is “very good.”
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Pioneer's teachers provide students with an optimal high school experience. Many of them have lived in Ann Arbor for years and even went to Pioneer themselves, and their continued dedication to the community comes through in the classroom. Pioneer emphasizes school spirit throughout the school which does help build student morale. However, it has also led to large, somewhat unnecessary purchases that appear to take away from the classroom and the students themselves, which does not build morale.
The best event at Pioneer is Future Stars, which the school's Theater Guild puts on every January. It is an amazing show that really shows the talent of the school.
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.