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
    B-
Pioneer High School is an elite, public school located in Ann Arbor, MI. It has 1,747 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 61% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% 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
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
61%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1340
137 responses
Average ACT
29
213 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 96 responses
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  • Theater Guild Shows
    15%
  • Future stars
    15%
  • Choir/Band Practice/Concerts
    13%
  • Clubs
    13%
  • Athletics are big at Pioneer.
    9%
  • 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
1,747
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.8%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$13,828/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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Pioneer High School Reviews

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Awesome school! Good but not overwhelming competition. REALLY bad food. I suggest you eat at home. Awesome special education support and mental health support. We have 8 minutes of passing time (as of 17-18 school year) so you have much time to get to your next class. Big school though, sort of looks like a mini mall stretched out on the outside. Three floors. Warning, expect a broken or slightly messed up bathroom stall per bathroom.
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Pioneer High School is challenging and very competitive which prepares you well for college. Like most schools there are teachers that aren't as proficient as others but almost all teachers do care for you. There is a variety of available classes and options to dual enroll if the classes they offer aren't sufficient for you. There are several AP and accelerated classes students can take but they are challenging and often come along with about an hour of homework each night so be careful when choosing several APs. Being located in a college town there are several benefits brought to Pioneer. Pioneer is a somewhat diverse school, especially when compared to the schools in surrounding cities. There are groups of friends and people with similar interests but there aren't stereotypical high school cliques such as the jocks, cheerleaders and nerds which gives the student body more of a sense of community.
The teachers are nice and knowledgeable, but they could be more helpful. I have learned quite a bit, but some teachers, especially the English teachers, could give less busy work. The food could be better, but there's plenty of other great resources, such as the Career Center, where they help us out with applying for colleges and scholarships, as well as student support services such as Peer-to-Peer, which helps kids out with depression, allowing them to have someone to talk to. Pioneer also has plenty of great extracurricular activities, including the Robotics team, which I am fortunate to have been part of for a long time. Despite not having a perfect time, being at Pioneer will stick with me for a very long time.