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 1,671 students in grades 9-12 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
117 responses
Average ACT
29
203 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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 91 responses
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  • Theater Guild Shows
    14%
  • Future stars
    14%
  • Choir/Band Practice/Concerts
    13%
  • Clubs
    12%
  • Athletics are big at Pioneer.
    9%
  • Picinic Pops
    9%
  • Pep Rally
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,671
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.8%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 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.39 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Pioneer High School Reviews

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Pioneer offers a lot of easily accessible opportunities for students to learn and become involved in their communities, especially with its proximity to downtown Ann Arbor and the U of M campus (if you're ahead in a subject, it's not that difficult to dual enroll at U of M in that subject as long as you aren't afraid of emailing a few professors and have high enough test scores to get accepted). Its music program is wonderful and has even earned multiple Grammy awards/nominations (would strongly encourage becoming involved in that community if you go there). In other departments, though, the teachers and counselors range quite a bit in their skill level and how much they care about the students.
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This school was pretty good. Some teachers were boring and some were the most amazing teachers I could have ever asked for. It's a mixed bag. The school is great for academics. They like to pretend that they are more diverse than they actually are. Although, most of the school is very accepting of diversity. They prepare you for college, maybe not as much for real life. The sports organizations here are great. Facilities are okay. Not awful but definitely room for improvement. Bad lunch food.
Pioneer High School is a very good school with good academics, diversified student body / teaching staff, and excellent sports programs. The students here are competitive but not overly intense about their grades and test scores. The school also has a reputable music program, but it has lost some respectability, fairness and prestige because of politics going on within the music department.