A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Pioneer High School is a highly rated, public school located in San Jose, CA. It has 1,570 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.
Address
1290 Blossom Hill Rd.
San Jose, CA 95118
Telephone
(408) 535-6310
Website

Pioneer High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1220
236 responses
Average ACT
28
88 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 87 responses
Report
  • Rallies
    29%
  • Mustang Madness
    18%
  • Football Games
    14%
  • Dances
    10%
  • Drama performances
    9%
  • Art show
    7%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,570
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.9%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.50 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,403/ year
National
$12,239
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.59 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.59 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.59 responses
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This is my fourth year at Pioneer and I am fortunate to go here. The academics, athletics, volunteer opportunities, and club variety are just some of the things I love about Pioneer. Of course, every school has their flaws (ours include leadership, food, diversity, tardy policy, dances...) but at the end of the day, I wouldn't want to go to any other school. I would like to thank all the teachers, admin staff, counselors, coaches, and volunteers for all the hard work you put in to make our school successful and the best it could be. We appreciate you!
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This my fourth year at Pioneer and I am fortunate to go here. The academics, athletics, volunteer opportunities, and club variety are just some of the things I love about Pioneer. Of course, every school has their flaws (ours include leadership, food, diversity, tardy policy, dances...) but at the end of the day, I wouldn't want to go to any other school. I thank all the teachers, admin staff, counselors, coaches, ans volunteers for all the hard work you put in to make our school successful and the best it could be. We appreciate you!
I really enjoyed going to Pioneer and I made friends easily because everyone’s really nice. I came in half way through my freshman year and everyone was very welcoming! In all honesty, I don’t think anything really needs to be changed.