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Pioneer Valley High School
  • Public
  • SANTA MARIA, CA

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Diversity
    grade B minus
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade B minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B minus
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B+
  7. Administration
    grade A minus
  8. Sports
    grade B
  9. Food
    grade B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B minus

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Pioneer Valley High School is an above average, public school located in SANTA MARIA, CA. It has 2,947 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.

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675 PANTHER DR
SANTA MARIA, CA 93454
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1060
275 responses
Average ACT
22
90 responses
AP Enrollment
12%

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Living in the Area

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D+
  2. Good for Families
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade D
Median Household Income
$63,341
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,414
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$344,100
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 48 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 48 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 163 responses
  • Ralleys
    25%
  • Football games
    17%
  • Club Activities
    12%
  • Spirit days
    11%
  • School dances
    10%
  • Drama productions
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,947
Free or Reduced Lunch
77%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 52 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 52 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 52 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$92,159
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.6%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 61 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 61 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 61 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,580 / year
National
$12,239
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 66 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 66 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 66 responses

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