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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Pioneer Valley Regional School is a public school located in Northfield, MA. It has 428 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.
Address
97 F Sumner Turner Rd
Northfield, MA 01360
Telephone
(413) 498-2931

Pioneer Valley Regional School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1140
35 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
18%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$63,963
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$782
National
$949
Median Home Value
$234,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Annual hookah tradition in the senior lobby
    20%
  • Drugs. Drugs are so abundant here.
    20%
  • Hoco the whole day is so much fun. Im a 7th grader
    20%
  • I luv drugssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
    20%
  • Prom is fun. I guess.
    20%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
428
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,763
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 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
$17,759/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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Pioneer Valley Regional School Reviews

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Pioneer is great for people who need more one on one learning. I know that there are a lot of oppourtunities for a range of in school and out of school activities which I find fantastic since it is such a small community. That being said we do have a small school so everyone does know everyone, which can be a benefit! As far as preparation for college I am not sure how well we are taught to learn independently.
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My experience at PVRS was not exceptional at all. I love the teachers and students here. I am a straight A student and even though the teachers are nice, they are not very good at their jobs. I took physics and chemistry with the same teacher and I can tell you that I learned absolutely nothing and passed the classes with A's. I also go to school in Western MA, where there is absolutely no diversity. Everybody at my school is white. I think there are approximately 8 black kids at my school and about 5 Asians, myself being one of them. I also do not feel prepared to go to college next year. My guidance councilor is so nice, but I still have no idea what I am doing. I have no idea how to apply for scholarships, financial aid, and grants.
While highschool basically sucks no matter where you go, this school wasn't that bad. Because of the population was very small everyone got to know each other really well and by my senior year there was very little drama. The teachers were pretty great (even the crazy ones) and the sports, while not league champs every year, were fun and definitely worth the effort. But you might want to stay away from the cafeteria food...