PROFICIENCY 35% 9% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
33%Pierce Joint Unified

Pierce High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Pierce Joint Unified" in Arbuckle, CA. There are a total of 424 students and 18 teachers at Pierce High, for a student to teacher ratio of 24 to 1. There are a total of 190 free lunch students and 58 reduced lunch students.

Pierce High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 34.5%, which is 9% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio24:1
Free lunch190
Reduced lunch58


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Pierce High, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School20-24%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School45-49%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Pierce High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 24.6% 24.6% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 1.0% 1.9% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 0.5% 0.8% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 72.4% 71.1% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.5% 0.5% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.5% 0.5% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.5% 0.5% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Lloyd G. Johnson Junior High36%0.2Arbuckle, CA
Arbuckle Elementary36%0.5Arbuckle, CA
Grand Island Elementary25%9.5Grimes, CA
Williams Primary Elementary15%11.3Williams, CA
Williams Upper Elementary11%11.4Williams, CA
Williams Junior/senior High27%11.5Williams, CA
Meridian Elementary20%12.0Meridian, CA
Winship Elementary50%12.3Meridian, CA

Arbuckle demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,84423291
Median age30.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)61%52%55%
Speak English31%56%79%
Speak Spanish69%29%13%

Education level achieved in Arbuckle

Completed 8th grade59.1%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school57.9%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college37.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree14.1%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors7.7%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters0.0%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.0%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Pierce High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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