PROFICIENCY 38% 2% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
31%Santa Maria Joint Union High
40%Santa Maria

Pioneer Valley High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Santa Maria Joint Union High" in Santa Maria, CA. There are a total of 2,741 students and 110 teachers at Pioneer Valley High, for a student to teacher ratio of 25 to 1. There are a total of 1,382 free lunch students and 440 reduced lunch students.

Pioneer Valley High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 37.5%, which is 2% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio25:1
Free lunch1382
Reduced lunch440


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment286
Taking some courses163
Taking some courses (not tests)124
Passing some courses91
Passing no courses67

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 Pioneer Valley High, there are a total of 286 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 163 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School20%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School55%

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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Pioneer Valley High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 5.2% 11.9% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 0.9% 1.1% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 3.7% 3.1% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 88.1% 81.4% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.1% 0.2% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.8% 2.3% 3.1% 3.1%

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Alvin Elementary19%1.7Santa Maria, CA
Miller (isaac) Elementary18%2.0Santa Maria, CA
El Camino Junior High17%2.0Santa Maria, CA
Family Partnership Home Study Charter40%2.0Santa Maria, CA
Santa Maria High25%2.3Santa Maria, CA
Bruce (robert) Elementary11%2.3Santa Maria, CA
Battles (washington) Elementary17%2.3Santa Maria, CA
Fairlawn Elementary10%2.6Santa Maria, CA

Santa Maria demographics profile

StatisticSanta MariaCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,70623291
Median age41.936.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)64%52%55%
Speak English84%56%79%
Speak Spanish12%29%13%

Education level achieved in Santa Maria

IndexSanta MariaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade90.3%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school89.6%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college70.9%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree40.0%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors28.7%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters10.9%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Pioneer Valley 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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