PROFICIENCY 39% 2% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
45%Whittier Union High
36%West Whittier-Los Nietos

Pioneer High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Whittier Union High" in West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA. There are a total of 1,414 students and 57 teachers at Pioneer High, for a student to teacher ratio of 25 to 1. There are a total of 955 free lunch students and 237 reduced lunch students.

Pioneer High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 39.0%, which is 2% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio25:1
Free lunch955
Reduced lunch237


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 Pioneer 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 School25%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School53%

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 High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 2.2% 9.1% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 0.9% 0.9% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 0.7% 2.0% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 95.7% 87.4% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.3% 0.3% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.2% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.1% 0.1% 3.1% 3.1%

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Daniel Phelan Elementary30%0.8West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA
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El Rancho High41%1.0Pico Rivera, CA
Katherine Edwards Middle School23%1.1West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA
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Jersey Avenue Elementary43%1.2Santa Fe Springs, CA
Christian Sorensen Elementary29%1.2West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA

West Whittier-Los Nietos demographics profile

StatisticWest Whittier-Los NietosCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,96523291
Median age36.936.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%52%55%
Speak English44%56%79%
Speak Spanish47%29%13%

Education level achieved in West Whittier-Los Nietos

IndexWest Whittier-Los NietosCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade77.1%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school76.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college45.8%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree23.4%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors15.0%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters5.3%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.4%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Pioneer 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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