Pioneer Valley High School

675 Panther Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93454 | (805) 922-1305
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 2,675
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School Description

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  • Mailing Address: 675 Panther Dr., Santa Maria, CA 93454
School Operational Details
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School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 2,675
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 106.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 25.2
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 1,365 (51.0%)
  • Females: 1,310 (49.0%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 356 (13.3%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 1,242 (46.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 1,598 (59.7%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Pioneer Valley High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian50.2%
Black250.9%
Asian1074.0%
Hispanic2,24784.0%
White2358.8%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Pioneer Valley High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade70526.4%
10th Grade77428.9%
11th Grade61723.1%
12th Grade57921.6%
Graduates Information (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
87.6%
District:
85.1%
State:
78.6%
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Ph.D.
School:
1.7%
District:
33.3%
Percent With Master's Degree
School:
27.8%
District:
33.3%
Percent With Bachelor's Degree: 22.6%
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Emergency Credentials: 2.9%
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 97.1%
Number of Certificated Staff: 115.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 11.4
Average Age
School:
40.9
District:
56.5
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Pioneer Valley High School performed on average about the same as other schools across the state on CST state exams in the following subjects:
  • CST Algebra I
  • CST Algebra II
  • CST Biology
  • CST Chemistry
  • CST Earth Science
  • CST English-Language Arts
  • CST General Mathematics
  • CST Geometry
  • CST Physics
  • CST Science
  • CST Summative High School Math
  • CST U.S. History
  • CST World History
AYP Results (2010)
Overall AYP Met: No
ELA AYP Met: No
Math AYP Met: No
Program Improvement (PI) Requirement Under NCLB (2010)
First Year PI Requirement was Implemented: 2009-2010
School's Placement Under NCLB: Year 2
ACT Exam Results (2009)
Percent of Students Taking ACT Exam: 8.4%
Average Combined Score: 19.2
Percent Scoring At or Above 21: 37.3%
SAT Exam Results (2009)
Percent of Students Taking SAT Exam: 20.7%
Average Combined Score: 1,369.3
Critical Reading Average: 444.9
Math Average: 479.1
Writing Average: 445.3
Percent Scoring At or Above 1500: 28.6%

CST - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201035.0%34.0%22.0%
200932.0%38.0%21.0%
200823.0%29.0%18.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201073.0%74.0%55.0%
200979.0%75.0%51.0%
200877.0%65.0%52.0%
 
CST Earth Science Test
201027.0%29.0%35.0%
200919.0%24.0%29.0%
200824.0%33.0%31.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201049.0%44.0%54.0%
200940.0%39.0%50.0%
200839.0%42.0%49.0%
 
CST General Mathematics Test
201018.0%19.0%17.0%
200919.0%22.0%17.0%
200820.0%25.0%18.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201029.0%42.0%46.0%
200944.0%49.0%47.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
200822.0%35.0%66.0%
 

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201024.0%16.0%12.0%
200913.0%14.0%11.0%
20086.0%7.0%9.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201035.0%33.0%40.0%
200923.0%46.0%37.0%
200826.0%35.0%36.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201029.0%29.0%38.0%
200927.0%33.0%34.0%
200832.0%32.0%35.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201058.0%54.0%47.0%
200926.0%30.0%44.0%
200821.0%25.0%41.0%
 
CST Earth Science Test
201013.0%17.0%29.0%
2009---
200825.0%15.0%23.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201037.0%34.0%45.0%
200936.0%38.0%44.0%
200828.0%31.0%41.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201013.0%15.0%14.0%
200926.0%25.0%14.0%
20081.0%10.0%12.0%
 
CST Science Test
201039.0%38.0%46.0%
200938.0%43.0%44.0%
200832.0%35.0%40.0%
 
CST World History Test
201032.0%30.0%42.0%
200922.0%26.0%38.0%
200817.0%21.0%33.0%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201020.0%14.0%8.0%
20099.0%9.0%8.0%
20084.0%3.0%5.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201011.0%19.0%14.0%
20095.0%13.0%12.0%
20084.0%9.0%11.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201051.0%32.0%46.0%
200943.0%30.0%41.0%
200830.0%22.0%39.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201022.0%31.0%30.0%
200910.0%33.0%27.0%
20085.0%19.0%25.0%
 
CST Earth Science Test
201024.0%31.0%32.0%
20098.0%21.0%26.0%
200827.0%37.0%28.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201036.0%36.0%42.0%
200930.0%33.0%40.0%
200827.0%29.0%37.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
20107.0%7.0%6.0%
20097.0%7.0%7.0%
 
CST Physics Test
201041.0%61.0%53.0%
200921.0%41.0%50.0%
200837.0%53.0%47.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201028.0%45.0%50.0%
200928.0%39.0%47.0%
200830.0%31.0%43.0%
 
CST U.S. History Test
201038.0%36.0%45.0%
200941.0%37.0%44.0%
200825.0%29.0%38.0%
 
CST World History Test
201046.0%15.0%15.0%
200926.0%20.0%11.0%
 

End of Course - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201029.0%24.0%31.0%
200923.0%25.0%28.0%
200813.0%16.0%25.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201026.0%27.0%31.0%
20098.0%26.0%28.0%
200817.0%23.0%27.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201037.0%35.0%46.0%
200935.0%37.0%42.0%
200836.0%33.0%42.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201036.0%37.0%38.0%
200915.0%33.0%36.0%
200810.0%21.0%32.0%
 
CST Earth Science Test
201027.0%28.0%33.0%
200919.0%24.0%28.0%
200824.0%32.0%28.0%
 
CST General Mathematics Test
201018.0%19.0%27.0%
200919.0%22.0%26.0%
200820.0%25.0%27.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201017.0%21.0%27.0%
200927.0%28.0%26.0%
20082.0%16.0%24.0%
 
CST Physics Test
201041.0%63.0%49.0%
200923.0%43.0%46.0%
200837.0%53.0%43.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201028.0%46.0%54.0%
200928.0%42.0%50.0%
200830.0%35.0%47.0%
 
CST World History Test
201032.0%29.0%41.0%
200922.0%26.0%38.0%
200817.0%20.0%33.0%
 
Source: CA Department of Education 2009-2010

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