Pioneer High School

1290 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose, CA 95118 | (408) 535-6310
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,595
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  • Mailing Address: 1290 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose, CA 95118
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,595
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 69.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 23.1
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 801 (50.2%)
  • Females: 794 (49.8%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 91 (5.7%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 272 (17.1%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 363 (22.8%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Pioneer High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian301.9%
Black452.8%
Asian23915.0%
Hispanic48430.3%
White77648.7%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Pioneer High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade44628.0%
10th Grade42026.3%
11th Grade38424.1%
12th Grade34521.6%
Graduates Information (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
95.9%
District:
86.2%
State:
78.6%
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Ph.D.
School:
1.3%
District:
2.5%
Percent With Master's Degree
School:
26.7%
District:
54.0%
Percent With Bachelor's Degree
School:
29.3%
District:
19.9%
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Emergency Credentials: 8.6%
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 94.3%
Number of Certificated Staff: 75.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 9.8
Average Age
School:
41.5
District:
49.0
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 High School performed on average better than many 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 Integrated/Coordinated Science
  • 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: Yes
Math AYP Met: No
ACT Exam Results (2009)
Percent of Students Taking ACT Exam: 25.7%
Average Combined Score: 23.6
Percent Scoring At or Above 21: 78.0%
SAT Exam Results (2009)
Percent of Students Taking SAT Exam: 50.3%
Average Combined Score: 1,609.5
Critical Reading Average: 532.9
Math Average: 557.6
Writing Average: 519.0
Percent Scoring At or Above 1500: 69.1%

CST - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201055.0%37.0%22.0%
200945.0%35.0%21.0%
200835.0%29.0%18.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201079.0%89.0%69.0%
200978.0%88.0%65.0%
200874.0%82.0%66.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201084.0%64.0%55.0%
200987.0%60.0%51.0%
200886.0%58.0%52.0%
 
CST Earth Science Test
201029.0%29.0%35.0%
200928.0%30.0%29.0%
200840.0%33.0%31.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201071.0%63.0%54.0%
200971.0%58.0%50.0%
200870.0%56.0%49.0%
 
CST General Mathematics Test
20109.0%4.0%17.0%
200931.0%9.0%17.0%
20083.0%3.0%18.0%
 

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201010.0%11.0%12.0%
20097.0%12.0%11.0%
200811.0%6.0%9.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201043.0%52.0%38.0%
200953.0%44.0%34.0%
200855.0%39.0%35.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201051.0%47.0%47.0%
200960.0%39.0%44.0%
200850.0%31.0%41.0%
 
CST Earth Science Test
201017.0%15.0%29.0%
20093.0%9.0%23.0%
20085.0%7.0%23.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201063.0%53.0%45.0%
200964.0%52.0%44.0%
200864.0%49.0%41.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201033.0%25.0%14.0%
200928.0%22.0%14.0%
200821.0%17.0%12.0%
 
CST Integrated/Coordinated Science Test
20109.0%3.0%14.0%
2009---
20084.0%5.0%7.0%
 
CST Science Test
201062.0%53.0%46.0%
200969.0%51.0%44.0%
200864.0%43.0%40.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201093.0%94.0%75.0%
200986.0%90.0%71.0%
200892.0%91.0%68.0%
 
CST World History Test
201060.0%53.0%42.0%
200962.0%52.0%38.0%
200847.0%44.0%33.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
200954.0%67.0%37.0%
200872.0%68.0%36.0%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra II Test
201010.0%21.0%14.0%
200924.0%21.0%12.0%
200824.0%20.0%11.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201023.0%50.0%46.0%
200963.0%51.0%41.0%
200874.0%42.0%39.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201032.0%31.0%30.0%
200927.0%22.0%27.0%
200815.0%20.0%25.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201064.0%50.0%42.0%
200968.0%49.0%40.0%
200858.0%45.0%37.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201023.0%7.0%6.0%
2009---
20085.0%3.0%6.0%
 
CST Integrated/Coordinated Science Test
201012.0%10.0%8.0%
200934.0%29.0%11.0%
200831.0%12.0%10.0%
 
CST Physics Test
201084.0%52.0%53.0%
200994.0%55.0%50.0%
200875.0%56.0%47.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201072.0%75.0%50.0%
200976.0%78.0%47.0%
200872.0%72.0%43.0%
 
CST U.S. History Test
201072.0%53.0%45.0%
200974.0%53.0%44.0%
200863.0%47.0%38.0%
 
CST Earth Science Test
20095.0%36.0%26.0%
 

End of Course - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201050.0%35.0%31.0%
200942.0%32.0%28.0%
200831.0%31.0%25.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201033.0%44.0%31.0%
200944.0%43.0%28.0%
200846.0%42.0%27.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201066.0%56.0%46.0%
200971.0%52.0%42.0%
200871.0%47.0%42.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201045.0%45.0%38.0%
200947.0%41.0%36.0%
200838.0%33.0%32.0%
 
CST Earth Science Test
201027.0%24.0%33.0%
200921.0%28.0%28.0%
200835.0%24.0%28.0%
 
CST General Mathematics Test
20109.0%3.0%27.0%
200931.0%5.0%26.0%
20083.0%36.0%27.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201032.0%36.0%27.0%
200925.0%34.0%26.0%
200819.0%33.0%24.0%
 
CST Integrated/Coordinated Science Test
201011.0%20.0%16.0%
200931.0%16.0%13.0%
200824.0%16.0%11.0%
 
CST Physics Test
201084.0%44.0%49.0%
200994.0%46.0%46.0%
200875.0%51.0%43.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201079.0%81.0%54.0%
200979.0%82.0%50.0%
200876.0%77.0%47.0%
 
CST World History Test
201059.0%53.0%41.0%
200962.0%51.0%38.0%
200847.0%42.0%33.0%
 
Source: CA Department of Education 2009-2010

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