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675 Panther Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454

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(805) 922-1305
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March 27, 2013
I was pleasantly surprised that when I visited this school on Welcome New Panthers Night 2013 how polite and helpful all the students were. Everyone we encountered that night was gracious to talk too. The faculty were kind and informative about what the school has to offer there and seemed engaged in their duties as well. I really enjoyed meeting the principal that night. If PVHS has the same energy level that their principal does, it can only be a GREAT place to educate. Mrs. Walters was full of the same energy levels...wow!! As parents of a future high school student, we are trying to decipher right now where to send our child in two years and we can afford any school this town or other towns nearby offer, but PVHS seems like a really good option to us right now. We know other students that have graduated from PVHS and went on to higher education and have done very well for themselves. Just want to thank PVHS for a great first impression!

- submitted by a community member

May 30, 2011
Being a current student at Pioneer Valley, serving as the student body president, gives me a firm foundation and background of how our school is really like. For those who claim that gangs are a problem at our school, is a faulty assumption. Since the newly found club link crew, which joins a group of freshman with two upperclassmen, in a big brother, big sister kind of way, makes incoming students more welcome and provides them with a stable shoulder to lean on in case they are hesitant. This has decreased class cuts, fighting, and truancies. The diversity amongst the students on campus is also something that is magnificent. It truly is a melting pot of all cultures. As for the staff and administration, which I have been overly pleased with during the three years I have spent there. The support system, encouragement, visibility and involvement, is something that makes PV stand out in our district. I truly am proud to be a panther, and there is no better place to learn than Pioneer Valley.

- submitted by a student

February 04, 2011
I have no complaints. My son is a freshman and he is extremely involved. I absolutely admire his Avid teacher. What a great heart she has. My son speaks very highly of her. My opinion, when a teen speaks highly of you....WOW! nothing else needs to be said.

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2010
I have found PV to be one of the best schools I have been around. Good administrative leadership, mostly involved faculty, a majority of students who are able to but into the value of education, equal a positive place to learn. The diverse student population includes a wide variation of student types. This leads to difficulties with the range of learning abilites in the student population. The maturity of the student body is evident as the progress thru thier high school careers, growing in abilities and recognizing the value of a good education. Problems include the gang factor that colors ALL schools in the nation in one aspect or another, english learners who need to master the rudiments of english to function in our society, and the poverty that many of our kids experience as evidenced by the huge free lunch program. Both my kids have graduated from PV .

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2010
Ok, so here's a real review. This school might not be the best, but the staff does what they can with what they are provided. Because the high concentration of students that have lower learning capabilities the school is forced to put in more classes to suit their abilities. This means classes for the better abled students are cut. Whoever said the staff is a joke doesn't know what they are talking about. And to generalize all the students as "horrible" just further accentuates their ignorance. I must admit it wasn't the best learning environment, but you can make the most out of it. Gangs are a big problem because of the large concentration of Mexican- Americans with conflicting backgrounds. Overall I give PV a 3 out of 5 because of the teachers I had, all of which showed great compassion for their students and didn't ask for much in return.

- submitted by a community member
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August 31, 2009
The school is great i great teachers are the best. campus is wonderfull

- submitted by a student

June 06, 2009
The school is a joke! It's nothing like they say it is! The staff is also a joke and the school in general has no character to it! The school is a dump and the kids there are horrible.

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 10, 2007
The school should be on a regular 'semester' schedule instead of the 'term' schedule it is on now.

- submitted by a community member
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Pioneer Valley High School
675 Panther Drive, Santa Maria, CA  93454
(805) 922-1305
Last modified Pioneer Valley High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pioneer Valley High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top