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  Mission Statement  

The vision of Pioneer Valley High School is to empower each student with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to contribute positively to the community and to thrive as an individual in a diverse and dynamic global society.  (Revised 10/8/12)
                                SCHOOL LEARNER OUTCOMES
                               PANTHERS ON T.R.A.C.K.


Each student will apply the appropriate technological skills needed to meet the challenges of today and the future.  


Each student will develop and apply practical life skills and civic responsibility with the purpose of positively impacting the community.


Each student will be able to process, analyze, and apply information in various contexts, using a variety of strategies and formats across content areas.


Each student will develop the essential skills required to communicate effectively.


Each student will gain the knowledge necessary to graduate from high school and be college or career ready.

  About The School  

Established in 2004

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Pioneer Valley High School is Santa Maria Joint Union High School District's third comprehensive high school and the first in the Santa Maria Valley in 42 years.  Located in the northeast section of Santa Maria surrounded by agriculture, the school is in an area designated for future housing growth.

Opened in August of 2004 to ninth and tenth grade students, an additional grade level was added each year until the first graduating class walked across the stage in 2007.  With a current enrollment of 2750 students, 85% of the population is Hispanic, 8% White, 4% Asian, 1% Black and 2% Other.  Junior High Feeder Schools include Kunst, El Camino and Fesler.

Situated on 53.5 acres, the facility has over 210,000 square feet of permanent building space with state of the art classroom technology.  Facilities include:

  • Library
  • College and Career Center
  • Seven Full Computer Labs
  • Cafeteria and Multi-Purpose Facility with Indoor and Outdoor Seating
  • Outdoor Amphitheater
  • Visual and Performing Arts Center 

Strong Academic Preparation for College and Careers

  • AP and Honors Courses
  • AVID Program
  • Visual and Performing Arts Programs including Band, Choir, Drama and Ballet Folklorico
  • Computer and Graphic Arts Labs
  • Agriculture / FFA Programs
  • Support for English Learners
  •  ROP Courses

Superior Athletic Facilities to support student athletes' participation in 21 different sports

  • Gymnasium
  • Pool
  • Stadium
  • Baseball / Softball Complex
  • Soccer Fields
  • Tennis / Basketball Courts
  • Weights Facility

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Student Council
  • Link Crew Mentorship Program
  • AVID
  • Cheer and Song Leading
  • CSF / National Honor Society
  • Journalism
  • Yearbook
  • Many other opportunities for student involvement

 School Support Personnel

  • College Counselors
  • Guidance Technicians
  • Psychologist
  • Crisis Intervention Specialist
  • Community Liasion
  •  Nurse / Health Technician

Visit our parent page for more involvement opportunties!

School Profile 2018-2019

The school is accredited through June, 2020 by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges.