The school is accredited through June, 2026 by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges.
About the School
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 3053 students, 93.97% of the population is Hispanic, 2.36% White, 4% Asian, 1% Black and 2% Other. Junior High Feeder Schools include Tommie 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:
- Visual and Performing Arts Center
-Performing Arts Center
Strong Academic Preparation for College and Careers
Superior Athletic Facilities to support student athletes' participation in 21 different sports
Many other opportunities for student involvement
- School Support Personnel
- College Counselors
- Guidance Technicians
- Crisis Intervention Specialist
- Community Liaison
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