Pioneer High School (Whittier, California)

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Pioneer High School
PHS Official Crest.JPG
10800 Benavon St.
Whittier, California
Coordinates 33°58′15″N 118°04′45″W / 33.9707°N 118.0793°W / 33.9707; -118.0793Coordinates: 33°58′15″N 118°04′45″W / 33.9707°N 118.0793°W / 33.9707; -118.0793
Type Public Secondary
Established 1959
School district Whittier Union High School District
Principal Lilia Bozigian
Faculty 80 (4 Administrators, 1 Director, 4.5 Counselors, 1 Psychologist, 1 LASD SRO, 69 Teachers)
Grades 912
Enrollment 1,456
Color(s)      Black
Mascot Titans
Nickname PiHi
Yearbook The Torch

Pioneer High School is a public school in Whittier, California.


Pioneer High School encourages the taking of AP courses in order to challenge and prepare for college.

Pioneer High School offers a wide variety of AP courses, which include:

New stadium[edit]

Whittier Union High School District plans to demolish existing football stadiums at California and Pioneer high schools and replace them with new ones. Each will have an elevator providing service to all levels, team rooms, more and better storage, press boxes and four classrooms.The entire project is expected to take about 500 days but has been delayed due to bidding problems, students from the class of 2013 and perhaps students of the class of 2014 may not graduate in the new stadium and must walk down the aisle at an alternate location which has not yet been announced.

General information[edit]

Pioneer High School, home of the Titans, is located in unincorporated community of West Whittier-Los Nietos, California, neighboring the city of Pico Rivera. The school serves students from the Los Nietos, South Whittier, and Whittier City school districts. PHS is one of the 5 comprehensive high schools in the Whittier Union High School District. Titans celebrated the school's 50th anniversary on October 22–23, 2010.

Ethnic breakdown[edit]

The student body at pioneer is 94% Hispanic, with an additional 3% of Asian and Caucasian and less than one percent of Black, Native American and Pacific Islander.


Clubs at pioneer include: All Male, ASB Cabinet, AVID, Band, CSF, Chess Club, Club Literario, Co-Ed Dance, Class Councils, Drill Team ('10x Consecutive National Champions), Eco Challenged, Environmental Society, Film Club,Art Club, Latin Dance, Leo's Club, PACE, Pepsters, Pink Ribbon, Physics Club, PREP, Puente Club, S Club, Sign Language Club, Spanish Club (AP), Titans 4 Christ,and Titan Tones (Gold 1st place advanced vocal ensemble and 1st place gold in an advanced music competition 2011). Winner of many superior ratings above a 90%, two solo maestros awards, honor choir participants,state choir, and many many awards throughout the years and ranked the highest in the bay area tour in 2012.

Titan Sports[edit]

Athletic Director: Joseph Cordova

Fall sports[edit]

  • Cross Country - 1959 Surburban League Champs; 1978, 1980 & 1981 Girls Whitmont League Champs; 1997, 1998 Del Rio League Champs
  • Football - 1970 & 1971 Whitmont League Champs; 1998 Del Rio League Champs
  • Tennis (girls)
  • Volleyball (girls)
  • Water Polo (boys)

Winter sports[edit]

  • Basketball - 1970 Whitmont League Champs; 1971 Whitmont League Tri-Champs; 2015 Del Rio League Champs; 1979 Girls Whitmont League Co-Champs; 1980 & 1993 Girls Whitmont League Champs
  • Soccer - 1979 CIF Champs; 1978 & 1979 Whitmont League Champs
  • Water Polo (girls)
  • Wrestling- 1983 Whitmont League Champs, 2003 Del Rio League Champs

Spring sports[edit]

  • Baseball - 1966 & 1967 Surburban League Champs
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis (Bro's)
  • Track & Field - 1997 & 1998 Del Rio League Champs Led by the great relay teams of 1997-1998 4x100m relay Chris Tavera, Tony Silva, Tony Alvarez and Pablo Lopez. 4x400m relay Tony Alvarez, Tony Silva, Pedro Esquivel and Pablo Lopez. 3 consecutive years undefeated in the Del Rio League for the 4x100m and 4x400m relays.
  • Volleyball (boys)

Summer sports[edit]

  • Wrestling
  • Baseball
  • The Baseball team lost in the 2nd round of the CIF playoffs to Bishop Amat in 1993. Pioneer was led by Sophmore Shortstop Nahum Renteria who played 4 years of Varsity. Renteria led the Del Río League with a .493 batting average in 1994, along with being a 1st team all league selection.
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Boys Soccer[edit]

The most successful sport of late is Boys soccer, making the CIF playoffs the past two years. During that span they beat top teams in the state including Salesian High School; back-to-back CIF and State Champions. The team has also won back to back St. Paul tournament championships, knocking off Gladstone 3-2 in 2008, and Roosevelt 1-0 in 2009. During the 2009-10 season, the team won their first playoff game in over 13 years defeating Lynwood 3-2 in overtime during wild-card round, before losing to Santa Ana Valley, ranked #8 in the nation, in the last 5 minutes 2-0 in the 1st round.

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