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Pioneer Valley High School

Coordinates: 34°57′10″N 120°24′41″W / 34.95287°N 120.41138°W / 34.95287; -120.41138
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34°57′10″N 120°24′41″W / 34.95287°N 120.41138°W / 34.95287; -120.41138

Pioneer Valley High School
675 Panther Drive

PrincipalShanda Herrera
Staff112.30 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment2,776 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio24.72[1]
CampusMedium-sized city
Area53.5 acres (21.7 ha)
Color(s)Teal & Black    
Athletics conferenceCIF Central Section
Central Coast Athletic Association
WebsitePioneer Valley High School

Pioneer Valley High School (PVHS) is a public comprehensive high school in Santa Maria, California, United States. The school is the newest campus in the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District, opening to a class of freshmen and sophomores on August 11, 2004.


Pioneer Valley High School offers two foreign languages for study: French and Spanish.[2]

The school achieved an API of 693 in 2009.[3]


Pioneer Valley High School sports teams are nicknamed the Panthers. Since 2018, the school has competed in the Central Coast Athletic Association, which is affiliated with the CIF Central Section. Prior to that, PVHS was a member of the CIF Southern Section (CIF-SS)[4] and the Pac-8 League.


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  1. ^ a b c "Pioneer Valley High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 6, 2020.
  2. ^ "The Principal's View of Pioneer Valley High School". Great Schools. Retrieved 2010-01-07. [dead link]
  3. ^ http://api.cde.ca.gov/AcntRpt2009/2009GrowthSch.aspx?allcds=42693100102285 CEA
  4. ^ Gibson, Travis (2016-09-06). "High school sports league proposal takes shape under potential Central Section move". The Tribune. San Luis Obispo, California: The McClatchy Company. Retrieved 2019-05-06.

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