Pioneer Senior High School

Summary:

Pioneer Senior High School is a public high school located in Yorkshire, NY, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 658 students. The school is part of the Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District, which is ranked 463 out of 866 school districts in New York and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Pioneer Senior High School generally outperforms the state and district averages in Regents exams, with several subject areas having over 90% proficiency, the school is facing some challenges. The 4-year graduation rate has declined from 91.8% in 2019-2020 to 82.6% in 2022-2023, which is lower than the surrounding schools, such as Ellicottville Middle School High School (93.9%) and East Aurora High School (97.4%). Additionally, the school's dropout rate has steadily increased from 4.2% in 2018-2019 to 10.7% in 2022-2023, significantly higher than the nearby schools, which range from 0.0% to 3.4%. The school also has a high chronic absenteeism rate of 33.7%, much higher than the surrounding schools, which range from 15.2% to 23.7%.

Another area of concern is the school's racial makeup, with a significantly higher percentage of white students (95.59%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 89.35% to 97.03% white students. This may indicate a need to address issues of equity and inclusion within the school community. On a positive note, Pioneer Senior High School's strong performance in Regents exams for STEM-related subjects, such as Algebra, Chemistry, and Living Environment, suggests that the school may have a strong focus on these areas. However, the school's relatively lower performance in English Language Arts compared to the state and district averages may indicate a need to review and strengthen the school's language arts curriculum and instruction.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 12145 County Line Rd
       Yorkshire, NY  14173-0639


(716) 492-9345

District: Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
242nd of 1,228 New York High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,000 Help


Feeder schools for Pioneer Senior High School:

Elementary:    Arcade Elementary School
    Delevan Elementary School
Middle:    Pioneer Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.7 Help
Number of students:  658

Racial breakdown:

White:
95.6%
Hispanic:
2.7%
Two or more races:
0.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  41.6% Help


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Compare Details Pioneer Senior High School ranks better than 80.3% of high schools in New York. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 74.4. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Pioneer Senior High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (95.6%), Hispanic (2.7%), two or more races (0.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 41.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pioneer Senior High School is 9.7. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pioneer Senior High School is $20,000.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Pioneer Senior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Pioneer Senior High School 242nd of 1228 New York public high schools. (See Pioneer Senior High School in the ranking list.)

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Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District 463rd of 866 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Pioneer Senior High School

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Rank History for all students at Pioneer Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 61.49 370th 935 60.4%
2006 65.43 301st 986 69.5%
2007 66.58 283rd 1002 71.8%
2008 67.79 286th 1027 72.2%
2009 59.52 463rd 1086 57.4%
2010 63.25 393rd 1117 64.8%
2011 56.09 582nd 1165 50.0%
2012 54.39 630th 1198 47.4%
2013 58.02 595th 1217 51.1%
2014 60.01 474th 1237 61.7%
2015 56.21 554th 1255 55.9%
2016 67.55 286th 1255 77.2%
2017 69.43 276th 1221 77.4%
2018 72.04 275th 1210 77.3%
2019 73.01 271st 1207 77.5%
2021 50.53 305th 519 41.2%
2022 74.73 213th 1190 82.1%
2023 74.40 242nd 1228 80.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Pioneer Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.97 267th 1095 75.6%
2019 64.56 313th 1132 72.3%
2022 69.44 232nd 1038 77.6%
2023 62.17 318th 1130 71.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Pioneer Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.17 165th 1154 85.7%
2019 73.00 167th 1179 85.8%
2022 72.76 146th 1101 86.7%
2023 68.86 233rd 1155 79.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Pioneer Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.72 278th 1176 76.4%
2019 72.16 282nd 1193 76.4%
2022 74.47 210th 1155 81.8%
2023 77.61 183rd 1197 84.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Pioneer Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.27 267th 1176 77.3%
2019 72.11 257th 1190 78.4%
2022 72.41 250th 1154 78.3%
2023 70.79 298th 1191 75.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Pioneer Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 50.55 263rd 447 41.2%
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Rank History for White students at Pioneer Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.80 320th 765 58.2%
2019 57.88 325th 793 59.0%
2022 59.53 269th 738 63.6%
2023 58.93 296th 776 61.9%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a student
Friday, January 28, 2011

Open Quote I was near the top of my class and I took advantage of as many honors and AP classes as I could, but when I got to college, I felt really disadvantaged. If you plan on staying in the area and farming or going to GCC, it's a decent school. If you hope for something better, try finding another place to learn. The "college-level" and "honors" classes are still taught at a much lower level than any of my college classes are now. I wish I had been home schooled. Maybe then I could compete with my peers now. (Granted, I got into a really good school...) Close Quote



Enrollment information for Pioneer Senior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 927 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 929
1990 934 4 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 939
1991 941 3 9 6 0 n/a n/a 0 959
1992 926 4 6 5 2 n/a n/a 0 943
1993 907 5 7 11 2 n/a n/a 0 932
1994 925 5 10 6 4 n/a n/a 0 950
1995 1071 6 8 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1087
1996 1071 6 8 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1087
1997 1111 4 12 0 0 n/a n/a 0 1127
1998 1122 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 1123
1999 1137 3 10 0 2 n/a n/a 0 1152
2000 1179 3 8 1 1 n/a n/a 0 1192
2001 1032 3 9 2 6 n/a n/a 0 1052
2002 1024 6 6 3 4 n/a n/a 0 1043
2003 1024 6 6 3 4 n/a n/a 0 1043
2004 972 4 6 4 6 n/a n/a 0 992
2005 936 4 6 5 4 n/a n/a 0 955
2006 884 6 4 10 7 n/a n/a 0 911
2007 875 5 6 7 6 n/a n/a 0 899
2008 844 7 3 6 7 n/a n/a 0 867
2009 785 6 5 5 10 n/a n/a 0 811
2010 732 7 5 4 10 n/a n/a 0 758
2011 746 9 4 0 16 0 0 0 775
2012 733 8 9 10 8 0 1 0 769
2013 733 9 8 10 5 0 0 0 765
2014 727 5 5 14 3 0 0 0 754
2015 714 3 7 11 5 0 0 0 740
2016 700 7 7 9 4 0 1 0 728
2017 716 9 4 5 2 0 0 0 736
2018 699 9 8 8 1 1 1 0 727
2019 707 10 11 12 2 2 1 0 745
2020 688 7 9 11 2 1 2 0 720
2021 665 2 7 12 2 1 5 0 694
2022 667 2 7 17 2 0 4 0 699
2023 629 2 4 18 0 0 5 0 658

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Pioneer Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 929 66.1 14.0 n/a
1990 939 67.1 13.9 n/a
1991 959 62.9 15.2 n/a
1992 943 58.5 16.1 n/a
1993 932 61.2 15.2 n/a
1994 950 62.5 15.2 14.4
1995 1087 64.2 16.9 18.9
1996 1087 64.2 16.9 18.9
1997 1127 62.1 18.1 17.2
1998 1123 61.6 18.2 12.8
1999 1152 65.0 17.7 13.8
2000 1192 73.2 16.3 31.3
2001 1052 72.9 14.4 36.1
2002 1043 74.7 14.0 33.7
2003 1043 74.7 14.0 33.7
2004 992 n/a n/a n/a
2005 955 67.9 14.1 32.7
2006 911 69.0 13.2 29.2
2007 899 66.1 13.6 31.8
2008 867 65.7 13.2 33.2
2009 811 66.7 12.2 37.1
2010 758 66.6 11.3 44.5
2011 775 68.6 11.2 43.1
2012 769 68.7 11.1 41
2013 765 64.0 11.9 44.7
2014 754 64.0 11.7 39.7
2015 740 63.0 11.7 47.4
2016 728 71.0 10.2 50.1
2017 736 69.4 10.5 50.3
2018 727 66.7 10.8 49.7
2019 745 60.3 12.3 46
2020 720 67.3 10.6 44.2
2021 694 67.6 10.2 46.4
2022 699 69.5 10.0 51.6
2023 658 67.1 9.7 41.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Pioneer Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 929 66.1 14.0 n/a
1990 939 67.1 13.9 n/a
1991 959 62.9 15.2 n/a
1992 943 58.5 16.1 n/a
1993 932 61.2 15.2 n/a
1994 950 62.5 15.2 14.4
1995 1087 64.2 16.9 18.9
1996 1087 64.2 16.9 18.9
1997 1127 62.1 18.1 17.2
1998 1123 61.6 18.2 12.8
1999 1152 65.0 17.7 13.8
2000 1192 73.2 16.3 31.3
2001 1052 72.9 14.4 36.1
2002 1043 74.7 14.0 33.7
2003 1043 74.7 14.0 33.7
2004 992 n/a n/a n/a
2005 955 67.9 14.1 32.7
2006 911 69.0 13.2 29.2
2007 899 66.1 13.6 31.8
2008 867 65.7 13.2 33.2
2009 811 66.7 12.2 37.1
2010 758 66.6 11.3 44.5
2011 775 68.6 11.2 43.1
2012 769 68.7 11.1 41
2013 765 64.0 11.9 44.7
2014 754 64.0 11.7 39.7
2015 740 63.0 11.7 47.4
2016 728 71.0 10.2 50.1
2017 736 69.4 10.5 50.3
2018 727 66.7 10.8 49.7
2019 745 60.3 12.3 46
2020 720 67.3 10.6 44.2
2021 694 67.6 10.2 46.4
2022 699 69.5 10.0 51.6
2023 658 67.1 9.7 41.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

Pioneer Senior High School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricella
201399.8%0.1%0.0%99.9%99.8%99.8%99.8%99.9%99.9%99.8%
201499.9%0.1%0.0%99.9%99.9%99.9%99.9%99.9%99.9%99.9%
201599.6%0.4%0.0%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%
201699.7%0.3%0.0%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%
201799.6%0.4%0.0%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%
201899.3%0.7%0.0%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%
201999.1%0.0%0.0%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.5%99.2%
202099.6%0.0%99.7%99.9%99.9%99.9%99.6%99.7%99.7%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Pioneer Senior High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $479 (3.4%) $13,770 (96.6%) $14,249
2020 $616 (4.1%) $14,383 (95.9%) $14,999
2021 $1,165 (7.3%) $14,837 (92.7%) $16,002
2022 $1,710 (10.3%) $14,863 (89.7%) $16,573
2023 $2,513 (12.6%) $17,487 (87.4%) $20,000

Data source: New York Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Pioneer Senior High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 271st of 1207 High schoolsRanks 242nd of 1228 High schools
 2.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Pioneer Senior High School)85.286.1
 0.9%
   End of Course Algebra I (Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District)82.384.5
 2.2%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York)71.164.6
 6.5%
End of Course Chemistry (Pioneer Senior High School)87.179.1
 8.1%
   End of Course Chemistry (Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District)87.179.1
 8.1%
   End of Course Chemistry (New York)73.165.2
 7.9%
End of Course Algebra II (Pioneer Senior High School)91.986.4
 5.4%
   End of Course Algebra II (Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District)91.986.4
 5.4%
   End of Course Algebra II (New York)82.764.1
 18.5%
End of Course English (Pioneer Senior High School)87.375
 12.3%
   End of Course English (Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District)8474.5
 9.5%
   End of Course English (New York)83.976.9
 6.9%
End of Course Geometry (Pioneer Senior High School)90.185.9
 4.2%
   End of Course Geometry (Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District)90.185.9
 4.2%
   End of Course Geometry (New York)70.153.2
 17%
End of Course Earth Science (Pioneer Senior High School)84.784.4
 0.4%
   End of Course Earth Science (Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District)85.684.2
 1.5%
   End of Course Earth Science (New York)68.965
 3.9%
End of Course Global History and Geography (Pioneer Senior High School)94.888.4
 6.4%
   End of Course Global History and Geography (Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District)92.186.9
 5.2%
   End of Course Global History and Geography (New York)78.873.6
 5.2%
End of Course Living Environment (Pioneer Senior High School)91.492.3
 0.9%
   End of Course Living Environment (Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District)90.588.6
 1.9%
   End of Course Living Environment (New York)73.265.7
 7.5%
End of Course Physics (Pioneer Senior High School)100100
   End of Course Physics (Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District)100100
   End of Course Physics (New York)81.668.1
 13.5%
End of Course U.S. History and Government (Pioneer Senior High School)9093.9
 3.9%
   End of Course U.S. History and Government (Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District)86.990.9
 3.9%
   End of Course U.S. History and Government (New York)76.979.7
 2.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students745658
 11.7%
African American102
 80%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian114
 63.6%
Hispanic1218
 50%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White707629
 11%
Two or More Races15
 400%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients46%41.6%
 4.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Pioneer Senior High School

Pioneer Senior High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Arcade Elementary School
Elementary : Delevan Elementary School
Middle : Pioneer Middle School

Students at Pioneer Senior High School are 96% White, 3% Hispanic.

Pioneer Senior High School ranks 242nd of 1228 New York high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 658 students attended Pioneer Senior High School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the WNYC and the New York State Department of Health and the NY State Education Department.

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