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6895 No 75 Hwy
Pinson, AL 35126

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October 02, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 22, 2009
Anybody that can but up with my son and still find good in him is loving and caring and shows that they're not just there for the pay. I love the Pinson school system, because they have shown love to my children. I have 2 kids that have been there from Palmerdale to Pinson High and have 4 to go, and I refuse to put them anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Because they are willing to go the extra mile to do what is needed for the children.....

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2009
Even though my fellow students and i believe there are somethings that are not fair. It is an over all good school.I love it and being now that it is my senior year i will miss it when i leave.

- submitted by a student
May 28, 2009
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February 02, 2009
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October 17, 2008
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October 06, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 25, 2008
Pinson is a great school but the new schedule is horrible. A lot of people are going to be failing this year because of the stress of trying to take 8 classes all year now. It'd be prefevt if we had the old schedule back.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 24, 2008
i love pinson because its so much laughter at the school the falculty and staff loves everyone especially the principal i can actually say pvhs is what i stand for and i love all my pepsquad yearbook and diamond doll members.

- submitted by a student
September 18, 2008
This school is taking great steps to prepare my son for whatever comes after high school. We love the new AP and PreAp programs and the Freshman Academy is one of the most innovative things I've seen out of a public school in years. I am proud to call PV home.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2008
Excellent administrative staff and super teachers

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
January 28, 2008
PVHS was granted a huge access learning grant this year and with the addition of 2 new principals the year is going really well! With the new fine arts center and science buildings underway you can feel the excitement and pride the staff and students are experiencing. My students love school here and have been very successful in their academic pursuits. Teachers are very committed to the students and try in every way to be available to them. Great school with a home town feel.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2008
I love Pinson school district because it is fun ivroment for students and now the new principals are muking things even better the only thing i have a problem with is next years crazy scedual.I wish they would just leave the block scedual in play or go back to periods insted.

- submitted by a student
January 03, 2008
Hopefully since Mrs.Brown is now in charge things will get better. She has always shown the students respect and in return the students respect her.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2007
Nice country school with personal attention to eductation, sports, and social life.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2007
I think PVHS is a good school, they just seem to have some issues. A lot of times, you don't know what's going on with your child unless they play sports. You aren't warned if your child is failing until later in the year, and teachers don't seem to go the extra distance to ensure that you are aware of your child's progress. I will say this, the schools policies are good, and the new principle is also very involved and trying to change the overall expectations of the school as a whole and keeping the parents involved. I'm sure that if PVHS stays on the right track, the school will truly be a more rounded school by the time my daughter at Rudd Middle gets there.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2007
I love pinson valley it rocks my socks

- submitted by a student
September 20, 2007
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- submitted by a administrator
September 20, 2007
I currently go to pinson and i have to agree that this school has gone to the dogs!!!! We may be a low budget school but this is rediculous!!!! The teachers dont know what their doing and expect us to already know what their talking about. nobody learns anything anyways so reading their minds is deffently out of the question!!!! Its not like we choose to be here so please lighten up on the rude comments!!

- submitted by a student
September 11, 2007
I am very concerned about PVHS, they have a sub standard academic program that they try to cover up in the interest of sports. Also, there is little exposure to the arts. The students do not graduate with the level of exposure of students at other schools that have a curriculum sub standard to PVHS. While the academics and arts leave something lacking in the students, parent involvement and the sports program is wonderful. If that is all you need for your child, you will be in great shape!

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2007
PVHS is the worst school. It has the worst teachers. They do not care about teaching. None , not one of my teachers ever cared if the class understood the lesson, just if they were on time and able to finish all the agenda for the day.

- submitted by a former student
January 28, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 22, 2006
My daughter has been in the Pinson school system since the 6th grade and is now a freshman @ PVHS. She has struggled with her grades for most of this time but I am glad to say that she just received her first report card for this year and had 3 A's and 1 C. I think this says a lot about PVHS. Whether it be the quality of the curriculum, the teachers or just the general environment, it is working out well for my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2006
Pinson has changed my life by allowing me to open doors that I had never even had access to before. I encourage the students and the faculty to continue to move foreward!

- submitted by a former student
April 27, 2006
PVHS is doing a very good job and the scores show it. My children are excelling due to their effort, the faculty's effort and my own personal involvement. This formula is the key to success. This coming year PVHS will offer dual enrollment on campus. This will further the opportunities that this school has to offer.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2006
I was a student at Pinson for one year. My senior year. My mother moved to the Pinson area my last year of high school. Before I attended Pinson I was a student at Ensley High School. Some of these reviews are downing Pinson area schools but I totally disagree. I was so upset with my mother for moving out there my SENIOR year. I was leaving my friends; I had to leave my comfort zone. I can say one thing though... It was well worth it. I learned so much more in that one year than I did three years at Ensley High. The teachers at Pinson were very concerned about our education and they did everything in their power to help us. I am so happy my hig school years ended at Pinson Valley High. My three younger brothers are all in Pinson area schools. Thanks mom!

- submitted by a former student
January 13, 2006
I was a former student at Pinson. I totally agree with some of the comments that were said. In my opinion, Pinson is a school for people that only think about there social lives than studies. The teachers that don't care about students. They only care about themselves. They personally hate there jobs, and coming to work period. There are not any leaders, and to much authority coming form the wrong someone. I would not recommemd any of my friends or family to attend the Pinson Community. . The teachers need to get involved with there students and not there personal promblems; they need to leave that mess at home. Personally I feel like the only reason a person should join this school is if they want joke all the time

- submitted by a former student
April 01, 2005
I graduated from Pinson Valley High and found that once I got to college, I was never prepared by my teachers at Pinson. Especially the Math teachers-I was a 'D' math student there but when I got to College, I am making A's in every math class I have had. All in all, I would never send my child there and I'm sorry I wasted my high school years in this school.

- submitted by a former student
March 07, 2005
I'm not a parent but a former student of PVHS and am now in college. I must say that going to high school there did not help me through college at all. I think I could have been better prepared if the teachers would have motivated their students to higher levels of thinking. I also think that more students would have gone to college and done well if they had better teachers and leaders.

- submitted by a former student
February 13, 2005
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- submitted by a staff
January 24, 2005
There are problems in every school, but I think Pinson schools are good schools overall. My two teens have been in this system since kindergarten and I have one graduating in May. The parents are very involved in this community and that makes a difference. We don't have the big money that other areas do, but we make the best of what we have.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2005
I think that PVHS, Pinso Elem and Rudd are great schools. I checked out all the schools in the Jeffco area before purchasing my home and bought a house based on these schools. I think they are doing a great job in teaching and preparing students for the next level.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2004
It appears that Pinson is more concerned with football and football coaches than academics or girls sports. Most teachers ARE coaches also. Makes one wonder what their child is learning in their core classes - Science, History, etc. If we had it to do over again - we certainly would have investigated the school system before moving here.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2004
Pinson Valley Highschool is an okay school. Its fun and easy. The students that are in the classes under the gym and in that area dont have enough time to eat. They have to eat fast than rush to class so they wont be late. The students should be able to eat without hurrying.

- submitted by a student
August 15, 2004
I am not happy with the high school, went in just last week about the class changes given to my student, councelors [didn't care] about the kids, over have the teachers don't care. Not much overall interest from the office or faculty.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2004
I think all of the Pinson Valley schools are great! All of our children have gone to these schools and we just had our first child graduate in May. We are very pleased with the Pinson schools. Pinson has had a long history of excellence in their schools. My husband also went to Pinson.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2004
My children have attending school in Pinson from elementary to high school. The elementary school is great, teachers that care, work together as well has going above and beyond in some cases.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2003
Pinson is a good school and just a safe as the other jefferson county schools.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
I feel that there are too many students falling thru the cracks in PVHS. Other schools have peer tutoring, mandatory reviews for the students that did not pass the exit exams so that they will pass the next time, more extra curricular activities that do not involve band or sports.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 04, 2003
Pinson has a good school and great faculty. It offers a wide range of extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
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Pinson Valley High School
6895 No 75 Hwy, Pinson, AL  35126
(205) 379-5100
Last modified Pinson Valley High School is a Public school that serves grades 8-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pinson Valley High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top