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Pinewood Elementary School

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Posted April 4, 2014

This is a decent school but the Principal has MAJOR issues with parents being up at the school whom she sees as a threat. The teachers are doing their best and it shows but they can only do so much due to the micro management that is bearing down on them all by the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2012

I agree with the last comment. After Jacksonville Elementary closed, Pinewood went down considerable. They could not keep a permit principle in the office, they moved Bobby Lester somewhere else in the district and I think that was their biggest mistake. Last year my son who was a kindergartener got bullied by older kids in the mornings, and when I would go talk to the principle about it, there was always a different principle. This year they have a new principle who is suppose to permit, not sure how well she is going to do. So far she changed the pick up lines and it takes forever to get your child. I got in line at 2:15 and didn't get home till after 3:00 and I live less than a mile from the school. My son had a great teacher last year, but I am not liking the one he has this year. She has never taught before, this is her first year teaching. To prevent the bullying I don't let my son eat breakfast at school, because that when it seemed he always got bullied. It funny because I would go ever morning and stand back and watch the bullying happen, and it seemed still nothing would be done about it. Also the staff used to friendly, and seems now that aren't friendly at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2012

after jacksonville elementary closed Pinewood has gone down in my opinion. Some teachers dont seem to care whether their students learn or not, bullying is let go and not addressed to proper levels, in the past years this school was awesome and cared about their students and curricullum this year it seems to have forgotten that they are there to teach and not make money and go home. I send my child to school to be educated not to be babysat by someone who is there for a paycheck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

They have the best teachers and principal out of all the schools we need more schools like this one
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2009

most things about this school is great i just wish that they would take a more serious stand against bullying
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2008

Bobby G. Lester... Is such a blessing for all who attend Pinewood Elementary!!!! He goes the extra mile to get to know each and everyone of his students... He has been a blessing to both of my boys!!!! Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2008

Pinewood is a great neighborhood school! Most of the teachers are very educated and know all the latest academic standards our childen face in today's society. I currently have a 5th grader and a first grader and I'm proud to say they attend Pinewood Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

I am very pleased with Pinewood, the teachers are caring and considerate, as well as dedicated to the academic learning environment of all students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2007

Pinewood is fabulous! i have had 1 child go 1st-5th grade i have one child who remains in pinewood.1St grade. I am looking forward to a great 4 years remaining with this school. We feel at home in pinewwod.We are always welcome to visit the school at any time. My child gets excellent grades.And great teacher relations. The teachers at pinewood are there for more than just a paycheck!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

A great neighborhood school! Pinewood has been an excellent school for my child. The teachers are highly qualified and push the children to work hard and succeed. The faculty and staff are friendly and always willing to help if they can. A Great Jacksonville School!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 85% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 84% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
17%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 57% 21%
White 34% 64%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1919 Northeastern Ave
Jacksonville, AR 72076
Phone: (501) 982-7571

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