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5522 Pine Hollow Road
Concord, CA 94521

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(925) 672-5444
(925) 672-9751
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April 24, 2014
They have improved every year for the last five years our kids have attended. Higher scores and higher expectations. It could use some TLC, but there are some good people there.

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January 14, 2013
I am so happy my eighth grader is here. So much better than in the past.

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January 18, 2012
My daughter is a sixth grader at the school, and I think the school and teachers are not very helpful. Seems to me that the teachers are trying to cram so much topics in a short period of time and don't care whether the students understand the topic. In addition, when students asks questions, they do not want to clarify or explain.

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March 10, 2011
This is my child's first time in middle school. With that said I feel like they don't take enough time with children who are new and the teachers take their sweet time to respond to parents. My son went from being on the honor roll until he started the 6th grade at Pine Hollow now he is getting all F's !! I've sent several letters requesting to meet with them just to be ignored. Several parents have told me the same thing . I also witnessed a lot of racially motivated discrimination in which these issue's are being looked into.

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October 11, 2010
We have a very active PTSA and parents are interested in what's going on!

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October 08, 2010
I love this school because the teachers are very helpful and knowledgeable in the subjects they teach. If you have a question, you can email or call them and they will contact you the same day. The school even offers programs like the 504 program for students who may be having issues or problems. They have helped my son tremendously by allowing him accomodations with this program.

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February 07, 2010
I have just started Attending Pine Hollow and I love it there! A lot of the 6th graders thought that we were going to get picked on by all of the 8th graders, but they ended up minding there own buisness. My core teachers Mrs.Medina and Mrs.Smith are fantastic because they try there hardest to make sure that all of the students have everything they need to know for next year . Our principle Mrs.Bain is an outstanding principle. She knows how o handle a middle school for sure . I recommend this school for everyone that is trying to pick a middle school for next year ! Keep up the good work Mustangs!

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October 14, 2009
The reason I love Pine Hollow is because that our school is always friendly and always gets along with each other friendly.

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September 21, 2009
Its a good group of kids working hard to be all they can with the supportive staff and parents to help them succeed.

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September 17, 2009
Pine Hollow has a standard of excellence that radiates throughout the school.

- submitted by a teacher

September 17, 2009
In the last 2 years the school went from $46,000 in vandalism to almost ZERO. Bullying & other student misbehaviors have dropped at least 50%. The new principal, Mrs. Bain is fantastic. She is a mover and a shaker and gets the job done! She and staff care for the kids and understand them. Great respect for all.

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May 08, 2008
Pine Hollow overall is a great middle school, but a few things can change within our ADMIN staff. Mr. Mattos our VP is a wonderful, pleasant, person. Mr. Mattos always works with you, the student, not against you. Mrs. Martin as well is very supportive. She works very well with our kids and parents. I must add that this year 2007-08, my childs teachers from Mrs. Parker, Ms. Tywoniak, Ms. Burkhardt, Mr. Gross, Ms. Blaya are GREAT. Love them always on top of it, COMMUNICATION is excellent. The only issue we have within our school is our principal Mrs. Gordon. I dont feel she is a good fit for our school, the students, parents, etc. Does not return CALLS. feel she doesnt keep on top of things and does not FOLLOW THROUGH! Always ASSUMES does not get all the facts 1st. I TRULY do not care for her PRESENCE @ P.H.

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September 27, 2007
i love this school. i feel safe and happy. there is always a sense of security . i give a lot of credit to my teachers Mrs. Tywoniak, Mr. Garret u rock Mrs. blaya and Mr. Vallis i would recommend this school for all children with dissabilities and mental problems too. great job Mustangs !

- submitted by a student

August 23, 2007
Pine Hollow is a great school in many ways. People, don't realise how great of a school is and they dont give it a chance. We got a great new prinicpal this year and I really had fun. I am sad I will never get to be in school there because im going to High School. There's so many great teachers and some great people. Mr. Lim, Ms. Tywoniak, Mrs. Payne, Mrs. Astourian, and Ms. Ellgaard are great harworking teachers. I learned so much and it was a fun experience that I will never forget!

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October 03, 2006
Over the summer my daughter went through rough changes and all the support we recieved from Pine Hollow and the teachers was something incredible, Thanks a lot for everything to all the teachers that helped the kids through this big change. Mr. Mattus is a great person. he has been with them through everything.

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August 15, 2006
Pine Hollow is a great school with caring and dedicated teachers and staff. My daughter has attended Pine Hollow for 6th & 7th grades and is etting ready to start her 8th grade year. With the assistance of Mr. Mattos and the awesome 7th grade teachers, she was able to end the year with straight 'A's', a 4.0 grade point average. Thank you to all of the wonderful teachers and staff.

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May 15, 2004
This space is not large enough to express our total lack confidence in the current administration. We firmly believe that Ms. Brown has no business running a school. We have complained to Ms. Brown on a couple different occasions regarding situations with our child and the school in general and have received extremely poor responses from her and her staff. The administration here seems to make no effort whatsoever when it comes to a student having some difficulties. You will not know anything is wrong until you receive the progress report a couple weeks before the end of the grading period.

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January 23, 2004
I have a Daughter in her second year at Pine Hollow Middle School. My Daughter and I have not encountered any significant problems. The Principal, Vice Principals and most Teachers I have met seem pleasant and competent. Overall, I am pleased with Pine Hollow Middle School.

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August 23, 2003
Pine Hollow is an exemplary school in many ways. Teachers such as Ms. Kahl, Mr. Jones and Ms. Ellgard are committed, caring and truly dedicated to the well being and education of the young people they work with. Unfortunately, there are some drawbacks for parents and teachers at the administrative level. Parental complaints are handled poorly. I commend the teachers at Pine Hollow. Looking forward to a great new year at Pine Hollow!

- submitted by a parent

July 25, 2003
I do not respect anything the principal has to say and I do not agree with the way she manages her school in the slightest. The teachers at this school do magnificently considering their environment and the stress Ms. Brown puts over their heads. I highly recommend a change of authority over at that school. The current principal does not seem up for the challenge that children present thus she is not able to give the sound judgment needed to manage a school properly.

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For the last eight years, our school has been on an upward trajectory of improvement in test scores, school climate, and technology. Technology is used as a tool to serve both student and parent, and our learning environment and communication with the school community has advanced to the point where we have been invited this year to apply for a Gold Ribbon Schools Award by the state of California.

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Pine Hollow Middle School
5522 Pine Hollow Road, Concord, CA  94521
(925) 672-5444
Last modified Pine Hollow Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pine Hollow Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top