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9-12
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Colorado Springs, CO

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10750 Thunder Mountain Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80908

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(719) 234-2600
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November 21, 2014
Best school in the state. The teachers here care about the students. The staff wants to see them succeed, not only in the specific class, but in life in general. There will always be things to improve on at every school, but the base of Pine Creek is made of well meaning, inspiring staff members that push Pine Creek to its best every year.

- submitted by a student
September 06, 2013
We have a gifted son who doesn't fit into the typical high school mold. He really likes Pine Creek High School because of the atmosphere (more college than high school) and mutual respect students give to one another. The variety of courses offered in the school's catalog, along with school sponsored sports teams and clubs, are also benefits to attending PCHS.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2012
My daughter had a bad experience with peer relationships before coming to Pine Creek as a sophomore. During her 3 years there, she felt it to be a much more friendly environment and as a result, became more involved in student activities. Also, her much loved sport of swimming was enhanced by the friendliness,inclusiveness, and support of the team and coaches. There were even rules around prom that if it weren't for the support of the principal (now retired) to make an exception, my daughter would not have been able to attend with her boyfriend. On education and teacher quality, it's one of the finest in the state.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2012
Hey everyone! My sister showed me this website and I thought I'd check out what people had to say about this amazing school. I'm sad to hear that some people are being bullied and that others dislike the academics or teachers in the school. Personally, in all my three years of going, I have not once seen a bullying case or been bullied. Sure there are the "popular" kids, but that's just what they have labeled themselves. In all honesty, those "popular" kids are just the ones who brag about themselves the most and thus have the most rumors going around about them. I have probably met my best friends for life here and have found my calling of what I want to do with my life based on the freedom and encouragement given to me in this school. I've learned so much and am in all honors and AP classes and am excited to be going into senior year next year! My teachers have all been kind, helpful, and inspirational and have always given me exactly what I need for my environment and learning. I've been given so much oppurtunity for learning and going into college and I'm really excited for my future now because of the support I've been given. Thank you for leading my years of highschool!

- submitted by a student
December 01, 2011
Pinecreek is definitely not perfect in any means, just like any other high school has problems. I don't know what people think that everybody that go to Pinecreek are rich, it simply ain't true. Overall the school is great I currently attend. Teachers, at least the teachers I have care about their students, and in no way am I popular, I keep to myself and talk to a couple of friends and stay out of the "popular" kids minds and im fine. I was bullied my freshman year and after reporting the incident the bully was disciplined and left me alone and I have not had anymore issues. Many of these reviews are probably from a rival school such as rampart.

- submitted by a student
October 24, 2011
I graduated from Pine Creek in May of this year, and although I've heard that already a lot has changed, I consider this high school to be truly great. Sporting events and the extra social events are what make Pine Creek better than the rest. Also, the collection of student and staff prove with their academic success that PC is a great school. My days at Pine Creek have been my most memorable and I am proud to call myself an Eagle, and anyone else who has had the opportunity to attend Pine Creek should as well. GIVE 'EM THE BEAK!

- submitted by a student
June 02, 2011
PCHS definitley has a bullying problem! What we found truly disturbing was how the teachers often took sidesand got involved in the bullying and/or did nothing to stop it! The administration said all the right things and checked all the right boxes, but did not truly have an interest in punishing the bullies. Don't be fooled by the fact that PCHS was given the distrinction of a "NO HATE" school. This simply means they have implemented certain programs (ie, checked all the boxes) but certainly does not address the true issue. More diversity would go a long way in solving the issue. Currently, most of the students come from upper income families and have a very entitled attitude. Cliques to the extreme!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2011
I graduated in 2010, and I have to say, I loved every second of it. Like some reviews said, there isn't much diversity within the school, but as for the bullying, I never witnessed much at all. In fact, a lot of the "popular" kids that some of the reviewers talked so badly about were the ones I noticed making the most effort to include people and be nice, especially to the special education students. Overall, I had good teachers despite a few, but that's at any school you go to. There is a lot of school spirit and organizations like DECA really give students a chance to have fun and hang out with other students while representing pine creek. Athletic games were always fun, even if you didn't play. Basically, high school is what you make of it and if you take advantage of what Pine Creek has to offer and include yourself in it, you'll love it.

- submitted by a student
April 07, 2011
We moved here a few months a go and my student seems generally happy here although his comments are: the academics are not as good as they talk it up at all, loves that the school is small, the kids are generally wealthy (we are not), very cliquey and seem superficial. This school has very little diversity.... sad really, but little known public bullying exists that we have experienced. The band program is AMAZING! The teacher is a true asset to the whole school and is a sunny spot! Athletics provide lots of opportunity for involvement and are inclusive. The French teacher needed to be fired years a go and is horrible with lots of double standards! School lunch is horrible, not many nutritional items/variety and way over priced (a horrible value). The fact they have no lockers creates a problem when you simply want to hang up your heavy winter coat somewhere and not carry it around all day with 40-60 lbs. of books all day!

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2011
We just moved here five months ago, but so far we are happy with Pine Creek High School. But sometimes I feel as though my child isn't challenged as much as he was at his previous school in Northern Virginia.

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2011
This is the absolute worst school! The students are incredibly mean. If they decide you do not meet their standards then being at Pine Creek will become a living nightmare. The teachers are horrible as well. The teachers all want to believe that they are teenagers as well therefore if they witness students being mean to another student they will just turn their back to avoid getting the "popular" kids mad at them. If you are not one of these "popular" kids you can expect unfair treatment and grading from your teachers. As far as the athletic programs go they are poor the coaches do not care. Athletes are not placed by ability but by social status. If you are a good athlete but they have decided you not "worthy" of it then you may as well just quit the team because they will do everything in their power to bring you down. Pine Creek loves to talk about their "no place for hate" environment but let me just tell you that this is a total lie! I personally was treated terribly but even after letting the principal know, nothing was done about it. I strongly advise against going here!

- submitted by a student
November 08, 2010
This school is absolutely horrible! I don't know why people give it such a good name. Pine Creek High School is filled with egotistical students and staff. Pine Creek students are basically taught that they are the best and no one can ever come close to the "standard" they set by just attending the school. Sure they have "great" educational and after school programs, but most of the students are self-absorbed maniacs that have never lived life in the real world. For example, there are VERY few minorities at this school. Unless you are one of the "popular" kids, life is hell at Pine Creek. In order to be happy there you have to conform to the ideas that Pine Creek sets in place for you. There is no individuality allowed! . These are just a few reasons I left this terrible, terrible enviornment.

- submitted by a student
April 05, 2010
The students are all really kind and tolerant of others. Many of the teachers are great inspirational people who care about the students. We get a well rounded education and all of the after school activities such as; choir, theatre, sports, and the advertising/business group called DECA accel and constantly compete for state.

- submitted by a student
December 19, 2009
Great academics and opportunity

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 27, 2009
As a student of theatre for 4 years at Pine Creek High School, I can honestly say that this school is without a doubt, has the most ecellent theatre program in the state. The rest of the school is ok, but the atmosphere in the PCHS theatre dept. is always, calm, collected, and cultivates growth as a student and as a performer. If you want an excellent theatre program, this is the one. -Marco Robinson ( The Importance of Being Earnest, Footloose, Noises Off, Crazy for You, and Singin in the Rain...06-09)

- submitted by a student
July 04, 2009
not good at sports and dont serve well academically

- submitted by a community member
April 16, 2009
Pine Creek has the best choir program we've ever heard. At first I was surprised when my oldest son told me he was joining choir. After his first concert I could understand why...they put on wonderful concerts! They have big choirs and it's a great mixture of songs. At most schools you only hear about the sports, but they can't beat the award-winning choir program here. We've been blessed to see our son perform in the choir and our other children can't wait to join.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2009
I am also a student at Pine Creek High School, and I love it here. Compared to other high schools, this one is pretty much as good as it can get. There's hardly any bullying, and not too much conflict that couldn't be resolved easily. I mourn the loss of diversity a little bit, but maybe that will gradually change over time. Probably the thing I love the most about Pine Creek is the technology that's so readily available to everyone. It truly is a technological high school. There aren't very many schools that you can graduate SQL certified from. :) This school offers more classes than I've ever seen...everything from American Sign Language to Geology to Exploration Mars to Native American Studies and Sociology. There really is no better school to find your niche and learn just what you like with great teachers, great peers, and great classes.

- submitted by a student
no rating December 25, 2008
I'm a senior at Pine Creek and I absolutely love it. It's not perfect, but I feel incredibly blessed to be able to go to such a great school. Some teachers are a pain, but most of them sincerely care. Some of the students are brats, but most are genuinely friendly. The activites and athletics rock and the classes are great. I've learned a lot in the past 3 years. I feel ready for college, but the thought of leaving Pine Creek just breaks my heart. I love being an eagle!

- submitted by a student
November 09, 2008
Yeah, im a student at pine creek and ive lived in a lot of places most of them being small towns. compared to everywere pine creek is incredible

- submitted by a student
October 04, 2008
Wow. Incredible Environment. Incredible Academics. Incredible Clubs. Incredible Sports. Incredible School!

- submitted by a student
no rating January 11, 2008
Im so confused as to the high rating of this school. The school is Dirty, unorganized, and the kids seem to have no structure. They run around the school like it is a playground. Still wondering how this school received a 10 I would give it a 5

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2007
I graduated from PCHS in 2005. I don't think a better school exists for personal or academic growth.

- submitted by a student
September 26, 2007
I have had 4 children at Pine Creek, my oldest proudly graduated last year. We all love Pine Creek for the school spirit and teaching abilities of the staff. I have never seen all the students helping each other and taking pride in their school as they have done at Pine Creek. Go Pine Creek, give 'em the Beak!

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September 13, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2007
Pine Creek is by far the best highschool in our district! Every teacher treats their students with respect and every student treats their teachers with respect. Im also amazed how kind all the students are to each other. We never have a problem with drugs or fights! This is my third year and i still love going to that school every day!

- submitted by a student
May 10, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
April 09, 2007
I am currently a sophomore at wonderful Pine Creek high school! The spirit that us eagles have will never fade away. Teachers truly care about their students and teach us how we can make a difference even if we're only teens.Unlike most schools they set us up for success! Sports are amazing too.Even though we just moved to 5a we have truly made a name for ourselves.Some have even won state.The environment around us is so clean and safe. Kids don't worry about a thing.We take pride in who we are and enjoy every bit of our school! so GO EAGLES!!GIVE EM THE BEAK!!

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December 11, 2006
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November 27, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
October 08, 2006
This school is by far the best! I am a freshman this year and already I feel welcome into the overall community of the school. I remember last year, everyone was scared that they would get trash-canned or get bullied like that. That never happens. The upperclassmen are so nice, and the teachers will help you with anything. I feel like I can really connect with the other students and the teachers. I love PCHS! Go Eagles!

- submitted by a student
September 19, 2006
I have two children in PCHS in grades 10 & 11. I moved from district 11 because of multiple problems with Mitchell High School. They used to bring home bad grades and a matching bad attitude. All I can say is wow, what a change PCHS has really turned them around. The Principle and staff are fantastic, they really care and it shows. The school itself is extreemly clean and well kept. They have sports in abundance and encourage students to participate. Now my kids not only are participating in sports but their grades have improved more I thought I could hope for. This phenominal change in their behavior can only be attributed to this school and their excellent staff.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2006
Pine Creek is a great school. I'm graduating from there this year. The teachers are absolutely wonderful and really care about their students

- submitted by a student
February 24, 2006
I have two children attending Pine Creek. My oldest is a senior this year and has attended this school since 9th grade. He never had much interest in school until attending PCHS. This school has worked miracles and now he loves school. We moved from Alaska and the schools' academics were terrible. He had a lot of catching up to do but the staff at PCHS are wonderful, caring and go beyond to help their students. My youngest loves this high school. Both children participated in sports and had great experiences. Because this school is so wonderful we will retire from the military and put roots in Colorado Springs.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2004
Pine Creek is the best school in the district. Although we are a new school, we have the best students, staff and environment. Mr. Moran is a wonderful principal, and as a whole Pine Creek High deserves all of the respect that it gets! Go Eagles!

- submitted by a student
November 14, 2003
The principal is very spirited and tries to get to know every student individually.

- submitted by a community member
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Pine Creek High School
10750 Thunder Mountain Ave, Colorado Springs, CO  80908
(719) 234-2600
Last modified Pine Creek High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pine Creek High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top