Students enrolled 865
School leader MS. STEPHANIE MAYUSKI

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10245 County Road 561
Clermont, FL 34711

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(352) 242-2223
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3 stars
Based on 45 ratings

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July 29, 2014
This is a wonderful school! My son will be going into the 2nd grade and we have had the best teachers!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2014
I had a good Kindergarden year with my child. I hope i don't run into any issues as the others have. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2014
After moving from another state, my child was bullied and yelled at as well. The teacher even admitted to the fact she yelled at my child, a first grade student. The bullying was not adressed at all and the school should take it very seriously. It seems the school does not have its priorities in order. Students are #1 as they earn their education.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2014
This school has taken a very bad turn recently. Teachers that scream or bully kids are not confronted. You can talk to the administration until your blue in the face but no action is taken. Parents are pacified, teachers are pacified and the only ones that suffer are the poor kids stuck there all day. There are some good teacher though, mostly at the younger grade levels. But it's hit or miss and when you miss, a school year is a long time.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2013
Very disappointing - I was hoping the other reviews weren't accurate, but they are. The office lacks organization upon enrollment of new students. The principal is very rude and unprofessional. There is a lot to learn as a parent coming into a new school, unless you are told at enrollment. Yet your treated rudely by their leader for not knowing. Not a very welcoming experience. I would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2013
Not sure how this school is an A+ school. We moved here from another state. The curriculum was at least 6-9 months behind the school we left. My kids were not challenged, the teachers yelled constantly at the kids. My youngest was bullied - verbally then physically assaulted. Nothing was done. We also have food allergies. They have no rules on food, handing out treats whenever they feel fit to anyone who will take it with no way of knowing, caring or keeping track of the kids who might be allergic. When we first enrolled, we mentioned on every form and several times verbally my kids would be car riders. Vague instructions were given on how this process works, but no sign (which apparently I needed). After a week of picking up my kids, I got 'pulled over' by someone who asked where my sign was and informed me I needed one and to get one right away. Not where or how to do, just get one. I was then yelled at by 3 other staff members for the same thing. Not one offered to get one for me or apologized it wasn't given to me upon enrollment. A few days later I learned the first woman was in fact the principal. What a missed opportunity to welcome a new family to your school.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2013
My child went to Pine Ridge from K-3rd grade and the 1st year was fantastic. Loved the teacher and the communication between teacher and parent. After that, it was downhill. The last straw was having my all A and some B student, in a half special education class. There my child was picked on and bullied by other students. When she finally had enough and said something to the teacher, my child was put on yellow for the day and told to go sit down. Since the class was split the teacher had to teach half her class then teach the other half, my daughter didn't ever have the ability to go and ask questions. Her grades suffered and for the 1st time she made a C. I am glad we will no longer be dealing with the bullies or the teacher who doesn't seem to care about the students that do well and follow the rules. I am sure that it is not fair to either group of children in the class to have their time split in half.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2013
The teacher's are not monitored closely enough. One of my children was spending most days in the "quite room" because the teacher was angry with a student that would literally throw temper tantrums and was allowed to disrupt the classroom, other students took the brunt of her frustration. I wasn't told my child was missing so much of the limited classroom instruction time until fourth quarter. This year one of my children's teachers took away my child's class tshirt (each of the students were give one by the school), she actually kept and never returned it. After discussing this with the principal it still wasn't handled appropriately. A boy on the bus was picking on my daughter and the vice principal handled it so poorly it was difficult to get her to go to school, my child now does not trust teachers or administration. We've had problems with one teacher in particular this year, with mentoring she could improve and be a great teacher but she needs must assistance. We try never to complain about anything and are thrilled this will be our last year at Pine Ridge!

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2013
This school was great when my child was in K but first grade has not been the best and the school claims that they had problems with my child last year but if they did I didn't get anything on it and my child went from starting the school year out on a 2 grade math level and they did another evaluation and had now dropped to below average!! Looking into a new school

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2012
My child is currently in first grade at Pine Ridge Elementary and so far we are very pleased with the school. The teachers have been great and I feel the Principal and Assstant Principal are doing an amazing job and really care for each student.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2011
The curriculum in Lake County is a total joke. First graders are expected to read without being taugh phonics, after they were allowed to "journal" in Kindergarten by spelling words phonetically any way they pleased. I got a nite from her teacher because the "poem" homework. Really?!? I was too busy with the other more important homework -that takes over an hour EVERY NIGHT- to bother with COLORING. First grade teachers from schools in another state are in agreement with me that the lesson plans are completely backwards. How is my student to be expected to sound out words if the proper way to pronounce vowel/vowel and consenant blends aren't being introduced? The curriculum writers are obviously morons.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2011
Pine Ridge is great place for kids!!! They have a great staff who love and care for students!

- submitted by a community member
July 22, 2010
My child is special needs. They have met and continue to meet her needs every year that she has been there. The staff is wonderful. The teachers are the best! Two thumbs up from me. I love this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
Always had the best teachers, loved the principal, cares about each and every student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
Great school!! Love the teachers and the new principal!!

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 03, 2008
I have 2 daughters at PRE. We are incredibly happy with the school, the staff and the administration. My chldren look forward to going to school because they are so comfortable with the environment. There is a fantastic volunteer program and the parents are very welcomed if they are interested. School safety is a #1 priority to Ms. Kinat. She is a very strong leader who has the respect of her staff. We could not be happier with our teachers. They view themselves as an extension of the parents. That is what we all need!! Terri

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2008
Education at this school is a joke. I realize the Sunshine State Standards are low across the board, but this school takes the cake. If your child is gifted, they sit there bored. They teach the FCAT. No more, no less. Parents are welcomed for certain events, such as evening Science Fairs, Field Trips or other specified times when they NEED parents help. But other than that, the over all feeling is that parents are not very welcomed. Bullying and teasing is not addressed. I have heard from other parents that threats/bullying towards their children, have been swept under the rug. My child has been teased and made fun of only to be told, by the teacher, 'don't tattle', when he tried to tell her. Considering the problems that schools have had across America regarding bullying, I find this extremely disheartening. I would encourage parents to look elsewhere for their child's education.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2008
I love PRE!!! It is a wonderful school and both of my boys love it there! The teachers are awesome and stay in touch with the parents. The principal and office staff are great too! Very small town atmosphere. The school is serious about keeping the kids safe and giving them a great learning environment. I was skeptical due to the reviews on this site, but they were not accurate. I couldn't be happier with Pine Ridge!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2008
i was almost scared to send my son here because of all the bad reviews! i dont know why, it's a great school! The staff is so incredibly nice and helpful, better than the private school here. and I met the principle, shes very nice too! she's just really busy, i guess thats why people see her as grumpy, but shes sweet.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2008
This school is great my daughter has been going there for 4 yrs k to 3rd grade Teachers are wonderful and the admin is top notch

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2008
This school has no extra help for child who do not have a medicial disability. If your child is average but learns slower than the rest than they will fall through the cracks...and if your child is an A student and is bored... they tell you to put them in a different school because they have no excel classes. The district makes up there own rules and you as a parent have no say. They teach the kids how to take 1 test and that is the FCAT test which they terrify them into learning. They only offer any kind of help only until they take these test and once they are over there is no more help--so the children who need the extra help gets nothing after that...Not in the best interest of the children. The teachers are good but some feel the same way with these test.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2007
My kids started Pine Ridge last year 2006 and I didn't even know who the principal was until mid way through the year! I have two children in this school and the teachers are hit or miss you either get a really good teacher or a really bad teacher. The way that the students are assigned music, art, PE, and library is confusing, it is not on the same day every week and sometimes they don't one or more of them in any given week. There is no point in allowing the children recess because there is no where for them to play and expell some of that energy that kids have. They have a basketball court but the teachers in each class have to provide the equipment to play, equipment is not provided by the school for recess. I come from up north and school's there seem to care more.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2007
I truly enjoy the VPK program & their teachers. They are wonderful. My son is in the program & Mrs. Myers & her assistance are great w/the kids. My son enjoys going to school each day and for there caring ways, I thank you.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2007
I do not know how many times I recieved notice of a awards ceremony, field trip, or school activity so late that I was not able to attend due to not being able to let my work know ahead of time. Most of the staff is very nice. Principal is o.k. seems a little grumpy.

- submitted by a community member
no rating August 19, 2007
my son went there last year 1st grade and was 3 months behind they worked very hard to get through to 2cd grade mrs plemmons was his teacher and she is a wonderful and patient person and a great teacher.

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March 08, 2007
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September 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2006
It seems like the principal is out to lunch. I dont think she cares. Teachers are pretty good though.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2006
I have no complaints about Pine Ridge. My kids have attended this school since it first opened. My daughter is now in her 2nd year of Middle school and I still have 3 others attending Pine Ridge. They take education very seriously. I have 2 kids in their ESE Reading and Math program, and they make sure my kids get the education they need to advance in life. The only complaint I have is not about Pine Ridge,b ut it's about the FCAT. Thia past school year I had one my my kids' teachers explain to me that while our kids are in school, 8 months are used to prepare for this FCAT test and the other 2 and a half months are used to introduce new lessons. I think that is crazy!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2006
A great school, very large, lots of kids, lots of stuff to do, lots of teachers.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2006
We have been very impressed with the quality education our son is receiving. He loves to go to school and he is always pushed to exceed. He is in 2nd grade reading at a 6th grade level. The teachers expect alot of their students and they always find a way to get it.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2006
I am a mother of a kindergartner so my experience at Pine Ridge is a short one. The teacher my daughter has is fantastic. She is new to Pine Ridge the 2005-2006 school year and the school would be BLESSED to have more teachers like her. The students get PE at least once a week, sometimes twice. However, they do not get enough art, music and library time. They definitely need more art and music in the weekly schedules - at least once a week. Some rooms are lucky to have parent involvement, some not any. Some teachers do not like parents in the room. I have been volunteering at least once a week since October. Overall it is a good school. But a school is only as good as it's teachers. Hopefully next year my child will get a teacher as great as the one we were lucky enough to get this year.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2006
My son has attended Pine Ridge since the school opened. He has had teachers who were truly concerned about him and wanted to help him succeed in school. He will be going to middle school next year and we hope we have as good as an experience there.

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February 09, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2005
We were very happy with Pine Ridge. My daughter had good teachers and a good Principal. Like all other schools it is overcrowded.

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July 30, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2005
great extracurricular activities. Lots of parent support.

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July 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2005
I like this school because they a great interest in your kids. The teacher and staff are very caring.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2005
My boys were transfer here from another local school and the are very happy with their teachers.

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June 11, 2005
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June 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2005
I thank this school is a good school and the teacher are doing a good job. I also thank the school is to small and we need more arts , music and sport equiment. I am concerned with rezoning.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2005
I did not like this school at all. I know it was their first year, but they were very unorganized and the teacher we had was HORRIBLE! I pulled my daughter out very quickly and brought her to a better school with better standards.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2004
This is a brand new school but you'd never know it by the amount of portables and the construction of a new wing. Pine Ridge opened in August of 2003 (over capacity) and continues to be over capacity. Even with the addition and the portables, it will not have enough space for all the kids. My 2nd grader has 36 children in her class! Although there are two teachers that tend to split up the class, there are times when one teacher has all 36! The problem? Poor planning for growth in Clermont. Kids are bussed into Pine Ridge from the Four Corners area, over 20 miles away! Talk about a long bus ride. To be fair, ALL schools in Clermont are over capacity. The school board's answer is to raise the impact fee for new homes to $10,000 , and using that money for new schools.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2004
I came to the USA last year. This was my firsth son experience for K in a English speaking country. I can tell you I was scare the 1th day but after my son came back with that big smile on his face. I knew this was the school for him. The teachers are marvelous and the principal is very caring. You feel welcome and respected.!!Keep up the good work!! Bears!!

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2004
Pine Ridge is an excellent school that children strive to do their best. The principal works very hard and is very motivated to keep the school fun as well as creating a community learning environment . The students have many activities they can do outside of school, which creates a positive learning experience for the whole family to enjoy. I have truly had a wonderful year with my children because of the on going comment of the staff and principals.

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Pine Ridge Elementary School
10245 County Road 561, Clermont, FL  34711
(352) 242-2223
Last modified Pine Ridge Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pine Ridge Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top