Ms. Hinson the principal does nothing for the students or parents. She doesn't return phone calls and allows things to happen that are against the law, such as students taking a bus to an off campus field trip without notifying the parents. There is no supervision in the morning for drop off and minimal for pick up. Cars just pull in and park wherever and however they choose. The parent's involvement and care for that matter goes no further than their job at free daycare. The kids do not learn what is appropriate for their grade, very behind. It took a call to the school board to get my child removed. I've had to home school her in addition to what she was learning here just so she's not behind once she's in a real school. I can't say enough about my disgust for this school. There are no positive. F all the way around. You should be ashamed of yourself Ms Hinson.
Pinedale has evolved in the past 3 years under new administration and there a notable difference in the total school environment. I applaud the Principal for her efforts in putting strategic procedures and policies in place to provide a safe and secure school environment for everyone. I can tell that the staff is more dedicated to teaching and helping the students in reading and math.
I like Pinedale because I had a special needs child graduate from Pinedale and went on to be a special needs teacher,mother of 3,and a wife.I have a 7 year old son who goes to Pinedale and I applause all the teachers there.
Pinedale's teachers are highly committed to providing a quality education to all students. From the unique after school program -- TEAM Up -- to free education trips to numerous areas of JAX as well as to Gainesville, St. Augustine, etc this school has it all. The latest technology can be found in every classroom, from computers to document projectors to various student software for for learning --- Pinedale has it all. Pinedale has numerous veteran teachers who have grown through professional development opportunities to continue to meet the needs of today's student. These veteran teachers engulf the new Teach for America Teachers, providing expertise in areas in which they may need help, such as classroom management and lesson planning. Pinedale is bless with a bonded faculty team and led by a superior administrator and vice principal, as well as an Instructional Coach, Reading Coach, and Math Coach.
Pinedale has the most professional teachers who care and put forth 110% day after day. My child has had many teachers go out of there way to reach him. I feel as though I can always reach my childs teacher. The communication is strong. I know my child is getting a high quality education at Pinedale. Those teachers need a pay raise!