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2300 S. Belcher Road
Largo, FL 33771

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(727) 536-3600
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April 08, 2015
We were so excited to get our child into this school. After 2 years, we are calling it quits. Communication is awful. They send out a weekly email but, if you ask anyone in the front office a question to find out more details - no one knows anything. If you want to know what is going on in the classroom, good luck again. The teachers we have had only send a home daily assignment (read 30 min) , minimal homework and rarely fill the parents in on what is actually being learned in the classroom. Lesson plans? Nope Weekly or monthly homework list? Nope The teachers seem very stressed out and there is a high turnover (4 new elementary teachers this year) and the middle school principal is teaching classes because they don't have enough teachers on that side either. If you try to volunteer to help them out, they say they don't need help (when they obviously do) I feel like they try to keep the parents out. If you are a parent who wants to be involved and wants to know your child's teacher and what your child is doing all day in school - this is NOT the school for you or your child.

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October 13, 2014
This is a wonderful alternative to private school. My son was in Public School and when we switched to this school we saw just how far behind the public schools were in the lesson plans. My son has drastically improved his reading and writing skills since switching to PPA.

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June 29, 2014
This is an excellent school. If your child is motivated & learns by project based studies, then this school is a good fit. We tried 2 other schools before our child made it to the top of the waitlist at PPA. We know the difference. The teachers care. The administration cares. The Principal starts each day with kids, greeting them as they gather for assembly. The teachers and Principal will always find the time to help a student or parent improve a situation for a child. Our child likes to go to school, he is excelling and he feels confident and safe. So glad to be settled through the 8th grade!

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June 25, 2014
My son and I both love Pinellas Primary. I also have a daughter attending Pinellas Prep (next door). I have to say that the teachers at Pinellas Primary are extremely qualified and the technology in the classrooms is quite impressive. My son is getting such a great start with education and technology. He comes home excited about school and always wants to show off what he's learned. Everything seems very organized. A round of applause for the staff, not just teachers, but the administrators who hired them too!

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June 25, 2014
I m very pleased that my child got a spot at Pinellas Primary Academy. Onealways has doubts when it comes to freshly minted schools but this time I shouldn t have doubted at all. I know this is one of the best schools in the county. And always improving, each year getting better and better. My only complaint is that some parents think htey know better about how to run a school than principals and teachers.

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June 22, 2014
I am surprised by the recent comments about this school! I love it and my child loves it. As a parent, I don't see low moral and a controlling administration. I see thriving children that are enthusiastic learners and AWESOME teachers that love what they do! This is what is important to me and my child's education. We are looking forward to another awesome year!

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June 21, 2014
I love the teachers at this school, but administrator is very shifty and sinister. She uses fear with the children and work staff alike.She seems to have a huge self serving agenda about power and prestige. If she agrees with your concerns she covets you, if you cross or question her she makes enemies and she has a lot of parent enemies. Too bad, because if a school's core is rotten, the school begins to rot from the inside out. Petty, caddying...more and more traditional- old school tactics, uniforms, authoritarian.

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June 20, 2014
As a parent at this school, I am very disappointed in the direction the school is headed. 3rd grade FCAT scores were disappointing to say the least. School morale is not what it used to be. Administration seems oblivious to the issues at hand (significant decrease in Reading scores) and has lost sight of the fact that they are going to lose some wonderful teachers if they don't start treating them better. Lots of changes seem to be coming to the school next year and change is sometimes a good thing, but unfortunately not in this case.

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June 16, 2014
In my opinion admin is ruining the schools once love of learning!! I feel teachers have been limited due to micromanaging of a very paranoid administrator with a militant ideology! As a parent I was very disappointed in the FCAT results as I was lead to believe that primary out scored there competition schools. Highly disappointed in pinellas primary parent!

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June 14, 2014
Teachers are great. Administrator is too controlling and puts on heirs. She acts nice to parents but treats her staff horribly, is paranoid and non supportive of them. This makes for a paranoid, divided culture that trickles down to the children. Admin just fired some of their best teachers...!?@#?! VERY DISAPPOINTING.

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January 13, 2014
Love the school!! I was blessed when I found this school. My son used to hate the last school he attended and I was worried that my daughter will have the same luck. They both love the school. The Principal is an email away, always available to discuss and address any situation. The teachers are well qualify and also truly care about the well being and education of the students. Best K-8 school in Pinellas County...Simple

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June 10, 2013
I am a single parent trying to do the best for my child. We were fortunately lucky enough to get into this great school. My daughter has been in a preschool since she was 2 yrs old. From the first day of school at PPA I have noticed that she is challenged daily. Now that the school year is over I have seen her grow so much. The teachers and staff are all very qualified and really want all the kids the succeed. They take the time needed for all. Also the Principal is very accessible and will help in any way possible. PPA also requires parental involvement but they do work around the working parents schedule. For me and my daughter PPA is a five star school and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great school.

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March 19, 2013
Pinellas Primary Academy has the most caring and proactive teachers, a very strong principal/leadership team, and a great learning environment. I am extremely pleased with my daughter's progress since she started attending.

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August 24, 2012
I would just like to post a correction. Pinellas Primary Academy is a charter school for grades K-3 that opened in 2011. Pinellas Prepatory Academy is for grades 4-8. Both are wonderfull schools with excellent teachers and staff.

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Our school was created to fill the void for highly motivated students that strive to do well academically and behaviorally. The ideal student is willing to put forth more effort than most to succeed. They are typically the student that follow the rules, have very few behavior incidents, and goes above and beyond to ensure that all of their peers feel safe, secure, and valued at school. Parents understand the rigor of our curriculum and are willing to ensure their child meets the expectations.

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Pinellas Primary Academy
2300 S. Belcher Road, Largo, FL  33771
(727) 536-3600
Last modified Pinellas Primary Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-3
Pinellas Primary Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top