In 4 years, I have seen the school grow into a place that I am proud to have my child graduate from. Sure, oolthere were struggles at the beginning but now it is a safe place with great teachers and lots of options for electives and sports. I am very glad I chose this school and stuck with it!
hope my son completes 8grade to remove him from there. it is difficult to get in contact with teachers/counselors, and some teachers are good but not all. kids need motivation, and teachers have to. A lot of homework which would be good if teachers review them. you may call or send e-mails and may sit to wait. you need to insist several times before getting an incomplete response. today it was a "mandatory" meeting for 8 grade students and the information was not clear, the audio awful, and we had to see a long PP presentation unrelated to the meeting's objective. staff was available to respond questions but parents shown lack of interest due to the insipid nature of the environment. I am not a very involved parent due to many hrs I work but I guaranty my son is prepared for the tests. i consider that without EXTRA help at home my son's results would be not good. my concern is that not all kids have a teacher at home and that is reflected in the school's results. an incident happened and i was notified 3days later by my son not by staff. traffic flow BAD, also breakfast should be free. is not the worst but different than i imagined. definitively will look something better.
PPMH is one of the best school I know. Everyone is nice and there for you. I am in middle school and learned a lot so far. I am in 7 grade and it is amazing. I love it .
Amaizing school!!!! I love it!!! This is the school that I like for my children.
PPMH is an exceptional school that is extremely student-orientated.PPMH has nothing but the student's best interest in mind and at heart.The faculty and staff care very much about their students and want nothing more for the students to be successful.
On behalf of my Husband and I, we wanted to take the opportunity to congratulate PPMH High School and many of the outstanding faculty members they have on board as the leaders in our children s life; that s what makes PPMH what it is today. While many parents will only take the time to complain, this is not the case with us. In order to build a solid foundation, one must first walk on rocky roads and learn from past experiences; we must take pride in what we believe in!!! PPMH is an excellent school with leadership and guidance- an element that many children lack today. All the tools necessary for our children to succeed and take advantage of what their future holds are always tangible to them. I would like to say how much I appreciate the entire faculty that is a part of my child's life, offering a high level of dedication and commitment throughout the school year. This school is great and I don't regret putting my child here.
I'm a senior here at PPMH. The experience I've had here these past years has been phenomonal. Being able to become involved in part of a small community like our school has brought the best out of everybody. I'd like to start by saying I've experienced being a student at G.Holmes Braddock and here at PPMH. I can go on with a major list of the advantages PPMH has over any other school in the area. PPMH has a wide variety of electives and programs in leaning towards helping the student excel. Dual Enrollment programs integrated with F.I.U. and many sports programs being offered are just some of the many opportunities PPMH has to offer. I'd like to say that our teachers and administration here is key to any student's success. They take their time to truly help you and understand the material. Being a smaller school has it's advantages in education.Teachers are more in sync with students and vise versa.We all understand each other and are willing to commute towards the students success.The website and tools are a big help. It's been a blessing being a part of this and would recommend this school to any parent.Lastly,I'd like to say that it's only been getting better and better rapidly.
Words cannot come to my mind when it comes to describing my school. I truly love PPMH because it gives you a lot of things that some schools cannot. A few of the things that PPMH has to other schools is that they have an incredible Dual Enrollment program that is tied in with Florida International University, early advanced placement options (starting Freshman year), a small-friendly environment, and teachers that are organized, fair, kind, and can actually properly convey information to us when presenting/explaining lessons. One major advantage of attending PPMH is the small environment. The reason for this is that you get used to knowing your way around almost instantly, teachers have a decent-size of students in their classes so that teaching can be more simple yet, efficient, and we grow together as a family over the years. Many people complain over the formal uniform but, every year PPMH is adding new, and stylish uniforms that can look both presentable, and good-looking. If you want a school were you can prosper and get a fun-filled experience with a great education, then PPMH is the school for you.
This is my kid s fourth year at Pinecrest Preparatory Middle High. What I like the most about PPMH is that it is a true learning community at all levels. The Principal, the Staff and the Faculty are actually committed to the wellbeing of our students. They put so much time, effort and enthusiasm into improving the curriculum, the instruction and the students progress. I could list their names, but I rather not, I do not want to forget to mention any one. Also, a lot of parents are very involved in the school activities and the students are very happy. It is a Charter School with a feel of a Private School for a lower price. The Principal and her highly qualified Staff encourage the teachers to motivate and prepare the students to succeed on any academic test. The teachers themselves instill a Yes, I can attitude necessary to perform at a higher educational level. The school is committed to the student s achievement and opportunity to grow academically by continuously improving its instructional material and technology. PPMH is simply the best!
This is my daughter's third year attending PPMH and she is learning, she is safe and she is happy...We are happy. Improvements in our schools is an ongoing process that never ends and we like that the administration, teachers and staff of PPMH are very committed to the improvement of the school.
This is my 4th year in this school. This school is a perfect alternative to going to a private school. PPMH runs like a private school. The principal and the assistant principals are dedicated to excelling your child education. The school offers AP classes, Dual Enrollment, sports and numerous amount of clubs and activities. The teachers are amazing. Teachers are quick to respond to your emails( within 24 hours) and always partner with you on a solution. PPMH is truly a family environments. I would recommend this school to everyone.. It is truly the best charter school out there..
This is my second year in the school, and I can only say good things about the school. Academics is number one. My child was in advance/gifted classes last year. The teachers pushed, taught and were so dedicated that he/she ended up in Honors and AP classes in 7 grade. The school is "A" and that shows a lot. Administration is always willing to help. They are very professional and nice. Teachers are super dedicated and always pushing the kids to a higher level. Security is something like I've never seen. I've been to other schools and walked In and out and no one has even noticed. This is a really Good school. I get emails of everything that is going and even what homework is due for each teacher. The fact that my child is in a safe school and exceeding In academics it's a wonderful thing. It's a perfect school to transition the kids now days from Elementary to middle and then High school. People complain but why is your child still there? There is a lot of schools out there, and if you are not happy go else where.
Bad school. Teachers suck, office is not helpful and its hard to contact the principal. They care more about the uniform then about the grades. Only a few good teachers care. The rest do NOT seem qualified to be working with children. They are rude and ridicule the students in front of the class. They hustle with teaching things for the exams at the end of the year meanwhile the students do not understand the material thus they fail or they have a bad grade. Security is rude and half of them cant speak English. The school is small and located in a bad place. The traffic is terrible. Victims of bullying get punished for fighting back and they have a terrible curriculum. They will put your child in a class they are not ready for even if you disagree and it`s at the expense of your child`s grades. Overall terrible school, hate it here. Moving next year. Tired of them always begging for money and not using it the right way. The dance room does not have the right flooring making it accident prone. The lab has no equipment. There is no P.E field so you do push-ups and sit-ups on the nasty gravel were cars pass. AND you have to pay for printing.They care more for a stupid coffee machine.
It is our first year here. My son has some teachers that are excellent but the advance/gifted classes are limited in scope and variety. The administration is the worst I have seen. They are hostile and unprepared. The principal should be more visible and available to the students and parents. There is bullying and not enough has been done to stop it. The high school students run around kissing and touching inappropriately right in front of the security and the administrators and the behavior is not reprimended.
A parents experience and opinion about PPMH. My son was in PPMH and I can truly say he did not learn anything new for two years. The work is not challenging enough and teachers do not put any effort in making sure the students are actually learning. All staff members lack in communication, the school lacks good programs to say the least.Their priority is how the students look (uniform,etc) rather than focusing on how to create a better learning environment, secure and higher education. The principal and office staff is not professional at all and many do not even speak proper English or correct grammar in communications. The principal is not always in the school.Initially the school had open enrollment they accepted all types of students including students w/bad disciplinary record therefore the school doesn't have the best behaved students or excelling students. The AP doesn't dress appropriately for a school environment. She should take a "How to Dress for Work" class. PPMHs admin. has completely lost control and should really consider shutting down the school. Parents who are searching for schls should really consider another schl that offers good challenging academic programs
i have already been in this school for 3 years now. and i must say it is one of the worst schools i have ever seen. i cant wait to leave already. the principle is never in the school, neither are the teachers. students skip class almost every day. most students are always high and the administration doesnt even care. believe me, all you parents out there that are thinking about putting your child in this school, please dont make the same mistake me and my parents made. there are plenty of middle & highschools out there that i promise are better than ppmh. john a. ferguson, g holmes braddock and many more are worth putting your child in the school. but pinecrest? never. please parents BE AWARE! dont make your child go through this. there is also alot of bullying. and yet, no consequences for the bullies. i understand that there is bullying in all schools but pinecrest is just too much. i feel so bad for all of us that are stuck in this horrible school. other than the bullying and the teachers, the educationg here is not good. there are barely any sports and horrible electives. so please parents dont make this mistake.
This is a good school, personally, I have never had any issues at any level. I email the administration and teacher and they respond within hours. After reading the other ratings, I could state that the administration knows my child by name, I am active in my child's school life and with the school activities. The teachers have always helped me with my child.
The teachers do not truly care about the student, they are not warned about college requirements, there is no interaction between principal, STAFF AND PARENTS. staff members including office staff are rude and have no communication with parents.
God help any child that is attending this school. If you are seeking a school that sets your kids up for failure then you found the school. The PRINCIPAL IS NEVER IN THE SCHOOL, not in the office, not in the classrooms, and not on the grounds. The teacher speak to the kids with profanity and they are more disorganized than a 1st grader. Students are not given books because they run out teachers blame the administration. Administrators have no excuses. Kids "hangout" outside the classrooms sitting on the floors boys wear their uniforms with the shirts tucked out, no ties some even go to school with sandals. There is no punishment for bullying, cursing or provoking obscene gestures. A security guard once told my daughter that if he were to loose his job he was going to "hunt her down" and make her pay. He even went to the extent of asking one of her friends "where does she live" When you call to speak to the principal the response are as follows: She's not available, she's in a meeting, she not in today. THEY WILL ACCEPT YOUR CHILD IN THE SCHOOL JUST FOR FUNDING Arrival and dismissal at the school is not a nightmare it's dangerous. One day a kid will be hit by a CAR.
I am very disappointed in the operation of the school and its staff. The office is very disorganized when it comes to important paperwork and student files. The teachers are not as concerned with their students as I think they should be. When asking the math teacher for help, she responded to my daughter, "Look it up on the computer." I understand that this is the year 2011 but I do not believe that textbooks are obsolete and that a computer program is more capable than a teacher when it comes to guiding the children into learning new concepts. I am also disgruntled at the fact that the only way of open communication between a parent and teacher is through e-mail. I sent once and never heard back.....I waited over two weeks for a response and sent more than one. They also do not know your child on a personal level as they claim. I withdrew my child who was having difficulties and not receiving the help she deserved and the registrar asked me why she was being withdrawn since her grades were fantastic (My daughter was failing at the time.) They need to work on organization, restructuring how they teach and hire more qualified educations. Parents, BEWARE!
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Pinecrest Preparatory Academy Charter High School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Pinecrest Preparatory Academy Charter High School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.