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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Pinecrest Preparatory Academy 2

Posted March 19, 2016
- a community member
PPA need a total makeover to be a decent school again . Nothing difference yet. I believe before was a little better then now. Some teachers do care and think out of the box to make sure the kids are getting what they need to Succeed and others I am Not sure why they are even teaching in that school. There patience is not there or even their teaching experience ( I remember once a couple of parents comment that they were told " this school is by choice, you either like it or not but for those who want to stay put effort with those children and be a little more professional. Another area the Communication is really poor in general. i have to agree with one of the comment made about the screaming to the kids. if they dont have the patient to deal with how kids can get a times or certain things become a bothered including parents or even a child then why stay as a teacher , we as parent put our effort and i guess in this school they expect your kids to be perfect kids threw out the whole school year and if they are not perfect it become a problem for them instead of working in a postive way w and being honest about things instead of lying. This teachers that are left in this school need to find a way to get around those kids in positive way instead of being so cold. In refrence to another comment that was made about being the opposite of encouraging I have to agree. I am no sure if the principle is even aware of all this going in that school and if she is aware and nothing is being done to make things better Is really sad how this school is running. when things need to be communicated they are not communicate and parent find out a different way, and most of the time they lie about things so parent don't find out so not sure how can the communication and everything else be so great as some may say. when requesting anything related to your child is really hard for them to send anything but they give you the round a round so There so much you can do as parent to get answers .Another thing, being such a small school the gossip gets around pretty quick and that is something that should be control in a school because it also effects the child. At the end of the day,once they get it with that child forget it Nothing positive that child will do will be positive. A teacher makes a difference just the same way some teachers say when a parent is involved.

Pinecrest Preparatory Academy
Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective

Posted March 15, 2016
- a community member
Screaming at the children, excluding them from activities, not reasoning with them is not what I call effective. Maybe it is in this school's dictionary.


Pinecrest Preparatory Academy
Develops grit: Strongly disagree

Posted March 15, 2016
- a community member
I remember teachers treating us like we were wasting their life away. They were tired all the time, yelled at us when we didn't get things the first time. Extremely cold, and complete opposite of encouraging. Not all teachers were like this, apparently. But unfortunately, those that were assigned to me and my fellow classmates during all those years, were the opposite of determined and encouraging.

Pinecrest Preparatory Academy 5

Posted February 21, 2016
- a parent
Both of my children attended PPA. It is a great school. The curriculum is amazing as well as the staff. Parent communication is happening all the time via email or phone. Teachers are extremely caring. Students leave this school well prepared. I cannot ask for anything else. Personally, I had a great experience in this school.

Pinecrest Preparatory Academy 5

Posted February 16, 2016
- a student
They try to make school the best it could be , i have been going there for 5 years and there have never been bullying and they try to prepare you the best they can . For ash wednesday almost everyone was wearing it , the pe teachers , the principle , and evan some students ! The teachers are very nice and try to let you have fun during there class .There is not to much homework and it leaves you time to enjoy the weekend .They also have after-school care and before school care .In after school care you can do your homework and than when you are done you can play outside or watch a movie inside , a great school and i think everyone should go there.


Pinecrest Preparatory Academy
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted February 16, 2016
- a student
she helpes me evan when i dont understand something she will take the time to help me

Pinecrest Preparatory Academy
Develops honesty: Agree

Posted February 16, 2016
- a student
They are always change going trying to find t he best way for the student and they ask how is it going do you like this do you not and there is always help

Pinecrest Preparatory Academy
Grateful to: School leader

Posted November 19, 2015
- a parent
I am grateful for our principal, Ms. Diaz. She has truly done a great job in turning the school around. We are very pleased with all of her new ideas. We desperately needed her fresh ideas. Thank you!


Pinecrest Preparatory Academy
Teacher effectiveness: Effective

Posted November 19, 2015
- a parent
I would say that most teachers are effective and do care about the students. Then again, there is the bunch who need a paycheck. I am thankful that I have only come across one of the latter.

Pinecrest Preparatory Academy
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted November 19, 2015
- a parent
Homework is a bit repetitive though and the online programs are sometimes excessive. I think a little less may be good but then again, the students need to be prepared for their exams.

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Pinecrest Preparatory Academy
14301 Southwest 42nd Street, Miami, FL  33175
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 115 reviews. (305) 207-1027
Last modified Pinecrest Preparatory Academy is a Charter school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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