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PK-5
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North Lauderdale, FL
Students enrolled: 615
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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1600 Southwest 83rd Avenue
North Lauderdale, FL 33068

(754) 322-7950
(754) 322-7990
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December 11, 2014
My child is in the Pre-K program at Pinewood Elementary and I really like the School. Mrs. De Vera-Lopez is the most caring Teacher I have seen in a long time. No I have never met the principal and had a one on one conversation with her but, I have heard her speak and she know what she is doing but we must do our part as well! I know i really can't Speak for every parent because my child is in pre- k but THE TRACHERS REALLY DO CARE. IT'S THE PARENTS! WE have to read and study with our children. We have to show up to SAC and PTSA meeting. REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS LIKE WHEN YOU GREW UP!!! IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD! ! ! My son was just turned 4 years old and thanks to his teacher he can write his name, spell his name, speak full sentences and the list goes on. Pinewood you are alright with me.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2014
The curriculum needs to be stepped up, big time! My son has a prosthesis so in the mornings at 7:20am when there is no one to open the front door on the K-2 side is very upsetting. Someone is supposed to open the door by 7:15am to let the children inside to line up for breakfast. So many times I parked my car and walked around the building with my son to make sure he gets inside the cafeteria. Second issue, the security at the school was an issue for me so I decided to contact someone to get involved with the PTA and to attend meetings. I called the school and was given a number to contact the PTA president, left a message and she never called me back. Third issue, I was expecting some type of report to see what my son reading level is for kindergarten, never got one. Fourth issue, never had a meet and greet with the principal or any emails throughout the school year. I think keeping in touch with the parents shows the level of commitment. Finally, security security security!! Pick up and drop off procedures are lacking organizational effort. I never drove off until I saw my son walk directly into the cafeteria. My son is now at North Broward Academy of Excellence.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2014
This school is horrible the teachers and staff are very unsupportive and the principal rarely does anything and the worst teacher Geri D'Elia is rude disrespectful and threatens children, if they talk they can not go to lunch and they have horrible orginazation this school is the worst school ever don't send your children they were a D school 2 years and in a row and it deserves to be shut down. (Geri D'Elia puts her hands on children spits in there face and her breath stinks)

- submitted by a community member
September 04, 2014
This school is horrible the teachers and staff are very unsupportive and the principal rarely does anything and the worst teacher Geri D'Elia is rude disrespectful and threatens children, if they talk they can not go to lunch and they have horrible organization this school is the worst school ever don't send your children they were a D school 2 years and in a row and it deserves to be shut down. (Geri D'Elia puts her hands on children spits in there face and her breath freaks)

- submitted by a community member
August 29, 2013
Pinewood is a decent school the faculty and staff are kind and courteous. The students are from a good combination of households, races and classes. Pinewood is an older school with a few facilities issues, but the teachers are what make the school, not what it looks like. We tried another fancier school and I brought my son right back to Pinewood. My son had a very difficult time at the fancier school, making connections with faculty and students. It seems that everyone at Pinewood remembered him and welcomed him back with open arms. Every school has it's good and bad, but it is up to the parents to get involved and help make the students experience a possitive one.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
This school is family oriented for middle class families.Children gets great attention from staff. More publicity would help this school. My daughter is now in 5th grade and has made honor role every year, she loves her school motivated everyday.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2013
My son is still active at this school since 2nd grade. Now his going on the 5th grade. So far im not to pleased about this school. They are bullies and the principal dont do anything about it. The only good thing about this year, Is that my son got an excellent teacher that kept him focus and prepared him for the FCAT's. She did a great job. Thanks Ms. DiAntonio. Hope we can have you again in the 5th grade.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2013
i go to this school it ok year I'll be graduating from pinewood its my school i like it their , but i have to tell you the truth the restroom needs to be clean every minute , but its not theirs kocroach and ants in the classroom , bathroom , and lunchroom ........ some of the teachers are mean an some are nice ,,,.... !!!!!!! its your choice if you want to send your child to pinewood if it was my choice i wouldn't send my child their ..................................

- submitted by a community member
October 10, 2012
My daughters who are in 5th and 2nd grade had there first day of school here today. How do I transfer them. My oldest daughter's class is in the building. My youngest is out of the building a good distance in a classroom that resembles a trailer. My kids told me they do not have a play ground. They have to play in a field. When I picked my kids up today it was horrible. Complete mass confusion..my oldest daughter had to walk in the pouring rain around the school to meet her sister at the south side of the school so that I could pick them up. My youngest daughter who is in 2nd grade was doing kindergarten homework and had a substitute that had to find out from class on what she was suppose to do. My kids also informed me that the teachers gave them the answers to most of the work they did today. I really am worried about their education now and really want to find out how I transfer them to a different school.. I gave this school one star because I had to if I did not I would have not gave them any stars.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2012
Mi hijo va a esta escuela y me gustan sus maestra, siempre estan al pendiente y todos los dias hacen cosas en el salon.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2010
My son is in the ESE program for Kindergarten. I honestly think that these people go there to collect a paycheck. I do not see anything special about the way they deal with the children or parents. This morning I recieved a phonecall at work from my son's teacher, saying he will not be eating lunch because I didn't send $3.00. This is the most ridiculous thing I ever heard. On a daily basis, my son gets home filthy from school. His uniform is usually soiled and his sneakers full of sand and dirt. Since the first day I visited the school, I've had issues with these people. They were not welcoming or helpful as I enrolled my child. On the contrary, they were giving me hell because they were busy and made me feel like I was a bother. I'm definitely looking for another school as I type (literally.)

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August 17, 2009
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September 26, 2007
My child is in kindergarten and I have found myself very involved in her progress. The school makes sure to keep you in the loop of your childs progress and expectations. The teacher does a good job of keeping order in her classroom. I recently attending an orientation with the principal there, however I was disappointed that she did not introduce herself and make us feel confident about her leadership. I am satisfied with the teachers academic plans and that all the teachers are doing the same thing. So far, I am very satisfied with Pinewood.

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July 31, 2006
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May 10, 2006
My Daughter is in the 5th Grade at Pinewood and she enjoys it. Academy standard is very high. There is constant communication between me and her teacher. School keeps us informed by newsletters almost everyday. The teachers are great, and so is the Principal Ms. Goodrum. Environment is safe. Alot of 'family nights'.I would recommend this school to anyone.

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January 10, 2006
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October 07, 2005
My daughter was there for K. The teachers were great. Very good teaching plans and style. They have good safety regulations.

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June 29, 2005
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June 04, 2005
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May 17, 2005
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March 05, 2005
My son is in the ESE program and he is doing wonderful. He has gain self-esteem and learning so much. His speech is so much better. The teachers and staff are very caring. My son wants to go to school and he loves his teacher. The teachers and staff seem to be in control and not the other way around. I would recommend this school.

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October 31, 2004
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August 20, 2004
I was very disappointed in this school and have transferred my daughter out on the 3rd day. Both the teacher and school staff were disorganized. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2004
I have never been more ready to put my kids in Catholic school then I am now. This school does not stand up to its own code of conduct. The teachers need to go to North Florida and see what a dedicated teacher is! I cry every morning when I have to leave my kids there. Someone needs to take a closer look at the teaching, and the staff behavior. Every child can be a leader, at another school! This school is pointing the finger at everyone but them selves! 'We have a Wonderful school' thats a lie. Florida is behind alot of schools in other states, and schools like this are why we fall short every year of being better then the year before.

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Pinewood Elementary School
1600 Southwest 83rd Avenue, North Lauderdale, FL  33068
(754) 322-7950
Last modified Pinewood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pinewood Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top