Students enrolled 694
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School leader MS. SUSAN PERSIS
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District Volusia County School District
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300 Airport Road
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

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4 stars
Based on 38 ratings

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September 17, 2014
When I moved here 5 years ago, this school was supposedly the bomb. I now have 2 kids enrolled, and the positive is that there are some fantastic teachers here. So this average rating is not based on them. However, the admin, as mentioned by others, leaves a lot to be desired. The latest implementation is increased security. This is good in theory, but is being perceived by many parents as poorly executed. We have to check in just to walk our kids to class. The wait line in the office is very long. And it's quite easy to be late because you are waiting for a pass to walk your child(ren) to class. And to boot, the parking is awful. Especially lately now that they are blocking off many of the spaces as "unsafe". Overall, this school could improve in several ways. I will say the PTA does a good job with what they are working with.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2013
So sad to see how this school has changed under the current administration. At one time Pine Trail was a school I was proud to say my children were at, now it's a joke. Many gifted teachers are not qualified to teach gifted. It's all about who knows who.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2013
gifted program what a crock teachers need to be split up wake up school board just what do they teach hanging up charts to make the children feel bad for all to see keeping snacks from them for punishment oh yea principal gives a fifty thousand gift for her hubbys re election something smells. i give them - 5 stars get off your chairs and switch these clowns and give the school a better name

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2013
My kid goes to this school and we like the teacher. But what raised red alarm is the reviews on here. Out of 8 reviews posted in 2012, 6 of them are from teachers. And all this is after the principal posted her own in April. If you go back further you realized it was not like this, when posts were mainly from parents. If the principal does want to improve the public image of the school, go out and work on real issues, instead of the asking employees to paint the glory on the web. Let the parents to say for themselves.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2012
Pine Trail Elementary is the best school in Volusia County area to provide a variety services. They also have a kindergarten class to help students eventually transition him to mainstream classroom. The teachers are, experienced, knowledgeable and very caring. Pine Trail has won many awards and has been highly recognized in the Volusia School District including being a FOX35 Cool School, Scholastic Awards (math/sciences) as well as the Admin Staff,Teachers, and Principal. Whether you plan on sending your children or grandchildren , this is the best public school in the Ormond Beach area. Come on, join the Pioneer gang!!!!!

- submitted by a teacher
April 24, 2012
Pine Trail has been a part of my life for over fifteen years. From day one, I was enamored by the school, teachers, and students. To work here is truly a joy! Everything from the "neighborhood" feel of the school to the state of the art technology offered, Pine Trail is - by far - the best elementary school in this area. I'm happy to be a part of such a wonderful school surrounded by encouraging administrators and bright students.

- submitted by a teacher
April 24, 2012
Pine Trail is an amazing organization. The administration is tremendously supportive of staff, students, and parents. The sense of pride at this school makes it an honor to be part of the most talented teaching staff in Volusia County! I LOVE coming to work everyday!!

- submitted by a teacher
April 13, 2012
I have been a part of the Pine Trail family as a parent and teacher for the past twenty-three years and it has always been a big part of my life as well as my family's. The administration, faculty, staff and students have been and continue to be the very best! I am so fortunate to be a part of this amazing community of adults and students.

- submitted by a teacher
April 11, 2012
Pine Trail is an excellent school. My 3 children attended the school and received a superior education. The teachers are caring and work many extra hours to deliver high quality education. I love all the technology that is being used by many of the teachers and students. The students learn about life skills and it carries through when they graduate from Pine Trail. Love the positive atmosphere created by all of the staff.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2012
Excellent teachers, focus on the kids, super school! Always a positive atmosphere, the students really enjoy their teachers.

- submitted by a teacher
April 09, 2012
Pine Trail Elementary is an outstanding school. The teachers are number one and care about each and every child. Pine Trail is very much into technology which will help my child in the real world. I've researched many schools in this area before choosing Pine Trail and I know that Pine Trail is the best for my child. The PTA is very strong and supportive.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2012
Pine Trail Elementary is an outstanding school filled with high quality and caring teachers. As the principal, it is a pleasure to come to work every day and spend time with the most polite, smart, and kind boys and girls! :) We also have wonderful staff who help us educate our children and the B EST parents ever! Our PTA is active and helps our teachers and the school purchase the latest technology. I LOVE our school and you will, too!

- submitted by a teacher
December 07, 2011
Hooray for the new administration for creating an environment for students with high standards and expectations. The school environment has been brought into the 21st century. The students are being prepared to live in a diverse and global society. Congratulations administration, facutly and staff:)

- submitted by a community member
December 01, 2011
I wish we could give NO STARS! We pulled our Children out of that school...The new principal and VP believe in a parent-less environment they have created a prison like setting!

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2011
Our experience has been so horrific at this school I can't even check one star. We had a child who was being bullied and was attacked at school. No one called us to alert us and they kept her at an after school activity. When I arrived to pick her up, she was standing on the sidelines crying with a swollen arm. The vice principal , nurse and teacher were all aware of what occurred. The attacker's parent was not alerted until a police officer arrived to investigate after we filed a report the ext day. Down right disgusting behavior by several adults!

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2011
okay so im a grad. of pine trail and when i went to middle school i was overwhelmed with work. EIGHT more assingments than pine trail PER NIGHT!!!! great skool but they need to be a bit more harsh with the grades.

- submitted by a community member
January 27, 2011
Three years and counting....My daughter loves going to PTE! She has progressed a lot! Even if it means a higher rent of the house we currently occupy, we never seek for other home... just to stay inside PTE's school zone.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 24, 2009
My daughter is studying here for a year new. She is a transferee from Bunnel Elementary School of Flagler County. My daughter likes it. The instructions is superb. She became an advanced reader in just a matter of few months. Thanks to her very good teachers. She is also part of the gifted program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Even good teachers need to be challenged and seek to improve; the status quo is not enough in todays world. 'Innovation' is not a word that all teachers at Pine Trail understand or welcome.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2009
Pine Trail is an exceptional school that creates innovative programs to support and fund the needs of all of its students regardless of circumstance and despite real and severe economic challenges.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2009
Parental involvement is only welcome if you don't ask questions and totally accept whatever occurs. Then you are greeted with open arms.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2009
I have had my eye on this school two years before my daughter even started . I could not be happier. She loves it there. It will be sad to leave after next school year.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2009
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February 18, 2009
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January 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2008
My three children attend this school and we could not ask for any more support than they have given us. The school is very supportive of our family's unique needs. The staff is exceptionally well trained and the administration is great at communicating with parents. I highly recommend this school!

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July 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2008
My son has been in this school since pre-k and he has grown by leaps and bounds. next year will be his last and i am scrambling as i look for a middle school with the same focus on academics as PTE. the teachers and principal are wonderful, couldn't have asked for a better elementary education for my son!

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2008
I cannot imagine a better school. There is amazing parent involvement and a great staff headed by an awsome principal.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2007
Pine Trail Elem.is a very good school. Although, my daughter has been complaining about kids being rude to her. I would have taken my daughter out of this school, but she is staying for academic reasons. I've had to come out to the school multiples of times. I hope they improve on their attitude.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2007
We love Pine Trail. So far the teachers and staff have been wonderful.

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May 16, 2007
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- submitted by a student
March 09, 2007
We've loved Pine Trail for the last few years, however recent overcrowding has us believing that some of these kids lack discipline and parent involvement is not where it should be. Parents seem to be too busy at work to put in any effort with their kids and making a difference at school. Lots of stories of mean kids in the class and out, and of angry teachers. May not be the schools fault, but it's effecting my kids for sure. We've just started talking about maybe having to switch them to a private school. Others in this position may be thinking the same way; if so where will that leave the school? I hope all this changes soon. Mrs. Paranzino should be aware of what some of these kids say to each other. They are still so young to be classifying themselves. Confidence is imperative at this age.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2007
I will have to say yes to this school on the education part...But nooo to this school for many reasons... First of all I had a transportation problem with the bus. Lunch there is unreal how they talk to those kids.

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February 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2006
My grandson is in kindergarten and we have seen him improve so much in his academics in the short time he has been there. We think the school is great.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
Let's see...the second day of school I went to pick up my daughter (who just started kindergarten) and as I was walking up to her teacher to get her - I heard her ask the other teacher- did someone pick 'A' up? Oh yeah, someone picked her up the other teacher replied. To make a long short - they had no idea where my daughter was! Luckily she was on the playground and safe, but because neither one of them did see her, they assumed someone picked her up! To make it even worse, they did not apololgize and put the blame on her (yes a 5-year old) stating that she needs to stay where she belongs. You would think being it was the second day of school that everyone would be more security conscious - think of what could have happened. Wouldn't recommend school to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2005
This is a really great school. Unfortunately we had to move to Seminole county, but when we did my daughter was at least a year ahead. Which was good and bad for my daughter, she spent that third grade reviewing. But it also gave her self confidence by making very good grades. My daughters fcat scores were higher when she went to Pine Trail than at the other school. It is a very good school.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2005
Pine Trail is an excellent school in all areas. There is extrodinay leadership by the principal, Mrs. Paranzino and superior parent envolvement.

- submitted by a parent
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Pine Trail Elementary School
300 Airport Road, Ormond Beach, FL  32174
(386) 676-5300
Last modified Pine Trail Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pine Trail Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews.