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Pine Trail Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 694 students

 

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2011:
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Posted 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


Posted April 3, 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


Posted 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


Posted January 9, 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


Posted May 2, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted April 9, 2012

Excellent teachers, focus on the kids, super school! Always a positive atmosphere, the students really enjoy their teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 9, 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


Posted April 4, 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


Posted December 7, 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:)


Posted December 1, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


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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.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
78%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 81%
Black 6%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 7%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 60%56%61%
Master's degree 38%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • A + School (2011)
  • A + School (2010)
  • A + School (2009)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Golden School Award (2011)
  • Golden School Award (2010)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. SUSAN PERSIS
Fax number
  • (386) 676-5308
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