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PK-5
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Pembroke Pines, FL
 

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10300 Johnson St
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

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(754) 323-7100
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Map of Pines Lakes Elementary School address.
Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
August 26, 2015
Dr. Brown thumbs down she is mean sour and full of pride does not help her way or no way a teacher needs to attend to children who are struggling also.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2015
I have two children that attended pine lakes, one was just completed the 5 th grade last year his teachers were the most difficult people to deal with , except his gifted teacher mrs. Cooley who is a wonderful and educated woman/ teacher my problems began with the 1st teacher because my son was spacing out and not on task but as she spoke to me about him she pointed out he runs funny too, she motioned with her arm ( showing me how he runs) and her exact words were no 5 th grader runs like that, she was either saying he was feminine or as a child who was special or slow , he is neither just a bit tall and coming into his own, then two other comments about his book bag and finally about her telling him and me he missed three lessons for missing school due to sickness which I provided a dr.note and she said ' what do you think I'm going to go over the lessons just for you ?' Well yeah you are the teacher and he was sick..so I had him moved from the class to the nightmare Dr. Brown .most of the students do not like her, my son did not want to go to her class I thought he needed a stricter teacher who wasn't picking at things that have nothing to do with his academic performance like the other one ( nameless) and once moved he can not be moved again as I was told by mrs.coffee the principal who seems to never have time and worries more about how people are dressed and did not bother to read my reasons for moving my child from the class. Dr. Brown seems to have only one way of teaching and is a very mean spirited woman , she never let me know my son was failing or doing poorly until I got the report card and asked for a conference , she smirked the whole time happy to fail my son at the meeting asked her to give me a heads up when he is not doing well again nothing until report card, every child learns differently she teaches only one way her way and no make up or helping the child out only the ones she wants. She kept my son and other kids from participating in last days of school parties and not giving them treats etc.. Field day they were the only class out of three that were up in class on computers while she is on her Bluetooth all through the class as confirmed by other students to me too. My son passed this year from above average test scores with saved him because she was out to fail him. My son hated going to that class I hated sending him as Christians

- submitted by a parent

July 07, 2014
This will be my daughter's 5th year at PLE. We may not be an "A" school but we have an "A" staff. My daughter has been very fortunate to have dedicated teachers. Everyone at the office is always so friendly and sensitive to your needs. PLE's police officer is always so nice and helpful, I see him volunteer at a lot of school functions. We were very lucky to have acquired such an enthusiastic and committed principal in 2013. My only concern is the non-logo t-shirt uniforms, very generic. It would be nice to be able to represent PLE as many schools do through uniform. My daughter and I are very happy to be part of PLE's Panther pack!

- submitted by a parent

May 13, 2014
Pines Lakes Elementary has a renewed spirit and excitement under the leadership of the Principal Mrs. Susan Sasse and Assistant Principal Cormic Priester. Academic achievement and motivation have been the focus for this school year. Students and teachers are enjoying this year's theme, "We are all Superheroes."

- submitted by a teacher

May 13, 2014
New to this school and my child and I are very happy so far. Nice school in our neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2014
Pines Lakes is a wonderful, caring community school. The teachers are experienced at what they do and volunteers are welcomed. The new principal is doing great things for the school.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2014
I am very happy with this school because the teachers & Office staff are wonderful! To Bad this school is only until 5th grade, I wish it would be until 12th grade.

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2013
pines lakes elementary has excellent teachers, staff, and voluntarys who proved so much for our children.

- submitted by a community member

February 23, 2013
Wonderful school with a wonderful teaching and support staff that has been torn apart and ruined as of late with the addition of a horrible principal! What was once a loving, caring and nurturing environment for children to learn and grow has become a militant run establishment where the poor teachers and children hate arriving every day and can't wait to leave! Staff and students alike are treated like a number by this woman. Gone are the days when you could rest assured your child was loved and taken care of by an administrative staff that cared. This new administration pretends to value parental involvement, but don't be fooled... word is she ran off the entire PTA program from the school. There is thankfully, a light at the end of this very dark tunnel. This horrible principal will be retiring after the 20113-2014 school year. Thankfully most of the teachers do what they can to continue inspiring the children during these trying times. This used to be such a wonderful school with a true family feel. Hopefully that will return after the reign of Nitti comes to a close.

- submitted by a parent

January 15, 2011
Excellent school, staff & volunteers. I attended this school as a child & all 3 of my kids went there as well. I never had 1 issue with the school. The staff was so caring & friendly. Strict policies about letting parents in without checking in 1st is great for safety. They call with reminders & keep us updated on all that is needed. A+ school, always clean. Highly recommend.

- submitted by a parent

January 20, 2010
love this school, the school calls the parents to remind them about activitys with the school and the community

- submitted by a parent

March 06, 2009
Horrible school says one parent? What is this based on? Are you involved? If you were, you would know you are wrong. Rude office staff? Are you kidding? Those ladies are sooo friendly and caring. Staff allows volunteers to roam school with no question? Of course they do, they are there to volunteer! They are approved to do so through a county background check. Parents aren't allowed inside? Of course not during school hours... but if you become a volunteer you could come inside when ever you'd like to volunteer. Parents are more than welcome in for conferences, school programs & events. Would you want parents roaming around at any other time? The school is doing it's job by keeping all of the students safe. If you want to be more invloved and understand what's really going on... sign up to volunteer or join the PTA.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 27, 2009
Horrible school, Principal and Assistant Principal are unresponsive. The office staff is the rudest human beings I have encountered, they ignore you when you walk in the door. Staff allows volunteers to roam school with no question since they are friends but do not allow parents inside.

- submitted by a parent

August 15, 2008
Teachers are great but principal needs to work on her people skills.

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2008
PLE is an excellent school. Wonderful caring staff from the principal right on down the line. Plenty of availabily for parental involvement if only you ask. Wouldn't have my child in any other school!

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2006
My daughter was a transient from Georgia,and she had no difficulty adjusting. The staff was very helpful and willing to assist in anyway they could. Good muscic program, would like to see more drama classes offered, plays etc.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2006
Excellent music, Sicence, computer, Coach,special reading, speech teachers. Office staff first class all the way.

- submitted by a parent

October 31, 2005
Very good program. Great teachers, and activities. Everyone is very positive and strive to make my child's education the best is can possibly be.

- submitted by a parent

October 11, 2005
The school is very warm. I love the gifted teacher, I would choose this school opposed to ANY other just for their gifted program!

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2005
The academic program is on the lighter side for kindergarten. There should be more extra curricular activities. Teachers are very cooperative and always available for help and counseling.

- submitted by a parent

July 31, 2005
Great School. Good Atmosphere. Teachers are involved with the Parents and help when you ask for help. Afterschool program for Parents that work. I would like to see them teach Spanish offer sports to our kids though.

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2005
Excellent School, great teachers and awesome atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent

April 04, 2005
GREAT SCHOOL!! Our children have been going there for the past 3 years. They have very educated teachers, specially 5th grade.

- submitted by a parent

January 20, 2005
I have been moderately pleased. Communication with parents is good. Preparation for testing is good. There is not a great deal of creatvity, but that may be due to preparation for the tests. Overall, though I have no real complaints. Class size is a bit big, but I think average for the district and my child gets the attention needed from the teacher.

- submitted by a parent

May 30, 2004
No complaints on this school, top rate! My daughter has gone here for the last 2 years and they have wonderful caring teachers. They have many extra curriculum activities for the upper grades, just to mention a few: WPLE, which is the morning announcements, in which the children are like tv news people; they have chorus in the latter half of the year; they have aftercare for parents who have to work; they have the dare program for the 5th graders; and many more. My only complaint is that they don't have spanish taught in school, but they did start having it for the aftercare students if requested.

- submitted by a parent

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Pines Lakes Elementary School
10300 Johnson St, Pembroke Pines, FL  33026
(754) 323-7100
Last modified Pines Lakes 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.
Pines Lakes Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top