Loved all of our teachers up until grades that FCAT becomes a requirement. Then it's ALL about testing! My child was moved to a new class from a class that had an excellent teacher. Had nothing but problems all year with her new teacher. My child fell behind in math because she didn't understand the concepts being taught as they bounced around the book in no particular order. After an uncountable number of correspondences with the teacher to try to help my child, I was told, "(name) would just have to suffer the consequences of failing." My child needed extra help and when I requested her book be sent home over Christmas break, I was ignored and no response was sent until the day before school was set to start back, 3 weeks later, with a very lame excuse as to why she hadn't responded sooner. If you request a meeting with the principal, you will get the assist. principal, and they will do everything in their power to divert the problem back to you and your child. Teacher was never held accountable for her bad choice of words about my child failing, it was ignored, and I left feeling like I had been attacked for wanting my child to have a better education than was being provided.
The teachers and the school are great. We have never gotten junk mail in the 2 years my son has gone there (see other post). We love it!
I have 2 children that go to Pine Meadow and through all their years of going there, I have not had any unpleasant experiences. The teachers and staff have been amazing. Proud to say my kids are Pine Meadow Panthers :)
Pine Meadow is a great school. Love all they do for all the students. Teachers go above and beyond.
Great school. Love It. Miss Dille was a great teacher and wonderful with my son.
Moldy classrooms. No area for the kids to do outdoor activities. They SELL your childrens information to marketing companies!!! The staff is unfriendly. The school is outdated and half of the air conditioners don't work (hence the moldy classrooms). We moved our daughter to another school this year due to the poor conditions. My son still goes there and has been getting tons of junk mail in the mailbox from travel companies saying he won something or was selected for something. People to People... read about it. This is his last year there so we didn't move him. My youngest daughter will not be going there, thank God.
My daughter is going into first grade this year and we are pleased that it is going to be at Pine Meadow. Kindergarten was a wonderful experience for her and for us (her parents). The teachers, staff and administration were kind, supportive and helpful. My daughter just blossomed! The only area that I would like to see improved would be their website-it would be nice to have it updated with current information and activities. Otherwise-only compliments!
We are working on our 4th daughter at Pine Meadow and I must say we have only had 1 teacher that I personally did not care for all the others and Dr Thomas including the office staff have always been more than helpful with anything we need. I also feel my girls are getting a good education there, I just hate that Pine Meadow stops at the 5th grade!
I have three kids attending Pine Meadow and they love it. My son was identified in kindergarten as possibly gifted and they initiated the testing for the PATS program and placed him in a 1st grade class for reading and math. My 5th grade daughter is involved in violin lessons given at the school. My kids also enjoy the art class they have once a week and the music class there too. There is a lot of parental involvement and a high membership in the PTA. The teachers really care about the kids and I feel good about how they keep me informed of my child's progress and behavior.
I was on the PTA Board for 4 years 2001-2005 and I really enjoyed being there. Its a wonderful school the staff is great and a friendly atmosphere. I was envolved with alot of the teachers in various areas. The music and art and P.E departments are awesome. The children are involved in plays, talent shows,helping with giving and caring with the Box tops for Education, Manna Food Bank, Rely for life. Reflection Art Programs,If my son didnt have to move on to 6th grade...we would still be there.
If your looking for a school,Pine Meadow is a wonderful choice. I have served on the PTA board for 4 years now. I have helped with the 3rd grade play for 3 years.My son is in the 5th grade this year and it's my last year here. The children cant understand why I am leaving they said it wont be any fun without you.....It is very rewarding to volunteer at this school. You feel very welcome. And you can make a difference by volunteering!
My son had Mrs Bell for his 1st grade teacher. She is wonderful and a blessing to us.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
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.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Join GreatSchools to participate in the parent community and other discussions on our site.
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Pine Meadow Elementary School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!