I have been involved with this school for 10 years now. It has a wonderful, dedicated staff & administration. They are there because they love the kids & love teaching....it is not an easy place to teach. The children struggle with life issuses that you only read about. I am supremely happy with Pine Crest & would not move my kids anywhere!
We switched to Pinecrest Elementary, after 1 year at Lake Mary Elementary. The difference was amazing. The teachers and principal are fantastic at Pinecrest. Don't get me wrong, there are good teachers at Lake Mary, but Pinecrest consistently has a principal, administrators, aides and teachers that care about the kids. We're not high maintenance parents by any means, but getting any cooperation from some of the teachers and administrators at Lake Mary was like pulling teeth. They had high test scores, but don't let the figures fool you -- it was not because of the school, but in spite of the school. Kids from intact, affluent backgrounds tend to score better than kids from poor or broken homes. We really feel that our child receives a better education at Pinecrest. More than one teacher has demonstrated that they will go the extra mile to help your child. A model public school!