Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Pine Ridge Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 571 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 1 rating

Sweep tile
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on April 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 on April 30, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”). Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C., 13 years and older. Each school that receives a new, published review will get one (1) entry into the sweepstakes, up to ten (10) entries throughout the Promotion Period. See the Official Rules for details. Sponsor: GreatSchools, 1999 Harrison St., Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612.

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

17 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted February 13, 2012

This school is very orderly and has a good staff. However, my daughter transfered to another school in Muscogee Country and found that she was not at the same level even though she made straights As at Pine Ridge. So, either the academics are not as tough or the circumlum is not standardized. Regardless, the school offers a very personal touch and takes a caring attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2011

The teachers are wonderful! You can tell when you drop your children off in the morning that the teachers love what they do. Each child and parent are greeted with a big smile and warmly welcomed. So different from other local schools where my children attended: I got nothing but bad attitute from the staff. Pine Ridge provides an excellent education and is a breath of fresh air.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2010

My oldest two are in private schools and my 2nd grader is enrolled at Pine Ridge. The attention and quality education is better than what my older two are receiving in a local private school. Excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

K and 1st grade teachers are fabulous! We had very good experiences with two wonderful teachers thus far! Mrs Johnson and Mrs Crute were very strict, but fair and kind. They did not yell at at t he children and the children thrive in an environment where they know clearly what is expected. They loved these women and so did the parents@!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2008

I love Pine Ridge. I was going to send my daughter to a private/christian school until I heard how great Pine Ridge was. This is our4th year at Pine Ridge I we still love it. All of the staff seems to ready care about all of the children. Our test scores are very high for a lower income school district. We usually score almost as high as Mulberry Creek. The children seem to get what they need no matter there level of learning. I have been to all of the schools in Harris County and Pine Ridge and Mulberry Creek are the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2008

We moved here several years ago, because we were told this was the best school district in the area. We have been shocked at the poor quality in education that our children have received. We came from top school districts all over the US. Pine Ridge seems more interested in prepping the children for CRCT testing, and they have forgotten the importance of a well rounded education. We have encountered some very good teachers, as well as some who should pick another line of work. I feel recess/outdoor time is very important for our children, but at this school, my children sporatically receive it. The teachers are very militaristic, and mass punishment is frequently used. As far as the PTA, they are wonderful, very involved, and do a great job. I will be very happy when I can send my children to a new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

I am very disappointed in the comment made by the parent who said the 'teachers are very military-like and strict with the children'. Both of my children ages 9 & 5 go to Pine Ridge and loves every teacher they have encountered. Mr. Trotter and his Staff are very professional and run a great school. As for ASEP, this is a good program at Pine Ridge. My oldest daughter has been in ASEP every year since going to Pine Ridge and she enjoys going every day. ASEP gives the children time to do their homework, have an afternoon snack and enjoy other classmates' company. Yes, the Pre-K children are in portable units; but my Pre-K child or myself do not mind. To her, it's a great place to go everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2007

Be aware that small children (Pre-K) are still in portable units (trailors). The county has the money to provide REAL classrooms. The teachers are very military-like and strict with the children. Thus, the good reviews on discipline! Very intimidating! After school program needs to totally be revised. Basic learning not a focus....it is almost entirely centered around the CRCT test and the entire school year is a huge prep for the test.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2007

My children(7 & 5) both attend Pine Ridge Elementary school and I love it! The Principal received Principal of the Year for 2006-2007 and it is well deserved. He is the best! My daughter has special needs and the school and teacher she had for Pre-k alleviated my apprehension about her going to 'big' school. I highly recommend Pine Ridge to everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2006

I feel that Pine Ridge Elementary overall has been a great school. I have lived in other states and have seen worse and even better. Most teachers my children have had have been good. You can not compare all teachers good or bad just because you might have had an issue. I do not like the after school program. There is no stimulation and fun for the children's minds. I think over all Pine Ridge has been good except for the After School Program can do so much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2006

Overall, the academics and the positive spirit at Pine Ridge have been wonderful. There is an emphasis on character development and it seems to work for us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2006

I have never been more disappointed in a school system as I was when my daughter attending Pine Ridge. The teachers were incompetent of recognizing a reading disability that my daughter has. We had to change school districts to ensure our daughter received adequate teachers. She's thriving now that she has teachers capable of doing what they were hired to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2005

My two sons have been going to Pine Ridge for the past three years and my daughter started pre-K this year. There has been alot of variety in teachers, techniques and experiences and overall we are very happy with the school and our childrens academic success to date.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2005

My son has been going to this school since kindergarten and is now going into the fifth grade. The teachers have all been excellent both in teaching styles and in communication with parents. I am glad to be able to send my daughter here this year to start in the Pre-K program. I know she will receive a great education based on past exprience with my son. The teachers encourage the children to do the best they can without prejudice. I love the teachers and staff here. They are very caring and involved with all their students. You just don't find that kind of environment at most schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

So far I must say that I am disappointed with the quality of education that my children are receiving. I do not receive adequate communication from the teachers that will allow me to properly monitor my childrens progress. And when I ask, it's not done on an continueous basis. After being in this school system for 2 years I am very disappointed and feel that it leaves a lot to be desired. At times it seems like the teachers are not motivated to provide 'their children' with the best education possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2005

This school has exceeded my expectations ! The teachers and staff are outstanding! The principal and assistant principal are very involved with the children and their compassion for the students really shows. They care for the students education but also care for them personally. They encourage parents to be involed at the school and I love their welcoming spirit. Parents should feel very confident to send their children to Pine Ridge. They can expect only the best. - Tiffany Stewart
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

This is a wonderful school, with great parent support from the administration, pta, staff and teachers. Perhaps more afterschool programs will be forthcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

105 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

105 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

105 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 44%
Black 14% 37%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

15750 Ga Highway 315
Ellerslie, GA 31807
Phone: (706) 568-6578

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools


Midland Academy
Midland, GA





Eagle Ridge Academy
Columbus, GA


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT