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Stone Mountain, GA
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750 Pine Ridge Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30087

(678) 676-3402
(678) 676-3410
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June 11, 2015
My daughter just graduated from this school and I am so happy. She started going there at 3rd grade, she had an awesome teacher name mrs lightfoote..she was caring and she love her job and the kids loved her. When she went to 4th grade, they didnt even have a teacher until after school started. The teacher they hired was rude and rarely taught them anything. The lady in the office, ms mann, is extremely rude. She talks to parents in a condescending way and when confronted, she act like she haven't done anything wrong. Most of the teachers are just as hood as the neighborhood. They never start programs on time. the PTA is lackluster. The cheerleaders could only practice in the cafeteria. Anytime you ask someone a questions, they always got defensive and copped an attitude. I am so glad I do not have to deal with the teachers and staff of this school.

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November 09, 2014
This is the worste school. my kids come home with every bad words they can find. The staffs are very rude, lazy and careless. luck of diversity.

- submitted by a parent

September 03, 2014
Before coming to Georgia in 1998, Pine Ridge was voted a school of excellence & I was glad I was moving to a neighborhood that had a good school because that's why I moved from NY. Unfortunately, because my daughter had a late birthday, she wasn't allowed to attend Pine Ridge until she was in the 2nd grade @ age six due to the 9/1 rule. When she did attend in 2000 @ 6 1/2, she was way ahead because the private schools have Abeka Curriculum & she was writing cursive at age 4. My daughter stayed on the honor roll her whole 4 years @ Pine Ridge so I can't complain. Unfortunately, I have not had the same experience with other kids that have gone to Pine Ridge. I am a foster parent & sometimes have special needs kids who are developmentally delayed or have ADHD or other learning disabilities & every time I have a child like that in my home, I have a horrible time with the teachers. I have actually stopped taking kids like that into my home because I don't want them to attend my home school & I'm tired of fighting with the teachers when we're supposed to be working together. Overall, if you're an average child who applies his or herself, you should do well. If U R special needs, beware

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August 13, 2014
This was my sons first year over here at pine ridge. I'm not very pleased. The hallways are very dim. Over hearing the kids speak and half of them are not up to date. A teacher was holding a student and rocking him back and forth on her hip to keep him from crying. The sign outside where the school displays their name has been vandalized. That was my first sign then I go inside and the school was just ronchy. The food they serve the kids look so I'm pleasing. I withdrew my son ASAP. I couldn't take it I'm very strict on what type of learning my son takes in

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August 06, 2012
Wow, I can't believe there isn't an updated review for Pine Ridge Elementary! This school is in a great neighborhood but it is lacking support from its parents, community, and teachers. My son attended Pine Ridge for the 2011-2012 school year, kindergarten, and I was highly disappointed with the slow pace of the curriculum, it's delivery, and it's focal points. Now my judgement may be a bit harsh because my son was transferred from a private school. But I was actively involved in all school activities and class activities. I spoke with my son's teacher, her aid, and an officer of the PTA about the current status of the school. Collectively, they all suggested that the school is declining because of the new type of disinterested students coupled with discouraging parents. The proof is definitely in the pudding because elite parents are starting to withdraw their students to transfer them to the neighboring CHOICE school, Wynbrooke Elementary. However, if you compare Wynbrooke's CRCT test scores to Pine Ridge's there isn't a significant difference. Wynbrooke Elementary edges Pine Ridge slighlty +/- 3 to 4 percentage points. I recommend private or work closely with teacher at P.R.

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September 16, 2009
They educate the brightest of students and they really do care.

- submitted by a community member

February 14, 2007
Pine Ridge is excellent school. Pine Ridge Leadership is committed to the students success in the classroom. Teachers are willing to work with parents to help provide the students assistance needed for success.

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2007
I think the academic programs are great but the teachers need to communicate much better with the parents on the progress of the children. There is not enough interaction unless you can be at the school every week interacting with your child's teacher, you're lost and if the child does not understand what he or she is being taught you as the parent have to take an active part in tutoring your child to improve their grades. It's a parent -participation affair. If you don't take an active part in being parent plus teacher, your child will suffer in this school. Parents definitely have to stay on their toes and become more active in their child's education here.

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2006
We moved here last year, and my son started school at the end of the first week of the school year. My son has always been an A student. Fortunately that has remained the same for the most part. But he complains about teachers attitudes all the time. They seem to ignore his needs and those of other children in the class. They have very little freedom, and seem to be segregated between those whose parents take an active part and those whose parents don't. Most days and even weekends he comes home with no homework. He doesn't appear to be challenged by the work. My interactions with the principal have been positive thus far, but most of the other supportive staff leave a lot to be desired. Sub teachers are ridiculous. The staff have good ideas, but it appears that most of them do not have kids at heart.

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March 23, 2005
My daughter has been a student at Pine Ridge for two years. She is a excellent achiever and is a part of the discovery program. My only problem with this institution is that her grades in the core curriculum have began to suffer and fall because the discovery program doesn't align itself with what her primary teacher is working on in class. Over all the school is a good place, but the parent MUST be involved to get good results.

- submitted by a parent

February 13, 2005
At Pine Ridge the teachers care, but the principals are down right rude! They don't seem to care about the welfare of the students. The students only have PE twice a week for 30 minutes a day. There are not enough clubs available for the students to be in.

- submitted by a parent

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Pine Ridge Elementary School
750 Pine Ridge Dr, Stone Mountain, GA  30087
(678) 676-3402
Last modified Pine Ridge Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5
Pine Ridge Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top