Pine Elementary School is lacking in many areas, mainly those that involve communication with parents or other adults. Their curricular methods with math instruction are questionable. Our children have been attending there for two years. Last year, SY 2011-12, our daughter had MAJOR problems with head lice, at least 4 if not 5 infestations. When the nurse knew she had lice, she was not sent home and other children in the classroom were not checked. The web site is not up-to-date much of the time. We've tried to be involved in the P/T organization and called the leaders whose names are listed on the web site, but never received a call back. It seems very clique-ish to us. I'm sure that all the teachers work very hard as most teachers do, but there is a real lack of something - not sure what - at this school.
This school has major discipline problems! Students are sent to the office constantly for fighting; teachers are kicked and punched by students, and the teachers bad mouth and bully other teachers and students.
I am a teacher and parent at Pine School. I trust this school with the care of my child all day. I work with an amazing group of teachers and staff that works harder than any other group I have worked with. Many positive changes have happened in the past year with our school leadership. Next year we will have a new principal who will bring other great changes!
The school's website is totally useless. The links don't work and the pictures that do come up are out of focus and repetative.
Love this school since it has become a magnet school for the fine arts. Principal is extremely accommodating and supportive and my child loves her first grade teacher. She has really taken off with her reading. The after school classes are wonderful. She attends two classes on two days. Thank you for being great!
The major problem with this school is their hygienic outlook with the students. We have 2 girls that attend this school and have had 2 lice infestations in 5 months. We have spent over $400.00 in ''RID'' and laundry expenses. AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED WITH THEIR PROCEDURES! If your looking for a good school this one really does not qualify. BELIEVE IT!!!!
Pine has a beautiful building and some great Teachers, my son attended yet I pulled him this year more because of the students , lack of parent support and morals of the families that attend, being low income is no excuse for being lazy.
This elementary school has provided an excellent education for many low income children for many years. It has an outstanding staff of educators who are dedicated to doing the best they can do for their students. Beside providing an education they provide encouragement and support the children need to succeed.
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