The school is geared to playing favorites with children of the staff. See the photos on their website . The playgrounds are not cleared, so, unlike other schools, they will not be used until they melt naturally in May. School staff is switched for former Lawrence school affiliates of the new principal. All the good people are disappearing. Charter school is much better and my kids are happier now.
My kids have been in this school for 8 years, starting with pre-k. The staff, especially since the arrival of the new principal, is supportive and care about the students. Several new teachers have come aboard, and all add a new more friendly and interesting way to engage the students. It feels more like an actual caring school community than a military boot camp. I will be disappointed when our years here are over. There is also plenty of parent involvement, in all aspects.
This school lacks Leadership, Parental involvement and Accountability from School Staff.. Most People in the town love this school, I guess when you compare it to the other schools in lowell the building is nice. There is no "Real Communication" between parents and teachers except for a pathetic folder that is given to each child which our children bring home. If there is an incident at school for example "Hitting" It is not communicated to the parent and is brushed under the rug. If your looking for a daycare, a nice building and a place where parents have no "Voice" no real caring about the students, place your kid here. If you have a higher standard of what education should be look elsewhere.
This is suppose to be the best school in Lowell! I guess if your comparing it to the Lincoln school it may well be. The MCAS scores for grades 5, 7, and 8 were drastically low and alarming. This is an area that children should be excelling. There is no parental involvement at this school, I have been too a couple of PTO meetings and an MCAS meeting and a handful of people attended. The building is Beautiful and the technology equipment the school has is Great, but the building is very cold.
I love the Pyne. My children are getting a great education plus they are excelling in music. They have several performances a year and a musical play. No other school does this in Lowell. The school is clean and the staff really cares about the kids. The Best!
The Pyne Arts school is fabulous. I've attended the Arts school for kindergarden then went throught the merger in first grade. It was a really easy experience because all the teachers were wonderful. Everyone is nice and the waiting list is high. I've stayed at the school for all my years and now I'm graduating the eight grade there. Lot's of the studens end up being sucsessful and go on to do better things with their time than many other schools. We are challendged more, and we are more together as a school. We do many things as a whole like, the 'Buddy Program' and 'Caring School Community.'
My both kids goes to Pyne Arts and I love it! For me Pyne a Arts is the best school in Lowell-ma.
For an arts school, there is very little 'arts' going on!!! There are few if any performances. No art show. The students watch videos in their art and music classes... I thought my child would have a creative experience here...guess its like every other school, math and english only....only worry about the mcas....change your name if you are going to do that to the Pyne MCAS school!
I love the pyne arts it is open to after school programs extra help and the teachers do there job to higher standard than needed they are great role models kids are served a free daily breakfast and teachers do as much as they can to encourage students to learn they have a step by step prosess to make school fun and so your at the right level to continue to the next grade take it from me a student whos been there for 3 years im on the honor role the kids are nice and its something to look forward to when you wake up and i am proud to be a student here ps. FACT : the pyne is the #1 school on the waiting list hows about that
My daughter's been attending the Pyne Arts for a year now. Fearing the unknown, I'm impressed with teacher attentiveness to my needs and there involvement with each and every student. The students as well as staff take pride in the school. The schools cleanliness exceeds all others in the area, and it's size is perfect for every child to feel comfortable and involved. An added bonus is that the J.D. Pyne Arts .accomadates students through the 8th grade. Very pleased!
The problems with the school begin with the administration. They are more concerned with what parents might say than about the safety of their students and staff! If there were more support from them there would be less need to try to handle 100 unruly students in the lunchroom or hallways by raising of voices. Teachers have tried to be fair and responsible with their discipline procedures only to be undermined by administration!
I've been going to the Pyne for years, and I love it. The teachers are great, the students are great, and I have a lot of fun. I honestly can't say there's anything I don't like about this school.
I Love This School And Would NEVER Want To Go To A New One I Wish I Would Never Have To leave It..All The Teachers Are Very Nice And Help You Whenever You Need Help And There Are aLot OF Things To Do After School That Are Alot Of Fun
My children have attended this school for three years. While I believe it is one of the best in the city of Lowell, I have mixed reviews. There were some outstanding individual teachers, and the special education department is wonderful. However, I feel there is a problem with the principal leadership, I would like to see more proactivity from the staff at this school. There are many problems needing addressing at this school with some of its staff, specifically in the areas of appropriate discipline in the halls and at lunch. Positive behavior should be modeled and acknowledged, there is far too much yelling and screaming at the kids going on (should anyone have to eat while being yelled at?), some other appropriate form of dicipline needs to be implemented since this isn't working. My review: decent school -but needs help Be sure to compare with other city schools and ask questions.
I love this school. Out of the many choices of schools here in lowell..I am glad that i chose JD Pyne Arts. The class rooms are small... Teachers are determined to educate each and every child. I also like the fact that there are computers in every room as well as a computer lab, well stocked library, arts involment including all grades. I can't say enough about this school..Thank you all at JD Pyne Arts.
This school is the best school you could send your kids to. It offers so many extra curricular activities there are no fights and there is no violence. The mcas scores are the highest in the city. Also great sports programs.
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