PEC turned out to be more than what I expected this is a awesome school that really cares about our children educational success. They are constantly looking to see what they can do better for the student.I would recommend this school to all parents that are serious about there child's education
i love this school it very educational there is good teachers, fun kids to work with, and we have alot of after school activities
Great school! For a school being in Detroit this is a great place to learn! My wife is a teacher at this school - she has been for 7 years.
I love this school!!! My son is in kindergarten and he has excelled in his curriculum. His teacher absolutely loves her job which makes it easier for the children to learn, it really is a family environment at Plymouth E.C. My son started kindergarten without having a headstart advantage as a result he didn't get any of the concepts at first but after working with Mrs. O. Jackson this school year he is mastering concepts that I didn't get until I was in the second grade at a public school. I really liked her teaching techniques so I will be suggesting her for my younger son's kindergarten teacher next semester. My dicision to place my son at this school was a great one I feel his foundation to his education is a solid one and I have PEC to thank for their hard work and patience with my family.
I love that the teachers make time for the parents and students on a one on one basis. When my son started to have problems, we as parents and teachers tried several techniques to get him back on track.
Plymouth Educational Center provides our community with resources to assist our children in developing the whole person--cognitively, culturally, and socially. The staff is committed to providing an excellent learning environment with many opportunities to engage in all areas of development. I highly recommend this school for children in grades K -- through 12.
This is an above average to excellent school in Detroit. My children have been going to this school over a seven year time frame. The teachers and all the staff seem to like their jobs. They care about the children and want them to succeed academically. With thess tough times in Detroit/Michigan I'm glad I have a place in my neighborhood where my kids are learning and feel safe. Definitely a keeper...check it out.
My daughter attended PEC for six years. When she first began in kindergarten, I really liked the school. Ms. Hernandez is an excellent teacher who stresses learning. After kindergarten, I got disappointed more and more each year. She finished 5th grade in June of 2008 and I have decided not to send her back to PEC. Academically, she was not challenged. They have a very good after-school program and to me that seems to be the school focus. I also have a friend whose daughter graduated from PEC and when she went on to high school she was very behind in math. PEC needs to refocus on learning. Another thing that I did not like was the fact that alot of the children of the staff were constantly picked for teams and other things when they should not have. They were picked only because their parent worked at the school.
A very good school with much to offer. I have had four children there over five years. The academic curricula used are current. Children are tested througout the school year to document their learning progress. The school has to focus on standardized (MEAP) testing to ensure their funding but they handle this well trying all techniques to give students the best chances to do well on MEAPs. There are a variety of elective classes for all grades including music, art, PE, spanish, computers. The extracurricular activities include unique sports: girls volleyball, flag football (boys and girls), soccer, karate to name a few. The Principal, Dean, teachers and other staff are pleasant, respectful and professional. Its refreshing to see so much positivity. Discipline is swift/fair, they try to work with troublemakers (children and parents) but demand accountability from those types to keep the environment safe and focused. Keep it up!
Plymouth Educational Center is a place where students are the highest priority! The school has a high quality of curriculum, parent resources, staff development, teacher-student interaction, an active principal as well as administrators who are involved on a daily basis with being accountable for students' success! 'As a teacher it is a great place to work if you are concern about touching the lives of youth, families and being a part of a great team'! I give the school an A.
My son attended PEC Kindergarten program. The teacher he had, Ms. Jackson, was outstanding! My son learned more with her and at PEC than I thought he would ever learn. He knows how to read, well! He knows how to write, math and current events. He also learned a little Spanish! I was involved with his class quite a bit. I feel that many parents were involved in their child's education in Kindergarten this year. PEC's Kindergarten program is very good!
The only thing I like about this school is the Teachers! Most of them actually care about the students. My child is being challenged in both a good and bad way. The curriculum overall is great but they allow bullies to keep intimidating students with no real recourse. I can't wait for the school year to end. My child has always loved going to school and now she dislikes it because she doesn't feel safe. Also the student pick-up is a flat out nightmare!
I am a parent of three kids that are currently in the process of transferring to a new school. As a parent my expectations for my children are just a little bit higher. There are some good teachers that I wish I could just pack up and take with me, but there are some issues that need to be worked out there that just have not yet been worked out. So in closing if you are willing to put the parking issues aside then this is a good school for you.
I would like to commend the teachers for doing a great job with my daugther. My daugther Bria Patrick has really improved in her grades, she has done better every year. My daugther has been at Plymouth for 8 years, this is her last year there, I wish they had a high school. My daugther loves it there. The school meets the needs of the students, whether it be from PAL the reading afterschool program, tutoring in the morning, etc. They have a good balance, good academic curriulum, sports, music field trips and other activities. Everyone is great there, they have workshops and meetings for the parents. Just wonderful. My daugther will be well prepared for high school. I feel comfortable talking with the teachers. Thank you Plymouth team.The Principals at the school have been great too. Thanks.
Plymouth is a horrible school. I agree with the parent who stated that no elementary students should be changing classes. My child attend PEC as well. The teachers had no idea of how much homework the other teachers were giving and when I approached them, they said there was nothing that could be done. One teacher stated that the work has to be done, anyway.
I had a 3rd grader last year and it was the worst experience ever. My child brought home tons of homework and I found out that the teachers had no idea of how much homework the other teachers were giving. The teachers and the principal were not approachable, myself and my child was in a bind. I had to put my son in a different school this year because there was no communication. I also think exchanging classes for elementary students is a bad idea.
Elementary students should not be exchanging classes and the teachers did not communicate with each other about the homework, so my child got overloaded with homework several times. When I approached the teachers they had no idea how much homework the other teachers had given.
My son has attended PEC since 2nd grade. He is now in the 4th. I loved the school in the beginning, however, they seem to lack structure now. They are always changing their academic curriculm and the students and parents are suffering from this abrupt change in their academic structure. In order for a school to be successful in providing the student with the best academics possible, they have to be consistent and firm. Not changing structures every minute. Also, they need to include advanced classes for those students that are excelling above average. It is not fair for students who are academically excelling to not be challenged at their levels because of other students who are not academically on the level that they should be. Those advanced students will suffer and it is not fair. My son will not attend PEC for the 5th grade. His academic progress has declined.
My children have been attending PEC for 5 years. For the last 2 years, I have not been to pleased with some of the academic teaching performace by, the teachers when educating their students. Many teachers set very low expectations for their students, when that happens students will only achieve what the teacher believe what the student can only achieve and understand and nothing beyond. Teachers must set high expectations for their students in order for their students to perform high.
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