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Grand Rapids, MI
Students enrolled: 751

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2100 60th Street Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49508

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(616) 455-1224
(616) 455-2054
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September 15, 2014
My son is a 7th grader , and this is his second year at Pinewood.I am extremely happy about the progress he's made since transferring to Kentwood schools.

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2014
having 3 kids through this school, and 1 in 8th grade I have watched and seen this school decline. this school is full of bullies and if you complain the bullied child gets punished not the bully. alot of the teachers do not teach or care about the students, a few due but most do not.

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2014
Pinewood is a great school. One daughter just finished three years at Pinewood and another is still at Pinewood. They have great teachers who know my daughter. I like that the principal and office staff actually care about my concerns. They have a great orchestra and band program.

- submitted by a parent

June 18, 2014
My child has attended Pinewood for two years and we are very pleased with the quality instruction, excellent teachers and administration. Pinewood has a large population which has been professionally managed by the staff. I am surprised to read that a few reviewers complain about homework and bullies. Homework has not been overwhelming and resources are available for children experiencing harassment and inappropriate behaviors. From my experience as a Guidance Counselor in a different District, quite often parents choose not be actively involved in their child's school experiences but complain. It's sad when parents refuse to contact instructors and staff about concerns, refuse to volunteer and create expectations for our children's educators to take on responsibilities parents should embrace for the holistic care of their own children. Pinewood is an excellent school and we have enjoyed working with the instructors and staff to create a healthy learning environment for our child.

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2014
There are huge problems at Pinewood Middle School with discipline and bullying. I've had 4 children go through this school and the decline in the quality of education and there inability to keep kids safe is why I would never recommend this school to any one.

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2014
Pinewood has been amazing. My daughter has flourished and the administration staff makes a bigger school feel small. My son will be attending next year. Kentwood public is a great district. We sold our home and refused to leave the district and could of gone anywhere.

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2014
I am a parent of 3 students who currently attend Pinewood Middle School and I am also a substitute teacher who regularly teaches there as well. Let me tell you it is the BEST middle school that Kentwood has! I love the staff, the teachers, the kids, everything =) My 3 kids love Pinewood and they have never been bullied or teased, ever. The staff cares, the teachers are amazing and the whole atmosphere is just uplifting. Great school! Out of the 3 that Kentwood has, Pinewood is the one I would recommend to anyone, as a mom and as a teacher.

- submitted by a parent

November 10, 2010
Middle school is a transitional period that is difficult for some students and some teachers at ALL schools. I have one son currently at Pinewood and one that was there for all 3 years. Both get good grades and are active in sports. Pinewood has good incentives that reward good behavior with trips and priviledges. I like the online grades system and am able to intervene and help my kids get the grades up before it is too late. If the student or parent shows interest in improving grades, the teachers will work with you. I've read a few reviews and it is unfortunate that some parents believe that their child's happiness and grades are the fault of the teachers and school.

- submitted by a parent

November 10, 2010
Pinewood has long been known to be the best all-around school in Kentwood. With the change in Principal a year ago, the availability of programs and parent involvement has increased significantly.

- submitted by a parent

November 09, 2010
A school is supposed to be challanging and is supposed to help you when you need it. I as a student in high school think that Pinewood did great in both of these areas. The teachers offer times to come in after school and work with you if you need it. Pinewood is amazing and was excellent for me. The discipline there is phenominal. Yes the population is large, but the diversity is great and helps get you ready for your life choices. You will have problems at any school with bullies but the school handles them wisely.

- submitted by a community member

September 28, 2009
great i love pinewood it is very safe and we are right next the highschool and a movie thaeeter we walk to the theater for field trips we do it alot becuase it is 5 bucks and they dont have to spend money on buses

- submitted by a student

June 03, 2009
This school has been great for my son. The teachers are caring yet hold him accountable. I am pleased with how he is becoming more responsible.

- submitted by a parent

March 12, 2009
My son enjoys very little about Pinewood. Many of the students are rough, to say the least. They try to keep a handle on situations that arise, but understandably, with such a large number of students, this is impossible. As parents we appreciate many of the veteran teachers, and their hard work. If it wasn't for the many behavioral problems in the school, and the overly populated student body, we would have rated it much higher.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 21, 2008
My son is going to the 7th grade at Pinewood. He's still seems a little lost there. I wish the counselors would talk to all the students privately about any and everything and see how they are doing and let them know that they are there for them. They should not wait until there is a big problem.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 27, 2008
This school has been great for my son. It is clean and there are always activities.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2008
I think it should be a 1 because my daughter had to transfer schools because of bullies. There are definently health issues because my daughter is always complaining she's not feeling well after school. She got way to much homework and to much stress in her teenage life! she always got pressured and teased and cried mearly everyday. She had horrible grades and claimed that teacher were to harsh on her to. That is why it should be a 1. Its rediculous how horrible pinewood is and I could keep listing things forever but I'll be nice and not continue.

- submitted by a parent

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Pinewood Middle School
2100 60th Street Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI  49508
(616) 455-1224
Last modified Pinewood Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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