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9-12
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Pinckney, MI
Students enrolled: 1,473

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10255 Dexter-Pinckney Road
Pinckney, MI 48169

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(810) 225-5500
(810) 225-5505
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November 05, 2014
Pinckney schools gave my daughter tremendous opportunities to blossom and grow through project based learning! She excelled and is now at Western Michigan University in Lee's Honors College! The were very impressed by her resume of high level thinking projects from New Tech at PHS and the opportunities she was given to contribute to the local community. Pinckney High School is host to the National New Tech Network's sites offering tours to schools around the nation again this year! Pinckney proud!

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May 21, 2014
We have four children in the Pinckney schools and with the BIG exception of Country Elementary, we are very unhappy with the educational system. Overall, teachers do not care or respect the students. My older kids come home almost daily with stories of how their teacher complains about them and their jobs. Only a few are able to take the higher level math class since space is limited to just 1% of the grade! Of course there are exceptions, but Pinckney schools does not offer the kind of education where kids can thrive and learn from teachers who inspire and care about them. Finally, parents are made to feel like outsiders where their input is not valued.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2014
Pinckney High School, Pinckney, MI Our family has been completely satisfied with this school. The principal and the staff go out of their way to assist and guide the students in the right direction. My son has excelled in this environment. There is a strong sense of community at this school. We have been very proud to be part of this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2014
A lot of bureaucracy in this school. Instead of the staff acting in the best interest of the students they act in the best interest of bureaucracy. The school has a drug problem that can no longer be ignored. Bullying is not only ignored but sweept under the rug, all in the name of bureaucracy. While they do have some good teachers and staff , the bad ones are out of control. Parents are made to feel unwelcome at Pinckney. Its easy for a child to fall through the cracks. This school is no stranger to teen suicide and drug overdose. Many Pinckney parents are opting to send their childrent to private school or Brighton schools. My child did graduate from Pinckney and is in collage out of state however the How of how he was treated by the staff was a concern throughout his years at Pinckney. With that being said the new superintendent of schools Mr. Todd truly cares about the children in Pinckney I truly hope he doesn't but on the same bureaucratic hat the the 2 before him wore.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2014
Honestly I dont think Pnckneys school system is as good as everyone says. The teachers aren't the best, and the school system doesn't discipline students enough. There is a huge drug problem and they are cracking down enough to stop it, it's all about making the school look good and not about the students. I'm glad I'm almost about tonleave this awful school.

- submitted by a community member
February 12, 2014
This is a wonderful school!!! I love how amazing this schools is, and I believe anyone trying to decide on a school should consider Pinckney High School as a top choice!

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2014
This school is full of intelligent and engaged students and staff. The school community will do anything to help their students succeed. When I was struggling in one of my classes I got a free student tutor and caught up in no time. The school wants what's best for the students and creates a fun and active learning environment to achieve this goal. Pinochet community schools are amazing.

- submitted by a community member
April 21, 2013
Pinckney Community High School is an excellent school where the teachers and staff know their subjects, teach them well, and care about the students.

- submitted by a student
September 27, 2011
the teachers and faculty all are working hard for the student's success, and they all push kids to strive for the best

- submitted by a student
March 17, 2011
I think Pinckney Schools are great. I have 3 daughters, one in elementary, one in Junior High and another at the high school. I feel the elementary does a great job engaging the kids in learning while addressing social issues (bullying, handling disagreements, other life skills) in their daily routine. The Junior High has a variety of offerings that appeal to the diverse population (varying levels of core classes to address different abilities, activities like Back Alley Players, Sports, Garage Band, elective courses like Forensic Science, School Store, Band/Orchestra/Choir). The High School offers opportunities, again for different types of interests and abilities, even with the newer, tougher graduations requirements. There are quality vocational programs, AP classes, New Tech High, variety of electives that are fun and interesting. The sports programs offer something for most kids, with programs bringing home state championships/consistent top five finishes (Cross Country/Track) without cuts, competing in Division I with top teams with larger populations to draw from. I grew up in Ann Arbor, and I don t feel that Pinckney Schools lacks in anything that I had growing up.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2010
I have one child the graduated this year and one that is a freshman. This school has not impressed me with anything yet and I have two more kids still that are to go to the high school. The drugs are bad in the school and the teachers just go through the motions to get through the day and have no heart in teaching these kids. The administrative people demand respect from the parents and students but they don't give it. The atmosphere in this school is so bad that none of the kids can focus on actually trying to learn. I thought when I moved out here 8 years ago, that the schools would be great for my kids. I'm now thinking of driving them back to the city to go to a better school. Its really sad.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2009
This school is amazing. All of the extracirricular activitys and sports were great after school things. I experianced the first year of the Freshmen Academy. It helped me out that way i wasnt shoved in the same hallways as the upper classmen.I like the idea of the Academy was the best choice they could have made.

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March 26, 2009
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January 25, 2009
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September 27, 2008
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September 25, 2008
We have been homeschooling our dauhter till this year she is a freshman at Pinckney and we are so thrilled so far. They were so helpful and understanding with our concerns for our daughter. We have 5 more children now that we most likely will put through Pinckney High!!!!!

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January 23, 2008
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January 11, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 10, 2008
I have been so unhappy with PCHS. I loved the school system until we got here. After many months of fighting to keep my son in we finally decided that he would never get an education from PCHS. It's too bad that the administrative staff doesn't treat kids like the young adults they expect them to be. If they gave the kids some respect they might get some back. On the other hand, the teaching staff is very good.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2007
I'm a student here and to be honest, the school isn't that bad once you get to know it. The sports are always iffy here.There's the Robotics, Auto's, and Architecture classes, those are sweet things to look into when attending Pinckney High if they're interested. There's a lot of things ahead for this school, and it is a great place to be.

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October 25, 2007
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October 02, 2007
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September 20, 2007
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September 06, 2007
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May 24, 2007
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October 23, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
May 04, 2006
My son and daughter attended Pinckney Schools from K-12 and are now finishing their undergraduate degrees at 2 of our biggest state universities. They have done extremely well and have felt very well prepared with the education they got in Pinckney. While not the best funded district, Pinckney has worked for years to provide more great options for its students in sports, the arts, AP classes, clubs, trips. The district has outstanding applied tech programs also. The majority of the staff is very dedicated, kid focused and uses creative ideas to engage students like an annual cardboard boat race in the math and science classes. My kids always say, 'This was a great place to grow up!', meaning the schools and the beautiful lakes in the area. They both talk about living here when they finish their college training. That says a lot about the schools!

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2006
As a graduate of Pinckney I can honestly say that some of these students reviews are totally wrong. I graduated in 2000, with a great education. Maybe if certain students think there are no opportunities in Pinckney High School, they should attend Detroit Public Schools. I think their views about where they are from will change.

- submitted by a former student
November 14, 2005
PHS has a wonderful band program with over 10% of the student population involved. They have an active PTO and many chaperoned extracurricular activies including National Honor Society, Mock Trial, P.A.L.S, S.A.D.D. and Bible Study. The ACT II Theatre Group was invited to perform at the International Thespian Festival in 2005. The athletic program encourages participation from the student body. My daughter's experience at Pinckney High School has been a wonderful, memorable one. She has been accepted to every college she's applied.

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November 14, 2005
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October 26, 2005
I am a graduate of Pinckney Community High School. I also graduated from Western Michigan University this year. Persoanlly I think that PHS is a great school with endless opportunity. The students at Pinckney write reviews but I truley think these students are immature and unappreciative. They do not know how good they have it there. I know how fortunate the community is to have PHS. I was a student teacher inside Kalamazoo Public Schools, let me tell you about a limited opportunity. At PHS, your students will be recieve ample opportunity for growth and there is more than enouigh challenge in each day. I would recommend this school to everyone.

- submitted by a former student
September 14, 2005
I was a student at Pinckney High and I hated it, the students were stuck up and mean. The education was limited, the teachers were scatterbrained and the overall school was disorganised.

- submitted by a former student
June 13, 2005
I am a student at Pinckney High School and must admit that our school is on the lower end of the spectrum when it comes to parent involvement, educational opportunities, and extracurricular activities. First off, parents don't seem to care what their kids do anymore. The education we get here at Pinckney is rather limited and I don't feel challenged at all. I am taking some of the highest level classes, yet I hardly feel I am being prepared for college. Our athletics could be better organized. There aren't very many opporutnities for kids who don't want to do varisty sports, either.

- submitted by a student
March 13, 2005
I am a student at Pinckney, and the focus is not on academics. With only five AP classes and no honors classes, I found it a huge disadvantage for applying to college. Four out of five of the AP classes are math or science and only one is an English class. The AP English class is the best class a student can take, but one does not find themselves prepared to take it. Language offerings are limited, other then Spanish,French. For someone who needs to know Latin, Greek, and German for graduate school, Pinckney is not an ideal place to be.

- submitted by a student
February 10, 2005
My third child will be graduating from Pinckney High School this year. My children transferred from a large city envitronment to the country and the results have been very positive. I believe my children have received a good education. They have been able to participate in team sports and after school activities. Like any district, if we had more money we would be able to provide more for the children. The community wants to keep taxes down so the result is what we have.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2005
A larger small town school with the old guard wanting to retain control. New blood is slowly implementing change even with administrative resistance. Vo-Tech opportunuties are good with academic stats being deceiving. Teachers are hit or miss. Be prepared to be extremely involved if logic is expected when dealing with issues. Athletics are less than organized but changes have started. Safety is acceptable but discipline is a cunundrum. The arts are well planned yet again have growing pains. Persons planning a family will eventually benefit, but not transfers.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2004
Newer School, fast growing community, lots of educational cuts. One of the High School Counselers just retired. A good amount of real caring teachers, and then some that should find another career.

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October 30, 2003
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Pinckney Community High School
10255 Dexter-Pinckney Road, Pinckney, MI  48169
(810) 225-5500
Last modified Pinckney Community High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pinckney Community High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top