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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Pinckney Community High School is an excellent school where the teachers and staff know their subjects, teach them well, and care about the students.
the teachers and faculty all are working hard for the student's success, and they all push kids to strive for the best
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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