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Pinckney Community High School1
Posted May 21, 2014
- a parent
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 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.
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.