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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (2 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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Pilot Knob Elementary School 1

Posted June 17, 2016
- a parent
We are out of district and applied to Pilot Knob open enrollment based on its STEM curriculum. After about a month of school, she started begging me to stay home. She was teased and bullied by kids in her classroom and pushed down on playground, leaving her with bloody knees. The behavior issues in her class were so out of control that she and her classmates often spent a good portion of their specials classes with their heads down on their desks. My child's teacher, as well as specials teachers, refused to let children go to the bathroom except during designated bathroom breaks. My child started to show signs of a urinary tract infection, prompting me to email her teacher, specials teachers, and the principal, regarding the bathroom policy. I never heard back from any of them. Budget issues led Pilot Knob to hire a school counselor at a half time rate, meaning there isn't an appropriate outlet to handle behavior issues during half of the school week. Therefore, teachers are left to their own defenses, trying to control behaviors while also maintaining appropriate curriculum goals. I also found safety issues to be a major concern. The school has a state of the art safety system, with front door locks as well as automatically locking classroom doors, in case of a lockdown. However, they do not ask for any identification when children are picked up from school early. Anyone can go into the school and sign a child out, and as long as the child willingly goes with the person, no questions would be asked. Volunteers within the school are also not required to undergo a background check or to show identification when they enter the school. You sign an ipad and have your picture taken and then the door is unlocked and you are free to enter the building. There is no system of checks and balances for who is working with young children, which is quite unsettling as a parent. The school parking lot is inadequately designed to accommodate buses, walkers, and car pickups, posing another danger. We are happy to be leaving Pilot Knob behind and moving on to new school, with hopes that our daughter will thrive. We have been informed that if we wish to volunteer, a criminal background check is mandatory. We are most excited that our child will be part of a safe, caring environment where her needs and concerned will be heard and respected.

Pilot Knob Elementary School
Grateful to: Parent

Posted June 17, 2016
- a parent
The only people at the school who seemed to hear my concerns and truly care were the parents involved in the PTA. I wrote many emails to administration and my child's teachers that remained unanswered, but the PTA parents always took my concerns seriously and were helpful.


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Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective

Posted June 17, 2016
- a parent
The teachers that we encountered, both classroom and specials, were inadequate in handing behavioral issues. Often times, the entire class was punished for the behavior of a few. My daughter was humiliated to have to sit with her head down during specials classes. Many teachers use an antiquated approach, imposing consequences on the entire group, often taking away from valuable learning time.

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Amount of homework: Not enough

Posted June 17, 2016
- a parent
The homework was not challenging and took about 5 minutes per night. It satisfied the goal of being held responsible for something, but nothing more.

Pilot Knob Elementary School
Develops grit: Disagree

Posted June 17, 2016
- a parent
The school encourages reading, especially Accelerated Reader, setting minimum reading requirements for each grade level. Unfortunately, unless a child reaches his/her reading goal early, or completely exceeds the goal, they will not be recognized for their achievements. My child exceeded her reading goal well before the school year ended, however, so many students had already met the goal, she was not recognized for her achievements at any of the school assemblies. This left her feeling inadequate and frustrated, wondering why her own accomplishment was negated by the overzealous achievements of her peers.


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Develops empathy: Disagree

Posted June 17, 2016
- a parent
My child's classroom had many behavior issues and an overall lack of kindness among students. Teasing and bullying definitely trumped acts of kindness. The school only has a half time school counselor, therefore, they don't have the appropriate resources to effectively combat these issues.

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Develops honesty: Disagree

Posted June 17, 2016
- a parent
Behavior issues in some classrooms are so out of control that the entire class ends up being held responsible for the actions of a few.

Pilot Knob Elementary School 5

Posted February 11, 2016
- a community member
I truly think Pilot Knob is a wonderful school and the principal is very involved and cares about his students. I had the pleasure to student teach there and would love to send my children and even work there someday!


Pilot Knob Elementary School 5

Posted November 19, 2015
- a parent
The principle shows a passion and commitment to learning and clearly loves Pilot Knob and the students and teachers! It is a very positive atmosphere & my daughter loves it!

Pilot Knob Elementary School
Grateful to: School leader

Posted November 19, 2015
- a parent
I want to thank our principle for creating a positive learning environment that is reflected in the teachers and students as well! My daughter is in kindergarten and we are having a great experience!

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Pilot Knob Elementary School
1436 Lone Oak Rd, Eagan, MN  55121
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. (651) 403-7900
Last modified Pilot Knob Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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