I went to school with my nephews so they can play at the playground. School teacher yelled at us to leave because we're in the school property. My nephews are 2nd graders and they won't do any harm to this school property. Extremely unfriendly people at this school.
I could not be more happy with Pinewood after having my child here for the last 2 years. I have never been to a school that has such a positive atmosphere. The teachers are so engaged and go above and beyond to keep my child challenged. You see the mutual respect between the principal and the teachers every time you visit. The principal is top notch. It is a shame so many people in the neighborhood surrounding the school can not get past looking at statistics alone (which get better every year, btw). Test scores alone don't make a school what it is, it's the principal, teachers, and parents that are involved that make it such a great place!
Pinewood is a great school, full of teachers who's passion is evident at every event we attend. The irony is because of its Title 1 label many Madison Park Neighborhood children choose to go other schools which is sad. The school has the latest technologies & and a great park in front of it. This schools scores would be much higher if the kids who live in the neighborhood actually attended there. Some of the kids that go here just need stronger parent involvement. Teaching young children is not just the public schools duty, its the parents duty as well. We are all responsible for the next generations well being and growth.
Pinewood Elementary is an excellent school . The teachers are always nice and friendly and always holding nice conversations. I have a 9 year old attending the school and her teacher is always informing me through phone calls or letters regarding my child progress. So I say it can't get any better than that!
400 neighborhood families chose to send their kids to other schools....wonder why? My child was so behind due to this school.
I really love Pinewood I have two children and one just graduated and is moving on and the other is still attending. The teachers are very nice everyone is great. Great PTO.
I have been impressed every single time I have entered the school building. People aere always freindly and the staff goes above and beyond for the children. This is the place for my daughter and two sons, without a doubt. We may have higher income than many that attend but we are not going to pay for private school- and with a school like Pinewood why would you? Go and visit and you will see!
I have had a very positive experience so far! My daughter is very happy at Pinewood, and I feel the staff is taking the school to the next level. Focus is definitely on learning and building community. I am very welcome in school and given a lot of opportunities to get involved and be a part of my child's education.
The teachers have great attitudes and the principal is interested in each student. The teachers are available to the parents to discuss any topic pertaining to their child. Teachers also encourage students interests and turn them into learning opportunities. The building is very clean and well kept.
There is a great feeling of cooperation between parents, teachers and staff.
They have a well-structured schedule, the school is clean, the children are learning very well. I got to eat lunch with my Grandson there and the teachers and aides were very friendly, courteous, efficient and competent, as well as compassionate and loving toward the children.
Pinewood is nicknamed a 'low-poverty' school, but the teachers are dedicated and student achievement increases every year. The principal is excellent.
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