Interesting how a new prinicipal can make such a difference in a school with parents & scores. But the change isn't subtle, it appears to be supported by children's scores which are probably a factor of poor leadership. During the 6 years (Pre-k -5) our daughter attended at Pitt School it was known as the elementary school to send your child to. Teacher, Principal & Parent rapport was high and Parent volunteerism was a pleasure. Our daughter now attends Hickory Ridge Middle in the 6th grade. I guess timing is everything.
Not as good this year. New Principal that doesn't care as much about the children or the teachers. Have had 6 teachers leave in the past 2 months in the middle of the year...that speaks volumes.
My son loves his school. I am very pleased with the quality of teachers at PSRES.
This school is just exception. I moved from charlotte to concord in order to get both my children admitted. The curriculum and teachers involvement in this school is just great. Prompt communications with teachers, and teaching method is just fab. I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking for the quality education, safe envirnoment and great teacher and parent involvement. Bravo Panthers!!
What an absolutely fantastic school. Everything about this school is exceptional. The teachers are wonderful, caring, excellent instructors. Great Principal and asst principal always putting the child first before teachers and parents. Lots of communication between the parent and teachers. Teachers motivate and cater to child's needs whether in assisting child or in challenging a child's abilities. Many parent volunteers everywhere. New facility, computers, everything is so great. They really encourage parent involvement (eg. have lunch w/your child any day, Family Night etc.) PTA is extremely active . Lots of extracurricular activities (chess club, skip rope, etc.) We LOVE this school and this town, family oriented community. you're getting a private school education in a public school. My child has thrived here. I thank my lucky stars we picked to live in Concord. My son started kindergarten there and now is moving on to 4th grade, and one thing I can say is every teacher he had was fantastic!
My son loves this school and the teachers. They were very patient with him and involved us at every turn. It breaks my heart to take my son out of this school. We will truly miss it.
We have been fortunate to have had our son attend Pitts from Kindergarten, on the first day the school opened its doors, through 5th grade. We could never have asked for a better elementary environment for him. I am an elementary teacher (at another Cabarrus County school) and I can attest that the education at Pitts has been excellent. Over the years, we have had some of the best teachers around. In addition, the entire staff, from administration to cafeteria to office is caring, welcoming, and supportive. We will surely miss Pitts next year.
Man we miss this school! We moved our child from that horrid Cannon school and my daughter thrived in Pitts school's environment! Since her experience at this school she hasn't looked back and is now a straight A IB student. She always reflects on her time at Pitts school Elementary and credits it for her love of learning. Incredible and caring staff make me give this school my highest recommendation possible!
The school is great. My 4th grader and 2nd grader transferred here after having difficulties in local charter school. They have been thriving here. Principal Borders is great. Teachers communicate and differentiate in the class. My daughter who was failing math at last school is now passing, and picked for honors reading. Teachers are awesome.
great school. my three kids who attend this school learn how to read very quickly while in k. great school. teachers are great and so are the three principals.
I have had 4 children at this school. There was always a problem. All educators were available to say that there was a problem with their learning but no one wanted to help it or correct it. They kept passing it along or saying there was nothing that could be done. All they ever wanted to do was hold a student back.
I have two children that love Pitts School Road Elementary School. I love the school, teachers, and staff. Pitts School Road Elementary School is an excellent school. My son cannot wait to go to Kindergarten next year!
As a grandmother, I appreciate the fact that my grandaughter's first grade teacher allows me to volunteer in the classroom. I would like to encourage grandparentes to become involved. You don't need a teaching degree to help in the classroom, you just need to enjoy being with children. I am having a wonderful time. Hope to see you on the hallways of Pitts School Rd Elemantary The teacher and her assistant can use
My son has been a student for 2 yrs and I have been very impressed by all the teachers, staff and admins at this school. I have had no complaints thus far and hope that I continue to feel this way for many years to come
I love everything about this school. Last year was my daughter's first year, coming from a so called 'prestigious' private school in Concord and she has thrived well beyond our expectations. She was no less challenged at Pitts School than her previous school (as is a misconception amongst most private school parents, myself once included) and enjoyed being rewarded for academic excellence, for example AIG, Honor roll, participating in the national spelling bee (things that were not offered in her last school). The teachers and administration are warm and caring while still being very focused on high academic and behavioral expectations. Many extra curricular activities are offered (my daughter really enjoyed the drama club and Chorus). I thrilled with PSRES in every way.
Our daughter is in Kindergarten at the Pitts School Rd. Elementary school and enjoying her teacher, students and the interaction. My wife who was a teacher's aide in the Elmont School District on Long Island, New York was used to taking a greater responsibility in assisting the teacher during the class day. We find that the teacher's aide could take on a greater burden than they are currently assuming, the amount of homework placed on a kindergarten student could discourage them. We consider allowing children to ride in school buses without seat belts dangerous and counterproductive to our own value system and safety.
I have been very pleased with the school. My child is challenged, thriving and happy. I am pleased with the parent/teacher communication as well as with the philosophy and attitude of the administration!
I am thrilled with the way Pitts School Road Elementary school has turned out. I was anxious to leave Harrisburg Elementary, but it turns out to have been a great move! My children are thriving in a school that is not set in its ways and the parents are involved in how the school develops. The Principal truly puts the children (not parents or teachers) first. Every year more and more extracurricular activities are being added. I am sure this will end up being a School Of Excellence!
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