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Mount Holly, NC
Students enrolled: 536

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1925 North Main Street
Mount Holly, NC 28120

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(704) 827-2236
(704) 822-0227
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December 19, 2014
I have nothing, but positive things to say about Pinewood. Principal Barr is amazing! Communication with parents, from Mr. Barr and teachers, is top notch. When I have concerns or questions, they are answered the same day. I am confident my son is not only getting a great education in the classroom, but he is involved in after school clubs (LEGO, Dance, Chess and Checkers club are just a few examples), and enjoys Art, Multi-media, music, and computer classes. The PTA is very active. There are smart boards and computers in every classroom and no trailers! The on-site afterschool program is also very convenient - homework is completed and he doesn't have to take a shuttle bus to a different location.

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November 24, 2014
Jacob Barr, the principal, makes this place. He opens the doors for every child on the first day in a suit and tie, greets every parent he chances by with eye contact and a smile throughout the year. Every week we get a phone message detailing the coming week, supplemented by an email that allows for easy calendar entry of all important events. My son is in 1st grade and has Mrs. Mullins. She is also a bright spot for us. She sends weekly reminder emails and was very gracious when I came in last month to do an activity with the children in her class. The school avidly seeks volunteers and allows for a lot of parental contact with the students. I had my son in private school for his first two years (TK and Kindergarten) and was apprehensive about the switch to public. So far things have been great- and I feel that the lunch served here is even better than the fast food and take out served at the private school. I am only giving four stars because he hasn't yet finished this year- I will review again at the end of this year -hopefully with a five! :)

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September 04, 2014
We love Pinewood the faculty and staff are always so welcoming and always there for any concerns. My son Ayden had Mrs. Helms & Mrs. Dodge for Kindergarten such wonderful teachers!

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March 27, 2014
The teachers are excellent. The Principal does an amazing job, friendly, helpful, and informed. There are many clubs and after school activities available for children to get involved in. The ONLY reason that our family is transferring to the charter school is the Vice Principal. If I could rate her on this chart, she would actually be negative stars. She is rude, condescending, and does not handle stressful situations well. On multiple occasions she has raised her voice at me as if I were a student, simply because I was asking questions regarding the safety of my children. I am a soft spoken/passive person, so there was never a cause for her to lash out. My children are not disruptive and have never been sent to the office, this is not written by the hands of a parent on the defense. Pinewood could improve the overall happiness of the staff and student body by training the Vice Principal to talk to all people in a polite manner, to be kind, apologize occasionally, answer questions without making people feel as if they are wasting her time, and treat the wonderful staff well. If her character is not changed, the best teachers will phase out, as well as many of the students.

- submitted by a parent

December 06, 2012
My daughter is attending Kindergarden at Pinewood, she is yet to come home with something that she actually learned at school! I am basically sendingher there to socialize, all her formal education is done at home. I don't know what they do for 6 hours a day!!!!other than badgering me with fundraising! not a single week goes by without them asking us for money, hey, hey, a little more focus on ACTUALLY teaching!!!! you don't need extraordinary measures to teach kids to read and write. I am looking into other schools possibly a charter school,Pinewood is a joke, how can a teacher, an educator send e-mails with tons of grammatical mistakes?? have you heard of spell check!! I am so indignant I could burst!!!

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September 17, 2010
I am 39 years old and attended Pinewood when i was in Kindergarten...My daughter now goes to Pinewood and is doing excellent....Next year my 4 year old will attend K there also,....She's so excited...and my oldest child loves school and can't wait to get there everyday...Thank u for doing a great job

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January 05, 2009
My daughter has attended this school from k-2. I feel like she has been provided an excellent education. I think the administration has done a great job.

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July 28, 2008
This school lacks an administration that has the knowledge of how to deliver effective instruction and control behavior.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 19, 2008
I have two children who have attended Pinewood for the past year and a half. Last year we were not impressed, and quite frustrated as the principal did not seem to want to work with us in changing classrooms for our oldest son. This year is a completely different story, new principal, great communication! Both of my boys are in the AIG program, and Ms. Ramsey is fantasic! Mrs. Kush and Mrs. Scott have worked very hard this year to make sure they are not bored and are constantly being challenged. My only concern is with Saxon math, the curriculum seems to only teach through repetition and does not teach the children true problem solving. I wish we could get a different math program. Parental involvement seems to be minimal, I hope to see more parents get involved in the children's education.

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no rating
January 12, 2008
Excellent teachers. Cafeteria lacks good, nutritional food. Many days the kids are served leftovers with no discounting.

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November 29, 2007
I am a real estate broker and my son has been going to this school for 5 years. Today was the first day he had ever seen a fight, and he is in the 4th grade! Great school, great teachers, and even though I am looking to buy a bigger house, I will not move out of this area thanks to Pinewood Elementary School's efficiency.

- submitted by a parent

July 31, 2007
Pinewood Elementary has exceeded expectations! I am so glad that I did not solely rely on test scores because I could not be happier with the education and attention my 1st grader has gotten...Thanks Pinewood Elementary!

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January 31, 2007
My oldest child has been at Pinewood for 4 years and we have been nothing but pleased with his teachers and the administration. Never, have we seen/heard of any violence and bullying is not tolerated. With the new principal there were great changes, but the previous principal did not allow violence or bullying. I have two children and will not move for fear of having to change schools. Pinewood is an excellent school with wonderful teachers and administrators. Any and all problems are resolved and the principal is not only willing to work with parents on their issues, but is eager for parental involvement. The school has a very welcome and warm atmosphere and all staff members encourage students to succeed. From the Principal to the custodians, everyone works to help children learn and prosper.

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April 18, 2006
My child is in Ms Luckey's k class. She's happy learning so much, seems very well adusted and supervised. Everyone has been friendly and helpful.My child is biracial and we worried about that at first. But she's fine and I love Pinewood for that.I was shocked when Iread the other reviews. Maybe the school has changed a lot. I dont know. I think the principal is new. Or maybe the bullies are out of elementary by now.But I have been thrilled with my daughters experience so far.She attended pre k in the Charlotte school system. Believe me this is a welcome change.

- submitted by a parent

April 06, 2005
I send my child to school to learn and this school has so far, been unable to provide an environment that promotes that. Violence and bullying are big problems here.

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2004
Violence and discipline problems are big issues. This is not a conducive environment for learning.

- submitted by a parent

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Pinewood Elementary School
1925 North Main Street, Mount Holly, NC  28120
(704) 827-2236
Last modified Pinewood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pinewood Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top