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100 Dundee Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374

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(910) 295-6969
(910) 295-1027
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4 stars
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October 15, 2014
PES is a great public elementary school. Mamy faculty have advanced degrees and cetifications along with some who have 20+ years of experience. The cohesiveness between staff and faculty is demonstrated in their performance as a finely tuned team. There is care and concern for every child. Children are individually tested and enabled to work at their own reading level, but math seems to be a one-level-fits-all. I supplement math, vocabulary and spelling, foreign language, and music (theory and piano) at home. This keeps my child moving ahead where public school common core has children doing one thing over and over using a variety of methods. My child will be well rounded ac ross all subject matter between all our efforts. I wish there was a Spanish immersion program and that year round was offered through 5th grade at PES. There is a wonderful, positive approach to growing independent, respectful children - bucket filling and S.W.I.M.; learn more about this in the school handbook. We are grateful to have this quality public education available to us. We love supporting our school.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2014
PES and Moore County is a solid choice for your child(ren) and family. I am a military parent and I had three kids graduate from PES to middle school. The leadership has rotated during our time and the school has expanded to traditional and year round students. The quality of education and support remains consistent. We have experienced challenges at certain grade levels however our children has excelled as the curriculum and student support has changed. Parent involvement is encouraged and recommended. Technology is a concern but the county has a new program in place. Remember this is a growing family community in a resort-vacation town. We loved it and I recommend all new elementary school age families join a great community and education team at PES.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2013
PES is an excellent school. We have been here for three years and we love it. The principal, teachers, staff, and PTA all work so week together to provide the best for our children. I wish we could stay here, but we are moving and they have definitely set the bar very high.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2013
We have had three children attend this school and I have nothing but good things and experiences to report. We have three different children with three different interests and learning concerns and they were all satisfied. We would highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2011
PES is a fabulous school all around! We have three children enrolled at PES and have been quite pleased with their academic rigor as well as the extracirricular activies.The principal and staff have been very welcoming to our family. The principal is highly visble in the school as well as the assistant principal. I have had several conversations with our administration and they have been every responsive to me. The teachers are some of the most caring teachers I have ever seen!

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2011
PES is a wonderful school filled with caring, dedicated teachers. Both of our children have had a very positive experience at the school. They are challenged in their classrooms and through the AIG program. The extra curricular activities range from arts and crafts to cross country. Parent involvement is very high. The principal has been much more visible this year. She has attended many school functions and has run the school assemblies. We are thrilled to be part of this school!

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2010
Have 2 kids in this school and have been happy with the teachers and sense of community among the other families. Have to agree with other reviewers about the leadership though, principal is unfriendly and doesn't even come to many school functions. Also very difficult to get in touch with and unresponsive to parent concerns- a problem we and at least 2 other families we know of have had. Teachers and community good, administration bad.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2010
Never again! We are a military family and have been involved in many schools. This place is not warm and welcoming to new families. The open house night was a free for all with nobody to help new families find their child's classroom. The office was dark and locked. Our child's teacher yelled constantly in the classroom, had poor classroom management skills, and medicore teaching abilities. There was a lack of technogy and too much of teaching to the End of Grade Test. There is a definite bullying problem with chidren cussing at each other. Adminstration hardly gets involved. The prinicipal is not friendly and is not visible on campus. The guidance counselor is "too busy" to help even when you call and email for help. Mrs. Clark,AIG, is friendly and allows children to be creative and think outside the box. The orchestra program is also wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
We are military & often run into unsatisfactory schools & uncaring teachers. PES has been great for our daughter & I'm sure will be great for our son when he starts. We have never seen a better school w/ such caring teachers & hard workers.Our daughter has special needs & PES teachers & Staff have gone over & beyond to help us & make our daughters time here & education So much better & a memorable & relaxed learning experience.Our daughter has never been happier & wanting to go school compared to when she would cry & was scared to go at some of the other ones. The extracurricular activities here are great & they encourage & support the children. The principal has been supportive & involved in our daughters education & seems to be in every child's at the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 24, 2009
I have two kids at the school. We are very happy with it. It is a nice diverse student body. The teachers are excellent. Each classroom (except for 4th and 5th grade) has a teachers assistant that is with the children full time. This makes all the difference in the world! The only downside is that the school is old and in need of repairs. These teachers deserve a much better school building! Some of that is due to the fact that it is a county wide school system with many schools in line for renovations. Also, I think the principal is very fair and caring!

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 08, 2008
The extracarricular activities at this school are fantastic. The art teacher, music teacher and orchestra teacher really put a lot of extra time and effort into their students. My kids have really enjoyed them. My biggest concern with the school is there is a bullying problem that seems to be pushed under the rug. I've talked to teachers and the principal and they don't seem too concerned. The school counseler did not return phone calls or emails. It seems that it depends on who you are to get any action. My kids used to love going to school, but with the experiences they have had here they now dread going to school. It breaks my heart and I hope that his year will be different.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2008
both of my children have been at PES since 2003 one is going to middle school next year, we have been very happy with the school

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2007
The teachers in Pinehurst Elementary are very uncaring. The new principal does not listen to parents complaints about problem teachers. A teacher there refers to some of the children who do not finish their homework as 'slackers'. They are not willing to put forth the effort to help children who struggle with their grades and bullying is also a problem there too. I strongly advise parents to not enroll their children in the school. I pulled my daughter out and enrolled her in a private school with caring teachers and in a good, safe environment.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
This is my son's second year here at PES and I feel that he couldn't be getting a better foundation for his academics! His teachers have been extremely approachable and given helpful feedback. The only drawback I've encountered is a separate gymnasium and music building (because of the age of the school I suppose) so the children have to go outdoors in order to reach these 2 areas (rain/shine). I love the sense of community I've received here and would highly recommend this school for others who want a solid foundation for their child. A little lacking in the technological area (ie. internet usage for parents to check on progress, etc) but overall WONDERFUL!

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2004
I am becoming more disenchanted with the school system and primarily pinehurst elementary. The teachers teach for the 'end of year test' and have no creativity. The administration is waiting to retire and doesn t want to ruffle any feathers before it is time. I would think that the school would be proud of there students and want to publish there well deserved accomplishments. I find it disturbing with today s technical advances that you can not find one website that shows the schools honor roll. This is what the teachers and the administration strives for am i wrong? Maybe i am suggesting something that you have never thought of? If so please don t give me credit just do it!

- submitted by a parent
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Pinehurst Elementary School
100 Dundee Road, Pinehurst, NC  28374
(910) 295-6969
Last modified Pinehurst Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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