The teachers at Pine Valley are dedicated and passionate. The academic programs are challenging, thanks to the teachers. The school could work on stronger administrative leadership.
I love Pine Valley and my daughter has grown more in the 6 months of attending this school than her previous school. She has problems with her reading and they have been just wonderful to her needs.
This is my son's second year at Pine Valley. We feel that it has been a wonderful school. Both his Kindergarten ans 1st grade teachers are great. Kindergarten teacher helped my son with the transition to a new school since we moved here after Christmas break. 1st grade teacher, I am getting the same caring response from her as well so far this year. I would definitely recommend this school!
This is our daughter's kindergarten year at Pine Valley. We have been very pleased with our experience there. Her teacher is caring and enthusiatic, and the staff has been helpful. Pine Valley's positive behavior system has been recognized at the state level. We love how positive character traits are taught from day one and rewarded when displayed by students. I have no experience with the previous principal, but the new one seems to be doing a great job.
The teacher my child has this year is great Other staff members seem very geniune and friendly; however, the principal is very condesending. She seems very cold and shows no empathy at all. I've heard a few teachers express their frustrations with her management style. After reading the other comments, it seems this has been a problem for a few years. Maybe someone will finally address this issue.
Pine Valley is an excellent school with dedicated, caring and highly qualified teachers who set high expectations for all students. Due to the the micromanagement leadership style of the principal, teachers and parents feel suppressed and devalued. Teachers here need help from the system administrators to find a way to make this a good working environment!
Pine Valley has very dedicated teachers, who are lead by a principal that is very controlling. I have had many opportunities to work with the principal on various PTA functions and have also found her to be difficult at times, not a very warm person. The level of parent involvment is high, all are encouraged to give time. The parents seem very supportive of the teaching staff. Academics are number 1 here, very high expectations of both students and staff. Need more room at this school, it is growing at a fast rate.Staff is usually very open and friendly and approachable, principal harder to deal with. My children have received an excellent education.
Pine Valley has not been the best experience of my son's first 3 years in school. His K class had a really good teacher that seemed to really care about her students. His 1st and 2nd grade teachers, both have had very poor communication skills with regards the parents. It seems that they just do what it takes to get through the day. Pine Valley puts on a good front, but when you get down to the core, I would not recommend it.
I have a 5th grader at Pine Valley and I find that the work is challenging but not impossible. Her three teachers are very involved with making sure that each child obtains the best possible education they can. I am very pleased with the education my daughter has received while attending Pine Valley Elementary.
Homework, homework, homework - Be prepared for lengthy homework assignments beginning in kindergarten. I have a third grades whose spelling words appear to me to be way beyond third grade level. It's great to be challenged but if your child struggles at all, your are in for frustrating times.
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