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3300 Thomas Cario Blvd
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466

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June 24, 2015
This school is very welcoming to parents and students. Great teachers and great leadership there.

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August 25, 2014
Pinckney is a wonderful school! The school is very large however my daughter never feels lost or that she is not getting enough attention. She has had amazing teachers over the past three years and I feel so fortunate that we live in Mt. Pleasant and can send our children to such terrific schools.

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July 18, 2014
Everyone talks about South Carolina schools and how they 'Rank' nationally. I can promise you one thing, these schools are not included in that testing scores of the nation. This school is a gem in the rough!! Heck, it's the Baseball Diamond to be exact! Great School, great location, top notch teachers. We could not be happier with an education system!! A+

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March 27, 2014
I remember going to this school 2009-2010 it was good I and yeah the good years of my life....

- submitted by a community member

February 10, 2014
We just moved here in December and my son started school in January. Everyone we have met at the school has gone way beyond our expectations to help our son adjust to a new school The teachers are amazing and it is remarkable how well tthey are handling the growth.

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February 05, 2014
We moved from out of state to this school and our child entered 3rd grade here. Immediately my child was singled out and bullied. When brought to the teachers attention, I was told they never witnessed it so it must not be happening. Kids are not stupid, they do it when the teachers AREN'T looking. . which lunch and recess here are basically unsupervised. While my child learned an incredible amount of information during actual instruction time, my child was MISERABLE. We moved out of district after only 6 months. Its sink or swim here and there is no support from the administration if your child is sinking.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2014
Pinckney is an excellent school with a top notch staff. There is a big action- based learning theme there. Students get the opportunity to work at cool kinesthetic tables instead of traditional desks if they choose. There are innovative things going on at Pinckney.

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August 22, 2013
Charles Pinckney Elementary School has a big soccer fields and teachers are so good and friendly.

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July 02, 2013
Over-crowded classrooms with low standards. The Civil War is taught constantly and African American children are singled out by teachers and students in very negative ways. Teacher/ Bully phenomenon also strong in this school. As a conscientious parent, this school does not warrant a recommendation.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2013
We recently moved here from Colorado. The actual classroom experience seems good, class sizes are small, we are very happy with our daughters teacher. The school itself is just too big. Discussed the attendance policy with the principal and was shocked by her comments. Basically if your child doesn't show up to school it's input into a computer system and sometime within the day or evening you will be alerted to that. I knew where my child was but saw a large whole in there system. I voiced my concern that if a child isn't accounted for at school and the parent hasn't called them in absent shouldn't they be contacted right away. The answer given to me was no. This is the system, on any given day there are 80 kids unaccounted for and they don't have the manpower to make the calls. So on any given day there are 80 kids that they are responsible for, are unaccounted for and they are doing nothing to find them. REAL SCARY.

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March 22, 2011
Pinckney Elem is an excellent school! If you are zoned for this school and you have your child in a private school, you are wasting your money. The academics are strong and the parental involvement is wonderful. The teachers are qualified and know how to teach. I don't think there is a better school in the district or state.

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July 18, 2009
Our children moved from a '10' school in Carlsbad, California to Pinckney Elementary for the 08-09 school year. Our '10' school in California became that way from extensive parent involvement and a majority affluent population. Now, I know that the California school administration had absolutely nothing to do with the schools success. What sets Pinckney apart from other highly rated schools is it's extremely effective management. The school does a great job of balancing the needs of vastly different abilities through just plain smart use of my children's time and my taxpayer dollars. This allows already great teachers to do an even better job!

- submitted by a parent

March 03, 2009
Awesome, awesome, awesome! This school knows how to engage the children in a fun learning experience. There is a perfect balance between academics and fun. This is the first year that my son couldn't wait to get dressed in the morning to go to school. He is a very bright student and the school has been very creative in challenging him. I can't say enough good about this school. The feel is warm, fun, and the teachers seem to enjoy their jobs.

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March 01, 2009
I totally disagree that this school is lacking in the arts area. First of all, the school has an annual arts week called Pinckney Palooza where outside artists come in for a week long event. The students are exposed to music, art, dance and history. My children are constantly teaching me new songs learned in music class and they sing in the car instead of argue. This is a great school in every aspect, especially in the arts.

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October 29, 2008
I could not be more pleased with this school. Everything about it is wonderful. My daughter loves her teachers and everything about the school.

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July 28, 2008
this is such a great school to go to. the kids learn how to connect to the teachers and learn to connect with other students

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September 05, 2007
Before my child was diagnosed with ADHD he had a very difficult time reading among other things. The staff worked very hard to get him outside classroom assitance, first in a group of three students and then on a one-to-one basis. Once he was diagnosed, he caught up with his reading level and became a Terrific Kid for the last nine weeks. They did not jump to assumptions about ADHD but rather gave him the help he needed and suggested he be diagnosed by his personal physician. The whole staff is very caring and professional.

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July 23, 2006
Pinckney Elementary School is a very friendly school with great teachers. Everything about the school is awesome except one thing. The state has an end of the year test, PACT, that the teachers center what they do in the classroom around the test.

- submitted by a student

April 05, 2006
The academic programs are sufficient. I find the music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities are severely lacking. Our children are the one suffering the most because of this. From what I have seen parent involvement has always been pretty high. I am sure there can always be more. but I think the kids are pretty happy with the parents involved right now.

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2006
Academics are fine. Advanced TAG type courses are available. We found Pinckney to be an excellent, organized school. Many of the teachers have Master's degrees. The front office staff was always present to inform visitors and volunteers. We regularly saw the principal and the vice principal in the halls. It was not unusual to see the VP sit down to lunch with the students. The PE teachers were creative and fun and worked with the equipment they had. The floors and facilities were kept clean. Student journals came home daily for parents to read messages. The children's writing journals are a keepsake of their growth during the year. Pinckney offered living history such as pioneer crafts or colonial breakfasts. Learning was creative and fun! Students were aware of behavioral expectations. Emphasis on poistive rewards. Involved PTA. Fun fundraisers. Moved due to job/seen 5 elementary schools. CPE is a great school!

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November 29, 2005
I completely agree with the prior review - the curriculum of the district is very weak, and the teachers do not all teach beyond this curriculum. The result is not enough challenge for good students, and frustration for parents who have seen better. Shame on the district for not letting children reach their potential! We need to start our own district, as this one is way too large to make any changes. For example, Columbia has much smaller districts.

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2005
I live in New York State. My grandchildren attend Pinckney. I am imrpessed with the dress code - it removes one unessesary pressure for studensts. During my visits to the school I also see that it results in students looking neat. Great decision..... I also like the discipline. It exceeds what I have observed in upstate New York - walking inlines, respect for others, etc.

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November 19, 2003
We moved to Mt. Pleasant from West Ashley because we knew the schools were great. The teachers are some of the highest quality people I have met. They have high expectations for the children. The environment if welcoming and very safe. We are glad we made the move!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 25, 2003
My husband and I are VERY pleased with Pinckney Elementary. I believe the Principal, teachers and parents are committed to make it be the best it can be. Although our daughter has just entered first grade, I have to say her year in Kindergarten was excellent. My only concern is whether or not the school can handle the rapid growth. Our 'brand new' school is more than bursting at the seams and older grades are learning in 'cottages', which to me, seems to disconnect them from the school. The Mount Pleasant area is continuing to grow and will continue at a rapid pace. We can't close down Interstate 95 and stop people from coming, so the county school board should get it's priorities straight and stop cutting the budget on education. Not all of us can or want to send our children to private schools when getting a quality education should be an oppurtunity every child has. Overall, I couldn't be more pleased that our daughter is attending Pinckney Elementary -- and I wouldn't have it any other way.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 04, 2003
The teachers are dedicated, trained professionals. I couldn't ask for anything better!

- submitted by a community member
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Charles Pinckney Elementary School
3300 Thomas Cario Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29466
(843) 856-4585
Last modified Charles Pinckney Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades 3-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Charles Pinckney Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top