Pine Street used to be a very fine school, but since the change in principals a few years ago, it has declined significantly. The test scores are still pretty good, but whenever I talk with teachers, they express low morale. The current administrator of the school lacks the ability to manage personnel. She often lies--to parents, teachers, and students--and I have personally observed her treat each of those groups with extreme disrespect. Every year that she has been there the quality of student experience has declined, and Pine Street won't quickly recover from the damage she has inflicted upon it.
Pine Street has always been a wonderful school, but now with arts infusion it's becoming even better! The children are actively involved in their learning and retaining more information because of the arts. My children love their school, adore their teachers and have learned so much! The creative thinking methods that are encouraged at Pine Street will help them be competitive in this ever changing world!
It is like a family! Everyone cares about each other and respects each other. The arts are important and infused into the curriculum. Parents volunteer and help out all the time.Teachers go the extra mile.
Pine Street is a wonderful school! I first experienced Pine Street as a parent, and was blown away at the'family atmosphere.' Parents are involved and teachers/staff really care! Now I am a teacher at Pine Street. It is a comfortable and positive environment to work in. Pine Street School is just the greatest!!
This is an exceptional school. I am not from this area or this state and the worse I can say is that I wish ALL schools were like Pine St. Great staff and faculty, high expectations and fabulous educational standards are also EXPECTED. The teachers are nuturing yet demanding. We are so lucky to have this school and the wonderful teachers and parents here at Pine Street and in Spartanburg, SC!
What a great school!! Everyone is friendly, child oriented and outgoing. My 6th grader has come from a D/F student in District 2 schools to making 2 A's, 3 B's and 1 C this grading period. I have three children at Pine Street and I am extremely satisfied with everyone! Best school in the county for your young child.
As parent's to a first grader going in to the public school system, we were very nervous about the changes that would take place with new people and a new curriculum, but Pine Street was a great change. The school took my son right under their wing with one-on-one interaction to start getting ready for 2nd grade within the first couple of weeks. Service and participation from teachers, administrators, and parents has been exceptional. As I saw on one mother's t-shirt, We don't send our children to Pine Street to be average!'
The best Elementary School, public or private, in Spartanburg...certainly one of the very best in South Carolina. It possesses a rare atmosphere of nurturing, independence, and high academic standards that are beyond exceptional. No better place for a child to begin their academic career.