We moved here from upstate NY November 2014 amd my daughter is in the 4th grade and she couldn't be any happier. I have met a few teachers and they were so nice to my daughter and made her feel so welcome. I love the way they do drop off and pickup and help the kids get into the car. I think school could be updated a little but as long as they are good to the kids and teach them, then we are happy parents. Thank you for making us feel welcome.
This is by far they worst school ever.They teachers/staff doesn't want to deal with children.I get a phone called everyday saying my child is ill with something different and according to them my child has a fever everyday.Then today get a letter in the mail saying my child can't miss anymore school or I go to court.Seriously,they tell me I have to get my child from school almost everyday and they count that against my child.So displeased.
From personal experience, most teachers do not want to teach children with learning disabilities, and when a parent "questions" teaching methods, the parents are in a sense shunned. Favoritism plays a major factor in this school, depending on who you are and your last name. This school does have a few remarkable teachers and faculty, but very few. Noticing passing school work in order to pass along when clearly the child does not know appropriate grade material. The principal is a very good person personally, but the school needs a principal willing to expand in education ideas in order to reach every child. Some wonderful individuals there but overall very disappointed at the lack of professionalism in some areas.
We just moved in from FL and are extremely pleased with the teachers and administration at W.P. My son is in 4th grade and his teacher is warm hearted, easy to talk with and very accessible. All the 4th grade teachers are great and seem very engaged in helping the kids learn. The flied trips are great and my wife and I have been able to help out with the kids. The principal is very qualified and professional too. 5 star school for us!!
I tend to feel like overall whitepine is a great teaching school,but i also see a lot of favrioitism towards the children that have a "last" name. In some of the grades if your child is having a hard time learning,the teachers just want the parent to put the child on a drug for "ADD". because they dont want to spend the extra time trying to accomidate the way to help and explain to that one child, when what they are doing works for the majority of the children.
I like white pine school because they were so good with my children when they started there. It was a big difference we justed move back from new jersey and my kids love it there its a down home country school down to earth and friendly people the way schools should be
My son just started in K this year, and my daughter went there from 6th through 8th. I think it is an outstanding school. We have never had an issue in needing to speak with a teacher. Mr Walker has always been open and upfront with any issue or question that we have asked. The reason most people complain is that they are not involved. Teachers and administrators are swamped, but will take the time to talk and work with you if you ask.
I really dont like White Pine School. I think that the teachers do not do there job correctly. My children do not get the education they need there. They spen money on stupid things insted of the school and education. I also don't think the 6th through 8th graders should be allowed around the little ones. Mr Walker does not do a very good job running it at all. I hate to change my childrens school because they have attended that school since Kindergarten but I am at the end of my rope!
I think the school is under staffed. There is not a lot of activities and the leavel of academics is low. I think parents would like to be more involved but in most cases it take a act of congress to get to talk to a teacher and there are very few extracurriculars. Teacher quality is poor in my eyes do not get me wrong there are a few good teachers there but I mean a FEW.