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Pine Drive Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 295 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $133,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $900.

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Posted May 21, 2014

this school is a nightmare the highschoolers bullie the middleschoolers and the teachers dont even do anything about it because they are to busey talking about others to care is i could rate 0 stars i would its a horrible school!


Posted August 6, 2013

I've been going to Pine Drive since I was 4. It's the only school I've ever know, I don't want to leave but my parents said that if there isn't enough students I'll have to go. :( I'm going into the 7th grade and I have a year to save my school. I have talked with my principal and I'm going to talk to the pastor of the church. Please don't make me leave my school. ENROLL NOW!!!!!!


Posted July 7, 2012

WE HAVE BEEN WITH P D SINCE MY SON WAS 4, HE IS NOW 9.I MUST SAY THAT WAS THE BEST DECISION MY HUSBAND AND I MADE FOR OUR SON'S EDUCATION. THE TEACHERS ARE REAL LOVING TEACHERS, NOT JUST DOING THEIR JOB, THEY ARE GENUINE. DESPITE ALL THAT HAS HAPPENED, WE KNOW THAT GOD WORKS OUT EVERYTHING FOR HIS GOOD,AND I MUST SAY I WORK IN PUBLIC EDUCATION, AND BY NO MEANS WILL I BRING MY SON TO PUBLIC SCHOOL. WE HAVE FAITH, AND YOU IT !! WILL HAPPEN!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2012

The students like it for the lax dress code and relaxed atmosphere and the fact there is very little homework. The standards are not very high, as would be expected at a Christian school. There is little or no communication between parents, faculty and administration. They use an online site for grades, but it is not used effectively. At this time, the school is going through yet another crisis with administration and leadership. My advice: Look elsewhere
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2011

If you want a school where your child will learn, grow, prosper, succeed, and where he/she will be loved, then Pine Drive is your ideal school. As a parent, if you want your child to be happy and receive a Christian education from a smiling, loving teacher, then you have found your school. In my experience, 100% of the population won't be pleased 100% of the time, but sometimes it seems people just choose to be unhappy. Keep that in mind. Give Pine Drive a try! You WILL like it, and your children will LOVE it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2010

Critical thinking skills are NOT taught in this curriculum; your children will be LOST when they are asked to think for themselves and the answers don't come to them in bold face print. The faculty and staff definitely give preferential treatment to some students. Overall, I would rather home school a child than pay for them to go to this "school" (and I use that term VERY loosely)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2010

I have been attending this school for almost my whole life, I have never really enjoyed it, except with the time with my favorite science teacher. But some teachers in this school will give you demerits and sometimes behavior referrals for the smallest things. This school also has problems with keeping teachers for longer than a couple months. We had about 8 history teachers in about 2-3 years. It is a real problem, but its probably because they don't pay as well as most schools, for obvious reasons. But, I have to say I loved the people, they were always nice and in all my time in this school I didn't see a single real fight. I loved the student body. The biggest problem in my eyes, was the the lack of a verity of courses in the school.


Posted May 25, 2010

I love this school. The teachers are great and really love the children. There needs to be a bit more communication between the staff and parents. Beginning, Aug.2010 I believe the school will address these issues. I understand a new Headmaster will be taking over and that she is top in this field. Watch this school grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

Pine Drive Christian School is not a Christian at ALL. The staff are not forgiving or accepting of ALL students. They have 'favorites' that get chosen for plays; student of the month, chapel serves performers and academic events. They are unprofessional and unorganized as a whole. The Pastor is rarely seen on campus and does not offer Christian counseling when there are personal or discipline issues. The Students are not treated equal. The music teacher yells quit frequently at the students. One of the second grade teachers has been heard yelling at her class with the door closed which she could be heard from down the hall. The ladies in after school care are so busy sitting at the table gossiping about others that they don't even know when a student is being harassed by another student. The lady in after school care is very rude to the students. NO Stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

I have had two children graduate from PDCS. They received a great education. They are both attending 4-year universities now - one at a state school and one at a private school. They were thoroughly prepared for college, and both received significant college scholarships as well. We loved PDCS because not only were the kids prepared academically, the teachers and administrators truly loved and cared about them. Our experience with PDCS was a great one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2009

I have been teaching at Pine Drive for many years and I still love it. We have great kids, teachers who are devoted and wonderful parents. At times we have been very merciful to students because we are a Christian school. I am proud of this school. I recommend it to everyone. Our facilities are well used but the love and people make up for that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2009

I have been involved in PDCS since 1996-have 2 children attending-and volunteer often...we love this school. You will not find a more loving environment that truly cares about your childs feelings, grades and overall wellbeing. Of course like anywhere there are issues but nothing that cant be resolved. The pastor is an absolute extraordinary man with a heart for God. His love for his faculty, students and parents is sensational. He will address any problem you take to him w/a loving heart and go thru the proper channels to resolve it in a Christian manner. If you want your child to be praised, loved and well educated academically and Biblically, send them to PDCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2009

I had my children at this school from Kindergarten. The elementary is great with wonderful teachers but once they get into junior and high school it dramatically drops. The High School especially is bad. They can't keep teachers and the administrator does absolutely nothing for either the students, parents or teachers. If you ask me the school is long overdue for an administration change. Maybe when they lose accrediation that might actually happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

I have been going to pine drive from pre-k to secondary. Because pine drive is so small all of the students grew up together are like family. The athletics are great and our football team rocks!! All of the teachers love their students, and I know that they probibly pray for evrey single one. I LOVE MY SCHOOL! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2008

We have had our daughter in the school for three years now and have found the school to be excellent. The staff and parents have been involved and we have had no problems with the school. I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking for an alternative to public school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

I love PDCS, my daughter has attended this school for 2yrs. She learned respect, love and compassion taught to her in a loving christian way. Not to mention her above average academic acheivements...all due to the awesome curriculun at Pinedrive, she has learnt bible verses and psalms, she can tell you many bible stories. She sings all the time and begs to go to afterschool care! Thank you Pine Drive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2008

As a former public school teacher, I know what is being taught in public schools. If you want a secular view of the world taught to your child, then put them in public school. If you want your child to learn about life and the world from a Biblical perspective and how the Lord can use them in a day where anything goes, then put them in PDCS. Saftey is number one. Respect is also important. Learning and being able to discern the truth from propaganda, then PDCS is for you. The staff has quality teachers who dearly love their students. Devotion to them is a major reason you should enroll your child because you won't find this kind of sincerity many others places. Perhaps parents should be grateful that there is a place to put their children so they can be raised to learn the truth about the Living God.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 31, 2008

This was our first year at Pine Drive and I can say that my kids are doing good and the teachers are caring and helpful. I think the school and the facilities are older and out of date and it would really be nice if the faculty seemed happy and not so much yelling and more positive reinforcement. I love that my youngest child sings song and is happy and at times does not want to leave. Overall it is better than public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

Although I love Pine Drive, there are definitely some issues that the administration needs to fix. I wish I could see more smiles on the faces of the Prinicipal and some of the secretaries. I also wish that the Pastor of the church and the Principal of the school would attend more school functions, because they want to, and take pride in our athletics and theater program. The football team had a good season this school year, so they received much attention, but the athletic teams should be praised and encouraged all the time, not just when they are winning. I mainly want the Pastor and the Principal to step up and show their love for this school. Other than that, the teachers are very loving, and it is not hard to find that small group of young men and women of God who are preparing themselves to impact thier generation.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2008

I lo ve t the school. I am pleased to see the Amdinisstrator and Principal greeting the children and parents at the door when they arrive. Parent/Teacher communication is the only problem I see that could use some improvement. The older children really make the younger children feel special and that is to be commended. It may not be the best looking school or have the best athletics department but it is growing and the foundation 'God' and 'Education' is highly enforced. My son loves the school and so do I.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 37%
Hispanic 10% 47%
Black 6% 14%
Two or more races 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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Arts & music

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  • Choir / Chorus

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  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 3:30pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Larry P. Bowles
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Affiliation
  • Baptist
Associations
  • ACSI
  • SBACS
Fax number
  • (281) 534-4318

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  • Supports home-based learning
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  • Latin
  • Spanish

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  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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  • Parent volunteers are in our facilities daily assisting students and teachers.our pto provides additional resources to our school regularly. we also have an active athletic booster club.
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705 Fm 517 E
Dickinson, TX 77539
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