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PK-5
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Richmond, VA
Students enrolled: 546
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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1275 Gaskins Rd
Richmond, VA 23233

(804) 750-2670
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April 29, 2013
Pinchbeck Elementary provides a culturally and socioeconomically diverse environment with an extremely engaged parent, teacher, and administrative community.

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October 26, 2012
Pinchbeck Elementary is a school that you can be proud to send your children. The administration and teachers work so well together to provide an excellent education to all students. We embrace the socioeconomic and ethnic diversity in our school as it replicates the "real world". Our principal is very visible and leads with a calm supportive demeanor. Our campus style school is 50 years old but is going through a significant construction update to be completed in the Spring. Students can participate in SCA, Book Bowl, After School Enrichment, safety patrols, Rays Reaching Out (our community service organization), etc. There is a very active PTA that provides countless hours and financial support for all the children through exciting in-school programs, fun after school events, teacher shopping sprees, yearbook & tutoring programs just to name a few. The current school redistricting is definitely showing the unique bond that our families have to stick together and support one another to preserve Pinchbeck!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2012
This is such a warm, friendly school. It is so well diverse and the children are excited to be there.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2012
Some PTA parents are very bad, they actually care their children only. Please don't trust positive comments for PTA because they're from them !

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2012
I have three children attending this school and have been very pleased with 7 of the 8 teachers they have had, plus all of the art/gym/music/library teachers. Even the one I didn't care for as much was still pretty competent. The teachers have always been quick to email me if my child has a problem and have asked me into their classrooms often enough that I have a good feel for how the class is run. Two of my children have medical issues and have regular dealings with the school nurse, OT, Speech, PT and counselor. All of them are very conscientious about helping my children get what they need to do well. The PTA is extremely active and involved, and the school has a lot of diversity that they seem to handle expertly. Lower test scores are reflected in the high number of ESL kids, but they do catch up quickly. Overall, I am pleased with this school and would recommend it to anyone moving into the area.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2012
Pinchbeck was not our school of choice and we were misled when we bought our home on school zoning. Pinchbeck has been disappointing for many reasons. I am not a fan of overcrowded classrooms and teachers who are at work just for a paycheck. We would love to be able to send our child to a private school. The prinicipal would be a better fit as a high school principal, not an elementary principal. He has a very "dry" personality and doesn't work well with parents who have "issues" with teachers or other students. Some of the rules at this school are pointless and have no significance whatsover. If the economy wasn't in such a slump, we would sell our home and move. We are trying to make the best of our childs elementary school years, but it is tough with this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2011
We have had both good and bad experiences at Pinchbeck. The teachers are wonderful and very attentive to any problems your child may have. The parent involvement is a wonderful asset, I am part of the PTA and know how much good this program does for the school and the students who attend it. The only issue I have had with this school is the principal, he is not very good about returning phone calls/emails and comes off as defensive and uncaring when dealing with any issues a parent may have.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2011
Pinchbeck is an excellent school! My kids are being challenged, and having fun at the same time. The teachers are extremely interactive, and the PTA is well organized. I'm also very pleased with the cultural diversity of the school, and I believe this adds to the kids' learning experience. Finally, while I'm not on the PTA (I do volunteer work), I can appreciate the hard work that they put forth. I've read a few negative comments on here, and feel that they are unfair. I know many of the PTA families, and they are all genuinely concerned with Pinchbeck's overall success. If you are one of the naysayers, please get involved, and make our school even better.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2010
I have two kids currently attending Pinchbeck and a rising 8th grader. I, too, have been told by Byrd teachers that they recognize Pincbeck kids because they are well prepared and behaved, that says a lot about teachers and parents. I agree with some but not all of the comments made, good and bad. I would like to remind parents that we set the example for our kids. If we are critical, so will they be critical. If we don't handle things in a mature way, neither will they. If we don't get involved the best we can, neither will they. I would love to see the energy that was put into these reviews, both good and bad, be used to pray for the students, teachers and staff of Pinchbeck. I've seen prayer change a lot of things for the better, especially angry hearts.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2010
Pinchbeck is a good school. The teachers work hard to educate the students w/in county and state guidelines. The principal just completed his second year and is striving to make Pinchbeck a safe & fun learning environment. The county has faced budget cuts in recent years. High student/teacher ratios are reflection of lack of funding not poor administration. The PTA plays an active role in supporting educational programs. It does not just fund after school events & evening programs. The PTA pays for supplementary educational programming in the classroom as well as school wide assemblies. I am proud to be a part of the community of Pinchbeck. I am proud that the teachers, administration & parents work together in the best interest of the student body. I am also realistic, we are not perfect. Please join the PTA, volunteer, make a difference, help improve the school, offer more than just complaints.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2010
As a PTA Board member, I know that the Pinchbeck PTA is a vital part of our school's community and support system. The PTA tries very hard to represesnt the diversity of the students and families at Pinchbeck. Every year, requests for volunteers at ALL levels of commitment are sent to the school community; whether it is as a PTA Board position or simply for an hour or two a year . While so many PTA's across the country face issues such as embezzlement and infigting, I grateful that our Board is able to work so well together to accomplish so much for our school, Rather than a "clique," the PTA breeds new friendships in a setting that encourages volunteerism and fresh ideas. I encourage all Pinchbeck parents to get involved - you will never be turned away and will always find parents with similar values and goals for our children.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2010
The teachers at Pinchbeck are Excellent! Pinchbeck's academic program challenges the children. The administration is very weak. They are non-supportive, not dependable and not concerned with issues you or your children may have. I do have the same concern as other parents. The PTA staff is clique like. I volunteer all the time and notice this alot. I am very upset with the end of the year awards. Most if not all of the special awards went to PTA staff children. They do make you feel very unwelcome. Being a room parent is more demanding then they say it is. There is a lack of communication with teachers, administration, parents and the PTA. The supply list is long compared to other schools. Money is spent unwisely. Some student-teacher ratios where 27:1.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2010
I have two children that attend Pinchbeck and our experience has been very positive. We have had wonderful teachers who have given our children a real love of learning. The student body is diverse which we view as a positive. I think the PTA is active and hosts fun and educational programs for the kids and the community as a whole. My kids really enjoy the extras, like the talent show, fall carnival and running club. We could not be happier with both the academic and social environment.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2010
Well as a parent of 2 children who attend pinchbeck I can say I am not impressed at all. The new Principal is never there to take your calls, unless you are in the PTA click. If you are not in the PTA click and all snobish your child wont fit in here. All the teachers know who each parent is and if you are in PTA then your child gets all the awards, special gifts, and all the knowledgement.My kids were on A B honor roll at there first school as soon as they transfer to Pinchbeck That all went down hill cause the classroom sizes are bigger and teachers cant give all students the time and learning they need, as soon as i got my kids back into there old school they were back on A B honor roll. So Pinchbeck isnt up to PAR on education

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2010
So sorry that one frustrated parent has chosen to blast the school and the hardworking PTA. No school is perfect but our chldren have had a strong and challenging education at Pinchbeck. Our oldest daughter is now at Byrd and I have been told by more than one teacher that they can tell the Pinchbeck kids before they even know what elementary school they attended because they are well prepared and not overwhelmed by the transition to middle school Our youngest has had challenging material and is thriving. Pinchbeck has tremendous parental involvement and a PTA that welcomes participation. It is a great school!

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2010
Pinchbeck is an exceptional school. The teachers are amazing, and the staff very supportive. I am proud to say my child with an IEP has had a wonderful year, in which her educational needs have been met. My other child, who is typically developing, has thrived in her classroom, which supports the advanced material she needs in order to be challenged. We look forward to a renovation in the '11-'12 school year for our school...as we continue to pull together to make Pinchbeck the school our children deserve...a wonderful one!!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2009
The school got a new principal this past year and in my opinion I'm not inpressed. He did not stand by the code of conduct when it comes to his end. He can be wishy- washy on issues like bulling. Some of the teachers also have no idea what is going on in their class. Some will pay more attention to the children whose parents are room mom's or who knows who group. There are alot of teachers who honestly care about all the child and do a wonderful job at what they do. Just somethings can leave a bad taste in your mouth and ruin it for your child and you.

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December 13, 2008
What a fabulous school! My children are challenged to learn and the environment is a caring and loving one. I'm so happy my children are at Pinchbeck. I recommend it to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2008
I love this school and so do my children! What a great staff and wonderful learning environment. We're getting a new principal this year, and I've heard he is really good, so hopefully he'll help our children soar even higher!

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2008
My daughter transferred to Pinchbeck from a private school and I'd have to say I am very impressed with Pinchbeck. My daughter's teacher provided excellent challenges to the students in which my daughter fully applied herself and made honor roll where as the private school was much more lenient in giving the honor roll to their students. I'm very happy to have her return this fall with the great staff, great PTA and new Principal.

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Pinchbeck Elementary School
1275 Gaskins Rd, Richmond, VA  23233
(804) 750-2670
Last modified Pinchbeck Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pinchbeck Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top