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Pinecrest Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 63 students

 

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Posted July 19, 2014

The teachers are great here!!! My son has done very well here! I am very happy with Pinecrest school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2014

I love the staff, the teachers have always been caring and very good with all children. I was shocked about the rating that the school have (4 out of 10) definitely I will give the school a better score. My children have always been very happy to go and learn in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2014

Excellent! Teachers really love their job and help children not only to learn but also to have a good time while learning. My child has loved this school since the very beginning all these years. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2014

Very good school. Teachers and staff work together to provide a great enviroment for all children. Have no complaints at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2013

This is a great school that likes to get parents involved. The are quick to contact parents about problems before they actually become a larger issue and they are also quick to praise a child when they are doing well. The special education systems keeps the parents involved and lets them know how they are doing with quarterly reports and meetings when needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

We are going on our 3rd year at pinecrest. Its an allright school. Only major complant needs more parking. To pick uo your child we need to get there a hour before schools out. And for night time activities forget finding a place to park. Only school iv been to with so little parking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2012

I have a special needs child that I tried to transfer from Armin Jahr. The receptionist literally slammed down the pen for me to use as she handed me the application. After filling it out, she told me, "we'll get back to you in August. We have to serve our kids first" as she looked at me coldly. She didn't know I had no problems transfering my other daughter to the school. To this day, they will not accept my special needs daughter. They even sent me the rejection letter early. Should I try again? I'm probably better off moving both of them. Pine crest, this is discrimination.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2011

i love this school. my child loves it and the teachers in it. I have never had a problem at all with the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2011

PineCrest has been the school my kids have called their own for many years now! Like other schools there are great teachers and some not so great teachers! But over all there is a warm family like feeling most of the time! The office staff is friendly and yes maybe they have bad days sometimes but hey don't we all! The PTA at PineCrest is very involved and runs many events for families and staff including many FREE one! They were very welcoming to me and I have enjoyed learning about all the things PineCrest has because of the PTA Fundraisers! There is no other school I would want my children to attend! Thank you PineCrest for giving my children what they need!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

My kids have gone here since this school opened and the teachers are wonderful and the front office staff is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2007

outstanding school, teacher are helpful and students are well behave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2006

I have 2 children that attend Pinecrest and feel very fortunate that they are. In the years they have been attending the school they have had excellent teachers for all subjects. The entire staff has been very involved with each child as to their individual needs rather than to group them as whole. I can understand that the office staff may not be able to jump to attention whenever I come to the school as they are more concerned with the daily care of the students first but will attend to my needs at the first opprotunity. I really appreciate the staff and faculty at pinecrest for the care and attention they have shown all of the children. Job well done to Staff, faculty and PTA. Thank you for all you do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2006

I am very impressed with Pinecrest Elementary. My children have attended for the past 3 years and we even purchased our home in the school area to ensure their attendance. The teachers and staff care not only for the education but also the safety of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2005

Excellent all-day kindergarten program available. Meaningful and appropriate homework and an active, hands-on principal. Observable good comraderie among staff and an active, organized PTSA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2004

My children have had a wonderful and nuturing experience at PineCrest. Teachers go the extra mile with their students and the Principal is always available to both parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2004

PineCrest is an awesome school, dedicated to the well-being of each and every child that walks through its doors. The principal is kind, caring and compassionate. The PTA, at least this past year, has been amazing! There was so much accomplished, so many items purchased for the school and so much time given...they are a great bunch of people. My one complaint...parent involvement is low. This is not the fault of the school, but rather parents have not taken an active role in their child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

I have 3 children at Pinecrest. There is no open house at the beginning of the year for the kids to get a chance to meet their teacher. That is unfortunate because it is a military community with lots of new children each year. The office staff will not address you when you come in, you have to hang around or demand their attention if you have a question or need something. Each of my children have good teachers. One of my childs teacher is on top of what my child is doing only because I am there and am asking questions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2004

This is my son's first year with Pinecrest and I have to say that I am not impressed. Since we were new to the district, I came up to the school a week before the school was to start to see if we could take a little tour, as my son was a little scared. The lady at the front desk was extremely rude and wouldn't let us take a peek. They are very unorganized, putting my son in the wrong grade the first day of school! Had they taken a look at his last year report card, they would have clearly seen what grade he should be in. I attended one PTA meeting, only to find that they were very unwelcoming to newcomers. I also don't agree with how the staff treats the kids. My son's teacher is pretty good at least.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2004

Our experience with Pinecrest Elementary has been a nightmare. Children are not protected, respected, or valued. They are treated like a burden and inconvenience (funny since the children are the reason these people have a job.) Children are sent out to play when it's far more than drizzling. Cold, rain, warm weather, everyday you see kids with large trash cans filled with soapy water being made to clean the trays from the so called 'hot lunches'. If you want a structured, compassionate, safe school to send your children to - do not send them here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2003

I've had two children enrolled for two years at Pinecrest. My children had two good teachers out of the four. I was shocked at how mean and rude the staff was overall. The principal was probably the coldest person of all. My children still enjoyed there time there in spite of the staff. They also do not really have an extra curricular program.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
26%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students63%
Female55%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income60%
Not low income66%
Special education33%
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female78%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income68%
Not low income86%
Special education53%
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students52%
Female54%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income50%
Not low income55%
Special education0%
Not special education68%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female64%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income55%
Not low income66%
Special education18%
Not special education71%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students51%
Female67%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income50%
Not low income52%
Special education6%
Not special education64%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students59%
Female56%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income44%
Not low income68%
Special education50%
Not special education61%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female74%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income72%
Not low income63%
Special education29%
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students54%
Female48%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income48%
Not low income58%
Special education43%
Not special education57%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students56%
Female57%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income43%
Not low income69%
Special education13%
Not special education68%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female68%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income51%
Not low income78%
Special education27%
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 53% 60%
Two or more races 18% 6%
Hispanic 13% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 7%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 12%N/A8%
Special education 118%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 242%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 14N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 68%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Bremerton, WA 98311
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