This school is the most horrific place I have had to place my child. It is so bad that we are trying to relocate just to get away from the school. Some of the staff has been replaced but what they were replaced with has been absolutely little improvement. When you walk in the front door you immediately feel unwelcome. They care very little about actually helping the students improve. If you have a student with special needs this is definitely not a place you want them. Quite frankly almost no school in this district is properly educated for special needs children.
The teachers are great here!!! My son has done very well here! I am very happy with Pinecrest school.
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.
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!
Very good school. Teachers and staff work together to provide a great enviroment for all children. Have no complaints at all.
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.
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.
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.
i love this school. my child loves it and the teachers in it. I have never had a problem at all with the staff.
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!
My kids have gone here since this school opened and the teachers are wonderful and the front office staff is the best.
outstanding school, teacher are helpful and students are well behave.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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