Pines Elementary School Reviews
The last good teacher left at the end of the 2013/14 school year. The rest are there for a paycheck.
Dress code is over-enforced, teaching to the test is all the admins want, bullying by students is ignored, the principal herself is a bully to teachers and parents. The office staff is pathetic, they show little to no emotion or are rude. The counselor is not aware of basic needs and has little interest in assisting students who need help.
Chess club and chorus are ok. No other sports or clubs are encouraged.
Leaky roofs, mold, and the heat and or air are always on the fritz. The gym and hallways smell like mold and urine and some teachers have become seriously ill from mold. Parent involvement is non-existent because the principal is so overwhelmingly hateful. Teacher's could use more parent involvement but no one wants to be treated so poorly by the admins.
Bullying, theft, illness, & filth are a serious concern at Pines. The nurse is spread between two or more schools, the "counselor" is a joke, and the receptionists will let anyone walk right in without a second look. You can smell a combination of mold and urine as you enter the building and two of my children reported German cockroaches in the lunchroom and hallways. On one occasion my middle child told me that there were mouse droppings on the bookshelves of the library.