About This School
In 2010, Pinecrest School - Lancaster had 14 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Pinecrest School - Lancaster Reviews
Pinecrest is very safe compared to public schools, however their elementary school curriculum is not taken very seriously. Most Children are extremely behind when transferred into the public sector. They have rude and discourteous employees. Many students have behavior problems or learning issues along with a great amount of non English speaking Military children. Favoritism between the staff and parents and family exists strongly. They try to force too many subjects into one day with only 35 min per subject before they move on to another and if your child needs help be prepared for paying for outside help or teaching yourself. Because there is not enough time to teach in these over crowded classes at Pinecrest. It's a safe school with a great yearly schedule without too many minimum days and furlough days. But Knowledge and Education is not their greatest asset. Stay away.
Pinecrest has great hours of operation ! 0530 til 630pm they are open all summer as well as spring break, thanksgiving week and the week before christmas. It is an overated child care facility and a twelve hour bording school. Much too private with no oversight from the government or state strictly FOR PROFIT SCHOOL.they only give some students the education and individual attention that is needed. They communicate with only some parents and have their favorite families too. They do not challenge the students to learn but help the to get the concept only. The teachers never speak with parents about the progress of students, [content removed by School Finder review team] there are no means for children to access Hot food because there is not a cafeteria the children eat outside or in the classroom. They academics standards are very low and they give easy A and B's on report cards. Most children are aCADEMICALLY BEHIND when they transfer to a public school. The staff are sarcastic, rude and discourteous to the children and lack compassion. They are not very good role models. Many foreign exchange ESL and emotionally behaviorally challenged children hide there. stay away!
This school finally came up with an anit-bullying section after my minority daughter endured years of harassment and bullying wich the school management turned a blind eye as to keep their enrollment up. The school lied to me and told me that the family was very troubled but assured all along that they were in contact with the family. I recently learned from the mother that her family is an upstanding family who own their own buisness and for years has provided free services to the school; free of charge. I am furious!! The schools owner has taken the posision that the mother is very troubled and asked if I thought she was a very credible source. not once addressing the assaultive behavior which took place in her buisness establishment. The owner further went on to state that her office does not take complaints, but that she would look into the matter but not on my terms because it was not an emergent issue for her because "its not like your daughter is coming back here". Obviously the reputation and monitary gain of the school outweighs the safety and security of my daughter.
Nice staff, but not worth the money. I would have given a better review if it had costed less. Im not saying I hate it. The teachers were really nice.
No school is perfect but this school sure does have staff that love to teach children. I've been with this school for almost three years and my absolutely loves this school, he cries every time we pick him up. Although I've noticed some students do need special attention as they seem to suffer from slight learning disabilities, teachers along with the aides really make their environment safe and welcoming. The warmth I get from teachers and the office staff especially the lady with dark curly hair who sits next to the entrance of the office door really makes me make my checks out with utter joy.
The location does need a facelift along with fixing a couple of cracks on the campus along with expanding its parking lot the pros outweigh the cons.
I am always aware of the events occurring at the school and I feel apart of the panther family. Like I said, no school is perfect but at the end of the day my son is at a place were I know he is being taken care of and getting the education a public school cannot offer. Take a tour and see for yourself you will be pleasantly surprised.
This school provides an excellent education with a great environment for students. My children love going to school and have been academically challenged in each grade they have attended. The staff is wonderful. The campus is secure and has many extras to offer: spanish, sports, music, arts. Highly recommend this school if you are interested in a private education.
The above parent is obviously disgruntled. I happen to know how diligent and hard working the staff (especially the teachers) are at this school. Sit in on the classes and observe student/teacher interaction before taking this person's opinion. My child has attended Pinecrest and there were never more than 20 students in his classroom. His teachers were excellent and prepared him well for high school!
Many of staff is related, so creates lethargic environment. Teachers are not creative--much seatwork. Some teachers are unprofessional in dealing with students. Test scores not significantly higher than public schools--so not worth paying extra for. Many safety issues, kids getting seriously hurt often due to lack of funds to create safe environment. Parent involvement discouraged by administration, thus non-existent. Teacher to student ratio is really 25:1!! The aid is only there 2 hours a day to correct papers--and they aren't educated enought to correct them properly, so waste of time. Overall, score of 1 star.
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I forgot to second what this other parent said. There was a child in my sons class with severe anger issues. He had many violent and threatening outbursts and instead of removing him, other students were advised to stay away from him and "avoid setting him off". Absolutely ridiculous. There was also racial and hateful speech allowed.
This school is falling apart; the facilities are seriously lacking and the curriculum is the same as the public schools in the area. Safety concerns are pointed out and ignored or lied about by the administrators. Pinecrest markets itself as a loving family environment and that is true of the teachers and students. The administration and corporate offices are about one thing only, and that is $$$.
Too much bullying allowed. I switched schools. Never bring your child to this sick school.