About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Pine Lake Preparatory School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Pine Lake Preparatory School had 17 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The North Carolina average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Pine Lake Preparatory School Reviews
Not What it Should be After 6+ Years
In 10 years, PLP may have finally worked out the bugs that have been plaguing them for over 6 years: improving organization, communication, car line problems, reduce high staff turnover, reduce drug problems, streamline MS and US curriculums, hire and maintain competent, experienced administrative staff and elect a strong, diversified board of directors. Don't let your child be a guinea pig at a school still working out it's many bugs. Find an established and proven school!
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Pine Lake Prep is a school which was started with a wonderful concept and now is experiencing severe issues. The recent scores were extremely disappointing and my upper school students are not receiving the education they need to be ready for college. Substantial homework which eliminates extracurricular activities does not translate into learning. In the upper school you are told if you cannot cut it here you should leave. The main focus of the administration is not on improving teaching quality since most are not certified or in attempting to stop the revolving door of teachers each year. Instead, the administration concentrates all of its time on soliciting funds for the new buildings and sending emails to parents telling them how their children can volunteer to work for the school to obtain service learning hours. My children will not be returning to the school next year as we are tired of starting each year with new teachers who have never taught before. I have three children at the school and each one is happy to be leaving.
Pine Lake Preparatory is amazing.
Pine Lake Preparatory is an excellent school and I am very satisfied. The teachers make what they teach simple enough for all the students to understand. It even includes Language and Fine Arts learning.
I have 3 children at Pine Lake Prep. My 7th grader began @ this school in 1st grade. I have been very pleased with the education my children have received thus far. I especially love the smaller school size and the attention given to each individual student. The culture is that of a close knit family. Teachers are exceptional, those that are not, do not stick around. PLP has been and excellent fit for my family!
We were disappointed with Pine Lake Preparatory. Our children did not get the education we had hoped for and we moved them after one year. The teachers have a high turnover rate and there seems to be very little leadership from the heads of the schools. I would suggest Lake Norman Charter or the IB school as alternatives because Pine Lake was not what we expected.
this school is great it is all about saving energy! This school is also about creative aits and music.