31 Parent Reviews for Pinecrest Schools - Lancaster
Great school. Staff are very attentive to the children. Awesome academic program. Campus is very secure and environment is very safe. Both of my daughters attended this school, our youngest from Pre-K to 8th grade.
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Posted by a parent on 09/26/13
I love this school, I have 2 boys here in K and 1st grade. At first I was apprehensive about the challenging curriculum but now I am so grateful for it. I have seen my boys blossom both academically and socially. The staff...awesome. The services...awesome. The school spirit...awesome. Did I mention
... Read more the staff, they are awesome always there to answer my questions and always with a , "yes, of course we will take care of it"... I can't say enough, I am so glad I found this place!!!! Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/24/13
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
... Read more with a great amount of non English speaking Military children. There are absolutely no credentialed teachers there. My Son's and daughters were mistreated there and The state testing for half the school are currently below average. favoritism between the staff and parents and family exists strongly. They force you to pay for an application, plus an $500.00 registration fee, plus books. All non tax deductible. No Meals provided, no Kitchen available. They try to force to 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. Its a safe school yearly schedule without too many minimum days and Furlough days. But Knowledge and Education is not their greatest asset. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/07/13
I graduated from Pinecrest last year. This school provides and excellent education taught by the best teachers that have ever educated me. The faculty and staff are the kindest and most wonderful people. The education is top-notch and I would highly recommend it to anyone. I also made friendships that
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Posted by a other on 05/08/13
This is the BEST School! The teachers at Pinecrest prepared my child for high school and now she attends a college prep high school. She is on the principals list for receiving a 4.0 GPA. The Principal, teachers and staff at Pinecrest are highly qualified, friendly and always there to listen. Pinecrest
... Read more has a strong academic program and offers opportunities and classes that public schools just don t offer. Spanish, Computers, Music, Art and after school activities like sports, cooking class, and science club, just to mention a few. It is a safe and friendly environment for children. You won t find any of that in a public or any other school! I am impressed with the level of learning my child received here and I am grateful for all the teachers and their hard work and dedication. I would recommend this school to anyone that truly cares about their child s safety, well being and education! Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/07/13
I love this school and yes it has great hours and great loving teachers as well. If students are behind it is because they did not apply themselves and would fall behind regardless of what school they attended. My three daughters have all been at Pinecrest since pre school and have not experienced anything
... Read more but an exceptional staff and a great environment. I am very happy with our school and wish that negative parents would just homeschool their kids because the grass will never be green enough. Good students will succeed if the parents support and encourage them. The greatest thing about this school is that kids are allowed to be kids not mini robots. Good job and thank you Pinecrest Lancaster Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/07/13
My children attended Pinecrest from preschool through middle school and received an excellent education; one is now in college and taking honors classes, and the other just graduated from Pinecrest and will be attending the top college-prep high school in our area where she received honors at entrance
... Read more and was admitted to honors/pre-AP classes. This is in no small part due to the quality of education both received from a dedicated faculty. I credit the adminstration, particularly the principal, for ensuring that the teachers were and are among the most skilled education professionals including many with advanced degrees and years of experience. Pinecrest, however, is more than just an academic institution. It is obvious that the school is committed to a student's total development and well-being: they offer many classes that public schools have been forced to cut in addition to many extra-curricular activities. Pinecrest gives students the skills needed to succeed in today's competitive world all in a structured and caring environment. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/21/12
My child has been at Pinecrest School in Lancaster since Preschool. She has developed socially and academically thanks to the great teachers! The teachers are caring and communicate on a daily basis. I am excited for my child to enter Elementary and participate in the after school activities Pinecrest
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Posted by a parent on 06/19/12
As a teacher here I am very pleased with the school. The company treats us well and does their best to back us up when needed. As teachers we are all encouraged and we work very hard to differentiate our instruction and curriculum to meet the needs of our students. I had much fewer than 20 students
... Read more in my class this year as well as an aide. This allows us to give struggling students the one on one attention they need. Students earn their grades here and are not simply given whatever the parents feel they deserve, although many parents try to take that route. If you are a parent looking to go here, it is a great school. Just trust that the teachers know what they are doing and what they are talking about. They all have the children's best interests at heart and are trying to do all they can to help them succeed. Follow the teachers' advice and your child will do well. Read less
Posted by a teacher on 06/18/12
My daughter was at Pinecrest for 11 years, just graduating from 8th grade. We choose Pinecrest after looking at several schools, Montessori and parochial. We choose Pinecrest for the superior academics the school offers with the bonuses of small classrooms, arts, P.E., after school sports, excellent
... Read more teachers, safety and hours. Mrs. Latimer, who became principal about 7-8 years ago, has improved the school tremendously, by upgrading the exterior grounds bringing in new jungle gyms, and swings. She has implemented several important programs to help assist our children in becoming more compassionate, responsible adults. She has also brought in up-to-date technology for our children and teachers which will help them in high school and future years to come! My hat's off to you Mrs. Latimer! I wouldn't have changed a thing in my daughter's early education. Thank you! Read less
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Lancaster schools — Pinecrest Schools - Lancaster is located at 2110 W Avenue K, Lancaster CA 93536. 2110 W Avenue K is in the 93536 ZIP code in Lancaster, CA Pinecrest Schools - Lancaster is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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