My daughter has been going to Pennington since Kindergarten and she is now at the end of her 2nd Grade year. Mrs. Kinzer is the Principal and she is amazing! We have had a few incidents, one where my daughter was hurt and one recently where my daughter was the one bullying another child and both times Mrs. KInzer handled the situation with grace and integrity. My daughter has always learned quickly and in December was reading at the level they want all students to be at the end of the year. She feels adequately challenged and does not get bored. I believe another reviewer was correct in stating that the lower test scores are due to a high number of children who speak English as a second language so do not let that deter you! Even though we have had 2 small incidents in the 3 years my daughter has been there, all of the kids get along and there is not really any bullying. It is definitely different than the school I went to, so much so that when my daughter goes to fun company at another school in the summer she has difficulty handling the more rambunctious atmosphere and doesn't understand why some of the kids are a little meaner, it simply isn't that way at Pennington.