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Pine Valley Elementary8

Wilmington, NC | New Hanover County


December 3, 2014

Despite its outdated appearance, Pine Valley is a really good neighborhood school. I have 2 kids there that were previously at another highly rated school in the county and they like it better. The teachers do the best with what the County has given them. Its a shame the kids don't have a gym/multi-purpose room and have to exit outside and its a shame the County school board isn't maintaining the grounds. One day the Pine Valley community will get a better looking school with the proper amenities (including adequate parking) that its students and teachers deserve.

Submitted by a parent

April 11, 2014

Don't waste your time looking at Pine Valley Elementary!! It looks like a PRISON and kids are bused in from everywhere. It's NOT a neighborhood school.

Submitted by a parent

August 11, 2013

Pine Valley Elementary School is a wonderful neighborhood school. My son has had fabulous teachers, who are so invested in the children & the school. We have made great friends at PVES and enjoyed a great education.

Submitted by a parent

August 1, 2013

Pine Valley has a very positive atmosphere where the teachers work hard and the awesome parent volunteers give their time all year long. We are the Top Tigers! Our students and staff are safe, kind, respectful, responsible, and healthy. Our building and facility is in need of an overhead covering for our outside blacktop where our fantastic physical education teacher gives her lessons. Our PE teacher endures all weather elements out there as we do not have a gym or multipurpose room. She withstands the heat, sun, wind, and sometimes rain. If the weather is too bad she must have PE classes in the classrooms which can compromise her great lessons. Our enthusiastic PE teacher has battled cancer this past year and is still able to deliver quality lessons with real objectives to our students with whom she loves dearly. It would be wonderful to provide her and our students with some shelter over their heads while they are learning so many skills. We love our school, students, and staff. Please help us to provide an optimal learning space for Pine Valley's Top Tigers!

Submitted by a parent

September 25, 2010

The teachers at Pine Valley are dedicated and passionate. The academic programs are challenging, thanks to the teachers. The school could work on stronger administrative leadership.

Submitted by a teacher

May 10, 2010

I love Pine Valley and my daughter has grown more in the 6 months of attending this school than her previous school. She has problems with her reading and they have been just wonderful to her needs.

Submitted by a parent

September 28, 2009

This is my son's second year at Pine Valley. We feel that it has been a wonderful school. Both his Kindergarten ans 1st grade teachers are great. Kindergarten teacher helped my son with the transition to a new school since we moved here after Christmas break. 1st grade teacher, I am getting the same caring response from her as well so far this year. I would definitely recommend this school!

Submitted by a parent

October 27, 2008

This is our daughter's kindergarten year at Pine Valley. We have been very pleased with our experience there. Her teacher is caring and enthusiatic, and the staff has been helpful. Pine Valley's positive behavior system has been recognized at the state level. We love how positive character traits are taught from day one and rewarded when displayed by students. I have no experience with the previous principal, but the new one seems to be doing a great job.

Submitted by a parent

May 9, 2008

The teacher my child has this year is great Other staff members seem very geniune and friendly; however, the principal is very condesending. She seems very cold and shows no empathy at all. I've heard a few teachers express their frustrations with her management style. After reading the other comments, it seems this has been a problem for a few years. Maybe someone will finally address this issue.

Submitted by a parent

May 21, 2006

Pine Valley is an excellent school with dedicated, caring and highly qualified teachers who set high expectations for all students. Due to the the micromanagement leadership style of the principal, teachers and parents feel suppressed and devalued. Teachers here need help from the system administrators to find a way to make this a good working environment!

Submitted by a parent

August 23, 2005

Pine Valley has very dedicated teachers, who are lead by a principal that is very controlling. I have had many opportunities to work with the principal on various PTA functions and have also found her to be difficult at times, not a very warm person. The level of parent involvment is high, all are encouraged to give time. The parents seem very supportive of the teaching staff. Academics are number 1 here, very high expectations of both students and staff. Need more room at this school, it is growing at a fast rate.Staff is usually very open and friendly and approachable, principal harder to deal with. My children have received an excellent education.

Submitted by a parent

January 31, 2005

Pine Valley has not been the best experience of my son's first 3 years in school. His K class had a really good teacher that seemed to really care about her students. His 1st and 2nd grade teachers, both have had very poor communication skills with regards the parents. It seems that they just do what it takes to get through the day. Pine Valley puts on a good front, but when you get down to the core, I would not recommend it.

Submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004

I have a 5th grader at Pine Valley and I find that the work is challenging but not impossible. Her three teachers are very involved with making sure that each child obtains the best possible education they can. I am very pleased with the education my daughter has received while attending Pine Valley Elementary.

October 6, 2003

Homework, homework, homework - Be prepared for lengthy homework assignments beginning in kindergarten. I have a third grades whose spelling words appear to me to be way beyond third grade level. It's great to be challenged but if your child struggles at all, your are in for frustrating times.

Submitted by a parent

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