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Pinckneyville Middle School8

Norcross, GA | Gwinnett County

November 10, 2014

The administration at Pinckneyville, is terrible. The students get away with just about every and anything. Teachers are reprimanded instead of students, when it comes to disciplinary issues. If you want your child to be in a conducive learning environment, where behavior issues do not interfere with learning, DO NOT SEND your children to pinckneyville.

Submitted by a teacher

February 10, 2014

If you are wondering why my years at pinckneyville dont add up, don't worry! I apologise for my typo, I am a rising 9th grader. I am sorry for any confusion, but I was rushing to get to the part of my review that talks about band!

September 15, 2013

great because it has standards. I know this because in comparison to other schools our kids attended, this school has some strict policies. Children are learning values AND academics.

Submitted by a parent

June 1, 2013

Pinckneyville is such a good school no we're not perfect,but we try our best to be. Student work hard and love coming to school the performance arts program is excellent also.the student work hard to accomplish what they do.Many people think its not a good school but it is and, the kids three are great as well .

April 30, 2013

Pinckneyville Middle has been a great school for my children. We moved from FL where my boys attended a high ranked public school with less students. We were very apprehensive about the size and environment of the new school but they loved their new environment and as a parent I think their IB program is excellent. My kids are in gifted and regular classes. Their grades went up and I don't hear "I hate school" anymore. Don't get me wrong they still think homework should not exist but they now look forward to going to school. The teachers and administration are very helpful. They address any concerns when it arises, not at the end of the school year. There is teacher's tutoring available at no charge or minimal if private tutoring is needed. I am a happy parent with happy children.

Submitted by a parent

April 1, 2013

If you have a child that is serious about their education and want to advance, DO NOT SEND THEM TO THIS SCHOOL! As 6th Grader, this is the worst school year that she has ever experienced!! The kids at PMS are always fighting and stirring up trouble. They do not seperate the good from the bad when one kid is in trouble they all are in trouble. The schools disciplinary actions involves limiting the kids from using the restroom & the media center (which gives them a limited time to do research on class projects, which they can not bring home). You can not meet with the teachers unless your child is a failing and getting in touch with the Principle is impossible. You cannot event obtain her e-mail address from the school s website for the principle, which shows how much interest she has with concerns from the parents. Homework is hardly given because they believe that the parents are doing the work for the students. They barely teach with books, so it is difficult for students to study independently for upcoming tests or quizzes. The curriculum is so outdated to where the kids are truely bored. Our daughter is an A-B student who does not deserve this kind of treatment.

Submitted by a parent

September 14, 2011

I had two children attend this school and one that still currently attends, I have had plenty of doubts regarding this school. I moved from Marietta City schools and this Gwinnett county school does not even compare to those schools. First of all leaving Marietta city I left so many programs FREE to my children they had before school, afterschool, during school, and Saturday school help for my children. They offer none of these things, my daugther just start high school and I am please with Norcross High but pinckneyville sucks. My son has 3 classes and the classroom average is a U you tell me whats the problem.

Submitted by a parent

August 27, 2011

Im uncertain, at this point, of how great this school is. I transfered my daughter here because I had heard great things from former parents and students and our other Middle School in Norcross has some serious issues leadershipwise. However, on the first PTA meeting/Curriculum night, my doubts were sparked. The Principal, speaking over the video system, was attempting to explain why Pinkneyville did not make AYP this past school year when she said something that really was insulting. She was going through the breakdown of math score by each Sub-Group and when she spoke of the ELL (English Language Learner) sub group, she said "You know, the ones you would expect to not do well". Being a teacher, myself (at an elementary school) and a mother of half hispanic children, I was really shocked by that comment. It was as if she was saying that just because students speak another language first, that limits their abilities to be successful. I truly hope she sees and understands the error in her statement or she LEAVES. I also hope that this is the only problem we encounter with this school.

Submitted by a parent

November 30, 2009

This is a very amazing school. I am a parent of currently one child that attends Pms. I am close friends with a few of the teachers and i trust my child with them. However some of the teachers could be a little more caring. My child has been screamed at for no reason at all once. I do not appreciate that at all. Overall I love Pinckneyville Middle and I recommend this middle school to any cautious parents.

Submitted by a parent

October 13, 2009

I went to Pinckneyville Middle School and it was the best!!! It's the awesomest school---middle school in the world! from 05-08 09ish.It's awesome!:)

Submitted by a student

October 6, 2009

My daughter is an 8th grader and my son is in the sixth grade here. They are both doing very well in the Gifted program and extremely happy with the foreign language program (French and Spanish), orchestra, and other extra activities. They love going to this school and refuse to miss classes even when they are sick. Having graduated from an excellent highschool in Asia, and attended an university in Georgia, I can tell you that I am really impressed with the teaching quality of some young teachers at this school, especially in Math and Science. This is a wonderful school with many caring teachers, excellent curriculum, and various enhanced programs for all levels of students. If a student wants to do his/her best, there is ample opportunity here, with so much help from teachers and school adminstrative staff to achieve the goal. We are very happy with our choice of PMS.

Submitted by a parent

June 4, 2009

Both my children attended PMS for 3 years. As a PMS parent for 6 years, I have seen the school go through many changes. One thing that has not changed is the excellent quality of instruction. My students were pushed to perform to their highest abilities. My daughter graduated as a National Merit Scholarship recipient and my son is enrolled in Gwinnett's accelerated math, science school, GSMST. They were both prepared for the rigors of Gifted and AP classes by PMS. My daughter ended up earning 33 credit hours through AP and IB tests for UGA. The schools she attended prepared her to excel on the national tests.

Submitted by a parent

April 27, 2009

The teachers really don't think about their impact in the students' lives. Their descision could control the way student wants to live. All they think about is doing their job. They don't try to interact with the students. Sure, they give back nice comments every now and then, but that's a overstatement of how the relationships are. The younger and 'fresher' teachers actually talk about the students 'after' interest, how they are outside of educational views. However, the older and 'hardened' teachers do not think in their actions. Hey, we go through years of going to school just as you do so why not understand that we are so unaccustomed to having things you can't control rule over your lives.

Submitted by a student

January 8, 2009

I actually really like this school. I do not really agree with the last student that commented- not everyone gets a's. The advanced classes do give way too much projects though- It seems like I spend more time coloring than learning sometimes.

Submitted by a parent

January 4, 2009

Pinckneyville is a good school. Some of the teachers could use some training though. The connections courses are very fun and interesting. I highly recomend the music courses especially the band. Overall I am impressed with the school.

Submitted by a parent

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