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About This School

Pinecrest Academy (South Campus) is a charter elementary school in Kendall West. The principal of Pinecrest Academy (South Campus) is Ms. Carmen Cangemi, who can be contacted at pr0342@dadeschools.net. 750 students attend Pinecrest Academy (South Campus) and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 15% of the Pinecrest Academy (South Campus) students are "limited in English proficiency." 44% of the 750 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Dante B. Fascell Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Gymnastics
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 93% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 8%
Asian 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 0.5%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 24%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 73%
Limited English proficiency 15% 9%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    Teachers believe they are entitled here and are beyond snobby. Principal send out mass email warning parent to not park in a teachers parking spot and to carpool instead. There are only around 4parent parking spots in the entire school. If your kid is in before or after care you have to park. Administration has a horrible attitude treat parents like garbage. Will be taking daughter out.

  • (6 months ago)

    This is a very good school!!!its safe too.I am happy to have had my son since 1st grade.I recommend this school!!!!

  • (8 months ago)

    This school is amazing! The staff is so loving and caring toward the students! Best decision I've ever made! We love this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    GREAT GREAT!!! School the best principal in the area the best techers the best thecher of P.E Mrs love no one school can be comparable with this school And my BOY is adorable because came from this school The charter schools are the amazing sistem Am sure that i am going continuing with the same school when my children going to middle the public schools are the worst control about security they have guns drugs and etc. every day i can check the students when a pass close to others public school

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter was accepted mid year to Pinecrest South from the #1 charter school around the area. All I can say is what a change! The atmosphere around campus is so positive. I was hesitant on changing schools mid year and my daughter be the "new girl." Instead of some backlash all I got was positive reinforcements. She actually liked doing her homework waking up in the mornings to go to school. The staff is excellent from Adela & Ms. Jackie in morning care to THE best 2nd grade teacher Ms. Lopez. All I can say is what a welcomed change. Looking forward to the next school year!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has made a big difference in my grandson's lfe in every way. He is an A's only student now he participates in all their activities sports music he is an advance reader good at math excellent friend (loyal sharing big helper) you see this at Pinecrest. Teachers and all the staff know and work closely with each one of the students. Cheer and guide them when needed. His parents and me love this school!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very disappointed with this school. There are very few good teachers and administration staff is rude. The assistant principle is unsupportive and arrogant. The only good thing I have to say about this school is that my child enjoys the fun activities.... Other than that it is horrible!

  • (2 years ago)

    PAC is a great school that encourage kids to read my daughter is very happy and she always want too go to school to learn and be involve in the school acitvities.

  • (2 years ago)

    PAC is an amazing school! The administration and teachers are well equipped and dedicated to making every student shine. As soon as you walk into the main office you encounter a wonderful sense of community! I feel very blessed that my three children have an opportunity to be part of such a great school. Go Pirates!

  • (2 years ago)

    THEY ARE GREAT!! GREAT STAFF!!! GREAT LOCATION!!!GREAT EVERYTHING ). THEY HAVE THE BEST TEACHERS MRS. CANGEMI -MR. GIL -MS. ALLI YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB GO PIRATES!!

  • (2 years ago)

    My son and myself had an awful experience. I hated the school and my son got the worst teacher ever. He is now in a wonderful school were he is appreciated and is doing GREAT! The teachers and administration was horrible and very unpleasant

  • (3 years ago)

    I LOVE PINECREST!! EVERYTHING IS GREAT!!!! STAFF IS AWESOME MS. CANGEMI IS A REAL LEADER SHE LOVES HER WORK AD SHE DO IT GREAT ALL THE TEACHERS ARE WONDERFUL. I LOVE MY THREE CHILDRENS AND i WANT THE BEST FOR THEM I DRIVE FOR AN HOUR TO GET THERE BUT IT IS NOT PROBLEM FOR ME BECAUSE I KNOW THEY ARE RECEIVING THE BEST EDUCATION.

  • (3 years ago)

    Pinecrest Academy South is a wonderful school with great staff administration and faculty! I am glad to have my children in a school where they are academically challenged and LEARNING! The so called "cold read" tests have been around since the school opened and there has never been an issue with them before. I have one child that struggles wtih the "Cold Read" tests and my other child does not. I want my children to be challenged and be proivded with the opportunity for growth and Pinecrest Academy South provides that and much more for my children. I have been a parent at this school for five years and have nothing but wonderful things to say! Mrs. Cangemi is a great principal and is always willing to listen and the administration is very CONSCIOUS and concerned with the children of the school!

  • (3 years ago)

    I am surprised that a parent of Pinecrest Academy can make such a bad comment about the school and the administration. My child has been at that school since kindergarden and I am very happy with the staff and the school. As a matter of fact I was one of the first mom that talk to the principal on Tuesday in regards to the Cold Reading Tests and I am very gratefull of the way she treated us and that she took her time (with me in particular about 1 hour) to hear our concerns. We just showed up at the school without an appoitment and she saw us all. I know she will help our kids and overall we are HAPPPY that we have a principal like Mrs. Cangemi. Those parent that couldn't see her that day are still making appoitments and meeting with her at the moment.

  • (3 years ago)

    We used to be very happy at Pinecrest Academy South however today after more than forty parents protested in front of the administration office and we saw the way we were treated we truly believe that the administration should be removed and replace for a more conscious one. I do not think that the principal is concern about the psychological welfare of the students. I think that the parents should take this to the local news and to the district children and taxpayers should not be treated like this. We have the right to have our concerns validated.

  • (3 years ago)

    Pinecrest Academy is an excellent school teachers and staff are great. I love the school!!

  • (3 years ago)

    AMAZING SCHOOL AND STAFF !! THEY ARE VERY WELL ORGANIZED. THE PRINCIPAL IS WONDERFUL AND VERY HANDS ON!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Good school. The staff is very nice and friendly. The security is better than other schools. Ms. Castanedo was a great teacher last year I strongly recomend her.

  • (3 years ago)

    The year before lasts principal was worst now she has moved on to PPMH very good school except their are a bit TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO strict -.-

  • (3 years ago)

    academically very good school however they should have better extra curricular activities like dance instruments swimming (at least in another campus) because they only offer little extra curricular activities and you have to look for them outside school. the principal is excelent however they should have a more younger and active person at the reception

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