School Details

Pinewood Elementary School

1925 North Main Street, Mount Holly, NC 28120
(704) 827-2236
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 536 students 18 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

51%
51%
61%
55%
52%
60%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Gaston County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
50%
54%
60%
50%
56%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Gaston County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
49%
56%
56%
47%
54%
63%
52%
64%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Gaston County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pinewood Elementary School is a public elementary school in Mount Holly. The principal of Pinewood Elementary School is Mr Jacob Barr, whose e-mail is jbarr@gaston.k12.nc.us. 536 children attend Pinewood Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 51% of the 536 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Pinewood Elementary School is 18:1. River Oaks Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 65%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 20%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.05%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 61%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I have nothing but positive things to say about Pinewood. Principal Barr is amazing! Communication with parents from Mr. Barr and teachers is top notch. When I have concerns or questions they are answered the same day. I am confident my son is not only getting a great education in the classroom but he is involved in after school clubs (LEGO Dance Chess and Checkers club are just a few examples) and enjoys Art Multi-media music and computer classes. The PTA is very active. There are smart boards and computers in every classroom and no trailers! The on-site afterschool program is also very convenient - homework is completed and he doesn't have to take a shuttle bus to a different location.

  • (8 months ago)

    Jacob Barr the principal makes this place. He opens the doors for every child on the first day in a suit and tie greets every parent he chances by with eye contact and a smile throughout the year. Every week we get a phone message detailing the coming week supplemented by an email that allows for easy calendar entry of all important events. My son is in 1st grade and has Mrs. Mullins. She is also a bright spot for us. She sends weekly reminder emails and was very gracious when I came in last month to do an activity with the children in her class. The school avidly seeks volunteers and allows for a lot of parental contact with the students. I had my son in private school for his first two years (TK and Kindergarten) and was apprehensive about the switch to public. So far things have been great- and I feel that the lunch served here is even better than the fast food and take out served at the private school. I am only giving four stars because he hasn't yet finished this year- I will review again at the end of this year -hopefully with a five! )

  • (10 months ago)

    We love Pinewood the faculty and staff are always so welcoming and always there for any concerns. My son Ayden had Mrs. Helms & Mrs. Dodge for Kindergarten such wonderful teachers!

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers are excellent. The Principal does an amazing job friendly helpful and informed. There are many clubs and after school activities available for children to get involved in. The ONLY reason that our family is transferring to the charter school is the Vice Principal. If I could rate her on this chart she would actually be negative stars. She is rude condescending and does not handle stressful situations well. On multiple occasions she has raised her voice at me as if I were a student simply because I was asking questions regarding the safety of my children. I am a soft spoken/passive person so there was never a cause for her to lash out. My children are not disruptive and have never been sent to the office this is not written by the hands of a parent on the defense. Pinewood could improve the overall happiness of the staff and student body by training the Vice Principal to talk to all people in a polite manner to be kind apologize occasionally answer questions without making people feel as if they are wasting her time and treat the wonderful staff well. If her character is not changed the best teachers will phase out as well as many of the students.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am 39 years old and attended Pinewood when i was in Kindergarten...My daughter now goes to Pinewood and is doing excellent....Next year my 4 year old will attend K there also ....She's so excited...and my oldest child loves school and can't wait to get there everyday...Thank u for doing a great job

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has attended this school from k-2. I feel like she has been provided an excellent education. I think the administration has done a great job.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school lacks an administration that has the knowledge of how to deliver effective instruction and control behavior.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two children who have attended Pinewood for the past year and a half. Last year we were not impressed and quite frustrated as the principal did not seem to want to work with us in changing classrooms for our oldest son. This year is a completely different story new principal great communication! Both of my boys are in the AIG program and Ms. Ramsey is fantasic! Mrs. Kush and Mrs. Scott have worked very hard this year to make sure they are not bored and are constantly being challenged. My only concern is with Saxon math the curriculum seems to only teach through repetition and does not teach the children true problem solving. I wish we could get a different math program. Parental involvement seems to be minimal I hope to see more parents get involved in the children's education.

  • (7 years ago)

    Excellent teachers. Cafeteria lacks good nutritional food. Many days the kids are served leftovers with no discounting.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a real estate broker and my son has been going to this school for 5 years. Today was the first day he had ever seen a fight and he is in the 4th grade! Great school great teachers and even though I am looking to buy a bigger house I will not move out of this area thanks to Pinewood Elementary School's efficiency.

  • (8 years ago)

    Pinewood Elementary has exceeded expectations! I am so glad that I did not solely rely on test scores because I could not be happier with the education and attention my 1st grader has gotten...Thanks Pinewood Elementary!

  • (8 years ago)

    My oldest child has been at Pinewood for 4 years and we have been nothing but pleased with his teachers and the administration. Never have we seen/heard of any violence and bullying is not tolerated. With the new principal there were great changes but the previous principal did not allow violence or bullying. I have two children and will not move for fear of having to change schools. Pinewood is an excellent school with wonderful teachers and administrators. Any and all problems are resolved and the principal is not only willing to work with parents on their issues but is eager for parental involvement. The school has a very welcome and warm atmosphere and all staff members encourage students to succeed. From the Principal to the custodians everyone works to help children learn and prosper.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child is in Ms Luckey's k class. She's happy learning so much seems very well adusted and supervised. Everyone has been friendly and helpful.My child is biracial and we worried about that at first. But she's fine and I love Pinewood for that.I was shocked when Iread the other reviews. Maybe the school has changed a lot. I dont know. I think the principal is new. Or maybe the bullies are out of elementary by now.But I have been thrilled with my daughters experience so far.She attended pre k in the Charlotte school system. Believe me this is a welcome change.

  • (10 years ago)

    I send my child to school to learn and this school has so far been unable to provide an environment that promotes that. Violence and bullying are big problems here.

  • (10 years ago)

    Violence and discipline problems are big issues. This is not a conducive environment for learning.

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