Pine View School

  • Pine View School serves 1,967 students in grades 2-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≥99% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥99% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Pine View School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62%.

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School Overview

  • Pine View School's student population of 1,967 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 120 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school / Magnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2003)
Grades OfferedGrades 2-12
Total Students1,967 students
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Total Classroom Teachers120 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pine View School is ranked within the top 1% of all 3,650 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pine View School is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1 out of 3650 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≥99%
57%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥99%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
15%
3%
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Hispanic
10%
33%
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Black
n/a
22%
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White
68%
38%
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score0.510.70
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Graduation Rate≥99%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSarasota School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
As the parent of 2 students currently at Pineview, I couldn't be happier to have my children in a challenging progressive involved school. When I hear the horror stories from friends and relatives around the state with what goes on in other schools, I feel even more blessed that we found this gem of a school. Kids couldn't be happier and well adjusted.
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I agree with the comments about poor quality of life at Pine View. We had 3 children attend for several years. The school excels at academics, to the detriment of everything else. I want my children to be challenged, yes - but also to feel supported and empowered by their teachers. I want them entering college with excitement, not burned out. The school prioritizes its own ranking/reputation well above the needs of its students; we saw consistent examples of this throughout their time there. So sad. It's an amazing place for the self-motivated student who is bright in all subject areas, does not participate in many outside activities, who has thick skin, and who wants to be #1 above all else. It was not the experience we wanted for our children.
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5  
I have two boys enrolled here. There are both good and bad teachers but the academics are first class. it's easier to get in than stay. Lots of work = lots of reward. Kids go here to be with their own kind and NOT get bullied. The students are amazing, friendly and make a serious effort to help those younger. Your gifted child will thrive here.
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5  
Its the BEST!!!!! MY TWO DAUGHTERS GRADUATED FROM THIS AWESOME SCHOOL!!,<3.. They are both Engineering students.. One at Vanderbilt with Chemical Engineering and the other at Tulane with Biomedical Engineering!
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Pine View is technically an amazing school, with various opportunities, high parent involvement, a superior education, etc. However, something needs to be said about the quality of life of a Pine View student. I attended the school from 2nd to 12th grade, and I can tell you easily that I would not recommend it. The high competition, high stress, and low quality of life of a student here is shameful. More emphasis is placed on attaining a perfect GPA than maintaining sanity. It is not worth the trouble.
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I moved my kids across the country to attend this school and what a disappointment. Administration was very anti-parent in my opinion and the level of bullying was tenfold what I ever observed in public school. Some teachers were good and some were bullies themselves. A big costly mistake.
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