Piney Branch ES

Basic Info

Piney Branch ES is located at 7510 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912. The principal is Mrs. Rachel DuBois.

Rating

Please rate your experience at this school with respect to the following aspects on a scale from 0 to 10.
  • Inclusiveness: Does the school have a culture of inclusion and inclusive practices in place (e.g., co-teaching)? Are these practices effectively and systematically implemented?
  • Staffing and resources: Does the school have staff and resources to accommodate a wide range of special needs?
  • Cooperation: Does the school staff exhibit a cooperative approach by accepting/requesting the parents' input, listening to concerns, and attempting to resolve disagreements?
  • Communication: Does the school implement progress monitoring plans? Does the staff regularly communicate with parents with respect to their child's progress and challenges? Is the staff responsive when contacted?
  • Academic expectations: Does the staff systematically set high expectations for students with special needs? Does the staff systematically raise expectations when IEP goals are met ahead of time?

Piney Branch ES

Piney Branch ES
2.04

Inclusiveness

4/10

    Staffing and resources

    2/10

      Cooperation

      1/10

        Communication

        2/10

          Academic expectations

          2/10

            34 comments

            1. Inclusiveness

              6.6

              Staffing and resources

              2.5

              Cooperation

              2.3

              Communication

              3.5

              Academic expectations

              3.3

              If your child has any special needs from autism to dyslexia this is not the school for you. They only have the children for 3 years so they are just trying to get by until your child is out and off to the middle school. They only have one teacher who has any idea how to handle special children and that is in the 3rd grade. They may give you an IEP but the teachers do not help your child. They expect children with special needs to complete the exact same work as the regular children which is not reasonable.

              The principle does have a weekly message which is nice but the teachers do not communicate with the parents unless they have to .

            2. Inclusiveness

              0.6

              Staffing and resources

              0.5

              Cooperation

              0.4

              Communication

              0.3

              Academic expectations

              0.2

              I agree that this school is terrible for kids with special needs. Bullying is rampant. They harass parents and treat kids with autism disrespectfully which encourages other kids and parents to bully those with problems. Those with special needs who are accepted into the Center for Enriched Studies at this school are particularly targeted by administrators and teachers. Teachers and administrators at PBES seem to be reacting against a system of scarce resources and not enough support by pushing needy kids who excel out of classes with high expectations. And the administration is aggressively against parents who complain.

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