• Pinedale Elementary School is located on the Northwest side of Jacksonville between McDuff Avenue and Edgewood Avenue.  It was built in 1956.  In the year of 1972, Pinedale Elementary was the only school for the deaf/hard of hearing in the Jacksonville area.  This program has since been moved to Central Riverside Elementary School.  In 1991, Pinedale was listed as an Accelerated Magnet School with Stanford University Schools Project.  The program focused on a variety of teaching techniques that fostered a love for learning and independent thinking.  Through that magnet program, full-time art, music and physical education was supported until 2001.
     
    In 1992, additional buildings such as the main office, primary building, cafeteria/music suite and the media center were added to the school.  As a result of the closing of Lackawanna Elementary School, the school transferred approximately 400 students to Pinedale in the newly built building to accommodate the transformation.  Pinedale has housed many exceptional programs such as:
    • Developmentally Delayed
    • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
    • CSS (formerly Autism Spectrum Disorder)
    • Varying
    During the 2010-2011 school year, Pinedale was an "F" school. The school rose from an "F" to an "A" school in (1) single school year (2011-2012).  This was no easy task for the faculty, staff and students administering and taking the FCAT.  The school has been able to maintain academic success.  In the years 2012-2014, Pinedale remained a "B" school and in 2014-2015, the school was an "A" school again.  From 2015 until the present, Pinedale is a "C" school.
     
    Beginning the 2016-2017 school year, Pinedale was awarded the STEM Magnet school designation.  The foundation has been set to enhance student interest in STEM careers by providing rigorous instruction through the use of the PITSCO STEM Lab (grades 3-6), Engineering is Elementary Modules, and district aligned investigations/Cornerstones. Through the after school program, the Robotics team works diligently to compete among other DCPS teams and schools outside of the district.  With experiences such as guest speakers, STEAM field trips, Lego/Brick Lab demonstrations, students will use their critical thinking skills and explore careers that are non-traditional.  
     
    Also, beginning the 2016-2017 school year, Pinedale added 6th grade.  These students were former 5th graders that transitioned to 6th grade with low class sizes and fantastic teachers. As of the 2018-19 school year, Pinedale will no longer have a 6th grade cohort.