Perched on a bluff overlooking Humboldt Bay and the Pacific Ocean beyond, Pine Hill Elementary School serves 260 students ranging from transitional kindergarten through third grade. It is part of the South Bay Union Elementary School District. The school is located on the coast about 280 miles north of San Francisco and just south of the city of Eureka, population 28,000 . It is one of two schools in the South Bay Union School District. The other school, South Bay Elementary School, is a 4-8 grade school. Students live in the Elk River Valley, Pine Hill, Humboldt Hill, King Salmon, and Fields Landing neighborhoods that range from economically disadvantaged to upper-middle-class single family dwellings. We at Pine Hill believe in social as well as academic responsibility. We have a dedicated staff consisting of twelve regular education teachers, an administrator, a resource teacher, a music teacher, a counselor, a speech teacher and a staffed library. The staff strives to be exemplary role models of caring and cooperation in addition to promoting academic excellence. We are very proud that Pine Hill is a 2003 California Distinguished School and the Title I Academic Achievement School in 2004, 2010, and 2011. We offer extended and enhanced educational opportunities until 6:00 pm daily through our EXPLORE after school program. This allows over 60% of our students to receive help with their homework and participate in recreational and educational activities. Explore better prepares our students to meet the demands of the State Academic Content Standards.
Prepare today's students to succeed in tomorrow's world by doing the following:
• Provide a safe and nurturing school environment
• Instill the basic skills necessary to prepare students for secondary education
• Instill in students a sense of global awareness and civic responsibility
• Instill in students problem-solving skills in a technological world
• Instill in students a desire to become lifelong learners