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6150 W. Greenbriar Dr.
Glendale, AZ 85308

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(623) 445-5000
(602) 467-5580
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April 30, 2015
This school does not deserve any stars. This school has gone down hill in the past 5 yrs and is not getting any better. It needs to be shut down like it was suppose to be.

- submitted by a parent

March 03, 2015
This is a response to the parent who posted a comment on 3/2/15 with negative remarks about the school and Principal. I am an employee of the school and would like people to know that, as always, there are two sides to every story. Without going into specifics to rebut this parent s comments, I have firsthand knowledge about remarks this parent has made which are not factual and were not substantiated by any other parents, students or staff. This parent has been disgruntled and I have seen the Principal attempt to discuss concerns with her in a very professional manner for several weeks to no avail. The staff and Principal at Greenbrier treat our parents and students with care and respect.

- submitted by a teacher

March 02, 2015
This school is horrible. I had many issues which the principle seemed not to care what so ever. From bulling down to then actually putting there have on not one but both my children. I actually wake up abd witnessed the grabbing my autistic son very forcefully by the arm, Which then resulted me in pulling my kids out of that school. I have major concern about the kids safety here. I have seen and heard about fight where no teacher breaking them up. I should of know when they made me sign a paper saying the had a padded room. The principle clams to have a special ED degree is apparently just for show. Because she had no people skills or concern for the kids. Please beware... Sincerely one concerned mother of an autistic child.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2014
Greenbrier welcomed my son thru open enrolment. The office staff were friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. My son's teacher made him feel welcome and the result is a very happy little boy at the end of the day. The school has the feeling of a private school with good security. You can drop your child off with peace of mind knowing he will be happy and safe until you collect him!

- submitted by a parent

July 16, 2014
If you are looking for an Excellent Elementary School you found it! We've been at Greenbrier thru open enrollment for six years headed into our seventh and last sadly. Our Principal is Awesome, the Teachers are Fantastic, and Staff is supportive. We wouldn't have our children go anywhere else! Check it out, visit, you'll see what I mean.

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2014
Greenbrier is going GLOBAL! Come check out our school. Enroll in an education program that will keep your child motivated to go to school. The Core Knowledge Program, Not to be confused with Common Core, is outstanding and well worth it for a sequential source of learning.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2014
My children have been attending Greenbrier on open enrollment for the last 5 years. We have had nothing but positive experiences! The teachers are dedicated to providing their students with quality education while fostering a positive learning environment. Greenbrier will continue to be school of choice!

- submitted by a parent

February 06, 2014
Both of my kids went to this school. The longer I stayed there, the more I realize how bad this school was. The principal her self was a dishonest person. They didn't care about giving students a quality education, they are just there to baby sit and collect their pay check.

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2014
Barro's Pizza Spirit Night was wonderful. Very well run, excellent food and great drawing prizes. Everyone was welcomed and Greenbrier Pride was evident. Good Job!

- submitted by a parent
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June 20, 2013
The love of learning and a broad course of study creating background knowledge across grade levels (Preschool through 6th grade) are always on display at Greenbrier Core Knowledge Elementary. Artwork is everywhere: both classic examples of fine art and student creations of world masterpieces. Classic pieces of music are shared with our students at every grade. Classrooms and hallways overflow with project posters, dioramas, working models, and historical timelines. The tools of the trade are always in evidence - more like a living museum than anything else - so that our students can experience for themselves how the greatest ideas were first discovered and what these devices look like today: slide rule, abacus, calculator, hourglass, pendulum clock, and a spring loaded watch; and dictionaries, encyclopedias, and maps of every kind. Learning is the fundamental purpose of our school as we partner with our parents for the success of each Greenbrier student. A collaborative culture, creativity, emotional well being, physical fitness, critical thinking, and research based instructional strategies ensure the highest levels of student success. We encourage you to join our school! Jody J. Brammer, Principal Greenbrier Elementary School

- submitted by a school leader

June 05, 2013
Best school in the neighborhood by far! Teachers are passionate about their jobs and find new and creative ways to teach and get the children excited about coming to school and learning. The Core Knowledge curriculum sets Greenbrier apart from the other schools and offers a strong foundation for future learning beyond elementary school. The community/parents are close nit, involved and inviting. We WOULD NOT choose another school over Greenbrier for our elementary students! Thank you Greenbrier for all you do and what you stand for!

- submitted by a parent

June 03, 2013
Best school around!! Great teachers, exciting curriculum, wonderful parent involvement! My children have thrived at this school and would recommend to all.

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2013
We have enjoyed having out kids at Greenbrier for the last 7 years. All three of our children have had wonderful experiences, with great staff and curriculum. Very impressed with the push towards "Core Knowledge" learning. We apply for a variance each year, just to attend Greenbrier. It was the preschool that first drew us in (our local school not having one). We will continue to make the drive each morning despite the fact that they are all beyond preschool age now. The Kindergarten experience was fantastic as well. If you are debating the full day "enrichment program", DO IT! My child learned as much, if not more more, there than in her morning class. Ms. Adams is wonderful and using every opportunity as a teaching experience. Ill never forget meeting my children for lunch and seeing her explain to the whole class in the cafeteria what a kiwi was and where they come from. She utylized multimedia and tapped into all 5 senses throughout the year, making for an awesome experience for the children!

- submitted by a parent

May 22, 2013
Top notch school, teachers and curriculum! Only complaint is that this school doesn't include 7 & 8th grade so our student could stay for two more years. Our family just attended the 6th grade promotion and we were really impressed with the entire evening! The teachers, staff and PTA go out of their way to make every student feel important and their families too. Thank you Greenbrier for a lovely evening and for the many years of teaching and caring for our daughter. Highly recommend this school to all parents that want the very best for their children and their education!

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2013
What I like about Greenbrier is Core Knowledge, Love & Logic (behavior in a positive way), staff & teachers, campus safety, and PTA! On the flipside, I find the office staff rude & unprofessional (no people skills) and a principal (Miss Brammer) that is disconnected and lacks communication skills with parents, teachers, and the children. I enjoy helping out in my child's class and at school activities. I have recommended Greenbrier to others and they have enrolled their children as well. I let them know to overlook the office staff, because that is NOT the true representation of Greenbrier. My child has grown leaps and bounds through the dedication of their teachers at Greenbrier. My child that attended Greenbrier, but is now in high school, has found what he has learned at Greenbrier has helped him thus far. For that I say, "Thank You, Greenbrier!"

- submitted by a parent

April 11, 2013
I have read all of the terrific comments below regarding Greenbrier and I wanted to add that Extended Day Kindergarten is a wonderful program. It is available for Kindergarten students either as a morning program or an afternoon program. It strongly supports and enhances Core Knowledge for all of Greenbrier's Kindergarten students. Mrs. Adams creates a learning environment that enhances children's creative thinking, problem solving and prepares each student for first grade expectations. It is a wonderful program available to all Kindergarten students through the community education department.

- submitted by a parent

March 18, 2013
My son, who is not a junior in high school, and my daughter, both attended Greebrier. They loved their teachers, learned to work hard and persevere when challenged, and received high quality instruction. My son has done extremely well in high school as a result of the foundation he got at Greenbrier. I would recommend the school to anyone with K-6th grade children.

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2013
I have 3 boys that I choose to send to Greenbrier through Open Enrollment and I couldn't be happier with our school. The teachers and the entire staff care about the students and families and go "the extra mile" for all. I love the Core Knowledge program and can see the benefit that it gives our students over those at other schools. Two of my boys are currently in the SAGE gifted program with Ms. James and I know that she understands and challenges them to be the best they can be academically. I would love to see our school expand to 7th and 8th grade because I believe they are gettinga great education at Greenbrier.

- submitted by a parent

March 13, 2013
My son started at Greenbrier in Preschool. We have loved all of his teachers. Starting off with Mrs. Knaus in preschool, Mrs. Augsburger for kindergarden. In kindergarden my son was having trouble with reading. The teacher got him help with the reading specialist, Mrs. McKinley. By the time my son got to first grade, the teacher, Ms. Bollinger called me at home to let me know my son has passed his bench mark for reading for the first time. She was so happy for my son. I can't say enough wonderful things about how much these teachers really care about their students. The same for his second grade teacher Mrs. Cox. She is a very caring, pleasant and friendly person. My son is now in the 6th grade and we have been very happy with his ALL of his teachers. It will be sad to leave Greenbrier and it's wonderful staff. It's a shame the school does not got up to the 8th grade.

- submitted by a parent

March 05, 2013
My daughter has gone to this school since kindergarten and is in the 6th grade now. I have never had a problem with this school or its employees. Everyone is extremely helpful and fair. The main reason we moved to our house is because we had heard nothing but praise for this school.

- submitted by a parent

March 04, 2013
Great teachers + great support staff + great administrator + great students + great parents = A GREAT SCHOOL

- submitted by a teacher

February 15, 2013
Greenbrier's PTA is GREAT!! We just attended the dance nite and it was FUNtastic. Even the teachers were dancing. Everyone was having a great time. We really enjoy the staff and students at Greenbrier. We have been very happy with all the teachers and the education our kids receive.

- submitted by a parent

February 08, 2013
Our child has attended Greenbrier Elementary School from kindergarten through this year as a 6th grader. The staff is outstanding. Their knowledge in academic areas and involvement in providing for the needs of all of the students is exemplary . It would be wonderful to have the addition of 7th and 8th grades so that families in the neighborhood could have students finish an elementary education at this excellent school and go directly to high school from Greenbrier.

- submitted by a parent

February 06, 2013
Great school with excellent teachers, strong leadership and challenging academic programs. Small class sizes allowing for fantastic teacher to student ratios. Highly recommend!

- submitted by a parent

February 06, 2013
Greenbrier excels in all areas and is leaps and bounds above the rest! The principal, teachers and staff are friendly, approachable, available and responsive to students and parents needs. The students are challenged both academically and in character building. The campus is attractive, clean, and most importantly secure. Every teacher our children have had over the years at Greenbrier has been exceptional; always knowledgeable, engaging, and has conducted themselves professionally yet with compassion and kindness. Greenbrier is one of very few schools offering the Core Knowledge program. This program is top notch and in fact gives our children an advantage above the rest! My children have really enjoyed this curriculum; and I can attest that they are keeping the knowledge that they have been given, using it and are able to expand upon it with clarity and understanding. I recognize and appreciate the commitment it takes in providing a top quality school like Greenbrier to our children. My husband and I would like to thank all the staff at Greenbrier for going that extra mile and for truly caring for our most important treasures- our children!

- submitted by a parent

February 05, 2013
I was very nervous when it came time for my child to start school because I had heard all the rumors about the educational system here in Arizona. So when my husband said he thought we should enroll our child in Greenbrier (and we come here through open enrollment) I was skeptical. But now I can't imagine my child anywhere else. The teachers, the staff, the parents and the community itself have helped our child thrive. My child never complains about going to school because of how much fun he has learning. Greenbrier has a great sense of community and is always striving to make improvements where needed. The teachers have open communication and work hard every day to make the day a creative learning experience. I feel my child is years ahead of others because of the one on one time he has had with his teachers. All the technology in the world can't make the difference that the one on one contact between a student and a teacher can. Greenbrier is an extraordinary school where everyone truly cares about our children.

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2013
Greenbrier is a great school! I choose Greenbrier as our school through open enrollment. I have a first grade son who is absolutely thriving academically! He loves everything about school. He has a teacher who has highly effective classroom management skills, and weekly parent communication regarding curriculum, class work, behavior, and upcoming events. The campus is a beautiful sprawling campus set in a private neighborhood. They implemented a car line for pick up just last year, and it is such a quick, smooth, orderly and safe way to drop off and pick up. I am enjoying the community of parents, kids and staff! I couldn't have picked a better school!

- submitted by a parent

January 25, 2013
Our child has been at Greenbrier since 3 yrs old, starting in PreK and is now in 5th grade. I am thankful most everythng has been POSITIVE from the getgo, which is important for children (and parents). This has instilled a child who loves to learn and loves to go to school. The teachers truly care about the kids, and their job certainly isn't an easy one, dealing with district rules and ever changing new cirriculum, which can be frustrating for everyone. I've read some of the negative comments/reviews and can only assume those are from few that have issues that could be beyond the help and resolution at the school level. Whenever we've had an issue, it was dealt with and there is realization that you can't fix what you don't know is broke, and once they know of issues, they try to fix them. I don't like the car line pick up even though I understand the safety issues (I've seen the way some parents drive and there have been too many "near" misses)! It takes away from parent/event connections. We've been happy at Greenbrier and has been a great school for our child and a great fit. Schools are not a one sizse fits all.

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2012
We've moved a lot, and this was actually the worst school that our child ever went to. The class was so packed that you could barely breathe. The teacher used a microphone. Special Ed class had more than 20 kids in it. The district psych disqualified my kid from Special Ed, had her jump from doing 2nd grade to 4th grade work, then failed her along all year - straight F's, ok? How was she supposed to "pick up" long division without multiplication? (Now, after much intervention, she's on the honor role at a charter school.) No friends. They wouldn't allow kids to play on the playground before school. When I came to the office one day, a teacher yelled out at my 2 year old boy to go through the right hand door and stay on the path. My kid got detention for reading a book in school - I guess she was supposed to be getting out her notebook - but really? Isn't that a bit, I don't know, military? Last straw? Disgusting boys on bus saying filth to girls. Lots of witnesses, but no help. I went into the office to withdraw her - admin chomping gum couldn't even get up. Since then I've earned a Masters in Special Education, and I'll be 1000x better at my job than they are!

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2012
Interesting point of view from the principal. All I can say is, "where have you been the last year or so."

- submitted by a parent

June 21, 2011
overall the school is great in all areas. i have two grandchildrenthat attend, i was dissapointed that Kindergarten went to half days but i am sure that she will catch up in first grade. she was very bored, my soon to be 2nd grader loves it.

- submitted by a parent

June 20, 2011
I love working at Greenbrier! I have been at Greenbrier longer than any other school! The reason, I find the Staff to be excellent and wonderful to work with! Everyone cares about making children successful!

- submitted by a teacher

June 20, 2011
I couldn't be more thrilled with my son's fourth grade experience! I found the teacher to be intutitive, and very motivating for my child. He got him interested in reading again, and made him want to come to go to school everyday!

- submitted by a parent

June 20, 2011
My son has attended Greenbrier since he was in preschool, and he is getting ready to enter 5th grade. I am very pleased with the progress of his education! I have him in at Greenbrier because I feel it is one of the best schools in the district. I have found all of his teachers to be very caring and strive for excellence. They have high expectations for the children both academically and behaviorally. I want that! I want him to be a polite, productive, and well educated citizen. I feel that Greenbrier is doing a good job helping me do that! I find the teachers, office staff, and principal to be wonderful to work with!

- submitted by a parent

May 26, 2011
Greenbrier is a fabulous school! As with any school, it may not be for everyone. If you are looking for a school where your child is NOT challenged, expected to be a decent human being with a some amount of respect for those around him or her, Greenbrier is not for you. On the other hand, if you want your child to learn all he or she can, learn how to be a productive member of society and have teachers who truly care, come on over to Greenbrier. I moved my child to Greenbrier in the second grade and have never regretted it. I find the staff to be very friendly and welcoming. Are there days when they are trying to do their job and not have a lot of time to chat, sure, but I would rather have them doing something in the best interest of my child that talking to me. We also love Mrs. James, the SAGE teacher. My son has flourished in her class. Again, Greenbrier is an awesome school if you are looking for a quality education and are willing to invest some of your own time into your child.

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2011
I have to agree with the last post. My child has attended this school for five years and it has gone downhill considerably during that time. Unfortunately, the best interest of the child is no longer the main concern at Greenbrier. It seems that keeping as many children as possible enrolled at the school for funding purposes has severely clouded the vision of the principal and has left the staff burnt out and unsupported. I do believe the teachers have the potential of being awesome, but many seem to have become jaded and tired of fighting the "good fight" and the rest are very unprofessional (the music teacher is permitted to display her tattoos and shows videos with foul language and the term dress code simply does not exist with most of the teachers). Also, the SAGE teacher is out a large part of the year without a substitute. If a student was out that much, he or she would be in danger of being expelled. There is also no point in trying to talk to the principal, as she does nothing to try and remedy any problems brought to her attention. It appers that only the trouble maker's parents get her attention. I would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

February 05, 2010
I agree the teachers and staff are awesome, however, the school needs to get tougher with the behavior problems that seem to be rising. Bullying, language and innappropriate discussions need to be handled. Unfortunately, the demographics of the school are changing, and it can be seen in the quality of the curriculm. Don't get me wrong, it soley because of the watering down of what's being taught due to the change in students. The truly bright children are being left behind.

- submitted by a parent

October 20, 2009
This is an awesome school...they really care about their students and help in any given situation! Thank You Greenbrier staff!

- submitted by a parent

October 03, 2009
our teacher's and staff are the best and care very much about our kids.

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2009
Outstanding in terms of expectations and performance both from teachers and students. The principal is a very caring, devoted educator who truly believes 'all children can learn...no exceptions!'

- submitted by a parent
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May 12, 2009
The teachers are wonderful, caring, hardworking, and do an excellent job! My daughter started in the Special Ed Preschool, then I mainstreamed her to kindergarten and now she is a 5th grader and has been an honor roll student. I can't say enough about the principle, she's very committed.

- submitted by a parent

May 12, 2009
We live out of district, and our daughter went to Greenbrier on a variance for kindergarten and first grade. We thought that she might need to make 'neighborhood friends,' so we put her in the local school for second and third grade, but ended up having nothing but problems with the teachers and staff. Even worse, she really didn't seen to be excelling in her academics. We decided to move her back to Greenbrier this year for fourth grade, and she has been on the honor roll all year! She is so happy to go to school every day, and we couldn't be happier with her progress. The teachers and staff are wonderful, and the principal, Miss Brammer, is awesome!

- submitted by a parent

November 28, 2008
Although I think this is still one of the better schools in the district, some of the teachers seem to be really burnt out.

- submitted by a parent

July 21, 2008
My 4 kids went to this school for 5 years and the teachers were great!! But everyone in the office are really bad and have no resepct for parents unless they are made of money and 'fit in' they love to talk about parent behind there back and favor students

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2008
My son has been attending Greenbrier for 2 years now. His last school did nothing for him at all. What they did do is label him a troubled child. So we transferred him to Greenbrier. These past 2 years my son has blossomed and the troubled child in him has been tamed. The staff at Greenbrier took the time to work with us (the family) and my son, and I am very thankful for their assistance in education my son. There has been such improvement in his behaviors, this attitudes and his home life due to the skilled teachers that they employ. We feel so strongly about this school that we have transferred his sister there also. School is hard enough these days with the struggles that kids face and it should be a safe environment. We trust these people with our most precious gifts. I thank you Greenbrier.

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2008
All three of my daughters attended Greenbrier for five years. It an excellent school in which the staff care very much for their students and the education and welfare of the children. The facilities are clean and the security is top-notch! I cannot say enough about how much my daughter excelled when she attended special needs preschool and then kindergarten with the help of the teachers and therapists, she is up to speed with her grade now. It's amazing. We also enjoyed the special fairs and fundraisers of the PTO. Great School!

- submitted by a parent

May 30, 2007
I have been very impressed with the preschool program. Our oldest daughter has just graduated on to Kindergarten and our youngest is more than excited to start preschool in the fall. I can not say enough to give kudos to the teachers and office staff at Greenbriar.

- submitted by a parent

February 26, 2007
My son who has ADHD has done nothing but 'excel' since we put him in Greenbrier 2 years ago. He went from struggling day to day, to being on the Pricipal's list with all A's! I attribute a lot of his progress to his excellent teachers!

- submitted by a parent

February 06, 2006
My son has been at this school 1 1/2 years so far and I'm impressed with what I've seen. Every teacher I've met is very friendly and has the kids under control. They learn so much within six hours. My son is happy and doing very well.

- submitted by a parent

January 01, 2006
Parents are very welcome and highly encouraged to participate in school activities. Our daughter attends because of her special needs. She is currently enrolled in a CD1 (Communication Disorder) program as she has Down syndrome. It is of course a language based classroom with 10 kids, a teacher and 2 aides. The kids abilities vary but each child's program is made to fit his/her IEP. We are very happy with the leadership of the principal and her attention to parents and students. The support specialist is very open to meeting with parents to discuss the progress of the students. There are also other specialized classes on campus and I have found everyone to be quite encouraging to 'differently abled' children.

- submitted by a parent

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Greenbrier Elementary School
6150 W. Greenbriar Dr., Glendale, AZ  85308
(623) 445-5000
Last modified Greenbrier Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Greenbrier Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 51 reviews. Top