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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
March 30, 2016

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Greenbrier Elementary School 5

Posted April 21, 2016
- a parent
Our 1st grader has had a wonderful experience at Greenbrier in his two years there. We love the Core Knowledge curriculum because we see that he is getting a well-rounded education that gives him a broad context for the facts and skills that he is learning. We also like that he practices learned skills regularly (via homework, for example), but is not so overloaded that his brain cannot retain the information. We have seen excellent progress in his reading level and his math skills. He has mastered addition and subtraction, and is dabbling with geometry. He is reading short chapter books, and his vocabulary has grown impressively.

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SCHOOL LEADER
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
Posted March 30, 2016


Greenbrier Elementary School 5

Posted February 14, 2016
- a parent
I love Greenbrier. The staff is excellent and try their hardest to give each child a great education. The principal is kind and cares so much for the students' well-being. My child loves it here.

Greenbrier Elementary School
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted February 14, 2016
- a parent
All of the teachers try their hardest to give each child the care and education they need.

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Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted February 14, 2016
- a parent
The staff always try their best to teach good character to the students. The staff are very respectful and caring about each student.


Greenbrier Elementary School 5

Posted June 01, 2015
- a community member
What an awesome school. Attended the year ending awards assembly and the school spirit was amazing. Kids had so much respect for their teachers, staff, and school. K-2 cheered for the 3-6 graders and vise versa. After 6 years at Greenbrier (K-5), our wants/needs/desires for our child to have a positive and meaningful experience with great results is right on track. This is why as a family, we open enrolled with Greenbrier even though many other schools are closer to us. The number of honor and principal list students was tremendous and there is no doubt in my mind that she will be more than ready for middle school, high school, and college. According to one feeder school, (Highland Lakes) Greenbrier's kids score among the highest consistently when arriving from 6th grade and entering their school. Thank you for all you do Greenbrier. Keep up the great work! A proud parent

Greenbrier Elementary School 1

Posted April 30, 2015
- a parent
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.

Greenbrier Elementary School 5

Posted March 03, 2015
- a teacher
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.


Greenbrier Elementary School 1

Posted March 02, 2015
- a parent
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.

Greenbrier Elementary School 5

Posted August 12, 2014
- a parent
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!

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Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 77 reviews. (623) 445-5000
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