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Greenbrook Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 646 students

 

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Posted October 28, 2013

Snobby clique school ....ridiculous . Parents are very competitive and bullying goes on. We moved here from Central Valley for the school but this is worse than many schools in the Valley. Principal leadership is missing. This is a school for you if you own a fancy car and want to spend your working hours volunteering for the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

To the parent of the last post, titled "Snobby clique school": We lived in the Central Valley a while, ago, but I don't share your experience. The economics of the parents are all over the spectrum, and so are the attitudes. There are a lot of "down to earth" parents here, and I hope you will give them a chance to reach out to you. Yes, Bay Area schools seem to have a more competitive atmosphere, but within SRVUSD Greenbrook definitively has a lot more community spirit than many other schools. I think the principal is doing a great job reaching out and listening to parents, much better than the previous one. I encourage you to attend some of the community events, if your schedule allows that. Parent involvement is such an important factor in a school's success. And yes, it takes an effort to make time to do this in addition to your work and family schedule, but I think it's worth it. I am giving Greenbrook 4 stars, because I am overall satisfied with the school, but there is always room for improvement. What kind of improvement would you want to see?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2011

Excellent teachers and strong Principal leadership! Our kids love going to school (except when there is a ton of homework to be done). The school provides positive learning environment for its students. There is a great parent participation, which is so beneficial for the students. On the other hand, I think the curriculums are a bit overwelming for the kids...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2010

We transferred to Greenbrook last fall from a relatively new school in the district. At the time it was a difficult decision, but one we do not regret. The staff, students and families at this school are a 10 out of 10 in our book. I love the smaller size (600+ vs 900+ students) and the display of respect along with fun from the kids. My children were challenged but not overly taxed by the work load. I felt the teachers listened to our concerns when we arrived and that they helped our kids feel at home very quickly. I will advocate for this school community from now on!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2010

Overall, Greenbrook is a good school with a lot of parent involvement. However, I would caution anyone who is transferring in to this school from outside the district or even outside of Danville. The emphasis on academics is very strong and extremely competative. It was a very frustrating adjustment for my child. We transferred from a top 10 school from another district, which has nearly the same test score ratings, and my child was quickly labeled as "behind the curve." This district, and especially the schools in Danville, are VERY competative. The curriculums are actually 8- months ahead of most schools in surrounding districts. While many parents demand these rigid standards, let's not foget that children should also be enjoying school and not pressured to get into Harvard at age 7!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

We have been incredibly happy with our experience at Greenbrook. The teachers have high academic expectations, differentiate the curriculum to meet the needs of all of the students, and care about the success of their students. Greenbrook parents are supportive of the school. We have been thrilled with all of the 'extras' including a fabulous school-wide talent show. Our daughter has thrived in this environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Greenbrook elementary has an incredible staff and an equally amazing group of parents. But what I love about it the most is the kids! The kids are Greenbrook have huge hearts, they work hard and they want to be the best students and members of our community that they can be. Greenbrook rocks!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

Very good school!We moved to Danville from South San Francisco for the school system.The teachers and staff are very focused on making your child the best that they can be!Just like a previous reviewer we thought they were to intense in the introduction of new material but our child has suprised us and made strides in reading, writing, and math.At one point our child was below mar in writing, so instead of letting her continue to do poorly they set up a conference with the principal, teachers and other staff to trouble shoot the problems in her writing.In that conference we came up with many ideas and now she is doing fine in Greenbrook.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

5 stars - Teachers and Parenets are very involved with the education with focus on the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Wonderful community school with strong support from parents and teachers.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted April 13, 2005

Great school with a high level of parent involvement. My daughter had a great K and 1st grade academic experience there.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 1, 2005

I feel lucky we moved to Greenbrook, I didn't realize what a treat I was in for. The school has a very calm feel however with high academic standards. My kids are challenged but not stressed out. They do a good job at differentiation so that all kids are challenged to reach the next level. It is a very welcoming community- my kids and I have made some lifelong friends from our participation at Greenbrook. I think it is a good choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2005

Greenbrook Elementary is a well rounded environment for K-5 students. There is a strong teacher/parent relationship that allows for easy communication regarding any questions related to your child. The academic programs are set at a high standard, the only subject that I haven't been fond of this year is the newly adopted reading and comprehension program. I feel that it can be very frustrating for 1st graders and that the standards to be reached may be set to high. Overall the rest of the programs (math, science, social studies, and creative writing seem to expect realistic goals. The music, arts, and sport programs are very good. Each class gets music and art once per week, with PE twice per week. The level of parent involvement truely is one of the best in the district, we have so many extra events and fundraisers that sell out each time. Greenbrook is awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2004

This is a great school. It is safe and clean and provides my daughter with the education, discipline, and environment to help her accomplish the academic aptitude to compete in later years. At first we thought the curriculum was too much but after seeing the results, we could not be happier with the school or the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2003

The high level of parent volunteerism at Greenbrook is phenomenal. A sense of true warmth and community care are present among the students, families and staff. Communication with parents is excellent! The school's web site is frequently updated keeping everyone informed of critical announcements, day-to-day events and valuable links to help enrich the students' education.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

942

Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


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942

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10 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Females92%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students82%
Females79%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Females83%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students95%
Females98%
Males94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disability82%
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Females91%
Males98%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students96%
Females94%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students85%
Females84%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state73%

Math

All Students72%
Females65%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state55%

Science

All Students85%
Females83%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability64%
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state55%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 71%
Asian 10%
Two or more races 9%
Hispanic 8%
Black 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3%N/AN/A
English language learners 3%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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