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...
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!
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!
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.
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!!!
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.
5 stars - Teachers and Parenets are very involved with the education with focus on the students.
Wonderful community school with strong support from parents and teachers.
Great school with a high level of parent involvement. My daughter had a great K and 1st grade academic experience there.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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