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PK-5
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Jacksonville, FL
Students enrolled: 894
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5050 Greenland Road
Jacksonville, FL 32258

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(904) 260-5450
(904) 260-5455
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December 05, 2014
The school hired a whole bunch of people stading around up front every morning and drink coffe with the coffee cup on they're hand chating or working NOT so sure , but is doesn't look good

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2013
My child attended Kindergarten at this school. Towards the end of school I noticed that he had started to suck on his shirt, a nervous habit he had developed. I went to speak with his teacher about my concerns and was meet with the teacher telling me that she wasn't sure if he would progress to 1st grade and sited the fact that she felt he had ADD as the issue. Mind you, this was in the last 3 WEEKS of school! I brought forth a concern and was met with an attack on my child. I made the financially hard decision to move him to private school where he was tested and placed in the 1st grade. In my first parent teacher conference this year, I was raving about how my son who hated going to school (he was super excited in the beginning of kindergarten) all of the sudden liked it again and was excited about learning. His new teacher explained that reading his records from his Kindergarten teacher was a shock. The child she described in her negative filled review was not my child at all. I am proud to say that my son is doing wonderful and is right on target for 1st grade as he should be. The school you pick makes a huge difference and I would never recommend GPE to anyone at any age.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
My son did well in GPE, except for one thing. In Kindergarten and First Grade, I mentioned to the teachers that my son wasn't holding his pencil properly and asked what we could do to correct it. Both of them told me not to worry...that he would correct on his own. By fourth and fifth grade, he still had not done so. By this point, we had determined he had ADHD and we got him on a 504 plan. During the 504 plan meeting, the teachers brought the pencil issue to my attention. I told them what the earlier teachers told me and they were livid, saying it should have been corrected in the very beginning...and that they would probably not be able to correct him at that point. I found their admonishments of me rude and their lack of willingness to even try to help him at that point extremely disappointing. In addition to this, I also found the teachers in the later grades to be very difficult to communicate with. Emails were not answered in a timely manner and in many cases, their answer would affect the assignments my son was turning in. All in all, it is a really great school...but some improvements need to be made.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2013
Greenland Pines Elementary is a good school until your kid gets to fourth/fifth grade. The teachers are very hands off and don't seem to invest in the kids future. My kid had 4 A's and a B in fifth grade so that is not the source of this review. During the orientation one of the teachers stated that she would update a website if she had time because she has her own life to live. She didn't update the website more than a few times over the 175 day school year. NOTE TO TEACHER...If you get paid to update the website do so! If you do not you shouldn't even bring it up. My wife and I called for a conference of teachers an one didn't bother to show up forcing us to reschedule and causing one of us to miss the second meeting. It takes an act of congress to speak to the teachers so if you love your kids and are super involved be ready to be frustrated with their teacher's/school's policy about meetings. My wife and I are very busy and use the websites and meetings to help us stay involved with our kids work. We were very happy with the first-third grade teachers and their involvement in our children's lives so not all negative. Thanks for reading.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
my son goes to first grade. We really like this school and completely satisfied with his class teacher. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2013
My child is constantly coming home and mentioning that he feels he is being bullied by his afternoon teacher because he is bored and does not want to sit down while in class. We have had many conferences with this teacher and she never reflects what we ask of her. Instead she believes she knows whats best for my child. Yet she doesn't challenge him to his full potential. Instead she is constantly complaining that he has ADHD. First off who is she to diagnose my child with ADHD, she is not a psychologist. We have had him tested and he doesnt even meet the criteria of being ADHD. We have been to a psychologist and we have been told that his a brilliant child that is above his grade level and needs to be challenged in order for him to not be bored. More than 20% of students who are in grade school are misdiagnosed annualy for grades K-5. Thats a pretty high statistic considering thats about 1.5 million kids on average.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2012
Its a great school, but the teachers need to have more patience with the kids,and not take so personal. Every one has good days, and bad days. kids need disciplined , but at the same time they will always be kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2012
We have been in this school for 2 years. The teachers are great, the extended program is safe and wonderful. I am unsure why some of the reviews had saftey issues, because I feel quite different. They check ID and even made my daughters grandparents go back home to get their ID prior to pick up of their grandchild for security issues. Great!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2011
When I went to pick up my 8 year old brother from school, he was not in the line. I talked to the teachers watching the kids in the line and they had no idea who I was talking about. When they were told who his teacher was, they didn't bother to page him. After calling the police to report a missing child, his teacher brought him out, along with all of the other car-riders in his class, over ten minutes AFTER they were supposed to be at the pick-up line. This is unacceptable!

- submitted by a community member
April 13, 2011
When my youngest child had barely turned 5 years old he was eligible to go to kindergarten at GPE - our biggest concern was that he had behavioural issues that would get him in trouble with the teacher - he is also stubborn as a mule when he thinks he is in his right and he is wronged- He went from having one Teacher to having 3 in the classroom as class size grew during the year. He made more marked improvement behaviorally before the class got bigger. That and that Alone is the only negative thing I can say about GPE and that is Not the teachers fault, it is just the fact of the situation for an increasingly popular school - if this were a private sector enterprise, the cost of admission would have skyrocketed, due to the superior product that the school is. Well done GPE teachers and admin. and workers -

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2010
My son has been in the ESE Preschool program at Greenland Pines for 2 years now and I can't say enough wonderful things about the staff at this school. The level of patience, and understanding is amazing and I would not send my child anywhere else, the school is safe and the staff friendly, keep up the good work GPE.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2010
You most likely will say that this can not be proven, and will not post it, when in fact it can be. Several teachers over the past 3 years at Greenland have not been doing the proper paper work on students. One set of teachers did not even know what an AIP was, and therefore did not do necessary AIP s on students. Teachers have even been caught lying to the principle about completing these forms and yet these same teachers remain at Greenland. This has caused several students to be held back, and others to leave Greenland Pines for better schools. Greenland is not a top notch school as many would think.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2010
When we first started at GPE everything was great. However, as the children got older it got worse. Some of the teachers do not have the patience anymore for them. I have just recently heard a teacher calling a child an "idiot" just because he was walking the wrong way at the car rider section. I believe in parent discipling their child at home for starters, but if the teacher can not longer handle children then they should look else where for a job. I have heard teachers yelling in the classes rooms. This year has been the worse when it comes to the behavior of some of the teachers. They get away with too much and should be talked to or suspened for their behavior.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2009
This is the most caring and concern staff and teachers that I have ever witness. The teachers are terrific at engaging the students and you can feel their true passion of developing the young minds that attend their classes

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
Wonderful Teachers, Great Administration, 'A' school for Years-led by an incredible Principal !!!!! Awesome students !

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2009
This school, like so many, teaches to the 'standards'. They seem to be more concerned about test scores and fundraising than anything else. The mood at the school is angry. I'm sure the staff are overworked as the school is overcrowded. But, they really seem to hate their jobs and dislike the children. There is no sense of community. My son learned enough but I'm glad he got to go to the new school this year.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2009
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August 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2009
The teachers are great but the kids drop off and pick ups are always an issue and unsafe. Sometimes you need to show up 30 minutes early and wait an additional 15-20 minutes to pick up your child. For the amount of congested traffic, there should be an authority direct it.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2008
Great Administrators. Great Teachers. Great Students. What's not to like? Great school!

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2008
Beautiful school, seems to exude a professional atmosphere. A lot of special programs, a welcoming administration. A jewel in a county with pockets of excellence.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 01, 2008
One of the top schools in Florida according to the Department of Education! The expectation at the school is high. The curriculum is tough but that's why it is an 'A' school. Great parents. Great Administrators. Great Teachers. Great Students. What's not to like? Great school!

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 10, 2008
Or experience with Greenland Pines has only been in kindergarten, but I cannot say enough positive things about that program. The teachers have been patient, kind and informative. Every time I tried to contact the teacher, a response was prompt and the teacher was helpful in every way to make kindergarten a positive experience for both my son and myself as a parent. The curriculum was great and surpassed my expectations. School enthusiasm seems high and we plan to continue our education here.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
My daughter was a second grader this year at Greenland Pines. This was also her first year here. I was very impressed with the staff and the facility. Everyone I have encountered has been very professional and very compassionate with the kids. My child has learned so much and the curriculum compared to her last school is like night and day! Keep up the great work!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 16, 2008
GPE is a fabulous school in that it is high-achieving, focussed and academic driven.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2008
My family and I just moved here from out of state. We thought we did our research into the schools in the area. We thought that since GPE was an 'A' school we were sendind our kids to a good school, but we were wrong. All that is cared about is the FCAT. My kids bus was in an accident on the way home from school and I was never notified by anyone at the school. My daughters lunch card was not working at school and they sent her away with out breakfast and lunch. Come to find out the computer system failed. My third grader was not allowed to use the toilet but twice a day. We are moving to get away from this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2007
My son has been in greenland pines since pre-key, the ESE program.He is now in 5 th grade. i've always had great teachers to work with him. last year was alittle tough. i feel alot of it was because the teacher had no ESE background. This made it very tough on her as well. i feel all the teachers should have some kind of coarse to be able to deal with the many different children that are in the ESE program for different reasons.I also believe there is to much focus on F-CAT. it stresses teachers, parent and stdent out. then after f-cat, everyone is so releaved it's over, that things get to laid back. seems like they have nothing to teach after that. I say go back to the old way of teaching and have test through out the year to see where the kids stand.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2007
My child attended Greenland Pines from 3rd to 5th grade. She did quite well and I attribute that to excellence in teachers and a focus on the expectations of the FCAT as well as knowing how to teach those expectations. Teachers were difficult from time to time but isn't that what makes the best of a person? I'm thankful for the high standard expected from the Greenland Pines' staff. My daughter is better for it. Kudos to all at GPE!

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2007
The few months my son attended Greeland Pines were the worst we've ever experienced. The employees, teachers, office staff, all of them are without emotion, just working for an FCAT score.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2007
Greenland Pines has such a wonderful Pre-K class. Mrs. Hutchins and her assistant Mrs. Massacline are wonderful. I hope we are still in the group distiction so my son can go there for K-5

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2007
I have had lack of support when dealing with the teacher and Principal. They do have a wonderful and I mean wonderful first grade teacher. Yeah for that. Holmquist

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2005
This is a GOOD school. It has done well on the FCAT for the last 5 years. The school has a very nice Principal now and many wonderful teachers. It has one of the largest Extended program in Duval County.

- submitted by a teacher
June 13, 2005
My son attended Greenland Pines elementary from the first through 5th grade. I believe all the teachers at Greenland Pine do a great job & truly care about their students. Teachers were always willing to take time with me when I either had questions or concerns about my son. I also felt that Greenland Pines has a safe and secure environment for children to learn & socialize. The Coach is also a great guy who really goes beyond the call of duty to teach the children.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2005
Greenland Pines is building on 20 new classroom for the next school year 2005-2006. This will help us to lower class sizes in all classrooms. The staff works hard on reading, writing, and math so all of our students well do their best on the state-wide FCAT test. We have a GREAT PTA that supports our teachers and students.

- submitted by a teacher
March 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2005
They have excellent teacher student ratios. Need a bit more variety and healful meals.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2005
This is a great school with an outstanding student body being taught by some of the most motivated teachers in the county.

- submitted by a staff
December 03, 2004
I think it is an average school with big amount of kids in each class. There are no extra curriculum if your child is more advanced than his classmates. My son's teacher was very surprised when asked her to give him test for the grade in math and if he'll pass to move to one grade higher. I know Susie E. Tolbert Magnet program school has these kind of opportunity. As I said - average... nothing bad, nothing good. Although, it is an 'A' school, good!

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2004
The school overall is wonderful. It is a bright, friendly clean environment that my son thrives in.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2004
We relocated from Arizona where my son had had an unpleasant experience with the Mesa Public School system. Right away his behavior improved. He enjoys school now and he says, 'Mom, I'm not bored like in my last school!' Mrs. Reeder is awesome!

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2003
Greenland Pines will provide the students with a quality education. The teachers and parents will ensure that. However, the principal suffers from a serious lack of interpersonal skills. The atmosphere is not friendly. There are ways to manage and interact with 'customers'. Whether they be staff, parents or students. In my personal opinion, the Principal, the supposed leader is not performing well at all.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
Greenland Pines is an above average school. The majority of the teachers and staff are great with the students. The principle does a great job. It seems that everytime a change is made she is always met with opposition. I feel that she does a great job, and whenever I had any issues they were handled professionally. The resource teachers (music and physical education) teachers are wonderful. They show respect to the students and the students give them respect back.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2003
Most of the teachers in this school are great, but 1 teacher was so mean and unhelpful that I need to go to the Principal. I was give no help from the Principal. She agreed with me about the quality of this teacher but said she could do nothing.

- submitted by a former student
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Greenland Pines Elementary School
5050 Greenland Road, Jacksonville, FL  32258
(904) 260-5450
Last modified Greenland Pines Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Greenland Pines Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 55 reviews. Top