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Greenbrier Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted August 25, 2014

Horrible, uncaring teachers who should retire or refocus on the reasons they even became teachers. They tout a "no bully zone" and are themselves the WORST offenders. If your child doesn't learn via traditional methods and has a hard time focusing, beware. This is NOT the school for you! If your child is a robot and can regurgitate information for the almighty CRCT, they will be rewarded with candy and praise. GBE teachers offer feedback in the form of belittling, demeaning comments in front of the entire class (aka: bullying), notes home in the same negative tone and LOOK OUT if you choose not to participate in the fundraisers. Seriously, if you're military just be glad you won't be stuck in this abysmal school system forever. If you're not military- buy your house over in North Augusta and save yourself the heartache of finding out the hard/ expensive way that Columbia County schools are NOT all they're cracked up to be...especially THIS one!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

excellent teachers that really care. Students really learn from the teachers going the extra mile. couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2014

Love Greenbrier!! My son loves school and I have been impressed, since day one!! Dr. Holton is outstanding and so are all of the teachers my son has!! I had always heard about the excellence of Greenbrier and moved into the district, so my son could attend. Best decision made!!:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2014

love this school my g-son is in 1st grade n when i come down to visit him, i love having lunch w/him..the teachers and staff are first rate, remembers me when i visit, i feel very welcomed when i visit jd, and the kids come up to me to say hi..Great Job Greenbrier, keep up the great jod that you do....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

It is the best school and best communication. My son is enjoing every moment of his school days.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

I work with many families that have moved to the district and have always had favorable responses, when asking how this school compares to the expectations of the parents and children. The school staff has always been very willing to share school information and policies with parents. I have noticed there is lots of parental volunteers in the school.


Posted August 20, 2013

My second grandson is at this school and we were pleased with the school when the older one attended.


Posted July 3, 2013

We moved here from another state and chose the area because of the Greenbrier Schools. My son had a WONDERFUL year at Greenbrier elementary. He previously attended a small private school and we were concerned that being in a large public school would be a tough transition for him. He ended up having a great year. Any issues are handled immediately and all the teachers make themselves available for you.The Principal is just wonderful and the office staff are always full of smiles and eager to assist. The school is large, so you have to schedule time with teachers. Once you do, they are more than helpful. I had the opposite experience regarding communication issues as some of the past reviewers had. the teachers give you their email addresses to communicate with them. You can contact them as little or as much as YOU find helpful. they ALWAYS respond. My son graduated with honors and we are looking forward to our twins starting a great year in Kindergarten this coming fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2012

When we moved to the area all we heard about was how great this school is. I haven't been impressed. My son was made to feel like he was stupid because he could not keep up with the other kids when it came to the monotonous way they teach math. They time the kids EVERY day for a minute in addition and subtraction and if they don't get the appropriate number they are labelled the stupid kid. I would not want to learn this way and I can't believe so many parents applaud this kind of teaching. This is a very affluent area and many mothers do not work and have time to volunteer a lot. I respect that but I heard teachers mention to those moms that they are raising the kids for those of us that work. I was appalled by that statement. Many of the school activities, PTO, volunteer opportunities are only during the day or immediately after school. It doesn't allow for the working parents to be involved. Much of the information that is given out is only given to the parents that volunteer. Sometimes I feel like I'm in a black hole when receiving information.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2012

BOOOOOO! We received zero communication from this school despite trying to be involved and volunteering! It seemed as though everything was last minute! The curriculum is focused solely on testing and not learning in my opinion! Our class had a few behavior challenged children who disrupted their classes daily... nothing was done with them. My child was sick everyday from NOT wanting to go to school! The parents and teachers do not speak in the hallways or carpool and it is as if they have smelled something foul or just plain hate life. VERY SAD. We have since moved to a private school and I now have a child who is challenged and loves going to school every single day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2012

Nothing is exceptional about this school. This school performs well but is located in an affluent community with high parent involvement.This school makes little effort to provide enrichment programs. Research the other Columbia county elementary schools prior to moving to this district. You will find that the teacher expectations are much higher. Columbia county provides accelerated math and reading programs, extra curricular dance, bricks for the mind, foreign language and many other creative opportunities for learning, but not at Greenbrier Elementary. This school puts all efforts towards "meeting expectations" in standardized state tests. If you have a child that struggles to learn than this school offers a slower pace and increased opportunities for repetition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2011

We love, love, love Greenbrier! There are so many ways for parents to be involved and we are ALWAYS welcomed! The principal, Dr. Holton, is very involved with the students in a positive way. Teachers are very approachable. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2011

Based on my 3 years of exprience:Very little communication from teachrs, even when children are seriously underperforming (an i volunteered in class one day each week every year). Emphisis on testing overshadows the children's need for instruction. Poor performers do not recieve enough attention (only more tests to see if they are improving). Over achievers (gifted) are not challanged and bored. Any contact with the teacher must be initiated by you unless it is related to behavior. Also I see parents who want to be involved, but are unable to find a way to be useful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2011

I have to say this school is exceptional. We have moved often, and this school made not only but my son, but my family feel like we had been here forever. The best part though was that within days of my son transferring in the new school year of 2009-2010, we were contacted my his speech teacher, the nurse, etc. for information. I couldnt get over how organized the patrols and the car loop drop off was. Mrs. Bush-Miller was exceptional and the principal had great leadership but was ALWAYS in the school. She didnt lead from the office, she lead by her actions and was involved and seen EVERYWHERE! This was pleasing because the kids interacted with her not just on bad situations. On normal everyday stuff. As a parent, This school is exceptional. Art, PE and Music were such delights to the kids. My son LOVED it and so did we as parents. Great PTA and parents too. Where parents just want their kids to do well and have fun at the same time. If you want your child to be challenged, be in a safe and fun environment, with great opportunity, Greenbrier is the place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

This school is wonderful and I have never felt I couldn't go to the teacher or principal if I had a problem. They want to work with parents and students to make sure our children receive the very best education. Couldn't be happier with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2009

We have been at Greenbrier Elem for 3 years. I have a 3rd grader and a 1st grader. Our experiences with this school have been wonderful. All of the staff, from the teachers and para-pros to the office staff have been kind and attentive and caring. My children have blossomed and are excelling in all subjects. They have the most efficient drop-off/pick-up for car-riders. It is so stress-free. I highly recommend this school for your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2007

Low parental involvement due to administration and teachers not allowing it. Don't expect to receive a parent/teacher conference if your child is an average or above student. The school is very behind the times-they are still on a paper/manual lunch ticket system. Insufficient Library and Computer lab. Needs new faces and fresh ideas. Little diversity. Kids transferring to other schools are at least one grade behind. My children have been very bored and are not challenged. They are still being taught things they learned three years ago in their old school. PTO means well but the parents have never experienced other schools and think they are doing very well and are used to doing things as they always have. If you must move to this area, consider Steven's Creek and River Ridge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

We have a five yr old and a nine yr old going to Greenbrier and they really love their school. Greenbrier has done a wonderful job with my son who is in 4th grade. His confidence has gone to another level. The teachers are really great at getting the parents involved and keeping us informed on what is going on with our child and around the school. I know Greenbrier is an excellent school and I commend the teacher for a job well done.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

126 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

126 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

126 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

118 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

118 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

118 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

159 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 44%
Black 12% 37%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Evans, GA 30809
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