My daughter is a 7th grader at Greenspun and based on the two years she has been here, I can quite honestly say, I am very disappointed with the staff and teachers. My child struggles with Math and does well in her other classes but trying to get her teachers to respond to my emails or get help from them about anything is nearly impossible. I have sent emails, at one point scheduled a meetings just to get their attention and only 3 teachers out of 6 showed. No sorry, no apology, simply, "they couldn't make it." I have given up on Greenspun's teachers for any help or reach-out. I am now in the process of hiring a private company to help my child with her needs. Regardless of the matter, teachers should be communicating with parents and it should not be this difficult. They also do not have many options when it comes to extra circular activities. Very limited options, which also is a bummer! Other than the teachers being very unhelpful, my daughter loves it. Of course, a teen does not care about these issues. In fact, that makes them a cool teacher. The less they care, the cooler they are to the student. Pretty sad.
Greenspun has a wonderful summer transition program for incoming 6th graders. Two of my three daughters have attended and the third is looking forward to attending this summer. It is a fun program that allowed my girls to start the junior high school experience happy and confident.
As a former student of this school, I will try my best to just state my opinion and not be biased. Anyway, after moving to Henderson from a different state, I can honestly say my sister and I got very lucky to go to this school. It has a positive, cheery environment that students love. The way it's set up makes it not confusing, and it's relatively easy to get used to this school, if you're new. And the music programs are spectacular! The caveat? The low test scores and poor teaching. It's considered an "easy" school with very little responsibility and work--your kid would love that, but as a parent who wants the best for your kid, you would not! It's okay for grade level kids, but for accelerated kids (like me), it's just not challenging enough for us and we fall behind. In the end, my sister and I moved to Miller, another CCSD school *sob.* The education and test scores there are outstanding; it's a great place for accelerated students who need an advanced, rigorous curriculum. But I prefer Greenspun because of its environment. Greenspun, you'll remain in my heart forever!
i'm a 7th grader now and to me this school is a great school it is easy to get to each and ever class the campus is beatyful the teachers are nice some times. but besides that i thing with alittle improvment green spun can be a very good school
The administrators at this school are not very friendly at all!!! If your child comes home from school and says he or she has been picked on, YANK your child out right away!!!! My child was hit on, constantly picked on, and NOTHING was done about it!!!!! The Dean took the incident report that my child wrote complaining about the bullying incident, and THREW IT AWAY. The Principal and Ass't Principal backed her up, and I IMMEDIATELY took my child OUT OF THAT SCHOOL!!!!
If your student is an accelerated student DO NOT GO TO this school. There are only two courses "labeled" accelerated (name only) Math and English. They are NOT Accelerated!!! Principal says with the all inclusion of low and high students the low "aspire" to the higher level, not when the class is taught to the low level and at a snails pace. Go to Bob Miller or Del Webb those schools are actually teaching..... Beware...... two area math tutors currently tutoring HS Freshmen and Sophmores that attended Greenspun. Students were in "accelerated" and Honors math. They were not prepared at all.................................
Our family is highly appreciative that due to Greenspuns (mommy&daddy) oversight has brought attention to our child's drug use problem. How did this get past Mommy & Daddy!..thank you our child is in recovery.
We have been very impressed with Greenspun, especially after a couple of years navigating some of the other junior highs in the area. The staff bent over backwards to help me daughter straighten out some scheduling snafus, and most of the teachers I have met seem both personable and competent. I don't know that the curriculum here is any better than anywhere else in the district, but so little of that is controlled at the school level, I can only appreciate that they do their best to teach with what they're given in time and resources.
I have three kids and the youngest goes to Greenspun. We came from another state years ago and I know for fact the this one the best school in the valley. I do appreciate how the teachers prepare themselves to go to work everyday. My three kids are into music and Ms. Houchens has been a great inspiration to my kids. I am glad for the opportunity that my kids have to attend this schoo. Great Job : )
Greenspun MS is a GREAT school. I cannot put into words how accepting everyone is and how great the teachers are. The staff, other than teachers, are great too. The only thing that could use any sort of anything is the lunch.It is good, but it could always be better!
The principal doesn't understand the difference between an average class curriculum and that of an accelerated program. She is eliminating opportunities for the accelerated students and placing them in general ed classes.
this is a great school, it is very clean, and the teachers and staff are nice to everyone. i love it here and so will everyone eles.
I attended Greenspun for only my sixth grade year, I was re-zoned to another school in Clark County District, I prefered my second school. During seventh and Eighth grade I felt more safe, and less tension around campus. The band at Greenspun is amazing, by far the best aspect of this school. - Alexandra
I have to agree with the other parent that said the staff spends more time playing mommy and daddy than teaching the kids. I realize that discipline can be an issue, but they get down right absurd with some things. I have never heard anything from the principal either, in fact I think I have only actually seen her twice. This IS a very nice neighborhood and you would think that the school system would be better. They definitely need some work.
The teachers are of the highest quality And they do their job well as long as you monitor your child as well, which you should!
My son has loved Greenspun and I have loved the fact that he truly enjoys going to school every day. He especially loves band and the instruction that he receives will help him develop a life long interest in music. We have been so impressed with the quality of the teachers at Greenspun. They are so dedicated to the students. My son is in eighth grade now and I know he will always treasure the time he spent at Greenspun Junior High School.
'I love it at greenspun jr. high school! It is the school my cousin and neighbors went to. The teachers are wonderful. NO STUDENT LEFT BEHIND is really stressed at our school this year by Mrs. Beth Howe. She a really great principle!
My son has had a very successful 6th grade at Greenspun. He seems to be happy with most of his teachers. He is also doing very well in all of his classes. Academics are highly stressed by Ms. Washington, the school principal.
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