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My child doesn't get the services he needs here, they just lock him up in a room all day with special ed teachers who stand around playing on their phones.

Teacher effectiveness: Neutral


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Some try their hardest and care about the kids, but most don't have to do much because they are friends or relatives of a bigwig or play the race card anytime they get called out.


Amount of homework: Disagree


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Way too much for kids and parents to handle, especially when there's no one at home to help them do it. They they get yelled at and marked down because some psycho thinks a kid living with 12 other people can find a quiet place to do three hours of homework.

Develops character: Strongly disagree


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The discipline here is random, brutal and excessive. They have so many counselors because they're a Title I school but the administrators themselves are awful people who don't care about understanding kids. They just yell at and threaten even the youngest ones.



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The positive reviews on here were posted by one of the school's administrators. The truth is that this is one of Charlotte's worst elementary schools and that's saying something. There are some dedicated teachers there, but they are mostly very young and working at any Title I school they can find to pay off student loans. The majority of the teachers are the kind you would not want watching your dogs. The school's basically a dumping ground for teachers who can't get hired anywhere else because of their laziness, incompetence or hostile and aggressive personalities. The school administrators have no clue what they're doing and as a result, day-to-day operations are chaotic, disorganized and the instruction involves little more than year-round preparation for end-of-grade tests. There's no joy or love of learning happening, just rote learning and memorization. This school gets plenty of extra money for being "poor", but it's all used to hire more useless administrators who never see the inside of a classroom. If you're thinking about placing your kids here because you want them to attend a diverse school, JW Grier should not be in your top 100. The only reason this place hangs on is because it's the place where people who can't be fired got to work, and the poverty brings the district so much money. Too bad none of it ever seems to reach the kids.




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My daughter attended JW Grier Academy from K-5, she graduated in 2014. Starting with kindergarten the school staff were very nurturing and ensuring us of the safety of our kids was first; this was not just implied but practiced. We only had two years of the previous principal Mrs BrandnFellan and I heard and experienced good leadership with her time there. Most of the years we were under the tutelage of principal Ms.Townsend. Ms. Townsend is a down to earth, tight ship running, takes challenges head on, academics first, no nonsense leader and loving principal. This principal has immersed herself into this school along with a top notch staff and teachers. I believe JW Grier Academy has played a great role in my daughters early years with a clear path to succeed in all she does!

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I love the programs, the teachers and the school is always clean

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The teachers really care, they strive to be the best school, and they are working hard to get scores up.

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Last modified Joseph W Grier Academy is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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