My son is in the 5th grade here, and we absolutely love it! He is in the National Elementary Honor Society and the Honors Program, so I feel the curriculum is as challenging as it should be. We have been really impressed with the leadership at this school. This school is a good representation of how the real world is. I also feel like they do a really good job of tackling social issues, such as bullying.
I am a sixth grader at this school and love the education I get there. I am in the Honors Program at Greenview and I find it offers many challenges.I think this school has done well. The only problem is, the school needs to challenge the kids outside of Honors a little more. The school has done very well from my perspective.
Sadly, the South-Euclid Lyndhurst Schools are not what they once were. Our 6th grader was told on the first day of school that there will be no art classes this year. The 6th grade camp that so many of us remember fondly will be only 3 days long, and held in mid-February. We have already spent $70 in fees and over $150 on school supplies,the school posted a list that was wrong, and as we labeled everything before the first day nothing could be returned. Honestly, we don't mind the fees or the instrument rentals for band, and we are happy to pay for private lessons on top of the school program where there are so many students to a teacher - but we are very bitter about doing so when Superintendent William Zelei was given a $30k raise. This is not what we voted yes to in the levy! Terrible.
I would like to say that Greenview has been incredible in accommodating any need my daughter has needed. She is a Little Person and as such would have possibly need height adjustments on several things. Mr. Poe the principal, took me on a complete 'walk through' and gave me ample time to check all facets of what she may have needed. Minor changes were made before school started and her school year is spectacular! She loves Greenview. She is taking music and playing the trumpet. I am very pleased with the curriculum throughout. I cannot say enough good about the school! Thanks to all of you at Greenview.
Greenview is a school well suited for children who don't have special needs. Unfortunately, this isn't the case with our 11 year old boy. Although we are satisfied with the overall level of education at Greenview, we've found that the administration has not effectively been able to manage disciplinary issues. The school's main approach to discipline is to establish cameras in every hallway so when an incident in the school occurs, they have documented evidence on what happened. Although this has some value, it doesn't help to prevent instances of bullying and misbehaviour that occur there on a regular basis. The school did take action to reduce these instances in our case after repeated meetings, but it seems that overall, understaffing and a large and diverse student body has tied their hands. In short, teach your child not to offend anyone, or teach them how to box.