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Greenbrier Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted May 25, 2014

I adore this school!!! My daughter has attended Greenbrier since kindergarten. She will complete the 5th grade in a few weeks. I have loved all of her teachers. I am pleased with the administration!! The staff as a whole is extremely friendly!!! I feel blessed to have had such an ideal experience!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2014

I love everything about this school! Teachers and staff prove to me that I was right in moving my family to this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2014

My son is in second grade. This school is allowing him to be bullied and doing nothing about it. This is NOT the school of kindness. The teachers are there only to draw a paycheck and nothing more. My son has only been at this school this year and it will certainly be his last year here as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

Greenbrier has come a long way from where it was, largely due to the leadership of the current principal (Great Schools needs to update the name listed - it isn't correct and hasn't been for at least 4 years). Most of the teachers are actively engaged with the children and provide caring environments in their classrooms. As with any school, there are outliers, but for the most part, our experience at Greenbrier has been positive and our children have flourished there. The main negative I see is the lack of parent involvement. This is NOT due to the lack of opportunities, but it does reflect the attitude of some in the community - this is a real shame because with some additional parents involvement, this could truly be a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

Love love love this school! Great teachers, great admin staff, great volunteers, and awesome principal. We have been at Greenbrier for 5 years and our enthusiasm only gets stronger.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2012

Greenbrier is not focused on every child and their education. The principal does not treat every situation the same and chooses to discipline each student differently based on gender, race, etc. This is a school that believes every student should receive a trophy at the end of the year and be rewarded for being the same as each neighboring student. Greenbrier does not teach individuality and real word situations. Multiple complaints about individual teachers are ignored and students suffer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2010

The new principal has definitely turned this school around. The energy is positive and the curriculum is motivating. I find the majority of the teachers well educated and very effective with the children. I would recommend this school to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2010

I love the energy the new principal has brought to this school. It is such a positive atmosphere for my daughter. They treat her with respect and love. The school is clean, the staff is friendly. I love the hands on learning projects and especially the community garden the classrooms share.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

The teachers are incredible, very inclusive and proactive school. The administration is always trying to improve every aspect of the children's learning experiences and include the parents every step of the way. It's a wonderful learning atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2009

I transferred my children into Greenbrier after their other school got overcrowded. I am very pleased with the teachers, administration and environment. The school reminds me of an old fashioned neighborhood school that cares about the children. My daughter and son excelled there both academically and socially. Whether I had to e-mail or call the teacher, pick up early from school or pick up from the nurse's office - all of these instances I was treated very cordially and they did all they could be assist and keep me informed. They have earned my trust!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2008

Greenbrier is a wonderful school in every way. Great programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

My daughter attended kindergarten at Greenbrier, and I think it is a great school. The teachers really look out for the children, it has a great PTA this year and has raised enough money for new playground equipment. I was really impressed when I went on a field trip with my daughter, how well organized they were. I never felt that any child was not being taken care of because the teacher was constantly checking and counting heads. Overall I think this is school is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2007

I think this school is very unorganized, not informative and the principle doesn't want to take the time to listen and help with the problem. He stands behind the teacher no matter if the teacher is wrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2006

I have witnessed firsthand teachers ordering and barking at students. Not an atmosphere of respect. My children's behavior has gone downhill since attending here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

I noticed first hand of how the principal at this school stands behind his teachers - when the situation shows bad decision making by the teacher. My child was humiliated by his teacher. He was also failing most of his classes with this teacher. I pulled him out, placed him in a different school and I watch him thrive. He is making A's and B's simply because his current teacher sees potential in all of her students. I have a terrible opinion of Greenbrier Elementary School and I do not hesitate to voice that opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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 80% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
51%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 75% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learners92%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%

Math

All Students74%
Female71%
Male77%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%

Science

All Students78%
Female77%
Male80%
African-American60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female73%
Male88%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%

Writing

All Students73%
Female78%
Male67%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learners92%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students81%
Female84%
Male79%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled33%
Not disabled87%
English language learners78%
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%

Math

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled40%
Not disabled91%
English language learners74%
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant85%

Science

All Students73%
Female64%
Male79%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled47%
Not disabled76%
English language learners58%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant73%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female72%
Male84%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled53%
Not disabled82%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant79%

Writing

All Students70%
Female76%
Male66%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled13%
Not disabled78%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students80%
Female88%
Male74%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled39%
Not disabled84%
English language learners86%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant80%

Math

All Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled23%
Not disabled76%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant71%

Science

All Students76%
Female85%
Male69%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students76%
Female72%
Male79%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant76%

Writing

All Students79%
Female88%
Male73%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals64%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled23%
Not disabled85%
English language learners86%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 48% 53%
Black 32% 36%
Hispanic 12% 7%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Phillip Edge
Fax number
  • (864) 355-5327

Programs

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853 Log Shoals Rd
Greenville, SC 29607
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