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Greenbrier Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted July 19, 2013

Greenbrier Elementary is a good school. Leadership is kind, fair and addresses issues in the best interest of students. Teachers work well together in grade level teams to insure best teaching methods are applied and student growth is the goal. The PTO is strong and present; monthly meetings are held. There are a few clubs including Jr. Honors and many ways to get involved. AR is addressed well and reading is important school-wide. Communication between school and home is another strong point. The school is fresh and clean (expect the boys restrooms). Parents feel welcomed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2013

My children came from another district which is considered elite in middle Tennessee. That was wrong! They are learning so much more at GES and they love their teachers. They are having to adjust to the course work but the teachers are so readily available to help. The communication has been outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2012

We had an awesome Kindergarten Teacher and a wonderful experience there last year. I just wish we were able to stay in their district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2009

I attended Greenbrier Elementary and am pleased that my children attend the same wonderful school as my husband and I. This school is part of a wonderful and caring community that has lots of pride in its young Bobcats. We did experience a little bump in the road, but thanks to an administration change this year, our school is again one of the best! Many of the teachers and staff are from this community, as well as the current administrator. The compassion and respect they show the students is remarkable. I am proud to be a part of the Bobcat community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2009

I have been very pleased with my child's education at Greenbrier Elementary. My child's teachers are excellent, and he has always had very good teachers. I believe the administration and staff are making learning a top priority. I wouldn't want him to go anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

I have one child who spent about 2 months there and we yanked him out because we feel his needs were not being met. Some members of the staff were snappy and aides were unhelpful and uncaring. The classroom seemed to be terribly understaffed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2008

This is my child's second year at this school, and I feel unwelcome anytime I go to the school. The staff is rude and doesn't make you feel like you are even in existence. They only reward the students whose parents donate money for whatever they are collecting for the week. good behavior and good grades are hardly even acknowledged but , if your child makes on elittle mistake they are going to cause a big fuss. I hope we move next year so my child can go to a diff school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2007

After our child attended private school we decided to try public schools and we enrolled our child at Greenbrier Elementary. I have never been so disappointed in a school. There is no parent involvement. They don't want you there. I was not able to walk my child to class. They choose hand sanitizer instead of soap & water after using the bathroom. I never once seen any art papers & the only song my child learned was about the school rules. Our child came from a school where every child was involved in every activity, at GES they pick and choose based on grades and behavior. Also, your child gets rewarded for making donations to the school or other charitable organizations. What kind of message is that sending your child? They don't keep there doors locked which is a safety concern. My child was very unhappy and will not be returning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2007

This school needs improvement in the academic programs. An emphasis on phonics in ALL of the K-3 classes would be a great beginning. If a child needs extra help in any subject, be prepared, as a parent or guardian, to do that work yourself. { If you are willing to have your child diagnosed with a 'problem' by a physician then the child will get some 'special' help through the 'system'.} Be prepared to call the school on a weekly basis to follow through with your requests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2004

Greenbrier offers a caring nurturing environment for my children. It fosters effective study habits and exceptional character. The school is lead from the heart not fom the TCAP scores. Additional emphasis is based on family, service, and community building. The resources appear to to maxamized through the vigilant efforts of Administration and Staff. Parent involvement is welcomed and appreciated. Kudos to the Faculty!
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
50%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 67%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 23%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2658 Hwy 41 South
Greenbrier, TN 37073
Phone: (615) 643-4529

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