The teachers and staff are very friendly. The PTA is top notch and really works to make this a great school for the kids. My son loves it here! Would definitely recommend Greathouse to anyone.
The teachers do a great job communicating with the parents. The PTA is very strong and does a lot to help provide extra educational opportunities for the students, as well as teacher appreciation events. I moved here a year ago from a state where the public schools may have more than 50 students per class next year due to budget shortfalls. So, overcrowding is a relative term, and Greathouse is not even close to approaching that type of overcrowding issue. I think you'll find the teachers and administration to be caring, kind, and welcoming. There's a special sense of belonging at Greathouse.
My child is in kindergarten this year and I am not impressed. This school is extremely overcrowded. School is very chaotic. Academic programs do not seem challenging....kindergarten students focus on one letter per week.
This school is wonderful! The staff is very experienced and caring. New classrooms, computer lab, smart boards, and a very active PTA make Greathouse a great place to be! We have 2 children there and we love it!
Class sizes in fifth grade are riduculously over-crowded. My child has had multiple problems with mild bully-type behavior from classmates and receives no help from teachers. The teachers are frazzled and ineffective. Not impressed with this 'highly-sought-after' school. I would recommend one of the other less crowded schools like Scharbauer or Fannin. Greathouse is extremely over-rated!
A new principal began mid year. If possible things are even better. She has really made some great improvements!!
as a parent the teachers staff is great!!! but the principal dosent care that much a bout the students or wats going inside the school building. all she cares about is how the students look and how we all present greathouse and it should be about grades and not how we represent......
This is a very good school. my son likes this school but the teachers are very mean He says.
Classes are to big 5th grade on. Teachers are over worked and under paid, however greathouse has the best teaching staff.
The principal tends to dismiss important issues regarding students.More interested in how the school looks on paper. If you want results and someone who cares talk to the vice principal.
I love GreatHouse! We recently moved into the area from another state and what a huge difference. We have had a friendly and smooth adjustment to the area with lots of help from the greathouse team. Thank u greathouse
My daughter is enjoying her first year at Greathouse. The art/music and PE programs are very good. They need aides to help in the lower grades. 22 first graders is too many for one teacher to be able to give too much personalized attention, especially with all the testing Texas does.
Awesome school with great parent involvment. This is the school you want your child to go to!
We had 3 of our children attend Greathouse Elementary. It is an excellent school. Best in Midland.
New facility, colorful atmosphere and learning environment, excellent teachers. Excellent TAKS scores.
Greathouse is a wonderful school! The teachers are dedicated, knowledgeable, and caring. The principals are great and really take the time to listen to parents' concerns. This school is one of the top-performing schools in the city in terms of the TAKS test, and yet it is the largest elementary school. The children that attend Greathouse come from the surrounding neighborhoods, for the most part, and are eager to learn. A child that attends this school will always have friends. Greathouse has an amazing art/music/PE program with teachers that really 'know their stuff'. There is the opportunity for children to be challenged through an excellent gifted program. Students can participate in orchestra, UIL events, volunteer opportunities; all kinds of things that make this school the best in Midland!
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