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Charlottesville, VA
Students enrolled: 439

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190 Lambs Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22901

(434) 973-8371
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January 13, 2014
We think Greer is a fantastic school. The "Great Schools" rating system is based primarily on standardized test scores, as far as I can tell. That's only one part of the story. Greer has fantastic teachers and strong support - each teacher has an in-classroom assistant in grades K-3, and classroom sizes are in the 18-20 range. There is incredible diversity, as well - students from all over the world, which gives the kids some great experiences. There's also an excellent G&T teacher, the principal, assistant principal, and staff are excellent...in short, this place is not a "2" out of 10 - it is WAY better than that.

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May 28, 2009
My daughter is soon to be a rising fourth grader. My daughter is diagnosed with ADHD. I can tell you that the teachers at Greer are marvelous. They found ways to teach my daughter despite her diagnosis, they bent over backwards, and together we created stategies for my daughter. My daughter has delt with a few bullies but I love the response from the teachers creating groups for girls to talk about their issues teaching them life long skills of problem resolving. The girls are meaner than the boys and very 'grown' but my daughter stayed ground and is succeeding!

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December 17, 2008
As parent of a kindergartner, I am very satisfied with the way Greer school has been affording quality education to my son. I have not encountered any problem with the school authorities, particularly the teachers and office staff, who readily resolves queries. Having to attend to so many concerns at the same time can be a daunting task but I see them exerting their best to address everyone's needs. I highly commend Greer's dedication to the students' overall development. Keep up the good work!

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December 12, 2008
I'm not impressed with this school thus far (kindergartener). I'm dissappointed. We have had a number of issues (2) that havent been resolved to my standards involving cafeteria staff, and communication with Office and Classroom staff. My daughter's teacher is Awesome and so is the assistant, so it's not a class room issue at all, but the teacher and the office should actually 'communicate' about absences etc. to each other! School wide activities is lacking partly because they are below in stats for SOL's, so hence the 'tutoring' initiatives-great, but what about sports, clubs and the like for those not needing it. The extended day program is it for activities than your directed to the YMCA etc. The school is diverse, also a plus. The PTO seems to be very active. Those of us who have been victims don't want to be there any longer than we have to!

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October 29, 2007
This is my second year having a child at Greer. We have loved his teachers and the overall experience he has had at school has been wonderful. As a parent volunteer, I have been able to watch his teachers and always leave impressed at what a great job they do. The new principal is fantastic, and the school is scheduled to be renovated and expanded over the next two years to make it even better. I love the diversity, and feel it is such a strength for the school. The after-school clubs are supposed to start in November, so we're looking forward to that. It's great to have that being addressed.

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July 29, 2007
I came from Los Angeles, where the public schools were crap. I felt tears of joy in my eyes at my first visit to Greer. My daughter attended for Grades 1-5. She loved the school and flourished during her time there. (She hated to miss a single day!) I am a professor myself, and I was impressed with the involvement of the parents and the local PTO. The children were a wonderful diverse mix of kids from university and local families. The school has an expansive grassy play field surrounded by woods, with quality playground equipment. The teachers were well-qualified and involved. The only weakness of the school was the after-school program, which was mediocre. Even so, the school has so many positive qualities I feel my daughter was lucky to be a student. I would recommend it without reservation to any parent.

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July 25, 2007
I have two children at Greer, and I have been extremely happy with their education. The teachers have been caring and professional, and they gone out of their way to make sure my children have had the proper educational opportunities. The diversity is amazing: My son's two best friends are from Bangladesh, last year his best friend was from Russia. That type of diversity is something private schools try very hard to attain--here it's available for free! We have been very happy with Greer Elementary School

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April 22, 2006
I have not been very happy with this school. My daughter is doing well with academics, no problem there. Communication between home and school has been very difficult. Her teacher this year does not return phone calls and I have had to contact the principal to resolve issues when the teacher would not call back. Last years teacher didn't seem to 'hear' concerns at all. We are looking to move to get our child out of the school. Diversity in the school is great. Not a great deal of schoolwide activities.

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November 28, 2005
I believe the academnic content in the areas of Math, Lanaguage Arts and Science did not push my child to exceed. The teachers were extremely nice. There weren't very many extra-curricular sports activities available. Parental involvement was somewhat sluggish. At least that was the case for 5th grade parents.

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July 25, 2005
I am writing these comments as an involved minority parent. My daughter and I both agree the curriculum she received at Greer Elementary during her 5th grade year was above average. However, some of the minority students were not very disciplined which made for a difficult learning environment for my daughter. We tried repeatedly but to no avail to get the teaching staff to involve the parents of those students responsible for the disruption to the learning environment. I believe the teaching staff did not do all they could to rectify the day to day classroom interruptions caused by these students. Overall the teaching staff of the 5th graders were too lenient. We moved to another school district in hopes that this problem would be minimized in the coming school year.

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March 03, 2005
This School is Wonderful. The Diverse Student Population is such a great thing. My Children transferred from antoher disctric and thrived at Greer ever since. The level of Parental involvement is unlike any schoolI've ever seen and the PTO is very much into welcoming new families into the school disctrct. The music, art and sports programs at Greer are Awesome, Expecially Music. My children have never wanted to be in chorus or anything to that nature and the program they have going on at Greer has just made my kids wanna learn more about the fine arts. TEACHERS ARE AWESOME and the new principal this year was and is a great addition to an already TOP NOTCH SCHOOL!

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Mary Carr Greer Elementary School
190 Lambs Lane, Charlottesville, VA  22901
(434) 973-8371
Last modified Mary Carr Greer Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mary Carr Greer Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top