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Greenbriar East Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 798 students

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2011:
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Posted June 3, 2014

While the community has a great location and Greenbriar has many friendly neighbors the staff especially the nurse who doesn't show any concern..actually the whole administrative staff acts like they hate their job, that your problem is not important and they have the "I could care less attitude." I'm not the only one who feels this way. Be aware before you call because they make you feel like you are bothering them! The nurse says she's not even a registered nurse! Basically you have to be the nurse of your own child and when your kid falls and gets hurt they don't even notify you. Counselors are not even helpful unless it's an issue in the school. So make sure you have your own doctors, nurses, and counselors OUT of this school because this school could care less!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2014

School is dull, teachers are never predictable. having moved from CT where my two kids went to the greatest school ever "french town", it has been a terrible experience and a horrible downgrade that I will regret for the rest of my life. As one of the reviews mentioned, I can't imagine how they treat my children when I'm not there, and my fingers are crossed that we can move soon and away from this bad experience. BTW. we are seriously moving just to move our kids from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

Education- its not bad but my son is bored because he has remembered the last half of last years teachings. (Being the first half of the year is a repeat of the last half of last years.) Kids/staff- Bullying is a major issue. Staff does nothing.. kids make fun of other kids names/ethnicities on a daily basis, the "bus patrol" that is older kids supposed to ensure the safety and well being of the other kids is a power trip for these "patrols", making fun of the younger kids and forcing the small kids to say swear words or calling them names. My son tells me stories everyday how someone has been threatened to get beat up (he was threatened yesterday by a 5th grader who has been bullying him since the first day of school, go figure its mid October and yet to this day an adult has yet to do a thing!) To sum it up, disgusted. This is bully heaven.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

We've been at GBE for 3 years and I love it! My youngest son has been lucky enough to get great teacher's every year. My oldest son only went one year there, but also got a great teacher. I do a lot of volunteer work at the school and have gotten to know most of the teacher's and staff. They always ask about my oldest son, sincerely wanting to know how he's doing. Mrs. Cohen is a very dedicated principal. If you drive by GBE at night, after everyone else has gone home, you will see she is still there. She always is at the dances and bingo nights along with several of the teacher's. We also had teacher's participate in the Family Fun Run. Coming from a school in CA where it was all about "what can you do for my school" to "what can I do for your child", this is really just amazing! There needs to be more parent involvement though, you always see the same parents every time signing up to help out and then other parents complaining about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

I want to like Greenbriar East but it's just too hard. There is terrible bullying going on in this school. Concerned parents, such as myself, have brought this to the attention of teachers and counselors and nothing is ever done. Staff acts like they care when you are talking to them about it but nothing ever changes. It's a big problem there and the school prefers to turn it's cheek. I do not think the staff is very invested in their school. I have never been to any after school activity in my 4 years there and seen ANY teachers. They don't show up to dances, movies, family fun nights or even a restaurant spirit night.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2013

I'll start by saying that our oldest child had a GREAT Kindergarten teacher, but it's been increasingly horrible ever since. This school is from a different era. The demographics of this area have changed dramatically, yet the school staff looks like it's circa 1958. They have low expectations and consistently project their own stereotypes on certain segments of the school population. When challenged, they have no basis for their false claims, but the damage has already been done. While this is bad enough, know that it can get worse...their SACC program is a great example.. Working with large groups of children can be extremely challenging, but they signed up for this gig. I don't know that I've encountered so many rude and down right nasty professionals/para professionals in one setting...and make no mistake, they have no problem being mean-- borderline abusive to other children in front of you..I can only imagine how they treat my children when I'm not there...fingers crossed that we can sell our house as we know that this county has good schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2012

we are very happy that we chose this school, My son is doing great and the teachers are excellent mostly my sons teacher we love her she is very kind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2011

My kids have been at GBE since Sept. 2011, and I graded this school excellent primarily b/c of the principal. She is proactive, always makes herself available, and is actively involved in school activites. I maintain communication with my kids' teachers, the teachers seem dedicated to the success of students, and the administrative staff is helpful & respectful. Although I wish the curriculum were more creative & challenging, this is general to the public school system and not specific to GBE. I LOVE that the school is so diverse, both culturally & economically. My 2nd grader is in chess and jr. readers, which are great. I wish, however, that there were more programs specifically at this school. We thought we'd be here for one year but are seriously considering staying b/c we are so happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2011

My daughter has been at GBE for three years and i am not pleased with certain aspects of the school, mainly the attitude and leadership qualities of the current principal, especially when a parent/teacher conference is involved. Regardless of the two parties (parent-teacher) every principal should show leadership qualities by not taking sides or seeming hostile to parents, or unfair and disrespectful to teachers. Principals should be the bridge between the school and the family, which can only be achieved if one is impartial and respectful to both sides. Only then can both parent and teacher help the student, under the supervision of good principal qualities and leadership, of which the current principal does not possess.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2011

My son is attending the school and doing great. So far I am happy with his improvements. Way to go but nothing much to comment at this moment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2010

Not impressed. I have children attending GBE. The teachers do use black boards and over half the schools children are immigrants. The teachers are not up to date on work shop training and main streaming kids with disabilities. The school is disorganized, for example you can't enjoy thanking giving lunch with both your kids at the same time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

My daughter attends GBE and to date we are pleased with the teachers. It is very amazing to see such a committment to technology as the teachers use Blackboard to communicate with parents, etc. The school is very diverse and representative of many cultures, etc. In our child's class, almost 50% are Asian. The school works hard to have students succeed and also does a wonderful job of getting parents involved in classroom activities. Although the outside of the school doesn't have the nicest appearance, the inside of the school looks fine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2008

My 5 children have attended this school at one time, 2 still attend. They are having a great experience. No serious complaints.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2005

My daughter has gone to GBE since Kindergarten and is now in 4th grade. I have been extremely happy with the school's staff and programs. Once our renovations are completed, this school will be superior to most in the county. Way to go staff of GBE!! Thank you for taking the time to help each and every child achieve the very best that they can :)
—Submitted by a parent


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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: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 71% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 74% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 86% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students87%
Female students91%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students83%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students79%
Proficient in English93%

Math

All Students66%
Female students67%
Male students66%
Black students70%
Asian students81%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students61%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English68%

Science

All Students92%
Female students96%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students93%
Proficient in English91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students73%
Female students76%
Male students71%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students86%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students52%
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students83%
Female students86%
Male students79%
Black students60%
Asian students100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students81%
Proficient in English84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students80%
Female students84%
Male students76%
Black students63%
Asian students90%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient students73%
Proficient in English82%

English: Writing

All Students81%
Female students89%
Male students74%
Black students65%
Asian students87%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students74%
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students84%
Female students84%
Male students83%
Black students75%
Asian students90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students79%
Proficient in English86%

Science

All Students71%
Female students67%
Male students74%
Black students55%
Asian students88%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students61%
Proficient in English75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students88%
Female students90%
Male students85%
Black students75%
Asian students100%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students89%
Proficient in English87%

Math

All Students81%
Female students84%
Male students78%
Black students64%
Asian students94%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient students88%
Proficient in English79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia 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: Virginia Department of Education

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Fairfax, VA 22033
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