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Virginia Beach, VA
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1700 Dahlia Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

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(757) 648-5350
(757) 431-4153
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June 09, 2015
I have attended Green Run for three years now, and I can say with utmost pride that this is the BEST school in Virginia Beach. Growing up in Great Neck, I attended John B. Dey Elementary and Great Neck Middle School. Both were wonderful schools, but lacked cultural diversity, work ethic, and real world learning. Attending Green Run has allowed me to be submerged in a tight-knit community of hard working and dedicated students; all of whom are brilliant, athletically gifted, and overall genuinely the best people I have ever met in my entire life- this goes for not only the students, but the staff and administration. My sports team at Green Run received the Overall Best Sportsmanship Award 2015 for the entire Coastal Virginia district. We may have a bad reputation because of the overpopulation of the school from the 80s and 90s which caused a lot of disruption, but walk into Green Run today and I personally guarantee you'll never want to leave.

- submitted by a student

May 18, 2015
I have to admit, I was nervous about sending my child to this school considering the negative stigma that surrounds it. I am happy to say that after nearly two complete years of attending this school, I have no complaints. I believe the school has made great strides to improve over the past few years. We now have the Collegiate program in addition to the state's number ONE ranked NJROTC program. The cadets placed 7th at Navy Nationals in Pensacola this year. This was quite a feat when you look at this ranking out of approximately 570 schools throughout the U.S. Pretty impressive. Through the guidance of two awesome instructors and the hard work and dedication of each cadet, they reached this outstanding achievement. Our personal experience as been positive. There is a close family feel with the other parents. My advice is, don't listen to all the negativity. Give it a chance. I'm glad we did. I find myself singing the praises of this school now. Keep up the hard work and determination.

- submitted by a parent

March 08, 2015
Green run has a bad reputation but my daughter has been there for both 9th and 10th grade and has had absolutely no problems I agree the score needs to be reevaluated. If you look at test scores they are pretty good.

- submitted by a parent

August 14, 2014
Green Run High School is a family. Green Run has always been looked down upon by the other schools in the district for it's past; however, we are not the same school we were back then. Most students in Virginia Beach that say Green Run is a bad school have never gone to that school. The teachers here take the time to really connect with the students and they genuinely care about us. I'm not going to say that the student population is perfect because it's not, but in Green Run we stick together as a whole. I'm going to be a senior this year and I couldn't be more proud to say I'm graduating from Green Run High School.

- submitted by a student

July 03, 2014
Has be a great school . 2 graduated with honors near straight A students. Both moved on to college one with a bachelors degree and one working on a bachelors degree. 3 child first year great grades and on the number one JROTC in the state and top 8 in the nation. The school has turned a complete 180 degrees from years ago and I have lived in the district since 1987. The low rating needs to be review because it is inaccurate.

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2014
I am glad to spend my first year of high school at Green Run High. I love going to this school everyday and I'm proud to be a Green Run Stallion.

- submitted by a student

April 25, 2013
I have had the same issue. Multiple calls to the school with no response. They quote that they want parent involvement but there is a lack of follow through

- submitted by a parent

June 28, 2012
Green run has one of the BEST NJROTC program in the nation! No joke ... The unit has been National Champions three time in a row, 2009, 2010, and 2011, and has participate in every State Championship as far I can remember. The unit is Very dedicated to Community, school and the student, and it offers Air Rifle team, Academic team, Athletic team (running relay track, pushup and sit-up teams), and several drill teams, and Color Guard teams. The goal of the program to teach Leadership and Citizenship and to instill self-discipline and confidence and to help the student find a career path whether is the military or college, or other. Also the school is proud of the program and supported 100%. The cadets in the program and its instructors have created a very mature learning environment for the school. Highly recommended! Here is their link https://sites.google.com/a/navyjrotc.us/green-run-high-school/

- submitted by a community member

June 25, 2012
Green run is (in my opinion) the best school in the beach. Unlike most of the larger schools, the teachers actually take time to get to know the students and help them out whenever they can. There's so much diversity within this school; from the students, staff, and extra curricular. When a student is actively involved with the school, they feel as if they actually do make a difference, vice being one in a crowd. It's a smaller school, so everyone pretty much knows everyone. Walking down the hall, you'll kind small groups of friends, not cliques. I feel as if i couldn't get a better education anywhere else. I'll be graduating green run with 8 ap credits under my belt, and there definitely isn't a better school to graduate from.

- submitted by a student

November 10, 2011
Green Run High School was like home to me. I had many teachers, most of whom were alumni of the school themselves, that I respected. The best part about this school was definitely the diversity. It has very strong extra curricular programs. What makes our programs strong is the involvement of the community. I will always be proud of being a stallion!

- submitted by a student

September 03, 2009
I love green run and our green run pride. Especially the njrotc program. We won fiirst place at area 5 and 15 place at nationals. I recommend this school for any high schooler!!

- submitted by a student

February 05, 2009
Green Run High School is the finest school in Virginia Beach area. It is not what people make it seem. The teachers there are very determining to make sure that all students do what they have to do to graduate and also pass that specific class. The teachers give you extra help in any subject that you are struggling in. They will also give the students there personal time to help them in that subject by staying back. Green Run High School is proud to have a magnificent principle that makes sure if anything is wrong with the students, school it self, parents or even teachers he will handle it right then and there. He is highly the best principle that attended to Green Run high school .He has made a change at Green Run high school. I m so happy and proud to be attending Green Run.

- submitted by a student

February 22, 2008
Green Run's Principal seems determined to clarify any misconceptions about Green Run High School, and make going to Green Run a positive experience for students and parents alike. Teachers who really seem to care about their students and the school image have had a huge impact on the school's scores and the students' attitude. My grandson who went to a private school for eight years, was afraid to go to Green Run because of the negative image and information about the school that he was getting from the media, his teachers and even his principal. But now he loves going to Green Run and this is surley reflected in his grades. Green Run is GReat!

- submitted by a community member

May 22, 2007
I have had two children graduate from GRHS. I have one graduating this year, one in 2009 and an upcoming one. I have really liked GRHS. My daughters have been active in Chambers singers and thoroughly enjoyed it. I have been very happy with most of the teachers at this school. There is not a perfect school with perfect teachers anywhere. I rate GRHS up in the top ranks.

- submitted by a parent

January 21, 2007
I have taught at several schools over the past 30 years. Eleven of those years were spent at GRHS. GRHS is the best kept secret in the Beach. It had a great, caring faculty and great students. There have also been some great administrators. No school is perfect. There is no such thing as perfection. The major concern I had with GRHS was the lack of parent involvement. When I say parent involvement, I don't mean coming to school when there's a problem, but taking an active part in your child's education everyday. As a parent, I would send my child to GRHS.

- submitted by a teacher

December 10, 2006
Green Run is such a diverse and friendly environment. The teachers are very helpful and understanding, and they are very informative. Many of the teachers are graduates of Green Run, so they put even more effort into the quality of the school. The music programs at Green Run are very good. The choirs and band have repeatedly won local and state competitions. The football team is not the greatest, but Green Run is known for its basketball and soccer teams. There are so many extra curricular activities available at GR. If your child is not interested in sports, there are academic, fun clubs to join. Also, because the school is very diverse, your child will get to know all kinds of different people with different cultures and backgrounds. This school is definitely the best there is!

- submitted by a student
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March 28, 2005
My daughter is a freshman at green run now and she is also using the resource class for learning disabilities, the whole staff is been great with us from the very beginning and had no complaints about the school, I think it depends on the child and the parents to be more involved with their childs education, the staff can only do so much, we as parents need to be more involved with their education. -MP

- submitted by a parent

December 14, 2004
We've had 2 children to graduate from GRHS and it was a struggle. One in which the guidance counselors tried to keep behind again and who the principal didn't want to take extra classes to graduate. Prayerfully, he did graduate after being left behind one year. I did not want my youngest child to come there but this is the school in out district. So far he's doing good except he has an english teacher who can barely speak the english language which makes the class difficult to pass. The students don't usually get the extra help they need. But I plan to be even more involved than before. So parents, if you can get more involved, please do so. Your child(ren) education is at stake. BDT

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2004
I attempted to contact my daughter's counselor to keep abreast on my child's progress. Being over 1000 miles from her I would assume it would be in both, my daughter's and the school's interest to include me in educational process. I never heard anything from the school. It makes sense, in my opinion, that you would want to include a parent in as much of the educative process as possible.

- submitted by a parent

March 29, 2004
As an alumni of this school, I am distrubed to see such horrible reviews. Green run has grown so much since I graduated in 1999. The students excel in and outside the classroom. Past and current students understand what it means and how much of an honor it is to be a stallion. The whole staff cares about the success of each student and are always willing to go the extra mile to help. My advice to those who complain would be to ge involved and examine what more you can do to help your child. It is not just the schools responsiblity. 'It takes a village...' With the great teachers I had during my tenure at grhs, I have completed college and have a great career. My success thus far can be attributed to them. 'You just can't hide that stallion pride'.

- submitted by a student

February 26, 2004
I'm not a parent at Green Run High School. I'm a current student, a junior, and I've attended this school my entire high school career. Even though this school does have its low points (and these are emphasized more), it does have its high points. I've been lucky enough to have all of my teachers care about my and my fellow students' welfare. I know there may be a lot of people who don't agree with me (especially students), but that's because a lot of people aren't taking on the responsibility of caring about their or their children's education. The thing that they don't understand is everything can't be spoon-fed to them. Both the students and the parents have to make a conscious effort in making our school better and that's what a lot of us at this school fail to do.

- submitted by a student

January 23, 2004
My children have gone to this school, and it has gone downhill in the past few years. It is beginning to closely resemble an inner-city 'urban' school. Sad to say, but... Their test scores (SOL) never seem to match up with other area schools - WHY? Year after year, program after program, their scores are low. I'm not happy with all the 'smoke and mirrors' and false promises made by their 'leadership.' The school is being allowed to turn into a bad place - nobody in the PTA listen or will respond to strong calls for change - why bother anymore?

- submitted by a parent

January 08, 2004
I am not happy with the way this school works. I have two daughter that have learning disabilities and they do not get the help they should. My oldest has stayed back and is in danger of staying back again She has giving up because she feels no matter how hard she tries they will not help her. I have been back and forth for two years now and I have gotten nowhere. My youngest is now having the same problem. I have been in the school on the phone I do not know what else to do. She cries at night because of it. I can not help her they teach different things now then they did when i was in school. I have explained this to the school they say I understand but never do anything.... this is not only me this is also other parents problems that I have spoken to.

- submitted by a parent

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Green Run High School
1700 Dahlia Dr, Virginia Beach, VA  23456
(757) 648-5350
Last modified Green Run High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Green Run High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top