Greenbrier Elementary School

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Greenbrier Elementary School is a fully accredited child-centered school serving approximately 300 Charlottesville students in preschool through grade four. The principal is Jim Kyner.[1] Greenbrier was built in 1962.[1] The mascot is a frog.

Approximately 40% of Greenbrier's student population speaks English as a second language.[1] Because of this, Greenbrier offers intensive literacy instruction to build confidence and language skills. In 2010, Greenbrier began a partnership with Hearthwood Apartments.[1] Greenbrier staff and volunteers offer afterschool homework help in a vacant apartment to students who live nearby.[1]

In 2012, Greenbrier was granted a three-year waiver from annual accreditation. The waiver was issued by the Virginia Department of Education to Greenbrier for achieving a minimum 95% pass rate of all four Standards of Learning subject areas for two consecutive years.[2].


Greenbrier Elementary School was built in 1962 in the Greenbrier subdivision.[3] The school was originally a grade 1-7 school headed by Ora Lee Starnes, who began teaching in Charlottesville in 1929.[3] The school's courtyard began as a community project and is equipped with gardens, rain barrels, a windmill, and a pond.

School Population as of June 2011

  • Enrollment: 280
  • Asian/Pacific Islander: 11.4%
  • African American: 27.5%
  • Hispanic: 10.4%
  • White: 50.4%
  • Unspecified: 0.4%
  • ESL students: 40.1%
  • Gifted students: 28.6%
  • Special Education students: 12.9%
  • Pupil/teacher ratio: 20:1[3]

Coordinates:Erioll world.svg.png 38°03′12″N 78°29′01″W / 38.053252°N 78.483654°W / 38.053252; -78.483654



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Web. About Greenbrier, City of Charlottesville, retrieved September 1, 2011.
  2. Web. Two area schools granted accreditation waivers, Daily Progress, June 19, 2012, retrieved June 19, 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Web. Greenbrier Elementary School, retrieved 25 June 2012.

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