School Details

Greenhills Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

78%
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82%
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65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Eureka Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
74%
46%
81%
87%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Eureka Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Greenhills Elementary School is a public elementary school in Granite Bay. The principal of Greenhills Elementary School is Peter Towne and can be contacted at ptowne@eureka-usd.k12.ca.us. 407 students attend Greenhills Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Greenhills Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 17% of the 407 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Greenhills Elementary School is 16:1. Excelsior Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 77%
Asian 4% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Multiracial 11% %
Hispanic 10% 4%
Unspecified 1.0% 8%
Filipino 0.7% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 3367%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 5%
Limited English proficiency 5% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son just started kindergarten here and I have so many amazing things to say about this school -) not only his the teacher Mrs.Young she is an amazing teacher so far and really cares about the kids overall and individually as well. The academics are great -) even have a spanish class for the kids this early -) the school district is voted one of the best in the state in all kinds of ways -) not to mention the cuts that most schools have its not happening here. The lunch program is delicious and amazing- Revolution foods is the vendor preparing our kids meals fresh from local chefs not frozen food or processed food either! -) also not to mention Sami Kader whom I went to school with will be teaching the physical fitness here! -) he also does all ages work outs at a local church search him on facebook -) I am volunteering at his school for many things and look forward to seeing more amazing stuff from the staff school and the future that will benefit my son from going here -) Gp Cubs!

  • (2 years ago)

    I am surprised by this review. We have a complete team of dedicated professionals that work hard to support all students. We are fortunate to still be able to have Resource Specialist Teacher Reading Lab Teacher Psychologist Counselor and Full Inclusion Teachers. We regularly hold team meetings to intervene as a first line of support. We hold SST (Student Success Teams) and have additional professionals involved for students who have IEP Individual Education Plans. I constantly check in with teachers regarding student progress; both academic and social/emotional. All teachers hold conferences with all parents in Oct and if a child is struggling in the Spring too. We keep parents informed through phone conferences emails (sometimes daily) and in person. This is a dedicated group of teachers. OK - I see merit in the Lunch Program comment. The quality provided to us by the vendor has dropped. We are currently re-negotiating the contract. We need to do better. Our M.A. program is explained to each incoming family. They are provided a brochure and offered a tour of the program. It is a highly successful and sought after program. Feel free to contact me. P Towne

  • (2 years ago)

    This schools attitude to anything or anyone requiring a little extra attention is horrible. After finally getting a conference in the first half of the year that we had to fight for we sat down and discussed concerns with the teacher. The principle cancelled at the door. At the end of the year the teacher told us that she had wished someone had spoken to her and expressed concern in the beginning of the year... Way to go there teacher. The hot lunch program left nutrition behind at the sugar factory. Someone else mentioned a multi-age program. Which is what our son came from in another district. The program in the other district was wonderful and helpful. The staff at Greenhills gave us almost blank stares and told us that sounded like a pretty good idea. Never once were we told the program existed at Greenhills.

  • (2 years ago)

    We love this school. My child had a fabulous first year. I just wished there were healthier food choices at the cafeteria and more sports/clubs offered.

  • (4 years ago)

    My only problem with this school is that it ends at third grade! We wish it could keep kids till 6th grade. The Principal is simply wonderful. Always welcoming and full of help. Hope the in coming parents will continue the great volunteer efforts to help keep this school a wonderful place.

  • (4 years ago)

    I wouldn't dream of sending my kids anywhere else. I have had the BEST experience with all the teachers and staff at Greenhills. When issues have been brought to the teacher or principals attention action was taken right away. I feel confident and secure that my kids get the care education and love that every parent wants for their child. Awesome awesome awesome!

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter loved this school and had a good experience. However I feel that the parental involvement is what makes this school so great. They have some wonderful teachers but there also a few that are not- so-great and need to retire. Did not find the principal to be receptive to constructive criticism.

  • (5 years ago)

    Greenhills is an exceptional place. Principal Towne creates an inspiring environment. His door is always open and he is willing to listen and take action. The special education department led by Terry Lauer and Cindy McCullough have been fantastic to work with. Dad's club is a great way to stay involved. Of course the teachers are second to none and I could not think of a better place to send our child.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our children have attended this school for years. We enjoy the teachers and office staff tremendously. They are the greatest. The children have enjoyed learning and growing socially. Wish we had more kids to continue going through this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    the attention the special care and the academic curriculum are excellent.

  • (5 years ago)

    Greenhills School puts so much effort into not only the academics needs or our student but the character building needs as well. Children are taught the academics they need to know but they are also taught to respect each other. Greenhills has an incredible team of teachers who care about kids. They are led by a great principal who inspires the teachers and have the admiration of the children. It's just a wonderful environment.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter loves it! How many schools have yoga garden science parties school wide book readings fun runs and such great staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is a kind and caring place to work as well as send your kids to school. The teachers are here for the kids and everything they do is for kids in mind. Parents are very supportive and very helpful in the classroom and outside the classroom.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's the BEST school because of the amazing dedication of the teachers and the parent involvement. My girls have loved every minute!

  • (5 years ago)

    You will be hard pressed to find a parent who does not love Greenhills. It offers the full package to our children...talented and dedicated teachers friendly and efficient staff involved parents and community and our fantastic principle Mr. Towne. It truly is a school that offers our childrens a safe caring and loving community while getting an amazing education.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is a GREAT school; tremendous teachers and faculty;

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the best school on the planet. Plain and simple! Our teachers rock our principal Mr. Towne rocks and our kids rock!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Greenhills is a wonderful school with amazing teachers and faculty. Principal Towne always goes above and beyond to make sure all students feel special and are kept safe. Great school spirit!

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers are amazing!!! Programs and community is just great!!! Really attentive and caring for all students and their families!

  • (5 years ago)

    Greenhills is a school that feels like home! You are always welcome to come and be a part of this family. This is my last years at this school and it makes me sad. Great memories!

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