Greenbrier Westside Elementary

Learning Community Assessment
Kathryn Crymes

School Data

* Greenbrier is a suburban school district with approx. 3,000 students

Westside Elementary

* 498 students
* Pre-K (ABC)-5th grade
* 45% free/reduced lunch population
* 14 ESL students
* Almost all students are white with a few black and Hispanic students
* Great overall parental involvement with active Parent/Teacher Organization

Community Data

(According to 2010 Census and

*Population: 4, 706
95% White, 5% African American, Hispanic, Asian, American Indian, and other
Median Age: 30.6
Median Household Income: $48,534
Education Level: 34% High School Graduate or equivalent

* Business

The majority of Greenbrier's businesses consist of:
Small, privately owned businesses
Small retail stores
* A large number of Greenbrier residents commute to Conway or Little Rock for work

* Housing
According to the 2010 US Census, there were 1,867 housing units. 1,137 of those units were owner occupied.
Greenbrier consists of mainly single family housing with some apartments

* Medical Care
Greenbrier has a few medical clinics, therapy clinics, and dental clinics

* Religion
Greenbrier's religious establishments are entirely Christian. They are composed of mainly Baptist churches. They also include one of each of the following: Assembly of God, Church of Christ, Church of God, Methodist, Nazarene, Non-Denominational, and Pentecostal.


Greenbrier Westside Elementary is not a widely diverse school as far as culture and religion are concerned. This could make the book selection process more simple as the books chosen should appeal to a wide variety of students. However, it is important that the collection represent all cultures and religious backgrounds. This will help all students to feel included and to take ownership of reading and learning.

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