Greenwood School rests on a beautiful 4.8 acres of land. The original Beaux Arts building was built in 1901, designed by Proudfit. In 1928, an addition was added, including a gym and an auditorium. A second addition was added in 1960’s, a third in 1970’s.
Passing of the local option sales tax provided for renovations in the year 2001-2002. A new library, music complex, science room, art room and multi-purpose room were all part of the renovation. The original buildings have been refurbished and a geothermal heating and air conditioning system installed.
ELL services are available to students new to our country learning the English language. The Literacy Army provides training for community members and parents who are willing to give one hour a week to provide 1-1 instruction to our students in reading. Students can also participate in Everybody Wins! It is a lunchtime literacy mentoring program that strives to build literacy skills and a love of reading.
Family events such as Movie Night, Annual Clean-up, and Breakfast Buddies are planned and coordinated in conjunction with the PTA. A variety of program offerings such as Student Advisory, Spanish, and Chorus are held after school to enhance the learning of Greenwood students. Orchestra and band lessons are also taught at Greenwood.
The Metro Daycare Program, a child care service provided through DMPS, is held in the building after school. Our Business Partner is the Downtown Kiwanians who provide dictionaries for our third graders each year and partner up with young students once a month to read with one another in our Hubbell school library. Students at Greenwood are also friends with our senior neighbors at Wesley Acres and the 3801 Grand retirement facilities.
The diverse student population of neighborhood students includes some third and fourth generation Greenwood students along with others that are new to the United States. We have students from eight to ten different countries representing 12 to 14 different languages, providing a rich cultural experience for us all.