The current C. B. Greer Elementary building opened in 1997. Prior to 1997, C. B. Greer Elementary was located in a more urban setting on Norwich Street in the city of Brunswick. When that building became outdated, the present facility was built in the north end of Glynn County where new housing subdivisions were bringing many children to the area.
We appreciate our natural setting amidst peaceful pine forests. Nearby are coastal marshes, historic plantation sites, and the Altamaha River, the largest watershed east of the Mississippi. The building supports up-to-date technology and includes a carpeted gymnasium with stage as well as spacious art and music classrooms and a well-appointed media center.
In 2008-2009 the PTA made possible the installation of refurbished playgrounds and play equipment. A roofed pavilion provides shade, and picnic tables provide popular gathering places.
In the summer of 2010, landscaping, which has been enhanced over the years by PTA projects, was upgraded through Greer's School Council and a grant from the University of Georgia Marine Extension's Coastscapes program. The landscaping utilizes low-maintenance, native species that provide shade as well as seasonal color. We (and our wildlife) appreciate the winter-blooming camellias and holly trees as well as native evergreens and deciduous trees that help our children understand nature's cycles.
Dr. Clarence Barnes Greer was a Brunswick physician who cared for workers at the Hercules manufacturing plant in the middle of the twentieth century. He was well-known and beloved as a caring and loyal gentleman. He served as chairman of the school board at one time, and he took action in many positive ways in the Golden Isles community. Our school is proud to bear his name.