Greenways Intermediate School is a 5-6 campus located in southwest Amarillo that opened in 2003. We are part of Canyon ISD. We are in a rapidly-growing section of Amarillo and watch growth in the area closely.
Our first group of 5th and 6th graders in 2003 chose the “Gladiator” as our mascot and also chose Green and Navy Blue as our school colors. In our first year each team researched ancient Rome and Gladiators and came up with names for their teams that reflected that era; i.e. Titans, Thracians, Emperors, etc.
Greenways students come from Arden, Hillside, Lakeview, Spring Canyon, Sundown, and Heritage HIlls Elementaries. Our students all feed into West Plains Junior High and then West Plains High School.
Greenways teachers work in academic teams of three teachers. One teacher is responsible for Mathematics, one for Science and Social Studies, and another for English/Language Arts. Each teacher has a conference each day to use for planning as well as student and parent communication.
Fifth graders at Greenways rotate through a “Fine Arts Wheel.” They spend 12 weeks each in Art, Theater Arts and Music. In the sixth grade students choose between Band or Choir for the entire year.
All Gladiators take physical education.
We have a very active and supportive community with a wonderful PTA program. Our parents are very involved through Book Fairs, Pastries for Parents, Family Math, Reading, & Science, and assisting on testing days and with various field trips.
Greenways emphasize the importance of being a person of character as well as a strong academic student. Our Gladiator Pledge is reflective of this emphasis:
I am a Gladiator
I will always do my best
I will meet any challenge
I will treat others with respect
My character always counts
I am a Gladiator!
At Greenways we strive to provide our students with an outstanding academic setting while also providing opportunities for leardership and service learning activities. We invite you to browse our website or to call if you would like more information or would enjoy dropping by for a visit.