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George Washington Carver High School

Public | 9-12 | 1094 students

 

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Posted October 28, 2013

There are alot of good teachers at Carver. There are students that are excelling in the school and doing very well. This year has shown great change with Dr. Willis. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2013

Great School! Great Staff! Great scores!! Teachers REALLY care about their students' success! I wish the students would take their high school experience more serious and improve attendance/tardiness!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 24, 2009

I think that it is a very good school and i am very lucky to be part of the carver rams
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2006

They are lacking in support from the district and also seeing of the big picture. I think the higher rated schools obviously have more parent involvement and well rounded concern for all extra-curricular programs. The acedemic programs seem to be better than any other school in Birmingham including the magnet school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2006

Well this year I am a entering freshmen at carver high school and I have to say its hard at times but its fun for me it something I look forward to when I wake up. The teachers push us because they want us to do our best. Mr.Hudson is the best he really listens and will sit down with you if you have a problem. Next year Ill be in the band and it gonna be hard but I can do it.And this year we will be the best band in the land nomatter whose over us because 'the break is over' and we will take that nationals trophy home this year because we are the best. Over all g w carver high school is the best place to be
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2005

I have attended Carver for two years,and this will be third year. This past year has been hard for me, but I made it. We have a great band program, but we lost a great band director this summer. The students in the band were upset that he left, but we had to be strong in order for us to still have the best band in the land. The teacher are hard on us, because they want us to be the best we can be. Last but not least, our principal Mr.Hutson is the best. He shows us that life isn't always going to be easy. Overall it's a nice school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2004

I just currenty began attending Carver High and so far it's not so bad. I transferred from Gardendale and in all actuality I enjoy Carver much more than the previous schools I have gone to. Entering students might worry about the other students, and yes, there is your normal messiness *gossipers*, and there are those people that will try to bring you down. Overall the teachers are average, nothing over the top, but they're okay, the food, hmmmm... I wouldn't reccomend eating it. The other students will agree when I add that it isn't to safe for the digestive system. Carver has a junior/senior prom which is a thing to look forward to if you are in 11th/12th grade. This is about all I have to say. I just thought that students entering Carver deserved a heads up. So now that my 150 word limit is up, I'll leave as well.
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2012.

208 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

211 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

210 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

16 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
44%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2012.

210 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
53%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2012.

219 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

220 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

218 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

221 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

193 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
79%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 90% in 2012.

221 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
80%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education43%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty93%

Language

All Students51%
Female52%
Male50%
Black52%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education17%
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Poverty50%
Non-poverty67%

Math

All Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education48%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Poverty79%
Non-poverty73%

Reading

All Students83%
Female80%
Male86%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education38%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Poverty82%
Non-poverty93%

Social Studies

All Students52%
Female48%
Male56%
Black55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education23%
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Poverty51%
Non-poverty60%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education88%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty94%

Language

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education65%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty71%

Math

All Students90%
Female95%
Male85%
Black90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education81%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty77%

Reading

All Students91%
Female96%
Male87%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education69%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty92%
Non-poverty90%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education69%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Poverty84%
Non-poverty74%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 95% 35%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian 1% 1%
White 1% 58%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Darrell Hudson
Fax number
  • (205) 231-3973

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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3900 24th St North
Birmingham, AL 35207
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