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4901 Lincoln Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33133

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(305) 444-7388
(305) 529-5148
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December 07, 2014
This is the perfect school for the people that doesn't have a family life. I totally agree with Natalia. This school is overwhelming with the homework, to the point that is ridiculous since,It is proven that excessive homework doesn't make a kid smarter. I also agree that, if you compare Carver or Sunset Elementary with the rest of the schools from Miami, both schools will be outstanding but I would like both schools to be compared with other schools north of Fort Lauderdale. I am sure that up north, there are schools much better than both of them . They can brag in Miami because the rest of the schools are super bad.If you want a school to ruin your family life and give extra unnecessary stress to your kids, Carver and Sunset Elementary are the right schools for you. To my understanding, they do not do that much work in school and then send all the work to be done at home. It will be much better to do home schooling. Home schooling can take you around 3 hours daily. At Carver the daily homework can take from 4 to 5 hours daily plus the 7 hours that the kids spend at school. To me this is child abuse and I don't understand how this has been allowed for so many years.

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September 18, 2014
I drive my children nearly TWO HOURS in rush hour traffic each morning to get them to Carver--a monumental sacrifice--just because I'm adamant about the value of a good education. I just don't have a good, fuzzy feeling about this school. They care about their "A" and their reputation, but not necessarily about what the children or families need. Because it's a Magnet program, I cannot transfer them to another school, unless I put them at their local middle school, which is NOT a choice. So, I'm stuck with Carver. I'm looking into private schools. I'm SO, SO, SO disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2014
This is a magnet school with advanced level for each class. My son is a 7th grader in IE French program and mastered the language in two years thanks to his teachers and self motivation to learn French. He had excellent teachers in French, Science, World History, Gifted, and Algebra. The school provides the opportunity to advance further into math and science if the student passes a test. I strongly recommend this school for kids who get bored in regular classes and are willing to learn/improve a second language (French/Spanish/Italian/German).

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2014
i'm a sixth grader and some of my teachers did not help and would call us names and scream at us. Overall 2 out of 10

- submitted by a community member
December 01, 2013
I'm currently an 8th grade student at Carver Middle. It was the best decision I could've made. In all three years that i've been here they prepare for highschool. We do get a lot of homework but in the long run it's worth it! I highly reccommend this school to any one applying to this school. The teachers care so much about an education. I've had some classmates throw away this opportunity from doing things they aren't supposed to and they made a big mistake. And if you love sports Carver offers a great athletic program. When i leave this school i'll remember it forever.

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July 26, 2013
George Washington Carver Middle School is amazing! My daughter loves it. As a parent, I am so impressed with their academics and athletics programs. The German program is superb!

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July 15, 2013
I'm a student who just graduated carver and I have to say going to carver was the best decision I've ever made In my life. I have made the best friend ships with students and even teachers and administrators and the security guards! There was little to no bulling in all my 3 years which is amazing and everyone was friends with everyone of course there were many different social groups but at the end of the day all the students were very respectful. You could tell that the kids came from good and loving homes and it was a perfect learning environment as well. Carver is very challenging, rigorous and there are hours of home work but in the long run it definitely pays off. If you are even thinking about sending your kid to carver do it and I know for a fact you won't regret it. If they make it through 6th grade they're good. Don't let them quit before then! I will remember this school forever and how wonderful it was the carver family is an amazing one!!!

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May 27, 2013
My son is graduating from Carver this year and I have nothing but praise but it's administration and teachers. There has been a couple of bumps along the road but I can say that it provides and excellent academic and social environment for any child. Carver is at the top for academics and encourages children to learn in the most creative way.

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January 02, 2011
I am currently a junior in high school and I have to say I think Carver prepared me extremely well for the workload this year. I go to a private school where a lot of the kids were babied from grades 6-8 and now have no idea how to handle the heavier workload - I was well prepared. I had some amazing teachers at Carver, but I also had some terrible ones - you have to get lucky to get the good ones. I was in the IE Spanish program and every year I had one great spanish teacher and one really bad spanish teacher, so I was always learning what I needed to know one way or the other. The principal is arrogant and not the greatest, and the administrators in general were disliked by the student community, but they did their jobs ok. I also appreciated the fact that there was no lack of diversity at Carver... a lot of kids at my private school have been living in a bubble for their entire lives, which I can say was definitely not the case at Carver: there were kids from every background imaginable, and though there were some who were cliquey, there is definitely a social group for everyone.

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November 19, 2010
I am a student now in 7th grade spanish program and i think that even tho everyother person says this school is excellent, i believe its okay from my experience. The principal makes a big deal out of uniform and some of the parents even thought that. There is a lot of stress and I am very tired; sleeping around 11 oclock at night. Even though, they say that the homework isnt supposed to be a lot and that ur supposed to sleep at 9 or so oclock (in the agenda). If you put ur child in this school, ur child will be influenced (changing their look). In the Student Code of Conduct, it states that you cannot hug or show any "affection" to your peers and look at what the student do all the time? I believe that i only went to this school so i can go to a good highschool.

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May 15, 2010
This school has been ALL that I expected and more! My daughter is in 8th grade IS French and now she is fluent in three languages Spanish, English and French. Great teachers, great academics and leadership. I wish they had a high school......Unfortunately, my daughter was placed in waiting list in MAST and Coral Reef HS/IB Programme so we have enrolled her in La Salle, which I hope will give her the same quality education. I recommend this school to every student that wants to attend a good high school and a good university. Good luck!

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May 05, 2010
best school my son has been learning more things lately I love it

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April 19, 2010
Carver has been the best school of Florida 3 years in a row !!!! I'm so proud to be a student at this school. I'm in the course of IS French, as many people have said it's pretty intense because of the bar that many students have to reach. But either way it's a really fun school, everyone is well behaved and the teachers are great. For me the French program is kind of hard because I don't speak french at home. I wouldn't say it is excruciatingly hard, like many people are saying, I say it's easy/medium. Carver has helped me so much, that my GPA is now a 3.7. I would never forget this school, and I'm looking forward for my children to go and enjoy this magnificent school as I did .... :D.

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no rating December 05, 2009
i am currently in 7th grade taking spanish IS and love this shool! :) the only thing is that there are many wannabees but besides that the school is great! also they leave you tons of homework. at first it will feel like if it is too much but hen you'll get used to it. really recomend it!

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August 01, 2009
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no rating May 22, 2009
My daughter goes to this school. She is in the IE Spanish Program and this is her last year here. She loves this school. They have an amazing staff and good students. They will provide your child with everything they need and its just a fun to school to go to. They have great events and socials. Carver middle prepares you for high school by placing your child in all honors high school courses. But if your child is struggling they will provide the attention needed. Great attendance and its the school where you need to be if you want to suceed. I would recommend this middle school to any child entering middle school. Its been an 'A' school for over the past 5 years and Im positive they will keep up the good work.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2009
It's an all-AP school which is the middle school track for the international studies program in Miami-Dade County (1/2 day intensive language study in either Spanish, French or German). Teacher availablity and involvement is tops. I have twins in the German program (6th year) and the homework load is heavy as are academic expectations. A good percentage of students are European. But for those kids with good organizational and study skills and motivation, success if there. Heavy parental involvement is welcome and needed. Great school.

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April 14, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 07, 2009
I'm currently attending Carver Middle and I'm proud to say that it's the number one public school in the state of Florida. It has great teachers and amazing staff. You get extra credits high school because of the fact that the classes are all advanced!

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December 30, 2008
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July 30, 2008
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July 27, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating July 11, 2008
As a former student of G.W. Carver Middle Schools I.S. program and current graduate student in Education, I must cite certain things about educators at G.W. Carver. Several during my experience at Carver were not certified in the specific areas of knowledge and expertise they were expected to teach. The pressure to be academically perfect is immense and stress management is poorly encouraged by the staff moreso, maintaining its status of 'perfection.' After learning to be fluent in a language I grew to despise it and later dropped out of the program due to the immense pressure put upon by most teachers. G.W. Carver also possess a great deal of children from Miami's elite aristocratic families who greatly influence school happenings. Meaning, those children recruited to G.W. Carver (because they're smart!) face a greater deal of adversity from many of Miami's elite children who snobbishly remind peers of their status.

- submitted by a community member
June 10, 2008
I went to this school and it was the best I am looking foward that if ever I have children they will go to this school .I love the teacher s you get attached to them emotionally .The acedemic is unbelievable. they are not strict and the students are still well behaved they have the top of the class education i just LOVE IT

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June 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2008
Excellent school, my daughter is in the IS French program and they do have a lot of homework, however she likes it there. I wish they had the time and the funding to have some phys. Ed though. She is taking the Arts elective and they say most children from Carver with an art elective can easily enter the best HS in this field afterwards.

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March 20, 2008
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no rating February 13, 2008
In my opinion the best Middle School in Miami, Florida. They have a two language program which my daughter took Spanish...all her teachers were GREAT. She exceeded in all her subject clases. This is like a private school. She is now in CGSH International Baccalaurette Progran which I am proud to say there are only 80 students. Thank you Carver

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February 05, 2008
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September 30, 2007
G. W. Carver is a great school. Class sizes are small and the curriculum is very challenging. There are two language programs at the school; one is the IS program, in which math is taught in a foreign language and the second is the IE (Int'l Education)(which has two levels in the Spanish program, one for Spanish speakers and one for non-speakers). In the IE program, math is taught in English. If you want your child to become fluent in a foreign language and at the same time study an advanced, pre-IB/AP curriculum, this is the place for you.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2007
Carver is a great school for kids who are willing to learn. The atmosphere is social, but their discipline is tough and fair. I am so happy my child went there because the best colleges accept kids from the Carver IE/IS program often. The teachers are willing to teach and are great with parents. The work is hard and challenging, and the amount of homework depeneds on the teacher. I really like the way every of my child's teachers teach, their curriculum is strong and effective.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2006
The school is overall a great school, although the principal, isn't quite the best, and a few of the teachers aren't quite up to snuff, but generally, it's a great school.

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November 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
Very serious school, teachers are the best, they follow your child and keep you informed if your child has difficulties. A lot of homework and reading. Overall the kids are well behaved and the teachers friendly. Parents have to be involved in their children's programs. Carver also presents the best high-schools to the 8th graders. The language programs are difficult but rewarding. The negative aspects: All kids can't do sports, the school does not have the space, and not all teachers load the homework online, some do but not all of them, too bad!!! Overall, it's a great school and I am happy that my son went there.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2006
This school's culture is incredible. The programs are demanding, but well worth it. I recommend sending your child to this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2006
This school provided the most marvelous education, in an atmosphere of safety, interesting, diverse and joyful students and absolutely wonderful, dedicated teachers. Spanish Lead teacher, Mrs. Buitrago, truly knows how to teach as well as provide children with their own self-confidence and self-respect. Mrs. Szmulevicz, math teacher, is tough, honest, and a remarkable teacher... Carver is great in every way and prepares students to any high school. Thanks for the great years, Margie Samuels

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April 07, 2006
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April 01, 2006
The academic programs at Carver are great. Especially because of the choice of languages you have, varying from french to spanish to german.

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August 10, 2005
This is a very good school that ranks among the top in the state. The choice in electives and extracurricular activities is also excellent. It is a magnet middle school for languages - German, Spanish, and French. Their two language programs, International Studies and International Education are both very good, although 'I.S.' is more challenging, and students have to start taking it in elementary school at Sunset Elementary.

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May 31, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
no rating July 16, 2003
I chose not to send my child to Carver because of the math classes being taught in another language. That turned out to be a good thing. When my child got to Coral Gables High School, the teachers could tell which students learned math (those from Ponce, South Miami and other middle schools), and which learned a foreign language and only a little math -- and were most likely to struggle through the IB math classes. Getting a math tutor during Carver seems to give the most chance for success in HS math, even for those not doing IB.

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George Washington Carver Middle School
4901 Lincoln Drive, Coral Gables, FL  33133
(305) 444-7388
Last modified George Washington Carver Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
George Washington Carver Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top