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Carver Middle School

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Posted June 21, 2014

My daughter attended Morikami Park Elem. and then we chose to to continue the IB program by chosing Carver Middle and we are very happy with that decision. She has continue to make straight As, score above average on FCAT and she made the highest gain on the Fcat score ever. The transition from elementary school to middle school is not easy but my daughter said that it was. Thank you Carver Middle teachers, staff and Mrs. Prophete for doing a great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2014

My child has attended Carver for the past 2 years and I am pleased with the teachers and the school. My child's teachers responded to any issues I had very quickly. I felt as though they cared about my child. Also I was able to see some of the changes the new principal implented and it appears as though the school is moving in a new direction. As their slogan states, "Welcome to the new Carver."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2014

My son has 504 plan and the teacher said he has no problem, but he is lazy! What a great administration when I request to talk with teachers and administration and only fill teachers came to the appointment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2014

This school is very good Teachers teach you right You juSt have to learn in order to be a great student 55555 star school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2014

Have a daughter who has been in the IB program and has worked very hard to keep a 3.0 abg. The teachers and Ms. Prophete deserves a lot of the.cr dit. I do feel that as a parent we have opportunities to help the school and our kids by participating with PTA n SAC. It takes a family as well as these teachers to raise our kids. And if an issue comes up Ms Prophete's door is always open. Believe me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

I'm a student at carver community middle school. It IS a safe student enviroment I can guarantee. there is a 5 out of 1000 chance you will get hurt. I'm a 8th grade student we have our 3rd hour everyday which is pretty neat I have Mrs. L Wilson everyday she is very nice. But I do agree that the staff here at Carver have clouded judgement when it comes to kids getting into trouble which means they don't really listen and and they can be tyrants. But I promise everyone out there that carver is a very good school and we are a safe enviroment depending on who you hang out with your first impression at carver will change your school year in a good way depending on who you hang out with. Thank you from T.R.B


Posted September 5, 2013

Carver is making improvement. I'm a student at Carver. Now that Ms.Prophete is principal Carver is getting better. Carver had orientation for the 1st time. I went to SGA and I never had so much fun in a club. Even though Carver has a bad reputation , it's improving.


Posted May 16, 2013

Embarrassing is an understatement. The fact that a public school can turn a blind eye to seemingly any problem that arises is ridiculous. Students at the school do little to no work, which is due in large to the fact that the administration doesn't help the teachers when a major problem occurs in the classroom or out in P.E. You could buzz the office a number of times, step out into a hallway and still no help arrives. Even attendance arrives nearly an hour past the school's start time. Adding further fuel to the fire, how do they justify having classes like Business Tech or any elective like P.E. have more than 75 kids in the class. The Bus. Tech class doesn't even have enough computers for half the class. Find another school for your child, especially if you care about their education.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 29, 2012

I found the teachers to be pretty good, it seems as they work hard and communicate often, Though the principal and other administration does not seem to be creating a very nurturing school. Very harsh in their words and I did not like tone of voices.


Posted September 26, 2012

My child just started going to Carver. There have been a few bumps in the road but nothing major. So far I have found the administration and teachers responsive to my concerns. Phone calls and emails have been returned in a timely manner. I wish the school would do a better job with overall communications with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2012

My grandson attended Carver Middle school for three grades, 6-8 and I was pleased about everything at school for the entire time that he had been there. The teachers and other members of staff were very good, helpful and kind. The interaction with everyone could not have been any better, you feel as though you are with your immediate family when you are there with them. You have an open communication with them, which I highly appreciated. The teachers will always return telephones calls and respond to email messages. I love Carver and I would recommend it to other parents who seek quality education and family oriented environment for their children.The District has chosen a great principal, Mrs Wallace for Carver Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2012

I have one son in Carver Middle School. He is in the IB program. I have found that the principal of Carver is amazing. She is on top of all of the children and nothing gets passed her. I have never walked into a school where I was greated by a bunch of Middle Schoolers calling me "Mam" and holding doors open for me. That says a lot about the staff and the effort they are willing to put into these children. My daughter will start Carver Middle School this coming year and we are looking forward to her time there as well. My son gets great grades in the IB program and the teachers are all very nice and yet, strict. We too, are a white family that attends Carver and have had no issues at all - if anything.....we feel at home here. I feel secure that my child is receiving a great education and very secure that the principal and staff create a very safe and stable enviroment for all of our children to learn and unite.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2012

Carver Middle School is a wonderful school. If offers and IB program that is great. The teachers, staff and principal are awesome. The administration demands respect from the students and in turn, they have a very polite and well mannered school. I find it humerous when parents talk of Carver as a horrible school and don't want their child to be a minority. Grow up! What makes or breaks a school is the administration that controls and grooms their students. White or Black, each child has the same chance at life. This administration makes certain that all children are respectable. Not to mention the principal is very strict and nothing gets by her. I feel my child is very secure and safe and above all else, he fits in at this school - "even" though he is a white child. The children at this school are seemingly very behaved and well mannered. The IB program is amazing and certainly advances each child in the real world. I couldn't be happier with my choice to send my child to Carver Middle School. As the parent below me stated, we feel at home here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2010

We've had one son graduate from Carver and now have a second one starting this year. We really like the school. The IB program is excellent and prepared our older son very well for the program at Atlantic High. Some of the teachers at Carver are absolutely topnotch, with very few clunkers. We've found the principal to be very responsive. Our older son is now getting A's in the IB program at Atlantic thanks to the foundation laid at Carver. We are a white family that has had nothing but great social interactions at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2009

Some of the teachers are extremely difficult to contact, and will often times refuse to discuss their grading practicies with the students and the parents which leades to poor working relationship. On the upside, the core IB teachers are excellent at working with parents, and sharing input as to ways to help their students improve. The principal is very helpful and supportive when given an opportunity to help. Overall the IB program is a great opportunity for kids to grow and be challenged
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2008

My son is in his second year in the IB program at Carver and we as a family are very pleased with the IB and the school in general. The curriculum is challenging, the teachers are engaging, and our son has made some great friends there. I know families who live within the Carver boundary but chose not to enroll their kids there, but we are very happy we decided to send our son to our hometown school. The school is very much a part of the Delray Beach community, and as a parent I have become an active volunteer at the school by joining the SAC and letting the administrators and teachers know what I can do for them. Carver doesn't have an organized structure to enroll parent involvement, but the school is open to involvement by any parents who offer it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

Carver is a school lacking involvment but rapidly progressing. there are alot new teachers but are increasing in discipline and student participation.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 17, 2008

Carver is my home school. My daughter attended 6th, 7th, and 8th grade there in the IB program (Fall 2004 - Spring 2007). The school was excellent the first year, but got a new principal in 2005 and IB suffered greatly. The new principal made changes that were not effective, and did not foster the learning environment of the IB program. At the end of the 2006-2007 school year, most of the really excellent IB teachers left for other schools. When it was time for my son to attend middle school, I sent him to Boca Middle under the NCLB/AYP program. Thank goodness that was an option, because he would have learned nothing if he had gone to Carver.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2006

The 2005 school year when my daughter was in 6th grade IB program it was great this year with the principal all of IB programs have been taken away and the children are being maces. Now I am looking for a new school for my daughter to be moved to or do home school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

I have my son in 6th grade IB Program and am very pleased with the academic curriculum and the teachers in general. This year was a test so we could decide whether to keep him in the program or send him to his home school which is very good. Overall, it seems to be the desire and hard work of teachers and staff to control discipline problems and when needed the conference with Assistan principal and teacher was scheduled very soon. Also, e-mailing the teachers in regards to activities and work for my son has been an excelent way of keeping connected, informed and involved with his affairs. I can't speak for the regular program, but I can say that my son will be coming back next year for the 7th grade in IB.
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

277 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

276 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

326 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

326 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
51%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

324 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

326 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

322 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

329 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
83%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

302 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

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2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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2013

 
 
96%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 74%
Hispanic 14%
White 8%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 8%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 68%73%61%
Master's degree 32%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 19%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

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

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. KIWANA ALEXANDER-PROPHETE
Fax number
  • (561) 638-2181

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
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Parent involvement
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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Delray Beach, FL 33445
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