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Carver Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 844 students

 

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Posted August 7, 2014

I went to carver middle school and I loved it. I moved from Georgia and went to carver. The teachers there are amazing. I'm in high school now. I loved the school it was a safe learning environment. The teachers really care about the children's education. I recommend this school over oak park.


Posted November 29, 2009

I think this is a magnifisent school I get straight A's in that school.And mrs.sheperd is an exelent school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2009

Carver School strives to give all children the opportunity to learn. The guidance of the dedicated teaching staff and volunteers believe that 'Education' is the key to success for 'all' of our children. And, that as many have said so frequently, 'No child should be left behind'.


Posted June 4, 2009

My daughter just graduated from LHS after having attended Carver for her middle school years. Mrs. Shepard is a wonderful principal and most of the teachers there were awesome. Keep up the good work and congrats on being an 'A' school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2009

My daughter goes to Carver and transferred from Oak Park, she loves it! It's safe, the teachers are perfect, they actually care for the students! It's amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

I believe this is a outstanding school. Mrs,Shepard a Amazing Principal She has Great Leader Skills. The School Is Clean And Neat this School should win the best school Award. I attend the School but the only unstifaction would be the Food it is alittle nasty but I beats oak park middle they have Roachs in some of the food,Eww.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2008

This school is wonderful as I used to attend it and graduated in 2008. The technology is awesome, laptops, computers, you cant even open the door with out the teachers opening it so it is safe. The school is only two or three years old and everything is brand new. I wish I could go back
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2005

Carver Middle school has the best staff! To me it is the best middle school in the world. I went there and can say from exsperience that it made and impact on my life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2005

This school is spending 24 million dollars in expansion and on being the first technology school in the area. The ratio of computers will be 1 to 1 per student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2004

i am not a parent i was a 7th and 8th grade student at carver. It is a great school. Ms.shepard is a great principle. In the two years i attended Carver i had few if no problems. The teachers do a great job. And there are many clubs and sports teams avalible. There are also many great events to get us ready for the f-cat test. Carver is a wonderful school. Keep up the good work Ms.sheperd!!! -keith baro 2002-2004
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 10, 2003

Carver is a great school and i love being there. Parents are lucky that their children are at Carver because they have a great principal and wonderful teachers.


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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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

264 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
39%
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.

290 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

287 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

246 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

246 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

244 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
60%
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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
98%

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

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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
87%
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

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n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
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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
White 57%
Black 22%
Hispanic 13%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 130%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 21%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%62%61%
Master's degree 39%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Enhancing Education Through Technology Grant (2006)
  • Enhancing Education Through Technology 2 Grant (2007)
  • Inclusion grant (2006)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Specific learning disabilities

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:05
School end time
  • 4:00
School Leader's name
  • MS. MOLLIE CUNNINGHAM
Fax number
  • (352) 787-1339

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Specific learning disabilities

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Chess
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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Parent involvement
  • Parents are involved by participating in the school advisory council and parent teacher organization.
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  • Carver Middle is Lake County's Technology Smart Model School. Every teacher has a Tablet PC. Every classroom is equipped with a data projector, between 4 - 6 computers, a document camera and audio enhancement system. Teachers have access to student response systems, smartboards, mobile laptop carts, wireless technology, digital camcorders and digital still cameras for project based learning activities. In order to better communicate with parents, the school recently purchased School Connect which is a system that calls parents to inform them of emergencies that may occur and any school information that the principal deems necessary.
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Students typically come from these schools
Beverly Shores Elementary
The Villages Elementary
Fruitland Park Elementary

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Leesburg High
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1200 Beecher Street
Leesburg, FL 34748
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Phone: (352) 787-7868

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