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Carver Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 698 students

 

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Posted May 23, 2014

Having read thru the reviews of previous reviewers, I could not agree more.For want of appropriate word, I would describe carver middle school as a correctional facility. kids are sent out of class for hours , place on in-house suspension, or send out of school over frivolities..More emphasis seems to be given to "discipline" than learning. I am not surprise that the school is a "D" school by FCAT performance.And I add in all other areas as well. Carver middle school needs complete overhauling staffwise as well as infrastructure. Thereare questions that bug me : why is carver middle school 100% black in both staff and students? Where are the white kids living in the school zone. What school do they go to? Or is this a form of racial segregation.Why has the Orange County Authority neglected the school? Why have they turn deaf ears to all the complains about the school? I need answers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2013

This school is like any other school it has a place where kids could learn educational stuff. You might hear some bad rumors about Carver Middle School and think it's true but it's not. For example, people might hear that Carver is a school where kids fight a lot, but it isn't true I mean only a few kids might fight but not all kids fight. That is the same with other schools. The teachers at Carver teach all kinds of stuff that helps kids understand that subject. Carver is the oldest school standing in Orange County Public School an yet it is still standing, because of the hardwork that the staff and students of Carver put in everyday Carver can be a great school. Carver might be old but it doesn't matter if it is old it only matters about the education, I mean what do parents send their kids to school for. Education, right?


Posted September 22, 2013

Carver is a bad school the kids get yelled at and suspened for no reason some teachers barely teach a teacher told me to stop talking i told him i wasnt he yelled and said shut up or get out and i wasnt lying the teachers are violent and rude!!!!"!


Posted September 20, 2013

The kids in this school district are already dealing with alot with the neighborhood that is rough and unsafe.. then they attend this school to get an education with a few teachers, that are just there for the paycheck and dont teach the kids anything... For example, a teacher that is going to tell one of his students that he is going to throw her belongings in the trash in front of the entire class, doesn't inspire any of the qualities a teacher is suppose to be... Great job , for displaying just what you are... Bullies that enforce holding kids back from reaching their true potential because you instill fear not encouragement, distrust instead of faith, neglect instead of support .. doubt instead of confidence... within your student... How are they suppose to become law binding citizens when all you teach them are the negatives.... " Lead by example"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

Horrible school. You would not learn a thing from being with teachers who just cares about getting paid, also teachers do not care about students because they know that since this is a bad school anyway the state would not be surprised by the students performance. Just HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I DO NOT RECOMMEND ANY PARENTS TO BRING THEIR STUDENT HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted January 3, 2013

Carver Middle School is a phenomenal school I attended the school from 6-8th grade and learned a lot from the time spent there. The school has some great programs and is filled with some of the most amazing teachers and staff who are truly devoted in helping children achieve. I do agree that there punishment for not obeying dress code and other requirements where a little ridiculous but there was good intentions behind it. I can say those rules have truly prepared me for high school. Every school has its problems and Carver is no different it has its share of good and bad things.


Posted April 22, 2010

This is the worst middle school in Orange County. You say you care about our children, obviously not. Why do you suspend them out of school because their shirt tail came out, their pants are up, but they did not have on a belt? I thought this was a place to learn, not a military base. If you want your child to fail, send them to Carver.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2008

Carver is a bad school.The teachers and it's student are not participating like they should. Hey won't you want your child to be in a school where they could learn
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2006

This school is making progress because of dedicated teachers who work there. The school has many difficulties and would benefit from a YMCA type after school program and a mentorship program such as 'Outward Bound'. The school would also benefit if it were truly administered in a site based model which included the entire staff in making improvements. A 'culture of success' has not been estabished at this school. But, the teachers are still striving to make a difference in the students lives and are attempting to help them one by one.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 27, 2005

I believe that Carver Middle School is on it's way up. They are constantly improving!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 16, 2004

A good school with lots of potential. Students desire to do their best. Need additonal resources in computer lab.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 3, 2004

Carver has been a great school thus far for my 6th grade daughter. I was reluctant about sending her to the school but I'm glad I gave them a chance. It has proven to be a true asset. She is doing spectacular academically and she has made tons of life long friends. The teachers are awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

235 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

232 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
25%
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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

247 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
30%
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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

205 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

213 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

213 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
70%
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.

239 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
94%

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

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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
31%
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
89%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 87%
Hispanic 8%
White 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 0%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 66%66%61%
Master's degree 32%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. ATHENA ADAMS
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