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School Of Technology At Carver

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Posted February 20, 2014

Theres not anything positive to say about this school. My daughter is not happy going to Carver School of Technology because she says the kids are always being bad and disrespectful. She told me teachers arent even allowed to kick kids out of the class when they're being disruptive because there is no where for them to go. How can students learn with so much nonsense happening in the classroom? I'm looking into other options because my student is not happy here. This school needs some serious help, especially with discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2013

Many students here have severe problems--excessive absences from school, disruptive behavior, family problems, poverty, etc. This school is simply not equipped to deal with these issues, and is overwhelmed with fights, theft, and serious classroom disruptions to focus on what really matters. As a result, academic performance is extremely low. There is a serious culture of underachievement and a very low standard of behavior. The bottom line is that this school will not prepare students to compete in the real world with their higher-income peers. Students who make it to college will face challenges since they have not been held to high expectations while here.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 29, 2013

I have 2 sons who attend Carver School of Technology at Carver. They are not performing well. There are great teachers and administrators. The problem is the consistent gang violence and pressure from their peers to engage in fighting and unruly behavior. Many of the male students are transferred from alternative schools to Carver School of Technology. Many of them will never attend college and their academic skills are very poor despite willing and able teachers and after-school tutorial which the boys do not want to attend. I believe the APS school system should bring back the "hands-on" classes such as carpentry, auto-mechanics, electrician, etc. that will interest them because going to college is not their choice for their future. Many of them need male guidance and a different type of instruction. I want to help them avoid being a statistic (prison, death, homeless etc). Many of them have unstable home environments and have lost their way. Please, APS Board bring back the skills that George Washington Carver, the scientist, wanted us to have to be successful and contributing citizens! But more importantly, parents must become more involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2008

This school has gotten off to a great start. Great academic program as well as a plethora of clubs and after school programs. This school make preparing students for college a top priority.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
78%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
76%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
32%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
68%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
23%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
14%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 96% 37%
Hispanic 3% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Rodney Ray

Programs

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  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Technology
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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