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The School Of The Arts At Carver

Public | 9-12 | 332 students

 

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Posted January 29, 2012

Both my sons are now at Carver SOTA and they are very pleased with it. When my older son applied for 9th grade he had to audition and was accepted. Last year when my younger son was to apply, the audition process had been removed and instead the school was required to accept some students from failing schools under the No Child Left Behind law. Sadly there are now student s who are in the School of the Arts who have no or little interest in the Arts, and some who have no appreciation for artistic aspirations. The school has some innovative and truly engaged faculty and the opportunities for artistic as well as non-artistic academic pursuits are widely available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

My daughter is really enjoying her experience at SOTA. She always has exciting news to share and I am really happy that she is able to fine tune her craft while getting a wonderful education. The faculty are a group that love their jobs and it shows and THAT makes a difference!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2010

I am a student here and i love it. The teachers are great and helpful and its very strict about the rules but its so much fun. Even though it has a 99% African American rate this school should be diverse. I think what they need to do is take the few people who are not up with the rules or grade average put them in another school and get a school that is overflowing and put some of the kids to this school maybe like Grady, since it is already overflowing. Maybe some parents should start doing that. Complain to APS, have meetings discuss, on the internet. This school is amazing and i want every race, person, female and male studnets in the atlanta area to come. This is a school that should be talked about every where. if you you are a parent and reading this review start doing something to make this school diverse because it is amazing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2009

The verdict is pending for me on Carver SOTA. This was our first year there and I'm not sure if my child is getting all that she needs and learning all that she needs to learn. The ROTC program is good, but she needs more. I am going to give it one more year and see how things go. I might not even let it go that long.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2009

I love my school's close proximity. it really makes you feel like your are apart of a family. The instruction's great and very custom
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2008

I absolutly Love Carver SOTA!!!! The teachers really seem to care about the students and the students love to be at school. My sister is junior at Carver and has been there since they opened and I have love the fact that they have small class sizes and the teachers will go the extra mile to make sure the student understands what he/she is being taught. They have the best principal Go Dr. Pryor!!!! Oh let me not forget the band Ms.Smith does a fab job!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

Carver School Of The Arts is an amazing school. I am thankful that I attend this School rather than the other APS H.S.'s Carver SOTA is a family based school with smaller classes that allow more individual attetion. The con to the school is that it's new. Carver is sometimes very disorganized and many programs that older schools such as Tri-cities or North Atlanta have we dont yet. But our school stresses college, college prep and student leadeship. Carver is strict so I feel safe, somewhat prepaired and challeged. The other schools at carver are not as strict as Carver School of The Arts. If your serious about your future in the arts , Carver School Of The Arts offers you all the resoures you need to be sucesful. I love my School, the staff & most teachers and my friends. No school is perfect. But the pros outweight the cons
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2008

I am very pleased with the school and the curriculum that they offer. I am however concerned with the recent outbreak of fighting. The administration is not being proactive enough to create rules and deal with the situation before someone's child is injured.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

Dr.Pryor has a genuine concern for the students. You can tell that he has the highest esteem for education.Great assest for school of the arts!way to go!dr.pryor.My child has been there since its first year of conversion. proud parent tera b.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2007

Great school so far. I love the environment and the atmosphere. Keep you the Good Work Dr. Pryor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2007

i think this is a great school and very good for an learning process
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Posted July 3, 2006

My daughter attended this school last school term (2005-2006). They have good ideas, but I don't think they know how to implement them. The teachers were kind of lackadaisical, like they did not care whether the student passed or not. I'm not sure whether to send my child back next year or not.
—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.
English Language Arts

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
95%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
Coordinate Algebra

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
57%
Integrated Math II

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
39%
Physical Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
58%
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 97% 37%
Hispanic 2% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
White 1% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Marvin Pryor

Resources

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
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Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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55 McDonough Blvd SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
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