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Carver Middle School

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Posted June 30, 2014

I am trying to have my children's schools changed so that they wont have to go here. My daughter went to Carver for 3 years, A, B student but horrible teaching. The teachers, Asst. Principle and Principle really dont even want to be in the classroom with the kids. They are there to relax. It really is a joke that this school exists. There have been boys in the bathrooms waiting on others to come in just so they can punch them and push them, daring the victims to do something back...all of the boys and staff know of this. However, parents don't find out until later when they see marks all over their children. Staff just blows me off. I am not exaggerating! 504 programs are not recommended because, "there is a lot of paperwork involved". (Even when the physician does recommend it) I have actually been asked to increase my childs medication rather than 504 plan. I guess she didnt see that he had already lost weight. I have done everything in my power to change schools but no help. Worst and most unsafe place to leave your child. I would mark zero stars but am forced to mark atleast one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

Carver Middle School seems to be fair in dealing with problems. Maybe alittle slow in letting us know there is a problem but over all handle problems well. The school is always clean and office help is very nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2013

To many bullies and reckless behavior. The teachers are not monitoring the safety of our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2013

I work at CMS, and it is absolutely true that all students will be receiving Ipads in the 2014 school year.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 12, 2012

They stopped buying books a couple years ago. What's worse is that nobody noticed. Supposedly, they are saving up for Ipads for all the students. We'll see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2011

My nephew was bullied at this school and it was a horrible ordeal for all of us. STOP the MADNESS!


Posted November 30, 2010

carver is not to good this year for 7th grade there has already been alot of fights i'm in 7th grade but i get a's and b's but i could get all a's if the fights and bullies were not so distracting


Posted October 29, 2009

My daughter attended Carver Middle School from 2006-2009 & I couldn't be more pleased! The faculty & staff were absolutely amazing all 3 years!! Thanks to all that she was taught at Carver, she was more than prepared to meet the expectations that high school would bring this year. She is now in 9th grade & excelling with A's in all of her classes. I am thankful for the time she spent at Carver & the lifelong friendships that have developed for our family w/ staff & students alike. I look forward to the day when my son will also attend. Thank you staff & faculty......you really do make a difference!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2009

We considered two schools, Carver and Youth. When I interviewed teachers and staff at both schools I was amazed at the friendliness and caring nature of the teachers and staff at Carver. During open house at Carver the teachers were in the hallway waiting to greet each student and parent. The open house at Youth felt cold and not one teacher or staff member asked if they could help or guide us around. Also at Youth the first thing we were greeted with at the door by one of the staff members was we are over crowded and your daughter may not get her own locker. Also, that she would have to travel from one end of the school to the other to find her class room which may be in one of the many trailers. We are very please with Carver this year. My daughter gets a lot of assistance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2009

I think this school is a terrible place for children.Im in 6th grade and yes,the staff is great but alot of kids are acting up and the staff does nothing.Its hard for me to focus on my work.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2009

This School has an amazing faculty and Staff their involvement in student's grades is an awsome school. The Drama Program is the best and the extra curricular activities should be rated a 5. I give this school a 100%
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 24, 2008

As a past teacher at this school I found it to be very supericial in its approach to education with little regard to substance and inducing children to learn. They appeared to be more interested in deluding the students that sucess would be theirs without having to do anyting of substance.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 25, 2007

My daughter had Mr. White, Dr.Rose, and Ms.Sims. I felt they all worked well with the kids and they also worked well with the parents. My daughter had a wonderful year and over all I had no major problems. Any problems I had were taking care of. We had a good year. Thanks to all my daughters teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

This school is terrible. This is my son's first year there and he went from a straight A student to failing. The teachers don't care, they won't give him his make-up work when he is out and I have requested several times. There is no 'help' given to try to improve. I will be taking my son out of this school this year and sending him to a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2006

Personally,i dont really like cms..my child went there..and she would ask a question and there would be this teacher who would usually say i dont have time to teach you..learn it by yourself and for me i think that if a student asks a question it is the teachers responsibility....i think that they dont handle the trouble makers as well as they should..and maybe next year there wont be that many children there as there were this year and most of my friends are not letting their child go to that school anymore..overall that school is not as good as peopole used to say it was.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2005

I have worked at CMS for many years and while veteran CMS teachers know the students and community the best, we are valued the least. The administration here is disrespectful to the staff, treats teachers as if they are beneath them and less important than students. What use to be an enjoyable work environment has denigrated into a place I come because I have to. There is no more comaradery, no more fun or laughter. Teacher morale is the lowest I've ever seen it in any school I've taught in. It is disgraceful what this administration has been allowed to do, with the blessings of the superintendent.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 12, 2005

I like the way Carver has individual halls for the grades. Therefore, 6th graders dont have to interact with the older students. One problem I see is that the school needs to get rid of the trouble makers so the rest can learn. There is too much commotion and time wasted by unruly students in the classrooms. The teachers will keep in contact with you via email or phone which I liked. Overall a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

Carver is a wonderful school. it has teachers and staff who will really pay attention to your/your child's academic goals.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 92% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 93% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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95%

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93%

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

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64%

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59%

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61%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

273 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA 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

9th Grade Literature

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

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

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The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

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

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The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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

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

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

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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
White 55% 44%
Black 35% 37%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Dawn Spruill
Fax number
  • (770) 267-4050

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1095 Good Hope Rd
Monroe, GA 30655
Phone: (770) 267-6000

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