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Dr. George Washington Carver Elementary School

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Posted September 27, 2013

Terrible school. We are military and have lived a lot of places, and this school is BY FAR the worst. My son has hours of homework every night, and the situation hasn't changed after a multitude of conferences. The front office administration is RUDE!!! I have never experienced anything like it, she talks very condescending to both students and parents. Very sad....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2013

im a former student of this school and there are a lot of faults including the bully's I was picked on a lot by most the kids and teacher in 4th grade told me I will flunk in 5th the bully's got worst pluse I fell asleep on the bus and the bus driver rode past my stop with no attempt to wake me.do your son or daughter a favor and find somewhere else.


Posted May 24, 2013

Carver is a wonderful school. The school could be cleaner but overall it is excellent. I have attended 4th and 5th grades here and have had a great experience! The staff is really nice and helpful. The events at Carver are fun and exciting. Mrs. Morales,the principal, and Mrs. Blanton,the counselor, have both been very nice and helpful. I like how the teachers have helped me improve where I need to. Overall, Carver is an amazing school and I highly recommend it!


Posted August 9, 2011

We have been very happy with the school - no problems with dress code or admin staff and have had great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2009

Our daughter spent two years at Carver -- just left this year. As room mother and a 'car rider' pick-up parent, I did go into the office a lot. I understand that the staff may seem busy but if you have an issue, they are more than helpful. Our daughter was sent to the office for dress code twice and both times the Principle excused her dress as appropriate for the occasion on hand. The staff were always helpful when my toddler son needed to use the facilities while we waited. Never had a problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2009

Three of my children have attended this school and we have never had any problems. The dress code is not as strict as it once was-girls no longer have to wear belts with shirts tucked in. I believe the school offers a high quality education but I do agree with another reviewer that office staff and some teachers are not always friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2009

We are new to the area and although I like my chid's teachers and the SEEK teacher, the whole front office could use an attitude adjustment. This is the most unfriendly administration that we have ever encountered. I, nor my child, has ever met the principal. No one was friendly or helpful to us, or our child, who is new. No one tried to even make us feel welcome. We were treated as though we were nothing more than an interruption in their busy day. Very disappointing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2008

Carver has a modern building, very clean. Wonderful kids. Carver has a strictly enforced dress code, my child forgot to wear a belt, was sent to the office and threatened with ISS (suspension) My child, was afraid to ask questions, for fear of being suspended. When my child was absent due to illness, I e-mailed the teacher to ask if I could pick up the assignments. I was referred to a school official who said NO! Class sizes - just under state max. In 4th grade, my child had to store books in a bag, desk had no storage. Computer instruction and use is disappointingly limited. My child received Special Ed. services at prior two schools. At Carver NO. My child was denied access to the Bryan Tutorial program until we signed away the Special Ed. status. 'No one double dips at Carver'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2006

I am very displeased with the administration staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2005

Excellent parent- teacher communication. Well structured program with care shown to each individual student. The facility is in excellent new condition. Attentive administration, the Principal Mrs. Johnson writes a personal note on every single report card that comes home! Wonderful PTA.
—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 90% in 2013.

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

462 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

467 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

English Language Arts

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

469 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

467 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

470 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

477 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

476 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
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 80% in 2012.

430 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%

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89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 44%
Black 14% 37%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Two or more races 5% 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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