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G. W. Carver Primary School

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Posted April 23, 2013

At first I had a rough go with G.W. Carver, being my child needed additional classes and they did not offer the same curriculum. We moved from a "B" rated school and Carver was a "D" rated school which meant my child had to work harder to strive. I did everything in my power to make sure he did not sink. I made sure I stayed on top of everything, emails, text, phone calls, principals, facilitators and I had to purchase a tutor out of pocket. There need to be more extra activities for students like my chid. After school tutoring, educational workshops, etc. But above all we are currently doing good, my child has improved drastically and with God's continuded help we will pass and exceed to the next grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2012

My children are receiving a good foundation here. I do see where the administration increases effort to help students in need of extra reinforcement. With regard to the new leadership, it is vexing to see a new face in that position every other year. On another note, the manner in which they carve the school zone is also of concern. G. W. Carver is a great school and the staff has passion!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2010

The staff at Carver is very unprofessional and can be found laughing and gossiping with their time. Very few teachers are great at Carver because the great ones always leave this school. Most teacher's there actually speak like they are from the ghetto, do their job like they work at the DMV, and talk to children in a manner that does not build self-esteem. Carver has a positive behavior program, but it's obvious some teacher's there are not being trained, monitored or taking the program seriously. The school has a prison feel to it. The principals usually do not return calls or take parents seriously when concerns arise. The principal does not create an environment that encourages parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

they are really about trying to get all their children to succeed and be capable in all aspects of life
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2004

I find the curriculum of my granddaughter in 1st grade daunting. In the middle of the 1st grade when these children are just learning to read and write, they are teaching things like parts of speech, verb tense etc. While a learning plan that challenges the children is to be commended, one that has a 6 year old stressing out at the end of every day seems to me to be going a bit overboard. While neither my granddaughter, daughter nor myself are ignorant, it should be understood that this is not a school for MENSA children and I think the pace is too rapid. Also, about the homework, many of the papers sent home have no written instructions and the examples on the page are very ambiguous and generally do not cover all the different scenarios that require answers. On a couple of ocassions, my granddaughter has returned the next day with homework marked wrong because both her mother and myself interpreted the example incorrectly. I realize the students are given verbal instructions in class but, come on, these are very young children and remembering how to do these exercises after they get home when the paper itself is so vague is very hard. Better instructions sent home and a reduction in the amount of homework required each day at this beginning level of education would be a viable solution.


Posted August 25, 2003

I have taken my children from a private school to GW Carver and cant explain how excited and pleased I am to see how much the teachers helped them to trasfer nicely. Even the kids love it!
—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 72% in 2013.

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78%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

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78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 60% 45%
White 26% 47%
Hispanic 10% 4%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Barbara Guthrie
Fax number
  • (225) 621-2556

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Gonzales, LA 70737
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