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G Washington Carver Inst

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 43 students

 

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Posted July 7, 2014

Great school office staff and teachers always give me a warm greeting when I enter the building. Principal Davis and Assistant Principal Chase are the best. Mr.Chase is a great male roll model for the boys as well as the girls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2014

George Washington Carver has been a wonderful experience for both my son and daughter. My children have been attending this school from Pre-K to 2nd grade and have excelled tremendously! My son began reading in Kindergarten and my daughter has developed her artistic skill in Pre-k. Their teachers keep me informed of their progress and push them to the max. My children love going to school because they learn so much and are excited to come home to share with me what they've learned. As parents, must make the effort to inquire about our children's progress and interact with the teachers; see where you can contribute in the success of your children's education. The teachers here are very open, caring and want to also see the children do good. There are many uplifting programs and awards ceremonies. I have recommended friends and family to this school. The Principal is also great! She listens to your concerns and will not push you away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2014

George Washington Carver Institute is an excellent school. The teachers are very caring about the students. My daughter's teacher does extra activities with her class everyday. And when the students need materials the teacher will buy them so that the students in the class have the same quality of materials to complete a project. This teacher also does all kinds of enrichment activities which push my daughter to think outside the box. I love this school. Every time I walk through the door a staff member, teacher, custodian or secretary smiles at me! We love it there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2012

This school has turned to be a big vindictive joke. Just like one of the parents observed, all you need to do is express your disatisfaction of a particular teacher and the rest of them will concert to penalize your child. The pricipal has absolutely no control. Most of the teachers need retraining especially those in higher grades. They are ruining very good students. Something has tobe done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2011

this school has the worst principals in the last 7 years.....so unprofessional...no class....do not know how to treat parents....the teachers are great....don't know how they put up with it


Posted May 31, 2011

teacher pinched my son. removed from that class put into another, this teacher told other staff and somehow children found out that my child had chicken pox...When he never did, they then sat him out of class for a day in the nurses office and never fed my child. how much emtional stress should children have to put up with, then they suspend him for not letting another student take something out of his hand thats what the principal told me...oohhh wait, no! then she wrote me a letter stating my child now initiated the fight..he went on no field trips as they manuvered him outside of being with his peers"i call'em" the teacher network against kids"...they will use state resources to harass you...send truancy to your house when your kids have perfect attendance.show no id; write number down on a brown paper bag as if thats an official business card. we have a concern for our kids they have a selfish concern to preserve themselves. by attacking my family...


Posted May 27, 2008

My grandson is in 2nd grade at Carver. He is in the Gifted and talented program and his teachers have been supportive and has him on track. I would recommend this school to other elementary school parents. Also bear in mind that a school provides only part of a child's education and that parents and others in the childs family need to reinforce class work and make sure that the child has a great learning environment at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2005

My children attended this school from Prek until 3rd grade. My children did not get the education that they deserved, or needed. I do not feel that the teachers or the head and vice pricipal really cares about teaching. This school needs to be reevaluated by the board of education of East Orange.
—Submitted by a parent


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.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students43%
Female62%
Male25%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education46%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant43%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students66%
Female79%
Male53%
Black66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students33%
Female50%
Male17%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education43%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant33%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students61%
Female82%
Male42%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students78%
Female82%
Male75%
Black80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education46%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students41%
Female44%
Male37%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education42%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant41%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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48%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 99% 16%
Hispanic 1% 22%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Sharon Davis

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135 Glenwood Avenue
East Orange, NJ 07017
Phone: (973) 266-5860

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