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Posted October 20, 2014
- a parent
Carver Middle School is known by our small community of Laurel Hill to be a cess pool of bullies. I know of 20 people personally who have had to pull their children out of the school because they were bullied so badly the parents feared for their safety, emotional development and academics. The state has a bullying law and the school itself has a section on harassment; 'no tolerance' but it does no good if the teachers and administrators turn a deaf ear and blind eye to it. I am an advocate against bullying and will continue to petition against this behavior of 'not getting involved' where our children are at risk. Laurel Hill Citizen and Parent
As we all know, middle school is a place for kids to grow and find themselves, and that is exactly what Carver Middle School's staff, coaches, and supporters help students do. As a former student looking back on my experience at Carver, I am extremely appreciative for the lessons I learned and the support group I build; there are even some teachers and coaches I that I still ask for advice as a college student. I was a straight A student-athlete at Carver, playing four sports, and my experiences there helped prepare me for high school and beyond. I feel strongly about what Carver has to offer and the way the school is ran and would recommend all parents to make it a priority that their children attend middle school there. -Former Student.
In my opinion, Carver Middle is the best middle school in Scotland County. The principle always puts academics first but is also there to encourage all students in whatever they choose to do. Carver has the best sports program also. The football coaches have led the school to several championships, the cheerleading program is one of the best that I have ever seen for middle school cheerleaders, by the time these students finish middle school, they are more than ready for high school sports. Also the girls softball team is one to be reckoned with. The teachers and staff care about each and everyone of the students. It is worth it to move into the Laurel Hill school district so that your children can go to Carver!!!!!
The new principal is an outstanding leader who interacts well not only with her staff, but also the children. Academics and discipline are high priorities and all the teachers are consistent in these expectations. The SCHOLARS after school program is encouraged for students who may need tutoring in math and reading. Electives include band, art, and computers. The PE dept has a male and female coach who also work with the sports programs. Volleyball, softball, soccer, football, basketball, baseball and cheerleading are available at Carver. There is a Child and Family Support Team that consists of a school social worker and a RN. There is also a full time school counselor, absentee counselor, and resource officer. The teachers are well qualified and go the extra mile for the students. They are fortunate to have 2 assistant principals and a very helpful office staff. Carver is beautifully maintained both inside and out.
The teachers have high standards for students at this school. There is an AG program as well as support for the Resource students. There is even a self-contained classroom of severe and profoundly handicapped students. Every classroom has at least two computers and there are three labs as well as three computer/technology classrooms. Art, chorus and band are taught as electives. The gym is very well fitted out. There are full-blown football, baseball and softball fields (all separate). The media center is very well stocked and has a full-time librarian. The school has a full-time guidance counselor, a social worker, and a nurse. There is an after-school tutoring program and a sports program.