Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Carver Middle School

Public | 6-8

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars


Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

10 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted April 22, 2010

Great teachers that communicate with parents and they really care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

It has a great science program and the teachers and administrators really care about the students achieving the best educational experience.


Posted April 22, 2010

Because of the number of teachers per student you have one on one attention sometimes my daughter loves Carver Go Wildcats
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

The teachers are great, they always go the extra mile to help their student succeed!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Junior Carver is filled with wonderful kids with so much potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2008

My daughter is in 7th grade and this school has the best teachers and administrators in the district. The AVID program is great and is teaching better study and learning skills. It's a shame more District 7 parents did not take advantage of the Triple A program. I expect this program will take off once the work gets out. I only hope it survives the first year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2008

Carver is an excellent school. The principal and his staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. My child is in the 7th grade this year, and she is learning so much. Anyone that sends there child to Carver, will be very happy with the outcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2007

I attend this school now. I am in the 8th grade. Even though I thought that Carver was a bad school, it is actually a pretty good school and has the best teachers I've ever had!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 17, 2006

All 3 of my daughters attended Carver and I have one of the 3 who will be graduating this year. All of them have had problems academically, but after we sat down and discussed the importance of an education for their future, we saw some better results. I believe that my girls have received good training for their future because the teachers can only teach them so much. The rest is going to have to come from home. The principal, the teaching staff, the parents, and the students have to work together to make the school successful. The academic programs are good and there are numerous extracurricular activities for the students to choose from. The parents at Carver do get involved and like myself I don't get to attend many of the PTSO meetings but when I can I'm there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2006

My child is in the AP/odyssey courses and I am very pleased thus far with his teachers and their drive to help these children. I was a little upset that I was 'zoned' for Carver after I was told that we were going to McCraken Jr High. My son is going to be okay but we wanted him to stay with his academically challenged friends.
—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.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students46%
Female51%
Male41%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White38%
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay meals50%
Disabled10%
Not disabled57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant46%

Math

All Students43%
Female44%
Male41%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White48%
Subsidized meals44%
Full-pay meals31%
Disabled13%
Not disabled52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant43%

Science

All Students46%
Female52%
Male40%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Subsidized meals46%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled17%
Not disabled54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant47%

Social Studies

All Students66%
Female67%
Male66%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals62%
Disabled50%
Not disabled72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant66%

Writing

All Students53%
Female64%
Male41%
African-American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White40%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals38%
Disabled8%
Not disabled66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant53%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students54%
Female60%
Male47%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals58%
Disabled11%
Not disabled65%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant54%

Math

All Students39%
Female43%
Male35%
African-American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White53%
Subsidized meals37%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled5%
Not disabled47%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant39%

Science

All Students67%
Female73%
Male60%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals66%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled16%
Not disabled79%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant67%

Social Studies

All Students37%
Female38%
Male36%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White60%
Subsidized meals35%
Full-pay meals67%
Disabled3%
Not disabled45%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant37%

Writing

All Students57%
Female69%
Male44%
African-American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabled15%
Not disabled67%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant58%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students50%
Female53%
Male47%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White57%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals55%
Disabled4%
Not disabled60%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant50%

Math

All Students54%
Female57%
Male51%
African-American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals55%
Disabled18%
Not disabled61%
English language learners85%
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant54%

Science

All Students43%
Female30%
Male60%
African-American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals41%
Full-pay meals60%
Disabled10%
Not disabled53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant43%

Social Studies

All Students47%
Female47%
Male47%
African-American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Subsidized meals47%
Full-pay meals50%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant47%

Writing

All Students61%
Female60%
Male62%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals72%
Disabled15%
Not disabled70%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant61%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
91%
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
72%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
53%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 80% 36%
White 9% 53%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

467 South Church St
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Website: Click here
Phone: (864) 594-4435

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

Montessori Academy
Spartanburg, SC







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT