School Details

George Washington Carver Middle School

4901 Lincoln Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33133
(305) 444-7388
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 963 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

91%
53%
53%
94%
61%
60%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
52%
56%
95%
57%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
57%
57%
91%
44%
49%
86%
53%
56%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
97%
75%
78%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
69%
66%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

George Washington Carver Middle School is a public middle school in Coral Gables. The principal of George Washington Carver Middle School is MS. SHELLEY F STROLENY, who can be contacted at pr6071@dadeschools.net. 963 students go to George Washington Carver Middle School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the George Washington Carver Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 35% of the 963 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at George Washington Carver Middle School is 15:1. St Hugh Catholic School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 59% 67%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 23%
Multiracial 4% 0.5%
White, non-Hispanic 35% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35% 74%
Limited English proficiency 3% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    I drive my children nearly TWO HOURS in rush hour traffic each morning to get them to Carver--a monumental sacrifice--just because I'm adamant about the value of a good education. I just don't have a good fuzzy feeling about this school. They care about their "A" and their reputation but not necessarily about what the children or families need. Because it's a Magnet program I cannot transfer them to another school unless I put them at their local middle school which is NOT a choice. So I'm stuck with Carver. I'm looking into private schools. I'm SO SO SO disappointed.

  • (8 months ago)

    This is a magnet school with advanced level for each class. My son is a 7th grader in IE French program and mastered the language in two years thanks to his teachers and self motivation to learn French. He had excellent teachers in French Science World History Gifted and Algebra. The school provides the opportunity to advance further into math and science if the student passes a test. I strongly recommend this school for kids who get bored in regular classes and are willing to learn/improve a second language (French/Spanish/Italian/German).

  • (9 months ago)

    i'm a sixth grader and some of my teachers did not help and would call us names and scream at us. Overall 2 out of 10

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm currently an 8th grade student at Carver Middle. It was the best decision I could've made. In all three years that i've been here they prepare for highschool. We do get a lot of homework but in the long run it's worth it! I highly reccommend this school to any one applying to this school. The teachers care so much about an education. I've had some classmates throw away this opportunity from doing things they aren't supposed to and they made a big mistake. And if you love sports Carver offers a great athletic program. When i leave this school i'll remember it forever.

  • (1 year ago)

    George Washington Carver Middle School is amazing! My daughter loves it. As a parent I am so impressed with their academics and athletics programs. The German program is superb!

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm a student who just graduated carver and I have to say going to carver was the best decision I've ever made In my life. I have made the best friend ships with students and even teachers and administrators and the security guards! There was little to no bulling in all my 3 years which is amazing and everyone was friends with everyone of course there were many different social groups but at the end of the day all the students were very respectful. You could tell that the kids came from good and loving homes and it was a perfect learning environment as well. Carver is very challenging rigorous and there are hours of home work but in the long run it definitely pays off. If you are even thinking about sending your kid to carver do it and I know for a fact you won't regret it. If they make it through 6th grade they're good. Don't let them quit before then! I will remember this school forever and how wonderful it was the carver family is an amazing one!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is graduating from Carver this year and I have nothing but praise but it's administration and teachers. There has been a couple of bumps along the road but I can say that it provides and excellent academic and social environment for any child. Carver is at the top for academics and encourages children to learn in the most creative way.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am currently a junior in high school and I have to say I think Carver prepared me extremely well for the workload this year. I go to a private school where a lot of the kids were babied from grades 6-8 and now have no idea how to handle the heavier workload - I was well prepared. I had some amazing teachers at Carver but I also had some terrible ones - you have to get lucky to get the good ones. I was in the IE Spanish program and every year I had one great spanish teacher and one really bad spanish teacher so I was always learning what I needed to know one way or the other. The principal is arrogant and not the greatest and the administrators in general were disliked by the student community but they did their jobs ok. I also appreciated the fact that there was no lack of diversity at Carver... a lot of kids at my private school have been living in a bubble for their entire lives which I can say was definitely not the case at Carver there were kids from every background imaginable and though there were some who were cliquey there is definitely a social group for everyone.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a student now in 7th grade spanish program and i think that even tho everyother person says this school is excellent i believe its okay from my experience. The principal makes a big deal out of uniform and some of the parents even thought that. There is a lot of stress and I am very tired; sleeping around 11 oclock at night. Even though they say that the homework isnt supposed to be a lot and that ur supposed to sleep at 9 or so oclock (in the agenda). If you put ur child in this school ur child will be influenced (changing their look). In the Student Code of Conduct it states that you cannot hug or show any "affection" to your peers and look at what the student do all the time? I believe that i only went to this school so i can go to a good highschool.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has been ALL that I expected and more! My daughter is in 8th grade IS French and now she is fluent in three languages Spanish English and French. Great teachers great academics and leadership. I wish they had a high school......Unfortunately my daughter was placed in waiting list in MAST and Coral Reef HS/IB Programme so we have enrolled her in La Salle which I hope will give her the same quality education. I recommend this school to every student that wants to attend a good high school and a good university. Good luck!

  • (4 years ago)

    best school my son has been learning more things lately I love it

  • (4 years ago)

    Carver has been the best school of Florida 3 years in a row !!!! I'm so proud to be a student at this school. I'm in the course of IS French as many people have said it's pretty intense because of the bar that many students have to reach. But either way it's a really fun school everyone is well behaved and the teachers are great. For me the French program is kind of hard because I don't speak french at home. I wouldn't say it is excruciatingly hard like many people are saying I say it's easy/medium. Carver has helped me so much that my GPA is now a 3.7. I would never forget this school and I'm looking forward for my children to go and enjoy this magnificent school as I did .... D.

  • (5 years ago)

    i am currently in 7th grade taking spanish IS and love this shool! ) the only thing is that there are many wannabees but besides that the school is great! also they leave you tons of homework. at first it will feel like if it is too much but hen you'll get used to it. really recomend it!

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter goes to this school. She is in the IE Spanish Program and this is her last year here. She loves this school. They have an amazing staff and good students. They will provide your child with everything they need and its just a fun to school to go to. They have great events and socials. Carver middle prepares you for high school by placing your child in all honors high school courses. But if your child is struggling they will provide the attention needed. Great attendance and its the school where you need to be if you want to suceed. I would recommend this middle school to any child entering middle school. Its been an 'A' school for over the past 5 years and Im positive they will keep up the good work.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's an all-AP school which is the middle school track for the international studies program in Miami-Dade County (1/2 day intensive language study in either Spanish French or German). Teacher availablity and involvement is tops. I have twins in the German program (6th year) and the homework load is heavy as are academic expectations. A good percentage of students are European. But for those kids with good organizational and study skills and motivation success if there. Heavy parental involvement is welcome and needed. Great school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm currently attending Carver Middle and I'm proud to say that it's the number one public school in the state of Florida. It has great teachers and amazing staff. You get extra credits high school because of the fact that the classes are all advanced!

  • (6 years ago)

    As a former student of G.W. Carver Middle Schools I.S. program and current graduate student in Education I must cite certain things about educators at G.W. Carver. Several during my experience at Carver were not certified in the specific areas of knowledge and expertise they were expected to teach. The pressure to be academically perfect is immense and stress management is poorly encouraged by the staff moreso maintaining its status of 'perfection.' After learning to be fluent in a language I grew to despise it and later dropped out of the program due to the immense pressure put upon by most teachers. G.W. Carver also possess a great deal of children from Miami's elite aristocratic families who greatly influence school happenings. Meaning those children recruited to G.W. Carver (because they're smart!) face a greater deal of adversity from many of Miami's elite children who snobbishly remind peers of their status.

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to this school and it was the best I am looking foward that if ever I have children they will go to this school .I love the teacher s you get attached to them emotionally .The acedemic is unbelievable. they are not strict and the students are still well behaved they have the top of the class education i just LOVE IT

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent school my daughter is in the IS French program and they do have a lot of homework however she likes it there. I wish they had the time and the funding to have some phys. Ed though. She is taking the Arts elective and they say most children from Carver with an art elective can easily enter the best HS in this field afterwards.

  • (7 years ago)

    In my opinion the best Middle School in Miami Florida. They have a two language program which my daughter took Spanish...all her teachers were GREAT. She exceeded in all her subject clases. This is like a private school. She is now in CGSH International Baccalaurette Progran which I am proud to say there are only 80 students. Thank you Carver

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