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About This School

Carver Middle School is a public middle school in Delray Beach. The principal of Carver Middle School is Ms. Lena Roundtree-wallace, who can be contacted at carverms@palmbeachschools.org. 997 children attend Carver Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 16% of the Carver Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 78% of the 997 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Carver Middle School is 15:1. South Area Secondary Intensive Transition Program is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% 35%
Black, non-Hispanic 72% 29%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
Hispanic 15% 30%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 55%
Limited English proficiency 16% 11%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Welcome to the new Carver. Mrs. Prophete and her staff have made great strides in improving the image of the school. I was leery about sending my child there but I couldn't be more happier. Teachers have responded to me and are willing to help. Morikami students are missing out on a great school and opportunity to continue in the IB program.

  • (7 months ago)

    Have a daughter who has been in the IB program and has worked very hard to keep a 3.0 abg. The teachers and Ms. Prophete deserves a lot of the.cr dit. I do feel that as a parent we have opportunities to help the school and our kids by participating with PTA n SAC. It takes a family as well as these teachers to raise our kids. And if an issue comes up Ms Prophete's door is always open. Believe me.

  • (11 months ago)

    I'm a student at carver community middle school. It IS a safe student enviroment I can guarantee. there is a 5 out of 1000 chance you will get hurt. I'm a 8th grade student we have our 3rd hour everyday which is pretty neat I have Mrs. L Wilson everyday she is very nice. But I do agree that the staff here at Carver have clouded judgement when it comes to kids getting into trouble which means they don't really listen and and they can be tyrants. But I promise everyone out there that carver is a very good school and we are a safe enviroment depending on who you hang out with your first impression at carver will change your school year in a good way depending on who you hang out with. Thank you from T.R.B

  • (1 year ago)

    Carver is making improvement. I'm a student at Carver. Now that Ms.Prophete is principal Carver is getting better. Carver had orientation for the 1st time. I went to SGA and I never had so much fun in a club. Even though Carver has a bad reputation it's improving.

  • (1 year ago)

    Embarrassing is an understatement. The fact that a public school can turn a blind eye to seemingly any problem that arises is ridiculous. Students at the school do little to no work which is due in large to the fact that the administration doesn't help the teachers when a major problem occurs in the classroom or out in P.E. You could buzz the office a number of times step out into a hallway and still no help arrives. Even attendance arrives nearly an hour past the school's start time. Adding further fuel to the fire how do they justify having classes like Business Tech or any elective like P.E. have more than 75 kids in the class. The Bus. Tech class doesn't even have enough computers for half the class. Find another school for your child especially if you care about their education.

  • (1 year ago)

    I found the teachers to be pretty good it seems as they work hard and communicate often Though the principal and other administration does not seem to be creating a very nurturing school. Very harsh in their words and I did not like tone of voices.

  • (1 year ago)

    My child just started going to Carver. There have been a few bumps in the road but nothing major. So far I have found the administration and teachers responsive to my concerns. Phone calls and emails have been returned in a timely manner. I wish the school would do a better job with overall communications with parents.

  • (2 years ago)

    My grandson attended Carver Middle school for three grades 6-8 and I was pleased about everything at school for the entire time that he had been there. The teachers and other members of staff were very good helpful and kind. The interaction with everyone could not have been any better you feel as though you are with your immediate family when you are there with them. You have an open communication with them which I highly appreciated. The teachers will always return telephones calls and respond to email messages. I love Carver and I would recommend it to other parents who seek quality education and family oriented environment for their children.The District has chosen a great principal Mrs Wallace for Carver Middle School.

  • (2 years ago)

    Carver Middle School is a wonderful school. If offers and IB program that is great. The teachers staff and principal are awesome. The administration demands respect from the students and in turn they have a very polite and well mannered school. I find it humerous when parents talk of Carver as a horrible school and don't want their child to be a minority. Grow up! What makes or breaks a school is the administration that controls and grooms their students. White or Black each child has the same chance at life. This administration makes certain that all children are respectable. Not to mention the principal is very strict and nothing gets by her. I feel my child is very secure and safe and above all else he fits in at this school - "even" though he is a white child. The children at this school are seemingly very behaved and well mannered. The IB program is amazing and certainly advances each child in the real world. I couldn't be happier with my choice to send my child to Carver Middle School. As the parent below me stated we feel at home here!

  • (2 years ago)

    I have one son in Carver Middle School. He is in the IB program. I have found that the principal of Carver is amazing. She is on top of all of the children and nothing gets passed her. I have never walked into a school where I was greated by a bunch of Middle Schoolers calling me "Mam" and holding doors open for me. That says a lot about the staff and the effort they are willing to put into these children. My daughter will start Carver Middle School this coming year and we are looking forward to her time there as well. My son gets great grades in the IB program and the teachers are all very nice and yet strict. We too are a white family that attends Carver and have had no issues at all - if anything.....we feel at home here. I feel secure that my child is receiving a great education and very secure that the principal and staff create a very safe and stable enviroment for all of our children to learn and unite.

  • (4 years ago)

    We've had one son graduate from Carver and now have a second one starting this year. We really like the school. The IB program is excellent and prepared our older son very well for the program at Atlantic High. Some of the teachers at Carver are absolutely topnotch with very few clunkers. We've found the principal to be very responsive. Our older son is now getting A's in the IB program at Atlantic thanks to the foundation laid at Carver. We are a white family that has had nothing but great social interactions at the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Some of the teachers are extremely difficult to contact and will often times refuse to discuss their grading practicies with the students and the parents which leades to poor working relationship. On the upside the core IB teachers are excellent at working with parents and sharing input as to ways to help their students improve. The principal is very helpful and supportive when given an opportunity to help. Overall the IB program is a great opportunity for kids to grow and be challenged

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is in his second year in the IB program at Carver and we as a family are very pleased with the IB and the school in general. The curriculum is challenging the teachers are engaging and our son has made some great friends there. I know families who live within the Carver boundary but chose not to enroll their kids there but we are very happy we decided to send our son to our hometown school. The school is very much a part of the Delray Beach community and as a parent I have become an active volunteer at the school by joining the SAC and letting the administrators and teachers know what I can do for them. Carver doesn't have an organized structure to enroll parent involvement but the school is open to involvement by any parents who offer it.

  • (6 years ago)

    Carver is a school lacking involvment but rapidly progressing. there are alot new teachers but are increasing in discipline and student participation.

  • (6 years ago)

    Carver is my home school. My daughter attended 6th 7th and 8th grade there in the IB program (Fall 2004 - Spring 2007). The school was excellent the first year but got a new principal in 2005 and IB suffered greatly. The new principal made changes that were not effective and did not foster the learning environment of the IB program. At the end of the 2006-2007 school year most of the really excellent IB teachers left for other schools. When it was time for my son to attend middle school I sent him to Boca Middle under the NCLB/AYP program. Thank goodness that was an option because he would have learned nothing if he had gone to Carver.

  • (7 years ago)

    The 2005 school year when my daughter was in 6th grade IB program it was great this year with the principal all of IB programs have been taken away and the children are being maces. Now I am looking for a new school for my daughter to be moved to or do home school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have my son in 6th grade IB Program and am very pleased with the academic curriculum and the teachers in general. This year was a test so we could decide whether to keep him in the program or send him to his home school which is very good. Overall it seems to be the desire and hard work of teachers and staff to control discipline problems and when needed the conference with Assistan principal and teacher was scheduled very soon. Also e-mailing the teachers in regards to activities and work for my son has been an excelent way of keeping connected informed and involved with his affairs. I can't speak for the regular program but I can say that my son will be coming back next year for the 7th grade in IB.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have a daughter at Carver in the IB program. She is now an 8th grader and in the band as well. I'm very pleased with Carver. The band program is a real asset to the school. Parental involvement is a problem. My daughter is in Carver for the 3rd year and I have yet to be asked to help with anything other than chaperoning band trips. There is a problem with communication about general school happenings but it could be my daughter just doesn't bring information home or give it to me. In general though my daughter is challenged every day at school and seems happy there.

  • (9 years ago)

    The IB program is wonderful and our child thrived in the environment. Parental involvement is low and the school is working on multiple approaches to engage families in children's education. The band program and director is outstanding. The band was invited to perform at Universal and received superioir and excellent ratings at county wide festivals.

  • (9 years ago)

    First of all this school discourages parent involvement so you must rely on your child to get any information about the school. My problem with the music program is that it is not available for every student. You must be signed up in 6th grade to become involved with music. Secondly the sports programs are only for the very best. Students who want to play but are not the top athletes get excluded. Academic programs are good but not enough information about the classes gets to the parents.

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