School Details

Carver Middle School

4500 Columbia Street, Orlando, FL 32811
(407) 296-5110
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 698 students 14 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

23%
54%
53%
33%
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 2012
  • Orange County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
56%
56%
29%
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 2012
  • Orange County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

20%
54%
47%
20%
57%
57%
15%
49%
49%
39%
54%
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.
62%
76%
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 2012
  • Orange County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
62%
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 2012
  • Orange County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Carver Middle School is a public middle school in Orlando. The principal of Carver Middle School is MS. ATHENA ADAMS, whose e-mail is ATHENA.ADAMS@OCPS.NET. 698 children attend Carver Middle School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 8% of the Carver Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 0% of the 698 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Carver Middle School is 14:1. The First Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Orchestra
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 87% 27%
Hispanic 8% 36%
Multiracial 2% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 42%
Limited English proficiency 8% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Having read thru the reviews of previous reviewers I could not agree more.For want of appropriate word I would describe carver middle school as a correctional facility. kids are sent out of class for hours place on in-house suspension or send out of school over frivolities..More emphasis seems to be given to "discipline" than learning. I am not surprise that the school is a "D" school by FCAT performance.And I add in all other areas as well. Carver middle school needs complete overhauling staffwise as well as infrastructure. Thereare questions that bug me why is carver middle school 100% black in both staff and students? Where are the white kids living in the school zone. What school do they go to? Or is this a form of racial segregation.Why has the Orange County Authority neglected the school? Why have they turn deaf ears to all the complains about the school? I need answers.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is like any other school it has a place where kids could learn educational stuff. You might hear some bad rumors about Carver Middle School and think it's true but it's not. For example people might hear that Carver is a school where kids fight a lot but it isn't true I mean only a few kids might fight but not all kids fight. That is the same with other schools. The teachers at Carver teach all kinds of stuff that helps kids understand that subject. Carver is the oldest school standing in Orange County Public School an yet it is still standing because of the hardwork that the staff and students of Carver put in everyday Carver can be a great school. Carver might be old but it doesn't matter if it is old it only matters about the education I mean what do parents send their kids to school for. Education right?

  • (1 year ago)

    Carver is a bad school the kids get yelled at and suspened for no reason some teachers barely teach a teacher told me to stop talking i told him i wasnt he yelled and said shut up or get out and i wasnt lying the teachers are violent and rude!!!!"!

  • (1 year ago)

    The kids in this school district are already dealing with alot with the neighborhood that is rough and unsafe.. then they attend this school to get an education with a few teachers that are just there for the paycheck and dont teach the kids anything... For example a teacher that is going to tell one of his students that he is going to throw her belongings in the trash in front of the entire class doesn't inspire any of the qualities a teacher is suppose to be... Great job for displaying just what you are... Bullies that enforce holding kids back from reaching their true potential because you instill fear not encouragement distrust instead of faith neglect instead of support .. doubt instead of confidence... within your student... How are they suppose to become law binding citizens when all you teach them are the negatives.... " Lead by example"

  • (1 year ago)

    Horrible school. You would not learn a thing from being with teachers who just cares about getting paid also teachers do not care about students because they know that since this is a bad school anyway the state would not be surprised by the students performance. Just HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I DO NOT RECOMMEND ANY PARENTS TO BRING THEIR STUDENT HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Carver Middle School is a phenomenal school I attended the school from 6-8th grade and learned a lot from the time spent there. The school has some great programs and is filled with some of the most amazing teachers and staff who are truly devoted in helping children achieve. I do agree that there punishment for not obeying dress code and other requirements where a little ridiculous but there was good intentions behind it. I can say those rules have truly prepared me for high school. Every school has its problems and Carver is no different it has its share of good and bad things.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is the worst middle school in Orange County. You say you care about our children obviously not. Why do you suspend them out of school because their shirt tail came out their pants are up but they did not have on a belt? I thought this was a place to learn not a military base. If you want your child to fail send them to Carver.

  • (6 years ago)

    Carver is a bad school.The teachers and it's student are not participating like they should. Hey won't you want your child to be in a school where they could learn

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is making progress because of dedicated teachers who work there. The school has many difficulties and would benefit from a YMCA type after school program and a mentorship program such as 'Outward Bound'. The school would also benefit if it were truly administered in a site based model which included the entire staff in making improvements. A 'culture of success' has not been estabished at this school. But the teachers are still striving to make a difference in the students lives and are attempting to help them one by one.

  • (9 years ago)

    I believe that Carver Middle School is on it's way up. They are constantly improving!

  • (10 years ago)

    A good school with lots of potential. Students desire to do their best. Need additonal resources in computer lab.

  • (11 years ago)

    Carver has been a great school thus far for my 6th grade daughter. I was reluctant about sending her to the school but I'm glad I gave them a chance. It has proven to be a true asset. She is doing spectacular academically and she has made tons of life long friends. The teachers are awesome!

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