School Details

Carver Elementary School

3100 Huntington Drive, San Marino, CA 91108
(626) 299-7080
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 659 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

94%
91%
56%
93%
92%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Marino Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
83%
46%
94%
91%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Marino Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
92%
65%
98%
95%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Marino Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
89%
60%
98%
91%
65%
94%
91%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Marino Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Carver Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Marino. The principal of Carver Elementary School is Elizabeth Hollingsworth, who can be contacted at hollingsworth@smusd.us. 659 students go to Carver Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial, Hispanic, and Unspecified. 7% of the Carver Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 2% of the 659 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Carver Elementary School is 17:1. Wilson Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% %
Hispanic 8% 5%
Unspecified 7% 4%
Asian 62% 58%
White, non-Hispanic 21% 31%
Filipino 0.5% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 3111%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0.8%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 1%
Limited English proficiency 7% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great school. Mrs. Hollingsworth is a professional and very loving person. My daughter has Mrs. Gentry for kindergarten who is another professional who loves her students.

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent in the both hard wear and soft wear. We the most dated equipment in computer lab. students have regular arts and music programs. The principle has a great leadership and teachers are proud of their school and the teaching career. Parents' participation in the classroom and activities are high. There are returning families for three generations. We are proud of our school Carve in San Marino.

  • (2 years ago)

    An outstanding school with great principal teachers and staff. PTA is second to none and the students (and the students' parents) thrive to achieve their goals in life here. One word sums it all up... AWESOME.

  • (4 years ago)

    If you are considering sending your child to Carver you will need to dedicate a major part of your life to his/her education because everyone in the school system does. This includes the principal the teachers and the parents. If you value education this is THE best elementary school that you will find ... PERIOD ... !!!

  • (4 years ago)

    This is an amazing school. The teachers are so commited to the children and parent participation is always forthcoming. The teachers make the classes interesting and fun without losing sight of the academics. They do have a lot of homework but my child seems to cope with this ok. They headmistress is very hands on and can be seen constantly walking around classes she knows all of the children and seems genuinely interested in each and every one. My son is in first grade and his experience of Kindergarten was fabulous and prepared him well. His 1st grade teacher is inspiring and interesting but she also has clear discipline. The school is one-of-a-kind!

  • (6 years ago)

    Carver is an exceptional elementary school and absolutely one of the best of the nation. The students are fortunate to enjoy music art science and P.E. classes in addition to their core subjects. They have music programs that students 'audtion' for. Their performances are very impressive and outstanding. A direct result from the exceptional help from music/program director parents and volunteers. The school is heavy into parent help and fundraising. In turn by doing so it provides the students unlimited potential for learning in any manner that a child can. No child is left behind at Carver. Their test scores prove it all. The principal teachers administrative staff parent volunteers and the PTA contribute their time and efforts so the child will have the most memorable and unforgettable grade school experience.

  • (8 years ago)

    Carver is a very unique school. First the principal Liz Hollingsworth is outstanding. All you have to do is talk to her and walk around the school with her and you will quickly see that the kids and the school are her passion. Second the teachers are fantastic. All the teachers that we have had 13 of them have been 9's or 10's. They are very caring considerate and will help your child when he or she needs it. Third parent involvement in the school is like no other. Whether it is financial support classroom support or after-school activities these parents generously donate and volunteer their time even when they don't have time. The Carver PTA has generated a wonderful cohesiveness among the parents faculty and administration. It is no wonder Carver was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School and a California Distinguished School.

  • (8 years ago)

    While relocating from New York Last summer we had a choice of two areas to live. We chose San Marino and in particular Carver Elementary mainly on our daughter's say. She liked the fact that the Principle Liz Hollingsworth knew all the children's names while we were being shown round. We couldn't be happier with the school it really is like one big very happy family. My little boy has been having a blast in Kindergarten and my daughter will be starting 4th grade in Seplember. She still says she made a good choice and I have to agree with her. We are very active in the school helping in classes and field trips as are many of the parents at the school. I have yet to meet a teacher either my children or myself don't love!

  • (8 years ago)

    This is an excellent elementary school with quality teachers and a well spoken and experienced administrator. It is a very nice campus and the school has many involved partents and a wonderful volunteer base.

  • (9 years ago)

    Carver's well-loved principal Liz Hollingsworth is a very hands on principal. The hours she spends with the kids parents and school business is tremendous. There is strong parental support of the school with the PTA a great backer of extra programs such as an art program library reading and other projects. The teachers are experienced and happy; the kids not only learn the basics in a strong academic program but also learn about good core values (kindness sportsmanship etc.). All 3 children of mine have had a wonderful experience at Carver Elementary!

  • (10 years ago)

    Exemplary leadership. The teachers clearly love to teach and do a marvelous job motivating the kids (we have twins) to learn. We moved into the area for the schools. Carver far far exceeded our expectations.

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