School Details

Carver Middle School

467 South Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306
(864) 594-4435
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 527 students 11 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

46%
61%
70%
43%
68%
74%
46%
62%
66%
66%
75%
78%
53%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Spartanburg 07 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
65%
71%
39%
64%
72%
67%
70%
75%
37%
67%
69%
57%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Spartanburg 07 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
64%
70%
54%
60%
69%
43%
67%
75%
47%
66%
71%
61%
70%
74%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Spartanburg 07 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Carver Middle School is a public middle school in Spartanburg. The principal of Carver Middle School is Raashad Fitzpatrick and can be contacted at rlfitzpatrick@spart7.org. 527 students attend Carver Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 87% of the 527 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Carver Middle School is 11:1. Cedar Springs Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% 33%
Black, non-Hispanic 80% 56%
Hispanic 8% 5%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Great teachers that communicate with parents and they really care.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are great they always go the extra mile to help their student succeed!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

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

  • (4 years ago)

    Because of the number of teachers per student you have one on one attention sometimes my daughter loves Carver Go Wildcats

  • (5 years ago)

    Junior Carver is filled with wonderful kids with so much potential.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    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!

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

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Overall score

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  • Principal leadership
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