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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    D+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
George Washington Carver High School is a public school located in Birmingham, AL. It has 808 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 1% of students are at least proficient in math and 22% in reading.
About George Washington Carver High School...
Address
3900 24th St N
Birmingham, AL 35207
Telephone
(205) 231-3900

George Washington Carver High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
1%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
Average ACT
18
81 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$22,738
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$640
National
$949
Median Home Value
$61,468
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
33%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
22%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Football games
    38%
  • Basketball games
    24%
  • Robotics
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Track meets
    10%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
808
Free or Reduced Lunch
62%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,024
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.2%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,040/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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George Washington Carver High School Reviews

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George Washington Carver has a very good campus and maintains safety requirements. Also Carver has a very nice Health Academy and Engineering Academy, they also work very hard to prepare all students for the ACT and even trade school. The teachers work very hard to help as much as possible.
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Carver is a great school. It provides the students with excellent education with hard work and challenging courses that gives them an idea of how colleges is. They provides
pathways for different career choices and allow kids to double up on different courses such as the math courses. Most of the teachers are good at their job and encourage students to ask for help. The food for lunch isn't the best and they could have more sports and a better variety of clubs. Also they could allow students to have more freedom during school hours .
What makes my school unique is ability for all of the students, faculty and staff to come together like one big family. I adore the fact that at our school we all look out for one another and will reach out a helping hand until anyone who is in need. "A failure is not an option at Carver High School." No child is and would be left behind at George Washington Carver High School. There is always someone there to catch you in areas you feel weak upon.

I would go back to this school because it has taught me many of lessons. I have grown tremendously by going to this school. I have gained more knowledge than I have had at any other school. What really stands out about this school is the concern from the teachers. The fact that many of them WANT to see you accomplish your goal and succeed shows that they care about you as if you were more than a student. The teachers at my school treat you as if you were one of their own and I love it!