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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
George Washington Carver High School is a public school located in Birmingham, AL. It has 760 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 18% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
18%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
960
9 responses
Average ACT
18
102 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    D+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$26,537
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$708
National
$949
Median Home Value
$54,750
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
36%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
27%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 27 responses
  • Football games
    33%
  • Basketball games
    22%
  • Robotics
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Track meets
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
760
Free or Reduced Lunch
87%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,853
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.2%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,366/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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George Washington Carver High School Reviews

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George Washington Carver High means a lot to me, this is the only high school that I’ve ever attended as for other people they have transferred back and forth. My high school is the best school in the district to me. We have a very good and caring principal who cares about our education and our future. GW Carver allows all students to try to get any help with what they need in any subject or career path they want. Carver has so many different opportunities for their students and I am glad to become a Carver alumina in less than a year.
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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.
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 .