George Washington Carver High School

  • George Washington Carver High School serves 771 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤1% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 22% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • George Washington Carver High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%.

School Overview

  • George Washington Carver High School's student population of 771 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students771 students
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Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
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School Comparison

  • George Washington Carver High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of George Washington Carver High School is 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1162 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤1%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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Hispanic
13%
8%
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Black
85%
33%
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White
2%
55%
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Diversity Score0.260.59
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Graduation Rate
78%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBirmingham City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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