George Washington Carver High School

  • George Washington Carver High School serves 808 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.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to 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%.

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School Overview

  • George Washington Carver High School's student population of 808 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students808 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

  • George Washington Carver High School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of George Washington Carver High School is 0.28, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#1248 out of 1,264 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤1%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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Hispanic
13%
7%
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Black
84%
33%
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White
2%
55%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in George Washington Carver High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.280.59
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Graduation Rate
78%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in George Washington Carver High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBirmingham City School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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