• Carver Middle School5

    Chester, VA | Chesterfield County

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    March 19, 2015


    Carver is a great school but has some opportunities as most schools do. I wish teachers were on the same page in some areas. Some post homework in Google Classroom others do not. Some use Class Dojo to report positive and problem behaviors daily but only one of my son's teachers uses it regularly. They have some good tools at their disposal but do not utilize these tools.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 2, 2015


    I'm a 6th grade student attending Carver Middle School. I have by far enjoyed school the best this year out of any, and look forward to going to school, as I had not other years. Probably because of my friends, though. I feel like the teachers can be a bit rude at times. Not identifying any, but why become a teacher if you can't get along well with kids and teens? I guess with the teachers and such you have to stay on their good side? That's what I try to do. I have my favorite teachers. I feel like the rules are a little overboard, though. Too strict, I think. Especially during lunch. A microphone? Are you serious? That's ridiculous. It just adds to the noise. They other students are just going to talk louder, not quieter. If we get a bit too loud, we get silent lunch. Lunch is our only time to socialize. In class we have to be silent, usually. I understand that, but when you take away talking during lunch, that bothers me. We were promised new seating arrangements during lunch as well when it became 2nd semester, but it's a couple weeks in, and that hasn't happened. We have gotten better at our noise level, and getting lunch and such. Maybe it's time for that.

    June 12, 2014


    This school isn't the best around. The teachers are VERY snobby, unhelpful, and rude or careless and just worried about the students passing their SOL's, which should not be their only concern. The principal seems to have no involvement in anything and allows the administrators to do everything, they're very rude and obnoxious too. The rules at this school are outrageous, students get suspended for 2 days for dress code violations and get put on silent lunch for being "too loud" while in the cafeteria, even though it's the students time to socialize. So, they take that away from them and also get a microphone and talk during the lunchtime, then get irritated because the students will not listen. Not to mention assigned seats for no absolute reason. Oh and if you get suspended you can't participate in end of the year activities, even though you already served your suspension time. Wonderful school, isn't it?

    Submitted by a parent

    February 26, 2014


    My child just started 6th grade and got suspended for defending her self.Just students were around when this situation got out of hand, no one question the students but one of the teachers that walked out at the last minute to break it up.I had a meeting with the school and wrote a letter to the school board to have the suspension removed of her record and they acted like they could care less, even explained that she never been in trouble. They didn't care what I had to say.I have another daughter in the 7th.Second semester had a meeting to talk about both my daughter's grades, they said there grades were not in danger and they have time to bring them up. Well, it's almost the end of the year and their grades are definitely in great danger now!Having teachers stay after school once or twice a week doesn't help.If my daughter stays after school and goes to lunch and learn than why are their grades in great danger? It's going to be hard for me to get a waver for my daughter's transfer to another school because of their grades and the suspension on my daughters record. I need a school that can believe in my kids and want to hep them succeed in life.

    Submitted by a parent

    February 13, 2013


    I'm a student at carver in the 8th grade , some of the teachers are good but most of them are just REALLY RUDE! They like to think they are our patents but me and my parents got that straighten out ,I don't think the teachers that were selected for the position of a teacher was wise because why be a teacher if you don't like kids/teens ! I would say more but it says i can't identify teachers-.-!!!

    May 19, 2012


    My Children Go To Carver Middle School. & It Was a Big Mistake. The Chester Middle School Got Turned Into A 9th Grade Campus So We Had No Choice. The Administration Is To Rough On The Kids. They Suspended Them For Simple Stuff Ex: My Child Asked To Go To The Bathroom During A Sol. And She Got Suspended For Distribution During Testing. Its Just Insane. Also The Lunch Food Is Disgusting, My Child Said She Found A Hair In The Lunch Food. The Lunch Food Is Also Overall Priced. Some Of The Teachers There Can Not Teach But On The Other Hand Some Can. The Principle Was Also Very Rude And Disrespectful To Me During A Meeting. This School Needs ALOT Of Work. I Do Not Recommend It.! Cant Wait For My Children To Leave This School. Matoaca Here We Come(:

    Submitted by a parent

    March 3, 2011


    Well they made a educational move for my kid, I found out a week later after I inquired about something being different. They passed it over as ok, but mind you the forms to my agreeing came home right after it was found.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 1, 2010


    This is an amazing school the teachers aree rough but it is only to get you into good shape for high school, im in 7th grade, and the administration is okay.

    Submitted by a student

    March 23, 2010


    im student at carver in the 6th grade. you cant wear hoodies and there are 54 camares there.they do and actitived theryou picked fore and its called clubs. it when u go to your club and hour at the last hour of the day.there lunch is good. but the teachers are mean. there are kids that think they go hard and try to fight but besides that its ok. i will rate this a 5 out of 10. this is also a mixed school

    Submitted by a student

    February 28, 2010


    I go to carver middle and I think it is a great school for kids

    Submitted by a student

    September 4, 2009


    This will be my third and last year at Carver. Though the years were great, the redistricting in my opinion wasn't the greatest choice. Also some of the rules make no sense, such as: No Sharpies, No Jackets or Articles of Clothing w/ a Hood, No Gum Chewing, No 'Oversized' Coats or Jackets, No Sling Bags, Purses, Or Bookbag. Carver is a good school, but seriously some of the rules seem like they're just made to aggravate us. Kids should'nt be suspended or given detention for being normal and carrying a bag or wearing a coat. I agree with the rating 6 out of ten just because Carver needs to lighten up. It's not like we did anything wrong.

    Submitted by a student

    July 4, 2009


    This achool has a lot going for it- some great teachers, lots of cool activites and an awesome principal. The redistricting has made a huge impact on Carver- all for the better.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 3, 2009


    I'm an eight grader here and everything is great. It's a very safe school with fairly new installed cameras that were installed last year for the protection of students. We have a great principal who actually won Principal of the Year in Virginia of 2008.

    Submitted by a student

    October 15, 2008


    Im a proud sixth grader at this school...let me tell you how great it is.The learning is great lots of options for students,but i could go on and on. Carver is love

    Submitted by a student

    October 10, 2008


    Great school . Lots of redistricting, so less students (compared to previous years). The principal, who is fairly new at Carver, is fantastic. He and his staff have made many great strides in making carver a top school.

    Submitted by a parent

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