Welcome to Carver Elementary!

About Our School

George Washington Carver is an urban school with a diverse population of students who share a daily bond as a uniform attired school. Located in the midtown section of Newport News, the enrollment is currently 693 students and remains stable throughout the year, numerically. Our mission is to educate every student and teach positive citizenship skills within a safe, nurturing environment.

Our success academically starts in our primary grades as our kindergarten through second grade teachers lay a strong foundation for learning and builds through each grade level. We analyze data to drive instruction in the classrooms. Carver teachers care about their students, and constantly challenge them to rise to their fullest potential. Carver’s staff continually integrates SOL expectations with STEM activities in all facets of student learning. Our school has incorporated several learning strategies and skills to keep our students on the path to success.

  • Balanced Literacy Program
  • ESL Integrated Curriculum
  • Morning Experiences and Provocations
  • One State, One Book
  • One School, One Book
  • Title I Services
  • Balanced Literacy and Guided Reading
  • Technology Integration
  • Google Classrooms
  • Teacher Coaches
  • Differentiated Intervention and Enrichment Block
  • Gifted and Talented (TAG)
  • 21st Century Afterschool Program
  • PBIS
  • Restorative Practices
  • STEM Expo
  • Youth Development and Student Leadership

Carver History

Carver was built in 1954, and named for the famous African-American scientist, George Washington Carver. Carver Elementary School has been through many changes. We've been:

  • 1954-1971: Carver Elementary, Grades 1-7
  • 1971-1981: Carver Intermediate, Grades 4-7
  • 1981-1989: Carver Middle, Grades 6-8
  • 1989-present: Carver Elementary, Grades K-5

Carver Elementary School was built and opened by Principal Sadie Marie Yancey in 1954 with grades one through seven. Crittenden Middle School, next door to Carver, used to be Carver High School. In 1981, Carver was renamed Carver Middle School for students in grades six through eight.

In 1989, Carver became Carver Elementary School again, with students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Student Uniforms

Carver Elementary School students should follow the Uniform Dress Code Policy. With your help, we can ensure that all students wear their uniforms each day. Please note our uniform guidelines:

  • Bottoms - Navy, black, or khaki slacks, skirts, or shorts (skirts and shorts must be fingertip length).

  • Tops - Any solid color polo, blouse or oxford-type shirt (NO EMBLEMS).

  • Shoes - Sneakers or hard-sole shoes. Socks are required. Boots are allowed during winter.

  • Other - Solid-colored sweaters or hoodies during fall/winter (NO EMBLEMS).

AMSEC Business Partnership

Carver Elementary School continues to enjoy a partnership with AMSEC LLC, a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries, with neighboring offices located in the Newmarket North Mall, Newport News, VA.

AMSEC is an integral part of Caver as they continue to help our students prepare for each new school year by providing school supplies and working with Carver as tutors and mentors throughout the school year. The employees from AMSEC hold an annual school supply drive to provide supplies for students who are unable to provide their own. The employees stuff backpacks with classroom supplies like, rulers, loose leaf paper, construction paper, composition books, protractors, glue, glue sticks, pencils, pens, uniform supplies and more than 100 boxes of crayons ready for students when they show up for school. They also generously raise money for our Carver uniform fund and have recently started a reading program for the students.

We are thrilled and excited to continue our partnership with AMSEC in helping our students learn! Thank you, AMSEC, for your dedication and support of Carver Middle School!