Carver Elementary School

6160 Jefferson Avenue · Newport News, VA 23605 · Phone: (757) 591-4950 · Fax: (757) 827-7936

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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

Uniforms at Carver

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


  • Pants - Navy, black, or khaki slacks or shorts (shorts must be fingertip length).
  • Shirts - Any solid color polo or oxford-type (NO EMBLEMS).
  • Shoes - Sneakers or hard-sole shoes. Socks are required.
  • Other - Solid-colored sweaters or hoodies during fall/winter (NO EMBLEMS).


  • Bottoms - Navy, black, or khaki slacks, skirts, or shorts (skirts and shorts must be fingertip length).
  • Shirts/Blouses - Any solid color polo or oxford-type or any solid-colored blouse (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).

Carver History

george_washington_carverCarver 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.

Carver has had many changes to the building over the past 50 years. There has been a new Media Center (our library), an enlarged Cafeteria (our dining room), the middle school addition for shop, family living and foreign language classes. In 1994, four classrooms were added for kindergarten, and since, four more classes were added for first grade.


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