George Washington Carver opened its doors to 9th graders in the fall of 2012. Now serving scholars in grades 9-12, G.W. Carver honors a strong Carver legacy offering students personal attention to their academic and social needs. We offer AP courses, tutoring, and small group intervention classes to our scholars to ensure that everyone is prepared for college success. G.W. Carver also offers a wide range of co-curricular activities, including sports (football, basketball, volleyball, and track), arts (marching band and visual arts), and clubs (Diversity Club, debate, gaming & strategy).
The safety of the entire Carver Ram community is our top priority. This morning, a student was shot near campus and came on campus for help. Then, shortly after, on Higgins in the vicinity of the school, shots were fired at our campus. We immediately called the police and ambulance. We put our school on lockdown. Within minutes, the police arrived. All students and faculty are safe on campus and have returned to class. Police are here investigating. We will continue to update you.
We have resumed the school day and we are currently working with police on our dismissal plan. Police have blocked off the area while they investigate, therefore, parents will not be able to enter to check students out at this time or busses be able to depart. All students are indoors and safe. We will update you at noon with any new information.
UPDATE: Families, Carver will dismiss school at 1:00 pm. There will be no after-school activities. We will update you at 3 pm today on the plan for tomorrow and additional support available for students.
In conjunction with the New Orleans Police Department: UPDATE
The victim appears to have been the intended target in this incident. During the investigation at the location, officers discovered damage to the front of the school believed to have been caused by a stray bullet fired by the perpetrator(s) in this incident.
Based on preliminary investigation, we do not believe there are any other intended targets in this incident, nor do we believe the school was targeted.
As of 1:20pm: UPDATE: All busses have departed and students are on their way home. The building closed at 1:30p. At 3:00p we will have an update on school tomorrow.
George Washington Carver opened its doors to 9th graders in the fall of 2012. Now serving scholars in grades 9-12, G.W. Carver honors a strong Carver legacy offering students personal attention to their academic and social needs. We offer AP courses, tutoring, and small group intervention classes to our scholars to ensure everyone is prepared for college success. G.W. Carver also offers a wide range of co-curricular activities, including sports (football, basketball, volleyball, and track), arts (marching band and visual arts), and clubs (Diversity Club, debate, gaming & strategy).
Jerel is the principal at G.W. Carver High School. Jerel received his B.A. in History from Yale, with his senior thesis on the impact of the war time experience on black African troops in South Africa after the Second Boer War. Teach For America brought him to New Orleans in 2007. He taught English language arts for two years in Central city. In 2009, Mr. Bryant joined the Sci Academy faculty to teach Civics to the class of 2012 and lead the Yale advisory. As a humanities teacher and dean at Sci Academy, Mr. Bryant’s teaching directly contributed to Sci Academy sophomore Graduate Exit Exam scores in English Language Arts; during the 2009-2010 school year, 80% of our scholars achieved a score of Basic and Above. Proudly from East Harlem, Jerel is also proud to have served the communities that he has the opportunity to serve here in New Orleans.
Jerel says he believes that CA will confront anything, regardless of the challenges, if it is ultimately what is best for kids.
We are excited to welcome you back to school for the 2019-2020 school year. Below, please find a list of basic school supplies. Scholars will be expected to have these supplies available for use in class every day by Monday, August 26.
Families unable to purchase these supplies at Walmart between now and August 26th will be able to purchase supplies at school during lunch beginning on Monday, August 20. At Carver, backpacks alone will be available for $10 and supplies alone will be available for $12. Backpacks with supplies can be purchased for $20.
Required School Supplies:
Not required but recommended:
Please note, scholars may be asked to purchase several subject-specific supplies within the first 30 days of the school year.
Please note, backpacks with Bluetooth speakers are not allowed.
If you have questions or concerns about purchasing an item on the list above, please contact the front office at (504) 308-3660.Click here to purchase the calculator