Carver Middle

Summary:

Carver Middle is a public middle school located in Laurel Hill, North Carolina, serving grades 6-8 with a student population of 659. The school is part of the Scotland County Schools district, which is ranked 204 out of 243 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Carver Middle consistently underperforms compared to the Scotland County Schools district and the state of North Carolina in standardized test scores across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, only 26.8% of 6th graders, 16.5% of 7th graders, and 10.5% of 8th graders were proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to the state averages of 52.3%, 50.1%, and 44.8%, respectively. The school has a very low statewide ranking, consistently placing in the bottom quartile of North Carolina middle schools, and it struggles to support the academic achievement of various student subgroups, ranking in the bottom 10% for White students, African American students, and students with low socioeconomic status.

While the nearby Spring Hill Middle performs better than Carver Middle, it still struggles to meet state averages in academic achievement. Other nearby schools, such as Red Springs Middle and West Hoke Middle, which are in different districts, also demonstrate low academic performance, suggesting that the challenges faced by Carver Middle may be reflective of broader regional educational challenges. The high percentage of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, as well as the school's racial and socioeconomic demographics, may be contributing factors to the low academic performance at Carver Middle.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 18601 Fieldcrest Road
       Laurel Hill, NC  28351-9046


(910) 462-4669

District: Scotland County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
735th of 784 North Carolina Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,562 Help


Students who attend Carver Middle usually attend:

High:    Scotland High School

Feeder schools for Carver Middle:

Elementary:    Laurel Hill Elementary
    Sycamore Lane Elementary
    Sycamore Lane Primary

Student/teacher ratio:  17.3 Help
Number of students:  659

Racial breakdown:

African American:
46.1%
White:
25.6%
American Indian:
14.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.5% Help


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Compare Details Carver Middle ranks worse than 93.8% of middle schools in North Carolina. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 7.6. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Carver Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (46.1%), White (25.6%), American Indian (14.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Carver Middle is 17.3. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Carver Middle is $10,562.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Carver Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Carver Middle 735th of 784 North Carolina public middle schools. (See Carver Middle in the ranking list.)

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Scotland County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Scotland County Schools 204th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Carver Middle

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Rank History for all students at Carver Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 45.19 385th 598 35.6%
2007 52.93 327th 606 46.0%
2008 37.91 428th 620 31.0%
2009 39.19 443rd 630 29.7%
2010 42.96 425th 640 33.6%
2011 40.79 445th 648 31.3%
2012 44.90 431st 662 34.9%
2013 32.26 468th 673 30.5%
2014 29.78 446th 627 28.9%
2015 36.55 456th 705 35.3%
2016 44.01 400th 692 42.2%
2017 46.30 401st 694 42.2%
2018 50.55 362nd 691 47.6%
2019 34.25 523rd 737 29.0%
2021 14.61 650th 741 12.3%
2022 12.82 713th 786 9.3%
2023 7.60 735th 784 6.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Carver Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.10 137th 221 38.0%
2019 17.79 216th 237 8.9%
2021 30.01 194th 248 21.8%
2022 24.01 231st 283 18.4%
2023 15.20 281st 302 7.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Carver Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.27 295th 604 51.2%
2019 42.62 384th 639 39.9%
2021 22.09 530th 633 16.3%
2022 15.70 633rd 689 8.1%
2023 9.61 707th 735 3.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Carver Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.28 349th 656 46.8%
2019 36.93 466th 684 31.9%
2021 13.27 645th 706 8.6%
2022 10.31 691st 733 5.7%
2023 6.87 709th 731 3.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Carver Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.31 268th 475 43.6%
2019 53.44 178th 504 64.7%
2021 26.52 405th 478 15.3%
2022 24.33 380th 449 15.4%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Carver Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 29.47 376th 416 9.6%
2021 14.84 429th 448 4.2%
2022 13.36 440th 450 2.2%
2023 16.16 440th 452 2.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Carver Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.43 366th 665 45.0%
2019 30.81 516th 697 26.0%
2021 16.88 618th 711 13.1%
2022 15.17 662nd 748 11.5%
2023 7.87 710th 747 5.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Carver Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.29 231st 494 53.2%
2019 39.46 325th 519 37.4%
2021 21.84 465th 533 12.8%
2022 18.00 501st 550 8.9%
2023 11.28 542nd 559 3.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Carver Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 28.00 397th 493 19.5%
2021 59.46 159th 522 69.5%
2023 19.16 488th 553 11.8%
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Rank History for Native American students at Carver Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.19 3rd 23 87.0%
2019 68.99 6th 24 75.0%
2021 50.97 10th 23 56.5%
2022 54.14 11th 20 45.0%
2023 28.93 15th 18 16.7%
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Rank History for White students at Carver Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.47 229th 596 61.6%
2019 36.90 430th 624 31.1%
2021 8.79 609th 632 3.6%
2022 6.69 646th 658 1.8%
2023 4.86 647th 656 1.4%
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Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Carver Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 227 138 1 0 43 n/a n/a -3 406
1989 226 128 1 0 39 n/a n/a 0 394
1990 197 129 1 0 39 n/a n/a 0 366
1991 199 120 0 0 40 n/a n/a 0 359
1992 213 134 0 2 37 n/a n/a -1 385
1993 217 144 0 1 36 n/a n/a 0 398
1994 216 143 0 2 32 n/a n/a 0 393
1995 208 112 0 1 45 n/a n/a 0 366
1996 208 112 0 1 45 n/a n/a 0 366
1997 213 110 1 1 31 n/a n/a 0 356
1998 210 117 1 3 35 n/a n/a 0 366
1999 214 119 0 2 25 n/a n/a 0 360
2000 218 115 0 0 42 n/a n/a 0 375
2001 214 245 0 4 61 n/a n/a 0 524
2002 208 247 0 3 59 n/a n/a 0 517
2003 208 247 0 3 59 n/a n/a 0 517
2004 217 252 1 8 72 n/a n/a 0 550
2005 203 220 2 6 85 n/a n/a 0 516
2006 195 225 5 6 90 n/a n/a 0 521
2007 193 198 4 7 72 n/a n/a 7 481
2008 175 192 2 6 70 n/a n/a 8 453
2009 178 206 5 5 63 n/a n/a 0 457
2010 188 208 4 3 81 n/a n/a 0 484
2011 158 210 8 5 89 0 34 0 504
2012 144 218 8 8 93 0 26 0 497
2013 157 222 9 15 74 0 28 0 505
2014 143 195 4 15 61 0 28 0 446
2015 143 187 4 13 59 0 29 0 435
2016 229 259 7 14 87 0 34 0 630
2017 241 236 4 14 86 0 35 0 616
2018 251 246 3 21 102 0 37 0 660
2019 249 272 2 27 102 0 37 0 689
2020 234 301 4 27 105 2 38 0 711
2021 199 325 3 26 95 2 40 0 690
2022 185 290 1 26 87 1 48 0 638
2023 169 304 1 35 98 0 52 0 659

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Carver Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 406 21.0 19.3 37.9
1989 394 21.0 18.7 48.2
1990 366 21.0 17.4 58.5
1991 359 21.0 17.0 59.6
1992 385 26.0 14.8 30.4
1993 398 27.0 14.7 42
1994 393 26.0 15.1 47.8
1995 366 27.0 13.6 54.1
1996 366 27.0 13.6 54.1
1997 356 25.0 14.2 52.2
1998 366 27.0 13.6 46.4
1999 360 27.0 13.3 66.4
2000 375 27.0 13.9 56
2001 524 27.0 19.4 49.8
2002 517 46.0 11.2 72.1
2003 517 46.0 11.2 72.1
2004 550 46.0 12.0 86.9
2005 516 46.0 11.2 77.7
2006 521 46.0 11.3 78.9
2007 481 43.0 11.2 80
2008 453 39.9 11.4 n/a
2009 457 36.8 12.4 71.1
2010 484 36.5 13.2 79.1
2011 504 38.0 13.2 80
2012 497 38.0 13.0 80.3
2013 505 39.9 12.6 83.8
2014 446 37.8 11.7 85.4
2015 435 36.0 12.0 98.6
2016 630 48.0 13.1 99.5
2017 616 45.4 13.5 99.5
2018 660 46.8 14.0 99.4
2019 689 44.4 15.5 99.6
2020 711 45.9 15.4 99.4
2021 690 41.0 16.8 99.6
2022 638 44.4 14.3 99.5
2023 659 38.0 17.3 99.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Carver Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 406 21.0 19.3 37.9
1989 394 21.0 18.7 48.2
1990 366 21.0 17.4 58.5
1991 359 21.0 17.0 59.6
1992 385 26.0 14.8 30.4
1993 398 27.0 14.7 42
1994 393 26.0 15.1 47.8
1995 366 27.0 13.6 54.1
1996 366 27.0 13.6 54.1
1997 356 25.0 14.2 52.2
1998 366 27.0 13.6 46.4
1999 360 27.0 13.3 66.4
2000 375 27.0 13.9 56
2001 524 27.0 19.4 49.8
2002 517 46.0 11.2 72.1
2003 517 46.0 11.2 72.1
2004 550 46.0 12.0 86.9
2005 516 46.0 11.2 77.7
2006 521 46.0 11.3 78.9
2007 481 43.0 11.2 80
2008 453 39.9 11.4 n/a
2009 457 36.8 12.4 71.1
2010 484 36.5 13.2 79.1
2011 504 38.0 13.2 80
2012 497 38.0 13.0 80.3
2013 505 39.9 12.6 83.8
2014 446 37.8 11.7 85.4
2015 435 36.0 12.0 98.6
2016 630 48.0 13.1 99.5
2017 616 45.4 13.5 99.5
2018 660 46.8 14.0 99.4
2019 689 44.4 15.5 99.6
2020 711 45.9 15.4 99.4
2021 690 41.0 16.8 99.6
2022 638 44.4 14.3 99.5
2023 659 38.0 17.3 99.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Carver Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,372 (13.0%) $9,189 (87.0%) $10,562

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Carver Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 523rd of 737 Middle schoolsRanks 735th of 784 Middle schools
 22.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Carver Middle)47.426.8
 20.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Scotland County Schools)49.235.1
 14.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)58.852.3
 6.5%
6th Grade Reading (Carver Middle)41.826
 15.8%
   6th Grade Reading (Scotland County Schools)42.427.6
 14.8%
   6th Grade Reading (North Carolina)6049.3
 10.7%
7th Grade Mathematics (Carver Middle)55.716.5
 39.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Scotland County Schools)4823.3
 24.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)58.450.1
 8.3%
7th Grade Reading (Carver Middle)45.718.2
 27.5%
   7th Grade Reading (Scotland County Schools)46.524.9
 21.6%
   7th Grade Reading (North Carolina)58.850.2
 8.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Carver Middle)44.710.5
 34.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Scotland County Schools)46.719.1
 27.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)52.644.8
 7.8%
8th Grade Reading (Carver Middle)46.826.4
 20.4%
   8th Grade Reading (Scotland County Schools)44.832.1
 12.7%
   8th Grade Reading (North Carolina)55.651
 4.6%
8th Grade Science (Carver Middle)74.738.3
 36.4%
   8th Grade Science (Scotland County Schools)73.942.8
 31.1%
   8th Grade Science (North Carolina)78.670.3
 8.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students689659
 4.4%
African American272304
 11.8%
American Indian10298
 3.9%
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic2735
 29.6%
Pacific Islander00
White249169
 32.1%
Two or More Races3752
 40.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99.6%99.5%
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carver Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 659 students attended Carver Middle.

Students who attend Carver Middle usually go on to attend Scotland High School

Carver Middle ranks in the bottom 6.3% of North Carolina middle schools.

Students at Carver Middle are 46% African American, 26% White, 15% American Indian, 8% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic.


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