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School History

History and Background of Dr. George Washington Carver Middle School

     Carver Middle School has a unique and long history that dates back to 1889 when it opened as East Vernon School. In 1912, the name was changed to William McKinley Jr. High, and in 1943, it was renamed Dr. George Washington Carver Jr. High. Finally, Carver was reconfigured to a Middle School in 1992.

     Our school is named in honor of a great African American scientist, Dr. George Washington Carver, who gained international fame for his research in agriculture. Dr. Carver was born on a farm in 1864, and was a self-educated man who rose above the racial prejudices of his time and developed over 300 products from peanuts as a result of scientific research and hard work. In 1910, Dr. Carver became head of the Department of Research at Tuskegee University in Alabama. Dr. Carver truly subscribed to his value of education when he stated the following: Start where you are with what you have; Make something of it; Never be satisfied.

     We have taken these words literally and are working to make this school the best possible place for students to learn as they develop a strong work ethic and a lasting passion for learning.

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