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Published by jackbgarvey on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 16:50

2100 East 6th Street
Little Rock AR 72202


Fax: 501-447-4001

Principal: Romona Sawyer

Enrollment: 474

PTA President: Karen Banks

Grade Levels: PreK-5 

The Young Astronaut program with the Star Lab Planetarium is a favorite part of every child's Carver Magnet experience. NASA-TV and the Space Link Computer program on the Internet are integral components of this math/science curriculum. The students look forward to fifth grade and the opportunity to attend Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.

Carver Math-Science Magnet School's program encompasses pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Twenty-five classroom teachers and twenty specialists provide a rich educational opportunity for each student. Our mission statement reflects the philosophy we strive to meet daily. "Carver is a school where children come first! A caring team of staff, parents, and community work together to insure a quality academic, social and technological education for ALL students."

Carver Magnet offers a full-range curriculum, with a focus on Science and Math that equips children at an early age with the academic and social skills to live in a technical world. New computer stations in each classroom linked to the computer lab allow the children to learn technology skills and gain proficiency in Internet research. The new Compass software provides additional individualized reinforcement for reading/language arts and is closely aligned with the Arkansas Standards. All classrooms are equipped with computers, closed-circuit television and VCRs.

Reading, the foundation of academics, is a high priority at Carver Magnet. The Arkansas Comprehensive Literacy Model leads instruction, complete with a Literacy Coach and two Reading Recovery teachers. The Accelerated Reader Program is also enthusiastically embraced by the staff and students.

Carver Magnet offers academic enrichment like no other. In addition to their normal classroom instruction, each day Carver students attend at least one of ten specialty classes taught by certified specialty teachers in:  Art. Music, Math Lab, Computer Lab, Science Lab, Gifted & Talented, Young Astronauts, Literacy/Research Science, Physical Education and Social Development/Counseling.

Extracurricular activities and clubs provide opportunities for students to engage in social interaction consistent with real-world experiences. Opportunities are available to participate in Destination Imagination, Quiz Bowl, National Geographic Geography Bee, the National Spelling Bee, and publishing a student produced yearbook. Grade levels present extraordinary musical productions during the year. Fifth grade students have the opportunity to attend Space Camp. A Science Fair, Math Fair, and Invent America Fair offer the students the opportunity to produce exciting poster presentations that line the walls of the school during these special weeks. Book Fair engages readers and stimulates Book Character Dress Up Day.

The Carver PTA is a very important aspect of the school community. Members serve the students and teachers in a variety of capacities such as tutoring, assisting in the classroom, fund raising, providing Honor Roll celebrations and working in the media center. Recognition of these services has garnered Carver PTA many awards over the years. Last year these dedicated parents volunteered fifty hours per student which equaled about 26,500. Carver staff, parents, and community volunteers are proud of our true partnering for the children. The PTA also sponsors after-school enrichment clubs taught by Carver teachers. Those include: Chess, Art, Junior Master Gardeners, Quiz Bowl, Yearbook. Drum, Puppet Theater, Reader's Theater, and Sign Language.

Carver's major goals for all students include: acquiring the highest possible competence in academic skills and concepts; fostering responsible citizenship and task commitment; developing and understanding the relationship between the scientific process, applied mathematics and the other curriculum areas; and equipping students at an early age with the academic and social skills to be successful in the technological world.

Visitors are welcome anytime. Call 447-4000 to schedule a tour or just drop in for some excitement! We would love to show you Carver Magnet--a quality school!

History: In 1924 the citizens of east Little Rock established a four-room school and named it to honor Dr. George Washington Carver, a world-famous inventor, educator, and scientist. Today's George Washington Carver Magnet Elementary, built in 1988, has evolved into a beautiful facility with 24 classrooms and nine specialty areas.

The foresight of the founders and the relevance to our theme of mathematics and science education allows us to honor Dr. Carver who dedicated his life to serving mankind. The "new" Carver Magnet was built on East 6th Street in 1988 in the shape of a "U" representing a magnet with specially designed rooms for science, math, art, music, physical education, computer lab and a star lab planetarium.


Shirts: Long or short sleeved knit shirt with a collar and WITHOUT logo or design other than “Carver” in red, white, navy and black, Carver t-shirts and turtlenecks. Pants: Twill khaki, navy and black Shorts, Skirts, Skorts, Jumpers: Knee-length twill khaki, navy and black (knee-length defined as within 3 inches of the knee) Sweater/sweatshirts/vests: plain red, navy, white and black Shoes and socks: Tennis shoes and closed toe leather shoes are strongly recommended. White, red, navy or black socks are preferred. Dress shoes and open-back sandals are not appropriate. Shoes should be tied and/or fastened correctly at all times. HEELEYS (skates as part of the sole of the shoe) ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED! Friday Spirit Day: Carver T-shirts and jeans or jean shorts. Or “Free choice”: Clothing items must comply with LRSD dress code! • Pants may not fall/sag below the waistline. • Shoulders and stomachs must be covered. (No spaghetti strap tank tops) • No spandex. • Knee-length shorts, skirts, dresses, skorts. • Shoes should fit well, not create noise in the hall, and be appropriate for playground activities. NO BEACH WEAR (Flip flops and slippers are not appropriate elementary school wear.) Standards for uniforms: • Shoes should be tied or fastened correctly at all times. • Uniform shirts should be tucked in at all times. • Belts must be worn on all clothing with belt loops. Students may wear elastic waist bottoms with no belt. • The kindergarten teachers sponsor a used uniform sale in the fall and in the spring. • Girls may wear shorts under jumpers/skirts. • All Uniforms should fit properly and be in good repair.

Partners in Education:

  • Miles Memorial CME Church

  • American Association of University Women