Carver High School
|Carver High School|
|Birmingham City Schools|
|Location||3900 24th Street North, (map)|
North Birmingham neighborhood
|Colors||red, blue & white|
George Washington Carver High School (originally Northern High School) is a high school in the Birmingham City Schools system. It is located at 3900 24th Street North in the North Birmingham neighborhood. The principal is Charles Willis. The school motto is "Failure is not an option."
The present building was constructed in 2002 on part of the former Mineral Springs Park, which was obtained from the City of Birmingham in a land swap. The 166,000 square-foot building was designed by Giattina Fisher Aycock. Its hillside site resulted in a five-story building with the main entrance on the 3rd story. The building includes several professional education suites and laboratories along with an auditorium, library and 500-seat cafeteria.
In 2011, Carver became the home of the city's "Academy of Engineering" and one of two locations for the "Academy of Health Science", under Superintendent Craig Witherspoon's plan to establish career academies in the city's high schools.
- Edward Crenshaw, band director at Ramsay High School
- Lamar Green, basketball player
- Herman Hinton, deputy chief of the Birmingham Police Department
- Isaac Holt, football player
- Edward Maddox, band director and member of the Birmingham Board of Education
- Grabarczyk, Doug (September 1, 2010) "Rams protect new house." The Birmingham News
- Phillips, Ryan (February 11, 2016) "Birmingham City Schools see staggering number of failing schools." Birmingham Business Journal
- Edgemon, Erin (January 12, 2017) "13 Birmingham City Schools on Alabama's list of 'failing' schools." The Birmingham News
- Carver High School website
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