Award Year: 2018

George Washington Carver Middle School

4901 Lincoln Drive
Miami, FL, 33133-5635

(305) 444-7388

Ms. Shelley F. Stroleny, Principal at time of Nomination

Magnet School, Choice School


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Our school will follow state benchmarks and academic standards of France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, preparing students to meet future needs of a global world.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 26%
  • Hispanic: 66%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 28%
Carver students integrate technology with learning on a daily basis.

Carver students integrate technology with learning on a daily basis.

George Washington Carver Middle School is a magnet school for international studies in urban Miami-Dade County. Through partnerships with the governments of France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, Carver students work to meet the academic standards of those countries while also fulfilling the Florida state benchmarks. Students gain the knowledge and skills to become global citizens and to meet the future needs of major industries, international trade, finance, and tourism. All students are dually enrolled in two foreign language classes and those in the International Studies program take the Advanced Placement exams in their chosen foreign language in the eighth-grade.

Carver serves a diverse community with a representative diverse student population. Long among the top-ranked middle schools in Florida, the school yearly challenges itself to maintain high standards. All students are enrolled in advanced courses but also have access to additional support through tutoring, mentoring, and the Student Services staff.

Carver faculty are continuously engaged in professional development and learning communities. Collaborative planning ensures that all students are provided an interconnected curriculum across subjects, grade levels, and disciplines. While the emphasis is on international studies, Carver has been recognized as a state leader in STEM education and all teachers strive to integrate STEM lessons across the curriculum. Technology includes interactive Promethean Boards and growing daily access to computers in all classes.

Parent organizations include associations from all four languages, the PTSA, and Friends of Carver, and are integral in the school's success involving families and the community.