Award Year: 2019

G.W. Carver High School of Engineering and Science

1600 West Norris Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19121-3324

(215) 400-7380

Dr. Ted Domers, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School, Magnet School

School District of Philadelphia

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Carver Engineering & Science prepares students for college success through a rigorous curriculum and enriching extra-curricular opportunities.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 68%
  • White: 6%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Asian: 11%
  • Two or more races: 6%
Engineering students tinkering with a new robot design

Engineering students tinkering with a new robot design

G.W. Carver High School of Engineering and Science (Carver E&S) was founded 40 years ago by the School District of Philadelphia with the explicit purpose of creating opportunities for college and career readiness for students who were underrepresented in engineering and medical fields. We have a track record of student success and a history of Engineering, Calculus, and Computer Science courses. Carver is the region's original STEM school.

Today, Carver E&S serves 925 students in grades 7-12 from across Philadelphia. 67% of our student body will be the first generation in their families to graduate college. The school's mission is to prepare its students with academic and personal skills for collegiate success and to empower its students with the social and leadership skills necessary to be lifelong learners and productive citizens. Students describe our school as a "happy" place within a challenging and supportive learning community.

Our campus features a dynamic library space, two Engineering labs, and three computer labs, including equipment for a Digital Editing program. The academic program centers around 15 AP courses alongside a diverse set of electives. Students are taught by expert faculty, many of whom have industry experience. 89% of the faculty holds an advanced degree. Students participate in a variety of student clubs, sports and school-wide programming. Carver E&S maintains a variety of school partners to deepen student learning through internships and college enrollment opportunities. Ultimately, 100% of our students are accepted to a college with the necessary skills to succeed in college and beyond.