Carver Military Academy

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This article is about the high school in Chicago. For other high schools named for George Washington Carver, see Carver High School.
Carver Military Academy
Academic achievement is at the center of our philosophy.
13100 S. Doty Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60827
Coordinates 41°39′24″N 87°35′21″W / 41.6567°N 87.5892°W / 41.6567; -87.5892Coordinates: 41°39′24″N 87°35′21″W / 41.6567°N 87.5892°W / 41.6567; -87.5892
School type Public Secondary Military
Opened 1947
2000 (as a military high school)
School district Chicago Public Schools
CEEB Code 140840[1]
Principal Steven E. Rouse[2]
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 525 (2013-14)[2]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Kelly Green
     Greenbay Gold[3]
Athletics conference Chicago Public League[3]
Team name Challengers[3]
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[4]

George Washington Carver Military Academy (formerly known as George Washington Carver Area High School) is a public 4-year military high school located in the Riverdale area on the far south side of Chicago, Illinois. It is named for African-American scientist and educator George Washington Carver. Carver was founded in 1947[5] as a neighborhood high school, and began the transition into becoming a military academy in 2000. It is the second public military high school to be established in the United States.[6]


Carver competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA).[7] Carver High School won the Illinois boys' state basketball championship in 1963.

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  1. ^ "High School Code Search". College Board. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Chicago Public Schools: Carver Military Academy". Chicago Public Schools. 
  3. ^ a b c "Chicago (Carver Military Academy)". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 31 December 2009. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Institution Summary for Carver Military Academy". AdvacedED profile. North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Carver facts". Chicago Sun-Times. April 22, 1992. 107.
  6. ^ Michael Martinez. "Military focus OK'd for Carver High". Chicago Tribune. March 23, 2000. 9.
  7. ^ "School Directory". Illinois High School Association. 
  8. ^ "BIO:PERSONAL". The Official Website Of Terry Cummings: BIO : PERSONAL. 
  9. ^ "Cazzie Russell welcomed back to his house". The Michigan Daily. 

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