Carver High School (North Carolina)

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Carver High School
3545 Carver School Road
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27105
School type Traditional public high school
Motto Diversity of People. Respect for Individuals. Unity in Principles. Dedication to helping students faculty. And staff
Founded 1936
School board Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Superintendent Beverly Emory[1]
Principal Mr. Ronald Lee Travis[2]
Grades 9-12
Language English
Area Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC
Color(s) Royal Blue and Vegas Gold
Mascot Yellow jacket
Newspaper The Courier
Yearbook Apiary

Carver High School is a traditional public high school located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States. It serves students in grade levels 9, 10, 11, and 12 as part of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools system. This historically black school was named for George Washington Carver. The school colors are blue and gold and the mascot is the yellow jacket.

There are an estimated total of about 966 students that attend Carver High School and 94 staff members. Over 100 of these students attend the Career Center in Winston-Salem to take alternate courses not offered at this school.


Carver School was founded in 1936 as an African American school for all grade levels. In 1963 Carver became an integrated school serving grade levels 7-12. Carver School became Carver High School a few years later in 1971, changing to only grades 9 and 10. As of 1984 when changes were made, Carver High School has been a traditional high school serving grades 9-12.


At the school on August 30, 2013, at 2:30 PM, a 15-year-old student was shot three times in the neck and shoulder. The student was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. An 18-year-old student was arrested by a school resource officer and was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, and four firearms-related charges.[3][4] He faces up to 14 years in prison. The victim said that he was not familiar with the suspect, and that the shooting may have been a case of mistaken identity.[5][6][7]


  • Principal - Travis Taylor
  • Assistant Principal-Kenneth Jordan III
  • Assistant Principal-Barbara Burke
  • Assistant Principal-Carla Murray


Carver High School currently holds the record for the most students in Forsyth County to be signed up for the It's My Call program. This program promotes a commitment to a healthy and drug-free lifestyle.

The Carver Drill Team, one of the many extra curricular activities is the JROTC program offers. The CHS JROTC has held numerous top placements in not only the Eastern Region Championships, but in the National High School Drill Team Championships as well. In the 2007 Army Eastern Region Championships the team, led by SGM Olden Bryant (Instructor) and LTC Tyler Smith(Drill Team Commander), placed first in Armed Exhibition with a score never before achieved by any team in this level of competition.

In Football, Carver High School has won 13 conference championships (1988, 1990, 1991, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2014, 2015). The Football team were also Regional Champions in 1998 and 2002. They were NCHSAA 3-A Football State Champions in 1998 and 2002.


Carver has numerous organizations that allow students to form creative groups to serve their school and community. Carver Against Destructive Decisions in Youth (C.A.D.D.Y.) is one of the largest and most active organizations. As a branch of the national SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), this organization works hard to promote a healthy lifestyle of good decisions and community service. Other organizations include the Drill Team, Colorguard, Raider Team, Drama Club, Crosby Scholars, Marching Band, Teen Forum, Student Council, Academic Team, Quill and Scroll, Serteen Club, Ebony Society, Gospel Choir, National Honor Society, We Mentor, Carver Ambassadors, Visible Voice, Men of Distinction, Daughters of Destiny, Courier Staff, Apiary Staff, and a few others.


CHS has sports teams that include Varsity Football, Junior Varsity (JV) Football, Varsity Cheerleaders, Junior Varsity Cheerleaders, Sweet Stingers, Flag Divas, Varsity Boys Basketball, Junior Varsity Boys Basketball, Varsity Girls Basketball, Junior Varsity Girls Basketball, Varsity Baseball, Junior Varsity Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Indoor Track, Spring Track, Wrestling, Bowling, Golf, and Tennis.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Staff Sergeant Adam Dickmyer, class of 2002, killed 28 October 2010 by an explosive device in Afghanistan.[8]
  • Camille Little, professional basketball player

Christian Hairston, professional football player


The Carver High School newspaper is known as The Courier. Apiary, the school yearbook, released Volume XXIV of its publication at the end of the 2007-08 school year. Visible Voice is Carver High School's literary magazine that is published by students online. All of Carver's publications are worked on by student organizations under the guidance of teacher advisors.


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Coordinates: 36°08′05″N 80°12′29″W / 36.1348595°N 80.2081033°W / 36.1348595; -80.2081033