George Washington Carver High School (Montgomery, Alabama)
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|George Washington Carver High School|
|2001 W. Fairview Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36108
|Color(s)||Green and Gold|
George Washington Carver High School is a public high school in Montgomery, Alabama. It is a part of the Montgomery Public Schools system. The groundbreaking for the new Carver High School was held April 2, 2008 at the new construction site just off Oak Street across from the existing school. Its design utilizes modern advances in architecture, construction and technology. The $36 million school is the first of six new schools scheduled in the first phase of the MPS building program. The Carver High School ribbon cutting ceremony was held on August 3, 2010 with the school serving approximately 1,200 students.
George Washington Carver High School began in September of 1948 as a vocational school. Clarence M. Dannelly, then superintendent of Montgomery Public Schools, held the ground breaking ceremony on Fairview Avenue on April 13, 1948.
The doors of the school were first opened on January 4, 1949. At that time there were 24 classrooms, an office suite, and a lunchroom which also served as an auditorium. There were 875 students and 23 faculty members including principal, M. H. Griffin, a graduate of the University of Michigan. This connection is why Carver High School adopted the wolverine as its mascot. The curriculum consisted of the basic subjects and physical education.
In subsequent years, Carver was expanded both physically and academically. Eight classrooms were added from 1951–1952. An elementary unit, consisting of 20 rooms and a gymnasium were added from 1952−1953. By 1959, the enrollment had increased to nearly 1700 students; therefore, an 18 room extension was added. This extension consisted of science labs, home-making rooms, mechanic shops and workshops.
In 1982, the Carver Creative and Performing Arts Center (CCPAC) was created. 
Carver High School is the recipient of the Class 6A Basketball state championship title for 2012 and 2015. It also earned a regional title in 2009.
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