George Washington Carver School (Coral Gables, Florida)
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|George Washington Carver School|
4901 Lincoln Drive
|Type||Private to public|
|School district||Miami-Dade County Public Schools|
|Principal||Shelley F. Stroleny|
|Hours in school day||9:05 AM to 3:50 PM|
|Campus size||6 acres (2.4 ha)|
|Color(s)||Orange and Green|
The school opened in 1899 as a black school, for black students residing in Dade County, although it traces its beginning to an earlier private school for black children, informally known as "The Little Schoolhouse," which opened in 1899 as the private Dade Training School. In 1943, when he died, the school was renamed for George Washington Carver. Carver was desegregated by a court order in 1970.
After integration, the school became a junior high school, and later a middle school.
The middle school is overseen by a board of 3 doctors and a president headed by the Association of Care Medical Entity: Pres. Dr. Zachary M. Banks, Shannon Sejeck, Ph. D., Rolando Guitian, M.D., and Dr. Jorge Rodriguez-Anton.
- Craig Curry - football player, businessman attended Carver until it was closed for integration
- Edwin T. Pratt, civil rights activist
- Winston Scott - astronaut
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- "History of our School". George Washington Carver Middle School. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2009-10-19.
- "Documentary Probes History of Coconut Grove School, Segregated Community". 3 April 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
- Robertson, Linda (23 February 2017). "How a black quarterback in a white school led his team to glory and racial harmony". Miami Herald. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
- "Pratt , Edwin T. (1930-1969)". Retrieved 23 November 2018.
- Strachan, Richard (7 March 2012). "Chatter That Matters". The Miami Times. Retrieved 19 November 2018.