Carver High School (New Orleans)

George Washington Carver Senior High School was a high school in the Desire Area,[1] in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans.[2] [3] It was previously operated by New Orleans Public Schools, then Recovery School District. It is currently home to George Washington Carver Collegiate Academy (CCA) and George Washington Carver Preparatory Academy (CPA), two charter high schools operated by Collegiate Academies.[4]

Prior to Hurricane Katrina the school had about 1,300 students. After Katrina, the original building was demolished.[5] In August 2007 the Recovery School District (RSD) placed students from Carver and Marshall Middle School in twenty-four temporary trailers on the site of Holy Cross High School in the south end of the Lower Ninth Ward. In September of that year the students were to move to another set of trailers in the original Carver/Marshall campus.[1] As of 2013, Carver students attend classes in trailers. The principal referred to them as "bungalows". As of 2013 the school has 375 students.[5]

Notable alumni


  1. 1 2 Maxwell, Lesli A. "Up From the Ruins." Education Week. Published online on September 27, 2007. Published in print on October 3, 2007 as "Up From the Ruins." Retrieved on April 1, 2013.
  2. Waller, Mark. "L.B. Landry High School in Algiers overcomes early chaos to finish school year smoothly." The Times-Picayune. May 18, 2011. Retrieved on March 17, 2013. "Green said he arrived from Carver High School in the 9th Ward,[...]"
  3. "George Washington Carver Senior High School." Recovery School District. Retrieved on March 17, 2013.
  4. Board vows to move forward with plans to incubate two high schools at Carver
  5. 1 2 3 Longman, Jere. "Where Waters Receded, Scars Remain." The New York Times. January 30, 2013. Retrieved on March 17, 2013.

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