About Carver Elementary

A Brief History of George Washington Carver Elementary 

 
George Washington Carver Elementary is located in Georgetown, Texas at 4901 Scenic Lake Drive. We serve over 700 students in grades PK-5. Most Carver students will attend Tippit M.S. for grades 6-8 and East View High School.
 
Carver Elementary has a rich history in Georgetown. It's original location at 1200 West 17th Street started out as Carver Park which the City of Georgetown sold to the Georgetown School District for one dollar. The Park held annual Juneteenth Festivities, summer sports events and many other activities.  175 black students, 1st - 12th grade, left a condemned school, George Washington Carver, to move to the new structure at Carver Park in 1964.  At the Carver Park location, the school carried the Westside name for many years.

Through the efforts and research of interested people, the name returned to George Washington Carver Elementary.  Additions to the original structure were made and the building was rennovated several times. In 2014, Georgetown ISD leadership decided the time had come to provide a new, modern structure to meet the needs of Carver Elementary students. In August of 2015, the current George Washington Carver Elementary School opened at 4901 Scenic Lake Drive.
 
 
 CarverFront  Carver Elementary on Scenic Lake Drive
 Original Carver at 1200 W. 17th Street  Current Carver at 4901 Scenic Lake Drive
 

 

 Who Was George Washington Carver?

 
George Washington Carver, (1864-1943), born in Missouri, was a noted professor of Science who performed many experiments and did tremendous work in the field of Agriculture. He became an American botanist known especially for his research with the peanut and sweet potato, developing over 300 products from peanuts! 

He taught at the Tuskegee Institute and worked to improve race relations. 

His work is noted throughout the world.

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George Washington Carver Elementary School

Address   4901 Scenic Lake Drive
Georgetown, TX 78626
Websitewww.georgetownisd.org/carver
Phone512-943-5070
Fax512-943-5079
PrincipalNancy Bottlinger
TEA RatingMet Standard
GradesPK-5
Enrollment 01/2016741
School Hours
7:45-3:15
Carver Elementary
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