Rooted in the Desire neighborhood since 1958, Carver has an extensive legacy as a community pillar in the Upper Ninth Ward. Located on Higgins Boulevard, Carver’s original building was designed by Curtis and Davis Architects— the same designers of the New Orleans Superdome. When Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, Carver’s building was destroyed and the school moved into a nearby modular campus. In 2012, Collegiate Academies reopened Carver as two ninth grade academies. Over the following four years, the schools grew to serve grades 9-12 once again, and eventually merged into one high school. By 2016, Carver’s new building was completed and we triumphantly returned to our home campus on Higgins Boulevard.
Since our refounding, Carver’s students’ growth has ranked in the top ten among open enrollment schools in the state. In 2018 and 2019, Carver ranked #1 in growth city wide among open enrollment schools serving grades 9-12. On average, 99% of our seniors are accepted into college. Our educators have a shared vision of excellence and expectations, supported by college-aligned curriculums. Among Carver’s teachers number several Collegiate Academies Featured Teachers, New Orleans Teachers of the Year winners and finalists, and multiple teachers on the Honor Roll for TNTPs Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice. We are proud to have a team that is truly devoted to excellence in serving all students.
Carver’s rich co-curricular programming offers students an opportunity to find what inspires them and build their own legacy as Rams. Carver’s athletic teams, including football and boys/girls basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, cross country and track, participate in leagues regulated by LHSAA. You can catch our band, dance, cheer, flag, and majorette teams during Mardi Gras in multiple parades throughout the season, including Krewe of Zulu and Krewe of Muses. Our other co-curricular and club opportunities include (but are not limited to) Drama, Men of Carver, and Ramime (Ram Anime).
We offer AP courses, arts electives, tutoring, and small group intervention classes to our scholars to ensure that everyone is prepared for college success.