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Mesa, AZ
Students enrolled: 801

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525 N Westwood
Mesa, AZ 85201

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(480) 472-2900
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November 05, 2014
Carson Jr. High is a great school ! The days I got to stay at Carson were great ! I met new friends , new teachers , new people , and new things I didn't know about. The teachers at that school are great ! My favorite teacher was Mrs.Ruiz ! She helped me get better with my English and also with my grammar!The principal is a great guy!I moved from Carson. I cried on my last day, it was sad leaving my friends behind and moving to another school . I mean I had A's & B's when I went to Carson , but then I moved to Kyrene Middle School and my grades went down.I went from A's & B's to C's & F's. I'm moving back to Carson though (: which makes me really glad ! Carson Jr. High is a great school ! If you're a Carson student don't forget that " Once a cougar, always a cougar! " !

- submitted by a community member

October 02, 2014
I'm already frustrated by administration incompetence. Nobody ever calls me back or responds to my emails. The website has tons of broken links and references to obsolete info. My son seems to like his teachers, and that about sums it up. The Robotics Club never runs because of attendance. Well, attendance is lacking because they never run the club meetings. It's not promoted or advertised on the website. I'm finding Common Core UNDERwhelming and dumbed down; and, I don't believe that our kids will progress adequately. My son told me that half of the 7th grade year will be spent on review. What??? Seriously? There is never ever any homework. So, no learning then? Awesome. I hate and resent that our financial position forced us to move into town and pull my son from an A rated charter school and put him into the worst performing public middle school in Mesa. I've tried giving this school a chance but when you don't fix the easy stuff, well...... How can we improve this school? For starters, fix the website that I've asked to be updated since July and return calls and emails. Also, put the parent FIAT meetings on the calendar so parents know when they can attend the meetings.

- submitted by a parent

April 09, 2011
wow.... well, I use to be a teacher before and one thing for sure we can not really have any control on their foul launguage... that comes from home! And I am about to move into the area and my son does need special education... just a little consern because I want him to learn and not b behind and let him slide. I can not rate it but will b back to give my feed back when he is really in. Wish me luck!!

- submitted by a parent

March 10, 2010
I am attending this school at the moment and the school is the greatest school in the district!

- submitted by a student
no rating
March 05, 2010
My son goes to this school and I am looking for something else for him. He is failing all 6 classes. His teachers are helpful. They send home his 'missing' assignments 2 and 3 times, but no one enforces any penalties when he doesn't do the work. I have asked for an alternative or some sort of help with my son who just refused to do his work. Counselors can not help and informed me that they have no retention program. He can fail all classes and never get held back. How is this going to help him next year? They are also not at liberty to recommend alternative programs or schools. The school wants to keep my tax money right there at the expense of my son's education. If your kid has behavior or learning problems, don't send them here. They just don't care enough to deal with it.

- submitted by a parent

January 27, 2009
This school is the best it can be. Im a cheerleader at carson right now and most of us are straight A students. There is nothing wrong with the teachers there, their trying their best to teach us everything. But the students that are using foul language and being disrespectful are their own fault or the house they live in. Nothing will go wrong if you send your children there, nothing is wrong cause the teachers are great

- submitted by a student

December 03, 2008
I worked at Carson Junior High for ten years and if I would not have moved I would still be there. The staff members there are fantastic. They care not only about the students, parents, but their fellow teachers. Over the ten years I was offered jobs at different junior highs in the area and I stayed at Carson due to the staff members there

- submitted by a teacher

October 08, 2008
This school was told by my child that there were many kids that used foul language and their diclipinary status were not that good.

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2008
Carson is so cool i'm not just sayin that because i go there it just we have great and dedicated teachers that really take the time to talk to us students , they really take the time to get to know us this is my second year at Carson sure there are some dumb students that o dumb things but you can't just judge the school because of those individuals it really is a good school i'm a straight A student and i really like it at carson you should send your children there !!

- submitted by a student
no rating
July 08, 2008
Last year when my daughter started to attend Carson, she would come home and tell me how hard of a time she was having being a good girl and making good choices. She mentioned the foul language and the fact that being good was just not cool. I have gone over and spoke to her teachers who I really believe are great teachers and they really care about their students, but the problem I believe, is in the poor enforcement of basic rules of conduct. It's just too bad. I would love to be able to support my local schools but my hands are tied on this one.

- submitted by a parent

December 05, 2007
The administration could use some work, but the teaching staff is far above par! They are some of the most dedication teachers I have yet to see at a public school. And the students are an amazing group of kids.

- submitted by a community member

July 25, 2007
My daughter attented Carson and was very unhappy we really dislike this school and everything about.

- submitted by a parent

June 04, 2007
I went to this school previously and I noticed some things going on that shouldn't have been. I didn't think being in a public school teachers would constantly talk about their religion. This is a horrible learning environment and I completely disagree with everything that is going on here. I can name many teachers that did nothing to help me become at the required level. I strongly recommend you don't send your children here.

- submitted by a student

August 25, 2006
The teachers truly do a good job at teaching these kids when they really do not have a lot of resources to work with. The kids are a great bunch and I belive are given a bad rap. All in all it really is a great school.

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2006
Although there are changing demographics at this school, it has a caring teaching staff that works hard to meet the needs of all students. The administration is outstanding in maintaining the integrity of the instructional programs as well as basic 'law and order'. There is little violence and dilinquency.

- submitted by a teacher

February 03, 2006
I received a courtesy call from my childs World Geography teacher advising me of behavior concerns and how he felt this was due to poor choice of friends. My daughter is an honor student and because of prior experience with this, my own, I know that this can be the 'detour' in a child's life. The care, concern and initiative this teacher has demonstrated is greatly appreciated.

- submitted by a parent

July 15, 2005
I had difficulty getting a return phone call back from a couple of teachers. Teachers complain about the lack of parent involvement, but when I want information about my child's progress, I should get it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 29, 2005
The school is o.k. The teachers try hard and the children seem to be learning.

- submitted by a parent

November 10, 2004
The teachers are very dedicated, however the staff does not make it easy to get involved with your childs classes and studies. Not very parent friendly.

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2003
My son is attending Carson for his third year. Carson is a very good school but as a parent you need to stay involved with your child's progress. Unfortunately there are many students attending Carson that have parents that don't stay involoved. Administration and teachers do the best that they can but when there is little parent support from a number of parents it effects the overall make up of the school. My son has a 4.2 GPA is invloved with activities and is enjoying his experience at Carson. We are looking forward to having him attend Westwood too.

- submitted by a parent

July 20, 2003
My child attended this school last year. the programs were all pretty good, but some of the teachers really were'nt.The school needs More discipline. Another item was The Test scores were very low. There were also quite a few fights during the school year!

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2003
My children don't enjoy going to this school,the teachers/staff don't discipline stundents severe enough and don't care about all of their sudents.

- submitted by a community member

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Carson Junior High School
525 N Westwood, Mesa, AZ  85201
(480) 472-2900
Last modified Carson Junior High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-9. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Carson Junior High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top