Students enrolled 1134
School leader Mrs Kelly W Withers
Transportation options Yes
District Rowan-Salisbury Schools

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290 Kress Venture Drive
China Grove, NC 28023

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(704) 855-7297
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4 stars
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November 02, 2014
I have had one child graduate and now another child there as a freshman. My oldest son was very popular among the students and the teachers. He played 3 sports and graduated with honors. He did not have to smoke, drink or do drugs to be popular. High School is about what you make it to be. Although we lost a great principle in Mrs Withers, I am optimistic that the new principle will do good things.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2014
I have been at JCHS since we opened in 2006. We have been blessed with fine kids, teachers, and principals. As a staff, we are constantly working to get better. We strive for continuous improvement in all areas of school life. I know that my professional growth has been enhanced during my time at Jesse Carson.

- submitted by a teacher
January 26, 2014
Being a student here I will say it's somewhat of a good place to learn things. Then I can turn around and say this school is terrible for everything else. Tons of people here dip everywhere and ask for bottles all the time. Then the "popular" kids are so stuck up that they don't care for anyone but themselves. If you're not willing to go to a party and smoke or drink, you're not going to be popular at all. Since I am not that type of person, I pretty much sit by myself at lunch. It's definitely safe to say that(me being a junior), I can't wait until I graduate from this school.

- submitted by a community member
July 18, 2013
As a student going into my senior year I love this school it is great and i have had a great time i am really into the fine arts programs like art , chorus , and dance. It saddens me that dance may not be available to students this year and years to come. I think that ruins our Fine Arts vibe.

- submitted by a student
May 11, 2013
This school is amazing! I have been a student here for the past 2 years, transitioning from middle school to highschool was such an ease here. The teachers are phenomenal, who like to personally interact with each student and be more of a teacher-friend than a strict authority figure. Shows students that they care about them. As a school that is concentrated around the arts, we have an outstanding theatre program along with band, dance, chorus, art, folk art & more! The principal as of 2013 is nice and does a great job of running the school. AP classes are available here at school and although it take extra work and brain usage, kids who excel in any honors/gifted programs would pass with a high B. Only downside to AP classes is that the course is only one semester long, so it's cramming a one year college course into a semester. I would advice taking only one a semester so you don't get too overwhelmed with work. Out of the county schools, I think Carson is the best because of the teachers/staff. It has evolved already in the past two-years and I'm excited to see how it will end up being by the time I graduate. I give this school a 10 out of 10!

- submitted by a student
October 04, 2011
I have had a son graduate from JC Carson in 2010 and have a son that is currently a 10th grader. I have been pleased with the school as a whole! My boys have been very happy there!

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2011
NC School of Distinction, met High Growth, and only traditional high school to meet AYP! What more can I say!? In five years, this school is doing what all others in the district haven't in 50 years! Amazing students!

- submitted by a community member
May 04, 2011
Carson is a very beautiful school but seems to be more interested in overall test scores than individual learning. This is my child's last year there. He will be better educated at home.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 04, 2010
Carson Is a Graet School I could not imagine going any where eslse.

- submitted by a student
October 26, 2009
I graduated from this institution of learning, Jesse Carson High School in 2009. It was decent the 3 years that I graced that school with my presence. The teachers were modest, you did not know really what to expect some were great teachers and others didnt even know what subject they were teaching. I did enjoy the athletics and the administration was good. Overall I enjoyed my time there... but there is some things Carson could work on.

- submitted by a student
October 19, 2009
I love this school...My child is a student there...He has been helped in so many ways. He has epilepsy. His teachers are aware of his condition and always inform me of anything that happens with him. He has a 504 plan. Everyone that has him for a class especially his CATS teacher assist him if he falls behind or needs assistance in completing tasks. I personally feel this is a wonderful school with caring teachers and support staff that go above and beyond to help all their students to achieve their goals. This is an exceptional school with outstanding academic and athletic programs.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2009
a great school filled with excellent children and teachers who really care and go the extra mile for there students

- submitted by a student
May 25, 2009
Carson High is a beautiful school and has a great head principal! Mr. Klutz has great leadership qualities. It is the teachers that leave a lot to be desired. The children watch movies in class and spend more time playing than learning. Then when exam time roles around the students work like crazy trying to get ready.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2009
This is the worst high school in our district! The teachers are horrible. There are a select few that are great but overall, horrible!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 11, 2009
I'm currently a junior and will be the first graduating class that goes for four years at carson!... I'm glad i'm there because the teachers i had have are real good and try to teach us at the best of there abilities which is a great thing.. !

- submitted by a student
December 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2008
I am curently a senior at jesse c carson and i love it... there is so much to do and it gets better every year! i am sad to be leaving this yr but i will definatly go back to see Mr. Riley and Mr. Chandler! All ive got to say is go Cougars!!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating September 16, 2008
it was great seeing my child there she was soooo happy and it is very modern in technology

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 09, 2008
this school is the best in rowan county it is new and clean! it has the best teacher from each school they try there best to help the students and there very easy to get along with. it is growing in extracurriculars, they get better every year. the student body is very friendly and has great school pride. would highly re j

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September 04, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 29, 2008
Carson is totally awesome! I'm just a freshman and I can't wait for the next three years of my high school career! the teachers are cool, and the school is just so new and modern compared to others. Last but not least, go cougars!

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February 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2008
Its a great school. I love going there.

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October 31, 2007
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Jesse C Carson High School
290 Kress Venture Drive, China Grove, NC  28023
(704) 855-7297
Last modified Jesse C Carson High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jesse C Carson High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top