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Jesse C Carson High School

Public | 9-12 | 1134 students

 

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Posted March 8, 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 4, 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


Posted August 6, 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!


Posted May 4, 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


Posted April 4, 2010

Carson Is a Graet School I could not imagine going any where eslse.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted May 8, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 9, 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
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2008

Its a great school. I love going there.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

276 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

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Reading

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

417 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

282 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

298 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

180 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%
United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

280 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students27%
Female25%
Male29%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students31%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
Academically gifted91%

Biology

All Students56%
Female54%
Male59%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities23%
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Academically gifted-95%

English II

All Students48%
Female53%
Male42%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 52%
Hispanic 10% 14%
Black 5% 26%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Kelly W Withers
Fax number
  • (704) 857-3485

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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290 Kress Venture Drive
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