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701 Tharp Street
Arlington, TX 76010

(682) 867-1700
(817) 801-1705
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August 01, 2014
All rumors are irrelevant. I am a soon to be 8th grader here ad it has been great ,i made alot of friends. There is a couple of fights but other than that it's okay.

- submitted by a community member

November 24, 2013
As a substitute, it is a decent place to sub at. When you look at the building at first, it may seem a little intimidating but once you go inside, just give it some time and you will be fine. The students seems to be knowing what they are doing and expected to finish their assignment when the sub is there. Sometimes, the class gets rowdy so they need to be reminded multiple times to stay on task. Some staffs are helpful, and some were weird. I like some students who appreciate the substitute and finish their assignments on time. There could be plenty of improvement by giving more restrictions on less cellphone usage and informing the students that they must be on their best behavior when the sub comes.

- submitted by a community member

August 09, 2013
Carter is bit intimidating when you first enter the building but once you give it some time I think you'll be happy with what your child experienced.My child was in 8 th grade last yr. I signed him up for free tutoring this summer. Most of the tutors said that my child is working on or above grade level, Then I decided to get help with Art instruction, He really loves art so I know he would do great, The first day the camp called and asked if he could be put in a higher level class, His Carter art teacher taught him so well that my baby gets be taught at a higher level.

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2012
I am a seventh grader here and i pretty much discovered everything that goes on here.This year i saw that there was a lot of fights not in the school but close to the school or in someones house.So dont hang with the wrong crowd but inside the school it is fun and not strict.The security is great and we have random police searches.but a few teachers are kinda of bad teachers because they dont explain what there teaching so you can understand they just repeat what they said before.overall its a good school just pay attention in class make a lot of friends and dont get involved with the wrong crowd.

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May 10, 2011

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March 22, 2011
i am a seventh grader at carter when i was in fith and sixth i heard alot of rumors thet carterr was bad but then i went and trust mee its no badd well sometimes but not always theres also good students but all yall ladiess trynng to sayy itss badd gett yalls factss straightt maybee itss causee urr childenn aree does geekyy typee trust mee nobodyy gets bullyedd theerree!! well atleast no thatt i knoww andd wee havee a GREAATTT Securtyyy guardd shess thee BESTTT!!

- submitted by a community member

January 17, 2011
I happen to believe if a school that fails to control problems should have its principal fired. I also believe this school should expell the students who have been held behind for more then 2 years as they won't be able to go beyond Carter.

- submitted by a community member

August 09, 2010
My daughter attended Carter for 2 years. Although there were teachers that tend to 'slack' and fights, overall i'm satisfied with this school. I believe that it doesn't matter where your child goes to school, it is their own personal decision that leads them to gangs, fighting, shavings, piercings etc. And I also happen to believe that a child is to respect figures of authority and to me that involves teachers, principals, administrators, guards, and so on. It's not always the teachers or the schools that are the problems.

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2010
Carter is far from being great. My son was in this school's district so he had to attend but, it wasthe worst 2 years of school we have both been through. An education is not what your child will get here and the administration, starting with the principal, is highly laughable to say the least.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 09, 2010
my son went to this school and he told me their were fights every day in the hall and gang activity if you want a great school then go to bailey its a high expectations school so if you want a good school go to bailey i will list all the schools that are like carter fergason ousley hutch and thats about it so got to bailey go rams avery ivy

- submitted by a parent

February 13, 2010
I'm an 8th graderat this school its not that bad. Seriously rumors about this school stopped last year its really gotten more strict but they still let us have fun its no the worst school or the best school its a little cheap and some behivoir is really bad but overall even the kids with the saggy jeans shaved heads and piercings can be really smart im not one those though im still smart. Yeah the school is not what it looks like and I might be proud to be a cougar

- submitted by a student

February 08, 2010
This school does not meet my standards of a great school. A education is hard to come by and if you want your child to receive a good education pick another school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 15, 2007
The teachers are great, the administraion is a different story.

- submitted by a parent

September 14, 2007
it really prepare young stundents like myself for high school

- submitted by a student

August 01, 2005
Carter has potential, but the school has not been able to deal with student discipline probalems adequately. Most parents have no time to be involved in the PTA.

- submitted by a teacher
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Carter J High School
701 Tharp Street, Arlington, TX  76010
(682) 867-1700
Last modified Carter J High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Carter J High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top