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Carter-Riverside High School

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Posted June 16, 2014

Went all 4 years and graduated in 2008 with honors. Great school and had the pleasure to have teachers that cared about their students. Went off to college, high school friends graduating now. carter Alumni


Posted December 15, 2012

I went to Carter for almost two years, and made the decision to leave because I was having personal struggles that interefered with my academic life. I have to tell you though, as my teachers and administration noticed my downfall, they struggled with me and fought to keep me from falling through the cracks. They understood that I was struggling through a deep depression, sending me off to another school because I was a troubled student, they put me on a schedule to try and keep me on track for graduation, and finally helped me to find another school in which to fully catch up (Winfree) and helped me transfer etc. I will be forever thankful to them for truly caring for their students because it makes a huge different to them (us). Their academics are getting much better too, they are finally implementing programs that'll prepare you for college, they have a good moral, and I think their spirit is growing in general. Not my graduating school, but definitely a good one!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2011

i rate carter school a 4 stars they work with your child to succeed on all courses. the teachers are very helpful with school work
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

My granddaughter got off to a rocky start at one of the 'best' high schools in FWISD. Her mother finally (and with great trepidation) decided to transfer her to her neighborhood school. It's been the best thing for her! Carter-Riverside has made great strides in the last few years and we are all glad she ended up there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

As a student at carter riverside hs i met a lot of friends and established relationships with my friends and teachers that will prepare me for life. my favorite teacher and the teacher with the best relationship with his students is CW3 Starnes in the ROTC department. He's the only teacher that really cares about us. not whether or not we go to college, but what we do with our future. no excuses just results, Carter Riverside! Huah!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2007

man, all i can say is that carter is the home of all eagles! that school is like a home to me, i learned that things get done and you get closer to your goals by not complaining and giving excuses,but by taking actions and giving results!i learned to be a stronger better smarter person there,and learned to apreciate the small things and what i have when its there than when its gone.they have the best teachers there. mrs.adams is the best teacher in the whole world! its the best school that i've ever gone to. and ever will attend, in my opinion. no excuses just results carter riverside! huah!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 24, 2005

academic programs are below average... extracrricular activities are not monitered the way they should be
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 24, 2005

All the athletic programs really help the moral of the school and the teams are gettin better every year. Coach Jeffries is really helping the students get more involved in the school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2004

As a teacher at Carter Riverside High School, I have enjoyed the closeness that we are allowed to have with or students. I, and many of my colleagues, feel that we can help students with problems that reach beyond a classroom, and in turn, it helps them soar in the classroom. Our test results are rising, our new Principal is setting goals for the students and faculty that are easily attainable and worthwhile, and the interaction between students and teachers seem to improve daily. I am impressed that an 'inner city' school can overcome what these students have. We have a long way to go, it is true, on our academic results, but I feel our students are up to the challenge, and our teachers are just as eager to help them meet those challenges with success. No Excuses- Just Results.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 15, 2004

I'm not a parent. I'm an ex-student at Catrer High. I feel that Carter was an understatement to society and to everyone whom atteded. A school is for people whom care for one another, teachers striving on helping students, not for the amount they get paid. The entire time I went to that school, thier was only one teacher there who actully cared about her students and that was one, Ms.Danille Adams. Put it this way from student to student dont attend this school for one great teacher, find a school that acully cares for students and for Ms. Adams find a better job.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 11, 2004

I feel that the administration of this school has sevral problems because the principal's behavior is not adequated for that level of education. we can perfectly notice that there attitude is the same as a teenagers. Any problem with the students is handeled like a fight between teenagers. The good teachers which have the capacity and ability to help the youth to continue in school, do not have the freedom to do so because the school administration does not permit it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2003

I feel that the Principal really cares about the kids that go to his school, My son just graduated this year (2003), but I don't feel that they adequately prepared him for college.


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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

327 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

337 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

274 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

272 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

270 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

273 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Black or African American76%
Asian70%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%

Math

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black or African American68%
Asian90%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education47%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%

Science

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Black or African American73%
Asian90%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female99%
Male94%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
30%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
14%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
92%
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
72%
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
14%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
51%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students61%
Female66%
Male55%
Black or African American53%
Asian100%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Special education10%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
Black or African American69%
Asian82%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education48%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)51%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students65%
Female65%
Male64%
Black or African American62%
Asian83%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education38%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students41%
Female45%
Male38%
Black or African American32%
Asian46%
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special education26%
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant41%
Gifted/talented88%
Not Gifted39%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students27%
Female30%
Male25%
Black or African American22%
Asian36%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Special education8%
Not special education28%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant27%
Gifted/talented69%
Not Gifted25%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students50%
Female55%
Male46%
Black or African American63%
Asian44%
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education33%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students29%
Female36%
Male23%
Black or African American19%
Asian22%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special education27%
Not special education29%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant29%
Gifted/talented81%
Not Gifted22%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%

English III Writing

All Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted82%

Geometry

All Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Black or African American65%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education50%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)51%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students64%
Female63%
Male66%
Black or African American55%
Asian64%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education28%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)19%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students58%
Female57%
Male60%
Black or African American67%
Asian50%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education25%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)18%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Gifted/talented87%
Not Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 84% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Black 5% 13%
White 5% 29%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 15%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • GREG RUTHART
Fax number
  • (817) 815-1050

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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