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Plano, TX
Students enrolled: 770

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3905 Rainier Road
Plano, TX 75023

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(469) 752-5000
(469) 752-5001
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August 28, 2015
This WAS an amazing school. I had two kids attend. When my oldest attended the school was well organized, the staff was amazing, the students were respectful for the most part. Now, it's just one big circus. They had to add security, which is a big red flag. The staff is horrible and has no control over the students, in fact, the staff acts like a bunch of kids. There is no authority whatsoever. The school is overcrowded. It's such a shame to see what the school has become. There are a few good teachers who still care enough to stay but most of the great ones have left.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2013
Do NOT ever, and I mean EVER, send your child here. The kids are totally rude, the staff doesn't care less and they have all these rules that even they don't follow. The band program is terrible, Mr.Fabian the assistant band directer is completely rude to the kids, he discourages them and already 5 five people quit. The teachers don't do a good job at teaching, they give them a packet and say study and declare the test is next Tuesday. The food is terrible, the cheese tastes like plastic. The V.P is terrible too. If you love your child, don't send them here.

- submitted by a community member

February 23, 2013
This school sucks. It has rude students who don't even pass the exams. It is very bad.

- submitted by a community member

November 06, 2011
This school is great, my name's Karen Garcia and im a Senior now, i went to Carpenter Middle School in 7th and 8th grade! Great school, when i went there, i didnt even know how to say hi in english and thanks to my ESL teachers, im speaking english right now!! Thanks a lot to my ESL teacher!

- submitted by a community member

January 30, 2011
This is an amazing school. That should be all I have to say, but many would like me to embellish a bit. The PACE program is astounding, no kidding. I've been in it since sixth grade, and never once have I found it boring or even so-so. It's challenging, no lie. The teacher is amazing :) no kiddding, she cares so much about her students, and she's an inspiration to me for her love of history and her students. If you have a kid who's in GT, go here. There's a ton of kids in PACE at Carpenter, and my 8th grade class is pretty much like a family :) love 'em. I'm on the basketball team, and although the coaching could use some work, there's npt much fighting inside the team, and we're all pretty good friends :) no problems there. There IS a bit of a problem with bullying, but believe me, that's at no fault of the teachers. Honestly, I think it's just the students who fuel it, the teachers try their hardest. There's a lot of extra curriculars, (Jazz Band, PALS, [Peer Assistance, Leadership, and Support] Whiz Quiz, Theatre, Speech Competitions, EVERYTHING.) hahaha, but seriously, this school offers everything, you WILL find something you like. :)

- submitted by a community member

January 12, 2011
Outstanding staff and administration. Truly a family of caring and supportive parents, teachers and support staff. Both of my boys attended Carpenter, and had an amazing academic and social experience. Superb band program.

- submitted by a parent

November 09, 2010
I am in 7th grade now, and hoping to be an eighth grader. I am sorry to say that Carpenter is not one of the best schools. There are too many "cliques" or "groups" that just get into trouble all the time, really, and many of them swear-- when i say swear, i mean SWEAR. I get very tired of it and I want it to stop. As I being prey in the bullying situation, I really think that we need better control over the student body. Many things are very wrong with this school, but we can make it better. Other than that, Carpenter does have an awesome Fine Arts Program. The teachers are great, the Principals are even better, and I love the coaches. The sports program is very vast, and many students take interest in this. I wish I could stop the fighting! Sincerely, A concerned student.

- submitted by a community member

November 03, 2010

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no rating
October 14, 2009
I am a student in 7th grade. The teachers are good. But the fighting goes on almost every day. The teachers and staff do not do much about it

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 01, 2009
Great teachers -- great band program

- submitted by a parent

August 07, 2009
Very good school a lot of diversity

- submitted by a parent

July 31, 2009
As a parent you want the best for your child and going from elementary to middle school is a big step! We were so impressed with Carpenter, the teacher really care and let you know whats going on and our daughter did great and is looking forward to being a 7th grader. I am very pleased and would recommend the school to anyone looking for a good middle school!

- submitted by a parent

June 30, 2009
Carpenter is the best school I've ever been to.

- submitted by a student

June 05, 2009
I went to finished Carpenter with the class of 2008. Carpenter is a very good school. everyone is so friendly. Overall, except for a some people, which i cannot name and isnt the school or discricts fault, Carpenter is a good school and Plano is a good district to put your child in.

- submitted by a student

June 08, 2008
Our principal is awesome and she is totally moving our school in a new and positive direction. Great diversity in the student body.

- submitted by a teacher

May 24, 2008
This school is great at recognizing the children for their accomplishments. Their Fine Arts program is great!

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2007
Academic programs are average due to the lack of leadership from the faculty. Kids would get more out of it if they learner respect and were held accountable. There is music, choir and band.

- submitted by a parent

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Carpenter Middle School
3905 Rainier Road, Plano, TX  75023
(469) 752-5000
Last modified Carpenter Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Carpenter Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top