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Carson Junior High School is a public middle school in Scottsdale. 805 children attend Carson Junior High School and identify mostly as American Indian/Alaskan Native; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 15% of the Carson Junior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 80% of the 805 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Carson Junior High School is 18:1. Evit - Carson Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
American Indian/Alaskan Native 9% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 4%
Hispanic 54% 37%
White, non-Hispanic 24% 52%
Native American or Native Alaskan 12% %
Asian 1% 2%
Multiracial 0.1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 48%
Limited English proficiency 15% 13%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    wow.... well I use to be a teacher before and one thing for sure we can not really have any control on their foul launguage... that comes from home! And I am about to move into the area and my son does need special education... just a little consern because I want him to learn and not b behind and let him slide. I can not rate it but will b back to give my feed back when he is really in. Wish me luck!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am attending this school at the moment and the school is the greatest school in the district!

  • (4 years ago)

    My son goes to this school and I am looking for something else for him. He is failing all 6 classes. His teachers are helpful. They send home his 'missing' assignments 2 and 3 times but no one enforces any penalties when he doesn't do the work. I have asked for an alternative or some sort of help with my son who just refused to do his work. Counselors can not help and informed me that they have no retention program. He can fail all classes and never get held back. How is this going to help him next year? They are also not at liberty to recommend alternative programs or schools. The school wants to keep my tax money right there at the expense of my son's education. If your kid has behavior or learning problems don't send them here. They just don't care enough to deal with it.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is the best it can be. Im a cheerleader at carson right now and most of us are straight A students. There is nothing wrong with the teachers there their trying their best to teach us everything. But the students that are using foul language and being disrespectful are their own fault or the house they live in. Nothing will go wrong if you send your children there nothing is wrong cause the teachers are great

  • (5 years ago)

    I worked at Carson Junior High for ten years and if I would not have moved I would still be there. The staff members there are fantastic. They care not only about the students parents but their fellow teachers. Over the ten years I was offered jobs at different junior highs in the area and I stayed at Carson due to the staff members there

  • (5 years ago)

    This school was told by my child that there were many kids that used foul language and their diclipinary status were not that good.

  • (5 years ago)

    Carson is so cool i'm not just sayin that because i go there it just we have great and dedicated teachers that really take the time to talk to us students they really take the time to get to know us this is my second year at Carson sure there are some dumb students that o dumb things but you can't just judge the school because of those individuals it really is a good school i'm a straight A student and i really like it at carson you should send your children there !!

  • (6 years ago)

    Last year when my daughter started to attend Carson she would come home and tell me how hard of a time she was having being a good girl and making good choices. She mentioned the foul language and the fact that being good was just not cool. I have gone over and spoke to her teachers who I really believe are great teachers and they really care about their students but the problem I believe is in the poor enforcement of basic rules of conduct. It's just too bad. I would love to be able to support my local schools but my hands are tied on this one.

  • (6 years ago)

    The administration could use some work but the teaching staff is far above par! They are some of the most dedication teachers I have yet to see at a public school. And the students are an amazing group of kids.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter attented Carson and was very unhappy we really dislike this school and everything about.

  • (7 years ago)

    I went to this school previously and I noticed some things going on that shouldn't have been. I didn't think being in a public school teachers would constantly talk about their religion. This is a horrible learning environment and I completely disagree with everything that is going on here. I can name many teachers that did nothing to help me become at the required level. I strongly recommend you don't send your children here.

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers truly do a good job at teaching these kids when they really do not have a lot of resources to work with. The kids are a great bunch and I belive are given a bad rap. All in all it really is a great school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Although there are changing demographics at this school it has a caring teaching staff that works hard to meet the needs of all students. The administration is outstanding in maintaining the integrity of the instructional programs as well as basic 'law and order'. There is little violence and dilinquency.

  • (8 years ago)

    I received a courtesy call from my childs World Geography teacher advising me of behavior concerns and how he felt this was due to poor choice of friends. My daughter is an honor student and because of prior experience with this my own I know that this can be the 'detour' in a child's life. The care concern and initiative this teacher has demonstrated is greatly appreciated.

  • (9 years ago)

    I had difficulty getting a return phone call back from a couple of teachers. Teachers complain about the lack of parent involvement but when I want information about my child's progress I should get it!

  • (9 years ago)

    The school is o.k. The teachers try hard and the children seem to be learning.

  • (9 years ago)

    The teachers are very dedicated however the staff does not make it easy to get involved with your childs classes and studies. Not very parent friendly.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son is attending Carson for his third year. Carson is a very good school but as a parent you need to stay involved with your child's progress. Unfortunately there are many students attending Carson that have parents that don't stay involoved. Administration and teachers do the best that they can but when there is little parent support from a number of parents it effects the overall make up of the school. My son has a 4.2 GPA is invloved with activities and is enjoying his experience at Carson. We are looking forward to having him attend Westwood too.

  • (11 years ago)

    My child attended this school last year. the programs were all pretty good but some of the teachers really were'nt.The school needs More discipline. Another item was The Test scores were very low. There were also quite a few fights during the school year!

  • (11 years ago)

    My children don't enjoy going to this school the teachers/staff don't discipline stundents severe enough and don't care about all of their sudents.

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