Carter Junior High

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Overall School Rating for Carter Junior High:
  • C (73)

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Our mission at Carter Junior High is to educate our students in a safe and supportive environment in order that they may develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to reach their full academic and personal potential.

Our Best and Nothing Less!


Carter Junior High will be a school with a safe and positive learning environment where we work together to engage the hearts and minds of our students. As a staff we are passionate about our work and committed to never stop discovering best practices together. Our expectations for our students are high, rigorous, and achievable. We vow to meet our students where they are and challenge them to become ready, respectful, and responsible lifelong  learners and productive members of the community.


Carter Junior High School opened in 1958.

Our namesake, James Ira Carter moved to Arlington in 1894. He served as city secretary and later as postmaster. In 1902, the Arlington Independent School District was created and Mr. Carter was elected as one of the original seven trustees. Mr. Carter was considered one of the outstanding contributors to education in Arlington both in the public school system and the University of Texas system. We are proud to be Carter Cougars and continue a rich history of educating future citizens who will lead Arlington and surrounding cities into the 21st century with pride.