Jesse C. Carson High School

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Jesse C. Carson High School
Jesse C. Carson High School.jpg
Address
290 Kress Venture Road
China Grove, North Carolina 28023

Rowan County, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°33′58″N 80°32′38″W / 35.565999°N 80.543751°W / 35.565999; -80.543751Coordinates: 35°33′58″N 80°32′38″W / 35.565999°N 80.543751°W / 35.565999; -80.543751
Information
Type Public
Established 2006
NCES School ID 370405002882[1]
Principal Angelo DelliSanti
Assistant principals Mark Weavil
Jessica Reynolds
Marilyn Monteith
Teaching staff 73.60 (FTE)
Enrollment 1,173
Student to teacher ratio 15.94:1
Campus Rural
Color(s) Orange, Midnight Blue          
Athletics conference North Piedmont Conference
Mascot Cougars
Website

Jesse C. Carson High School (often referred to as just Carson High School) is a public, co-educational secondary school located near China Grove, North Carolina. It is one of eight high schools in the Rowan-Salisbury School System.

History[edit]

Carson High School opened in 2006, drawing students from four other high schools in Rowan County. It was named for former Rowan County School System Superintendent Jesse C. Carson.[2]

School information[edit]

For the 2010–11 school year, Carson High School had a total population of 1,173 students and 73.60 teachers on a (FTE) basis. This produced a student-teacher ratio of 15.94:1. That same year out of the student total, the gender ratio was 50.04% male to 49.96% female. The demographic group makeup was: White, 83.89%; Black, 6.22%; Hispanic, 7.25%; Asian/Pacific Islander, 1.19%; and American Indian, 0.26% (two or more races: 1.19%).[1] For the same school year, 46.06% of the students received free and reduced-cost lunches.[3]

Graduations are generally held at the Carson High School campus.

Campus[edit]

The campus was designed by Shuller, Ferris, Lindstrom & Associates (sfl+a Architects) and built by New Atlantic Contracting, Inc..[4][5]

Academics[edit]

Carson High School was rated a School of Distinction for the 2009–10[6] and 2010–11[7] school years on the North Carolina State Board of Education's yearly School Report Cards. In 2012, Carson High School was listed as one of U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools. It was ranked at the Bronze Level.[8]

Athletics[edit]

Carson High School is a 3A school in the North Piedmont Conference.[9] The school fields teams in the following sports: baseball (boys), tennis (boys/girls), basketball (boys/girls), football (boys), soccer (boys/girls), softball (girls), volleyball (girls), wrestling (boys). The school's mascot is the Cougars, wearing the school colors of orange and midnight blue.[10]

The Carson Cougars football team has had two winning seasons since its team began in 2006. Mark Woody has been the Cougars' football coach since it began.[11]

Clubs and activities[edit]

Confucius Classroom[edit]

Carson High participates in the Center for International Understanding's Confucius Classroom project.[12] This project helps education students on Chinese culture and language, including hosting teachers from participating schools in China.[13]

Carson High has participated in the partner school program with Jiangsu Qingjiang Upper Middle School in Huai'An, Jiangsu, China, sending some students, teachers and administration there in 2009 and 2012.[14][15]

Administration[edit]

The current principal at Carson High School is Angelo DelliSanti. DelliSanti replaced Kelly Withers, who took a position at another school, in 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Jesse C. Carson High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "East Rowan Home Page". Rowan-Salisbury School System. Retrieved September 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2010–2011". Free & Reduced Meals Application Data. NC Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ Valle, Kirsten (March 28, 2006). "Jesse C. Carson High shaping up". Salisbury Post. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Rowan County Schools - Southeast High School (Jesse C. Carson High School)". Projects: Educational. New Atlantic Contracting. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ "High Student Performance". NC School Report Cards (2009–2010). North Carolina State Board of Education. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ "High Student Performance". NC School Report Cards (2010–2011). North Carolina State Board of Education. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Best Schools: Jesse C Carson High School". US News & World Report. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  9. ^ "NCHSAA CONFERENCES 2011–12" (PDF). NCHSAA website. NCHSAA. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Carson High School Sports Teams". MaxPreps. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Carson High School Football Record Book". MaxPreps. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  12. ^ "2012-2013 North Carolina Host Schools for Chinese Guest Teachers" (PDF). Center for International Understanding. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Confucius Classrooms". Center for International Understanding. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  14. ^ Blackwell, Maggie (June 21, 2009). "Traveling from China Grove to China Carson High educators part of cultural exchange". The Salisbury Post. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  15. ^ Campbell, Sarah (August 30, 2012). "Carson High students share memories from 10-day trip to China". Salisbury Post. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 

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