Carroll Independent School District
|Carroll Independent School District|
|Southlake, Texas, USA
Tarrant County 76092
|Superintendent||Dr. David Faltys|
The Carroll Independent School District (Carroll ISD) is an independent PK-12 school district serving the majority of the city of Southlake, Texas (USA) and portions of northwest Grapevine, far northern Colleyville, and eastern Westlake. The administrative building is located at 2400 North Carroll Avenue at the intersection of Dove Road and Carroll Avenue.
In early 1919 the Carroll Common School District was formed from independent schools near Lonesome Dove and White's Church as well as Sams School. The district was named after B.E. Carroll who was the Tarrant County Superintendent of Public Instruction. The first Carroll School, known at the time as the Carroll Hill School, was completed in 1919 and served as the district's lone school until the opening of the new Carroll High School in the 1970-1971 school year. In 1957, Carroll CSD became an independent school district. Carroll ISD initially only offered kindergarten through 8th grade; students had to travel to Grapevine for high school. The district added 9th grade in the 1961-1962 school year and a high school wing to the building in 1965. Carroll ISD graduated its first senior class in 1965 making Carroll ISD a K-12 grade school district.
Carroll ISD is consistently ranked among the top-rated school districts in Texas, due in no small part to the upper-income area it serves. The district and all of its schools are often all rated "Exemplary" by the Texas Education Agency, the highest ranking possible. In 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 school years, the district was dropped to the "Recognized" ranking. In the 2006-2007 school year, the district not only regained the "Exemplary" ranking, but also became the largest all-Exemplary school district in Texas. Carroll ISD still holds this title today.
Carroll ISD is also one of the only school districts in the United States to staff all of its schools with campus resource officers. All officers are sworn members of the Southlake Police Department and serve full-time with that agency. The decision to expand the resource officer program (which had previously included only two officers and a sergeant) was made in the wake of a 2013 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut which killed several young children. The program now includes 11 officers and one sergeant.
All of the district's schools share the same colors (green, white, and black) and the same mascot (the Dragon). The current Carroll Dragon logo, c. 1984–present, (a dragon in the school colors emitting lightning from its mouth superimposed over an outline of the State of Texas) is among the most recognized logos in the area. The mascot was created by a student in the mid-eighties by combining an outline of Texas with a US Navy fighter squadron emblem. The logo was first used in the 1980s as helmet emblems for the Carroll Dragon Varsity Football teams and gradually adopted as the district mascot. The previous High School mascot was a more serpent like dragon image and could still be found on school memorabilia and district buildings throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Carroll Middle School's previous mascot was the Knights.
High School (Grades 9-12)
- Carroll Senior High School (grades 11-12)
- Carroll High School (grades 9-10, students are eligible for varsity sports)
Middle Schools (Grades 7-8)
Intermediate Schools (Grades 5-6)
Elementary Schools (Grades PK-4)
- Carroll Elementary School
- Johnson Elementary School
- Old Union Elementary School
- Rockenbaugh Elementary School
- Walnut Grove Elementary School
- Carroll Intermediate
- Carroll Junior High School
- Converted at the end of the 2001-2002 school year into Carroll High School.
- Durham Elementary School
- Closed at the end of the 2010-2011 school and year and all students moved to new Walnut Grove Elementary School. The former physical campus has wholly became part of Durham Intermediate School.
- "Old" Carroll Middle School
- The facility was left in the summer of 2011 to move to a new campus under the same name. The building has been renovated to accommodate the needs to be housed by the CISD Administration Center.