David W. Carter High School

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David W. Carter High School
Address
1819 West Wheatland Road
Dallas, Texas 75232
United States
Coordinates 32°38′54″N 96°50′54″W / 32.6483°N 96.8482°W / 32.6483; -96.8482Coordinates: 32°38′54″N 96°50′54″W / 32.6483°N 96.8482°W / 32.6483; -96.8482
Information
Type public, secondary
Opened 1966
School district Dallas Independent School District
Faculty 185[1]
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1,872[2]
Color(s) Columbia Blue and Red
         [1]
Mascot Cowboys[1]
Trustee dist.  6, Carla Ranger[3]
Learning Community   Superintendent's, Leslie Williams [4]
Website

David Wendel Carter High School (commonly referred to as Dallas Carter) is a public high school located in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, Texas (USA). The school is a part of the Dallas Independent School District and is classified as a 4A school by the UIL.[5] In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[6]

History[edit]

The school was built in 1965 and is named after David Wendel Carter, a doctor and member of the DISD school board. He served on the school board for 25 years, from 1925 to 1950, longer than any other member. Carter also served as the school board's president for 16 years.[1] The school graduated its first class of seniors in 1968.[7]

The school initially drew students from Justin F. Kimball High School; the two schools maintain a highly competitive rivalry to this day. The two schools face each other annually in football as "The Oak Cliff Super Bowl".[8]

In 2005, after the closure of the Wilmer-Hutchins Independent School District. Carter absorbed some WHISD high school students.[9]

In 2011 the district re-opened Wilmer Hutchins High School.[10] Some former WHISD zones covered by Carter were rezoned to Wilmer-Hutchins.[11][12]

Athletics[edit]

The David W. Carter Cowboys compete in the following sports:[13]

Statistics[edit]

53% of the students at David W. Carter High School are economically disadvantaged, 12% enroll in special education, 10% enroll in gifted and talent programs, and 4% are considered "limited English proficient."[14]

The ethnic makeup of the school is 94% African-American, 6% Hispanic, less than 1% Caucasian, non-Hispanic, less than 1% Asian/Pacific Islander, and less than 1% Native American.

The average class sizes at Carter are 24 students for English, 30 for foreign language, 22 for math, 23 for science, and 28 for social studies.[14]

Teachers at the school carry, on average, 11 years of teaching experience and 9% of the teachers on staff are first-year teachers.[14]

Feeder patterns[edit]

As of 2006, William H. Atwell and D. A. Hulcy Middle School feed into David W. Carter High School. [15]

Adelle Turner, Mark Twain Vanguard, and T. G. Terry Elementary Schools feed into William H. Atwell Middle School, and Birdie Alexander, Umphrey Lee, Ronald E. McNair, and Martin Weiss Elementary Schools feed into D. A. Hulcy Middle School, all of which ultimately feed into David W. Carter High School.[15]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d buhh Dallas ISD - David W. Carter High School Archived 2007-07-13 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on 10 June 2007.
  2. ^ Texas Education Agency - School Directory Archived April 18, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. - type in school number "057905023" and select "view report." Retrieved on 10 June 2007.
  3. ^ Dallas ISD - Schools by Trustee Archived October 4, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.. (PDF). Retrieved on 10 June 2007.
  4. ^ Dallas ISD - Schools by Area Archived March 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.. (PDF). Retrieved on 10 June 2007.
  5. ^ Corbett. "Dallas ISD schools will not opt up; Carter, Pinkston, Lincoln will ‘drop’ to Class 4A." The Dallas Morning News. December 2, 2013. Retrieved on March 30, 2014.
  6. ^ "2015 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2016-04-22. 
  7. ^ David W. Carter Classes of '68 and '69 Archived 2007-06-12 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Whitmire, Keith. "About The History". The Carter Cowboys. 
  9. ^ "Fall 2006 David W. Carter High School (9-12) Attendance Zone with Wilmer-Hutchins[permanent dead link]." Dallas Independent School District. Retrieved on July 15, 2011.
  10. ^ Hobbs, Tawnell D. "Dallas school district to open 3 Wilmer-Hutchins campuses, close 2 others." The Dallas Morning News. November 24, 2010. Retrieved on July 15, 2011.
  11. ^ "Fall 2010 David W. Carter High School Attendance Zone with Wilmer-Hutchins - Grades 9-12 Archived 2011-02-06 at the Wayback Machine.." Dallas Independent School District. Retrieved on July 15, 2011.
  12. ^ "Fall 2011 Wilmer-Hutchins High School Attendance Zone Grades 9-12[permanent dead link]." Dallas Independent School District. Retrieved on July 15, 2011.
  13. ^ The Athletics Department[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ a b c Great Schools - David W. Carter High School - Dallas, Texas. Information originally from the Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 10 June 2007.
  15. ^ a b Dallas ISD - 2006 School Feeder Patterns Archived April 9, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-10-12. Retrieved 2007-06-10. . Retrieved 10 June 2007.
  16. ^ "Adrian Hamilton profile". Scout.com. Fox Sports. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  17. ^ "DeMarcus Love". HawgNation. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Liz Mikel". El Centro College. Archived from the original on 2013-06-23. 
  19. ^ "Notable Dallasites" (PDF). Dallas Public Library. Retrieved February 21, 2013.