David W. Carter High School
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|David W. Carter High School|
|1819 West Wheatland Road
Dallas, Texas 75232
|School district||Dallas Independent School District|
|Number of students||1,872|
|Color(s)||Columbia Blue and Red
|Trustee dist.||6, Carla Ranger|
|Learning Community||Superintendent's, Leslie Williams |
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. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.
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. The school graduated its first class of seniors in 1968.
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".
The David W. Carter Cowboys compete in the following sports:
- Cross Country
- Swimming and Diving
- Track and Field
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."
Teachers at the school carry, on average, 11 years of teaching experience and 9% of the teachers on staff are first-year teachers.
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.
- Darren "Tank" Lewis (class of 1987): American former professional football player in the early 1990s
- Jessie Armstead (class of 1989): American football linebacker from 1993 to 2003
- Le'Shai Maston (class of 1989): American football running back from 1993 to 1998
- Joe Burch (class of 1989): American football offensive and defensive lineman
- Clifton Abraham (class of 1990): American and Canadian football player
- Greg Hill (class of 1990): professional American football running back from 1994 to 1999
- Ennis Haywood (class of 1998): American football running back for the Dallas Cowboys.
- Jonathan Scott (class of 2001): American football offensive tackle
- Michael Crabtree (class of 2006): wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders; first-team All-American for Texas Tech
- Adrian Hamilton (class of 2006): NFL linebacker with the Baltimore Ravens since 2012
- DeMarcus Love (class of 2006): American football offensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings since 2011
- Liz Mikel (class of 1981): actress in stage, television, and film and jazz singer; noted roles in the movie Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins and TV series Friday Night Lights
- Mark Sanford (transferred to Lincoln High School of San Diego): basketball player in the NBA from 1997 to 2002
- DeWayne Scales (class of 1977): basketball player in the NBA and CBA from 1980 to 1986
- Craig Watkins (class of 1986): Dallas County District Attorney since 2007; first African American to hold such office both county- and statewide
- Freddie James, head football coach from 1982 to 1995
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