Carson Middle School

Carson Middle School serves 505 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the AZ average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 58%.
Carson Middle School operates within the Tucson Unified School District.

Overview

The student population of 505 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 505 students
Carson Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Carson Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Carson Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AZ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 18:1
Carson Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
2%
5%
Carson Middle School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
2%
3%
Carson Middle School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
44%
43%
Carson Middle School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
10%
5%
Carson Middle School Black (1988-2012)
White
34%
42%
Carson Middle School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Carson Middle School Sch Ethnicity Carson Middle School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.68 0.64
Carson Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
61%
36%
Carson Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
11%
Carson Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 52,559 students has decreased by 8% over five years.
School District Name Tucson Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
104
1
Number of Students Managed 52,559 285
District Total Revenue $504 MM $2 MM
District Spending $545 MM $2 MM
District Revenue / Student $8,787 $9,374
District Spending / Student $9,491 $8,323
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Pima County Jted At Santa Rita High School (0.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Amerischools College Preparatory Academy - Tucson (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ford Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Tucson Ford Elementary School
    8001 East Stella Rd
    Tucson , AZ , 85730
    (520)225-6060
    0.3  mi  |  369  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Tucson Pima County Jted At Santa Rita High School
    Vocational School
    3951 South Pantano
    Tucson , AZ , 85730
    (520)745-4588
    Vocational School
    0.6  mi  |  1  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Tucson La Paloma Academy (lakeside)
    Charter School
    8140 East Golflinks Rd
    Tucson , AZ , 85730
    (520)733-7373
    Charter School
    0.7  mi  |  860  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Tucson Santa Rita High School
    3951 South Pantano Rd
    Tucson , AZ , 85730
    (520)225-6060
    0.7  mi  |  1094  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Tucson Nan Lyons Elementary School
    7555 East Dogwood
    Tucson , AZ , 85730
    (520)225-6060
    0.9  mi  |  312  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended July 16, 2014 - OH how I loved Carson!! I got so much booty in that school when I went there... I wasn't a great student, I was always in trouble. Man the booty there was wonderful! And to top it off I became one of the most successful people to have graduated from there....HAHAHAHA - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended November 04, 2007 - Carson Middle School. Those were the days! Now my daughter, Brea Stokan goes to the school and she loves it! She is in 7th grade and has 6 classes all qaulity teachers. The school fits every students education level! Over all I personally think Carson is a great middle school for any young lady or man to attend. - Posted by Parent

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
The Right Kind of Universal Pre-K
The Right Kind of Universal Pre-K
For years there has been a push to universalize preschool in this country in order to provide all children with the leg up they will need in order to compete in a globalized economy. While approximately three-fourths of four year olds in America are involved in some kind of educational program, the United States still ranks only 25th out of the 34 most wealthy and upcoming nations in the world in terms of early childhood education, lagging behind the likes of Portugal and Mexico.
‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Seeks to Give African-American Boys a Boost
President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative aims to improve academic opportunities for students of color, especially African-American boys.
10 Money-Saving Tips for Back-to-School Shopping
One of the most stressful parts of back-to-school season is making sure your children get everything they need, without breaking the bank. Here are 10 expert back-to-school shopping tips to get what you need on a budget.