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Carson Middle School

10 reviews
13618 McLearen Road
Herndon, VA 20171
(703) 925-3600

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Carson Middle School
Based on data from the 2019 school year

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I loved this school because it is fun and the teachers are very enthusiastic. The male PE teachers are harsh. My friends PE teacher didn't allow him to be with us during OUR FREE TIME!!!
Posted by a student on 7/12/2019
Statistically speaking, this school is one of the highest ranked middle schools in the county, state, and even in the US. 1 - We send the most amount of kids to TJ. 2 - Our GPA average is a B+, a significant jump from other schools. 3 - We have gotten above 97/100 average in our standardized testing 4 - We have a pass advanced average for the SOLs. In addition, we have the 2010 Principal of the Year (Mr. Frattali) and 2014 Teacher of the Year (Mr. Shah). Carson is an extremely competitive environment. We have clubs such as Model United Nations, Debate, MathCounts, TSA, and TARC that always score very high in competitions. Keep it up Carson!
Posted by a parent on 3/2/2015
I had two kids go through this school, one a tech whiz and one a humanities/music person. Carson was the best school they ever went to in FCPS. It starts at the top, with the principal and the administration. Mr Frattali is a person who --amazeballs!-- actually likes kids and can get them to follow his leadership without being patronizing or coercive. The teachers are uniformly excellent, with some standouts in science, music and languages. The office is friendly and welcoming to parents. The building and facilities are kept in excellent condition. For those parents who are thinking about TJ, Carson is one of the top three source middle schools for TJ. I had one go to TJ and one go to their base HS and both were academically and socially well prepared by Carson for their high schools. We moved into the area specifically for the Crossfield/Carson/Oakton pyramid, and it was a great decision.
Posted by a parent on 3/1/2015
I have been in Rachel Carson for two years already and time flies! RCMS is simply a GREAT school. I can guarantee that you will enjoy your time there. The staff members are great and the classrooms aren't overly crowded. You will surely make friends here because everyone is nice and sociable. There are also a lot of electives to choose from and the schedules are very flexible. Last but not least, the principal is very friendly. The room temperature is also usually perfect.
Posted by a community member on 11/5/2014
Carson is a model for how a public school should operate. The facility is very well maintained. The teacher body is stable (low staff turnover) and highly effective across all departments, notably science, math and music. Whenever I visited the kids were respectful of the teachers and one another whilst still evidently having a lot of fun (they're only 12, after all). I had two kids go through Carson, one was a science nut and went to TJ and the other was a history buff and ended up at Oakton. Both were well-prepared for high school and thrived, thanks to the basis they had at Carson. I unreservedly recommend this school.
Posted by a parent on 9/8/2014

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Herndon schools - Carson Middle School is located at 13618 McLearen Road, Herndon VA 20171. Carson Middle School is in the Fairfax County Public Schools. Carson Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 7-8.

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