Carpenter Middle School
School Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
School Colors: Blue and silver
Mascot: Carpenter cowboys
Motto: Excellence in action.
Year Opened: 1978
Phone: (469) 752-5000
Fax: (469) 752-5001
3905 Rainier Road
Plano, TX 75023
Achievements2013 eighth-grade Football City champions; 2014 eighth-grade Girls Track Team – City champions; 2013 Mock Trial District champions; 2013 State Science Fair - third place; 2013 seventh-grade Girls Track Team - City champions; 2013 cheerleaders take District-wide “Game Time Cheer Champions” trophy at NCA Summer Cheerleading camp; 2012 Winner of Raytheon “Math Moves You” contest; 2013 State-awarded Distinction Designation in Math; 2013 100% of the 2013 Algebra students pass the End-of-Course exam for high school credit; 2012-13 eighth-grade Boys Basketball: third place; 2012-13 seventh-grade Boys Basketball third place; 2011-12 seventh-grade Boys Basketball, second place; 2009-10 seventh-grade Boys Basketball third place; 2008-09 Sweepstakes at UIL Festival in band, choir and orchestra (2009-10).
Fine ArtsArt, band, choir and orchestra; athletics: football, volleyball, basketball, track and soccer; Leadership and Service groups: National Junior Honor Society; student council; Man-Up; PAL (Peer Assistance and Leadership); YWI (Young Women, Inc.); Partners P.E.; and Microphone Maniacs (students who read the P.A. announcements).
Academic AchievementPACE (Plano Academic and Creative Education: for identified gifted & talented students); Mock Trial teams (eighth-grade PACE students / spring semester); Whiz Quiz teams (grades sixth - eighth); Math Counts team; Math Peer Tutors; ESL (English as a Second Language); and AP Spanish.
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesPTA-chaperone for socials; library & office work; open house; tutoring; hospitality; support for teachers; School Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); Key Communicators; and mentors.
Community/Business PartnershipsChick-fil-A (Coit & Spring Creek); Collin Creek Mall A+Rewards; Custer Road United Methodist Church; Dallas Mavericks; ESI; Frito-Lay; Horace Mann Insuranc; In & Out Burger; Jostens; Kohl's; and Raising Cane's.
History of Carpenter
Carpenter commemorates early cattleman Robert Washington Carpenter (1832-98), who moved to Spring Creek from Kentucky in 1852. He donated land for the Bethany church and school. Four of his descendants have been on the Plano school board and the Carpenter Middle School was built on his son's farm.
Carpenter Middle School opened in 1978 at a cost of $3.3 million.