"As a new student who transferred into the state a year ago, I have to say that Carroll is a really nice public high school. Yes, sports are a big thing, but I am not involved in any and still have made friends. The academics are impressive (compared to the high schools surrounding Carroll), and as in every high school, there are some teachers who don't really know how to teach, but they all are pretty nice. I would suggest joining a club or youth group to know more people. Overall, it's a great school."
"Carroll High School has been an awesome school for our girls, neither of whom were involved in sports. Yes, the academic rigor and competition are high but we LOVED the peer groups the girls had. Everyone around them was expected to do their best (by their teachers and their parents and the other students) and so the girls thought that was normal! Both girls were really involved in the school (not belles.). Our older daughter is now at a large, highly ranked national university (top ten for her field) and felt she was more than prepared than most students because of all the AP classes and amount of studying required in high school. Our next daughter is following the same path (high national test scores, college credit) and they are dramatically different kids. Carroll prepared them both really well!"
"This school puts no value on any students who aren't involved in sports. My first semester of high school I had moved from a different state and was not caught up on math at all. I failed my first semester of math, but by the second semester I caught up and brought my grade up to a 85 which I was told would be enough to move on to the next grade level in math. However, to my surprise they put me in the same math the next year and set me back a year. They said they were supposed to inform me that I needed summer school but I, "Slipped through the cracks." Not only did this happen to me, but the EXACT SAME SCENARIO happened to my brother. Their students "slip through the cracks" academically. Their teachers refuse to offer you any help unless you need to pass for athletics. My semester that I failed, my teacher told me to come to tutorials with her in the morning. Every morning I sat outside her door until 8:30 when she would arrive and I say, "I was at basketball practice. Just come tomorrow". And repeat and repeat and repeat. THIS SCHOOL DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THEIR STUDENTS ACADEMICS AND REALLY COULDN'T CARE LESS IF YOU'RE LEARNING OR NOT. JUST AS LONG AS THEY DO WELL IF FOOTBALL."
"I am a girl new to the state and the school district, and I'm also a freshman. Coming into this school, I read the reviews on this exact website and saw where parents put how their children had no friends and how Carroll was all about cliques and not welcoming. I have to say I disagree. The first day of school was not bad at all, although I did find lunch awkward but that's just how it always goes no matter where you are. There are always girl cliques and sports cliques, and I don't see how people can't expect that. The academics are definitely challenging for me, but that's a good thing. The teachers, students, and staff are very welcoming and nice. I would suggest joining Power of One, a club, or a sports team for sure just for the fun and the group of great friends you can make. I love Carroll and disagree with half of the responses posted. It's a great district with great people."
"I am new to the area and I'm going into 8th grade. I'm relived that I'm not going in to high school because of all of the coments. How is Carroll High School for a fairly new GIRL? I'm involved in track, choir, and I take AP classes. I am happy with what I have seen so far of the district.... My family is excited and nervous to move. Please let me know how the school is for girls!"