Carter Community Charter School, Inc. is a public charter school serving students in grades K-8. Founded in 1998, the school was originally approved by the North Carolina State Board of Education as part of the F.R.E.E. Board (Financial Reform in Excellence in Education) which also held the charters for five other schools in Durham, Orange, and Alamance Counties. The F.R.E.E. Board disbanded in 2004 and the charter was transferred to a newly formed non-profit corporation, Carter Community Charter School, Inc.
Carter Community School serves primarily minority students deemed at-risk of academic failure based on federal and state definitions and descriptors. Our student population consists of 95% African-American students and 5% Hispanic. Approximately 85% of the school’s population falls into the economically disadvantaged population, meaning that these children qualify for and receive either free or reduced price lunches.
Based on the school’s performance on the mandated NC End-of-Grade tests in Math, ELA, and Science, for the past five years our students have consistently met or exceeded expected annual growth, categorizing our school as a “School of Progress—indicating that over 60% of the students continue to score at or above Achievement Level III.
Carter Community Charter School, Inc. continues to serve students from Durham and surrounding counties with a high level of support from our teachers, administrators, parents and the community, including the major universities in Durham, Durham Housing Authority, LINKS, and other social organizations. Our ongoing efforts and dedication, along with support from outside the school, will help us continue to make significant progress towards raising achievement and providing the best education possible for our students.