Quality education is something Iowans have always been known for and taken pride in, and Carroll is no exception. Carroll offers several educational opportunities, all which adhere to Iowa's high standards. Carroll has two great schools under one great system. Working together the parochial and public schools in the Carroll area provide choices and access to educational program very few other schools in the country can match. The parochial and public schools have shared academic programs in Agriculture Education with a very strong FFA component, Multiple Occupations, Internships, Drivers Education and some sports programs. The schools also share football, baseball, softball, track facilities and a transportation system.
Carroll Community Schools
The Carroll Community School District has students at four attendance centers. Fairview Elementary (grades PK-3) provides basic academic programs that stress reading, science, writing, mathematics and social studies. Adams Elementary (grades 4-5) and Carroll Middle School (grades 6-8) provide comprehensive academic programs that stress continued development of basic skills in reading, writing, grammar, math, science, social studies, physical education and music. Carroll High School's curriculum includes course offerings in 18 different academic and vocational disciplines. The public high school provides students with opportunities to participate in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities.
Kuemper Catholic School System
Kuemper Catholic Schools has three attendance centers in Carroll. The Kuemper Catholic School system promotes development of the whole person in a Christ-centered community. The pre-K through grade 8 teachers are trained in manipulative math as well as hands-on science and are committed to providing a multisensory curriculum. The Middle School offers exploratory courses in the fine arts, foreign languages and Algebra. Kuemper High School has a strong academic tradition that offers a fully accredited and diversified curriculum of 138 courses. Honors and Advanced Placement courses are also offered, as well as a multitude of extra-curricular activities in which every student is encouraged to participate.
Post Secondary Education
Des Moines Area Community College has a campus located in Carroll. The college offers courses to fulfill requirements for the first two years of a baccalaureate degree as well as providing vocational and technical programs. The Carroll Campus also offers two 2+2 program from the University of Northern Iowa. They offer BA degrees in Elementary Education and Industrial Technology with a General Business Concepts minor at the Carroll Campus.