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Principal's Message

Welcome to a new school year at Cartmell Elementary. I’m very excited to serve you and your students in the principal role this year. We are off to an AWESOME start so far. Students have learned the expectations and they are all working hard to be AWESOME each day. We have spent a lot of time discussing the 7 habits of highly effective people, building relationships within each classroom, providing leadership opportunities for students and getting to know them as learners.

Our Big Goals:

  • Create a culture of respect, high expectations for all, and FUN learning. Pride, Passion, Purpose!

  • Take Leader In Me to the next level to grow shared leadership among adults and students.

  • Increase our understanding of Poverty.

  • Increase parent and community involvement using CLUB- Come Learn Us Better

  • Increase Academic Achievement


Mission Statement: To prepare all students with the college, career and citizenship skills necessary for success in a constantly changing world.

Vision Statement: Lead and Learn with Pride, Passion and Purpose

A few things you should know:

*School starts at 7:50 and ends at 2:40. If you are picking your child up after school, please make sure you pick them up on time or call to let us know you are running late. You can send bus notes or pick up notes to cartbuspass@carroll.kyschools.us.

*The compass lab will be open after school each day until 4:00 for students to work on reading and math on the computer.

*A student from each class will be selected as Leader of the month for showing great leadership skills. Please check out their pictures each month displayed in our trophy case in the lobby.

* Wear Black & Gold EVERY Friday to show your pride in your school and community!


We are expecting great things out of this school year and we want you to be part of it. If you have time to come in to assist, a special talent or ability to share, or ideas for how we can make this school year better, please let me know. You are the most important person in your child’s life and it takes all of us working together to help each child reach success.

I can be reached at 732-7085 or jonica.ray@carroll.kyschools.us. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with a question, concern, or good news. J

Contact Us
Richard B Cartmell Elementary1708 Highland Ave
Carrollton, KY 41008
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