Our School

About Carter-Lawrence

Inquisitive, observant and collaborative help describe the typical student at Carter-Lawrence Engineering Magnet. Our goal is to provide a challenging, stimulating, exciting and nurturing learning environment where students in grades pre-K through fourth can learn academic skills and develop socially and emotionally.

Our distinguished magnet option, which emphasizes an engineering focus, features a fully operational science lab staffed full-time by a scientist from Vanderbilt University. We also have a fantastic school garden, maintained by students, staff and volunteers, where students can participate in exploratory lessons and research. Classes like P.E., art, library and music help round out the offerings.


To accomplish our mission of raising the achievement of all, we have high expectations for our students. We want them to meet benchmarks, graduate from college and make their communities better. These are lofty goals and ones we believe can only be accomplished with support from our students’ families. We encourage parents to get involved, whether at our monthly family nights, special community partner-sponsored events or through direct involvement with the school and PTO.

School Hours

8 a.m.to 3 p.m.

School Cluster

Use the online zone map to learn more about our school cluster.

Board Member

District 5