School History

About Carter Lomax Middle School

Carter Lomax Middle School opened its doors in January 2007 with Norma Penny as its principal. The school, named after long-serving Pasadena ISD administrator and teacher, Carter Lomax, was built after voters approved funding for construction through a bond election in November 2004. Lomax Middle School serves students in fifth and sixth grade. Students from Turner Elementary, Teague Elementary, Genoa Elementary and Golden Acres Elementary feed into the campus. 

As enrollment steadily increased, a second gym was built when the number of students surpassed 1,000 in the 2014-2015 school year. Fred Roberts Middle School opened in 2015 to relieve the crowding at the campus. 

List of Principals
-Norma Penny 2007-2021

Carter Lomax

The school's namesake

The school is named after longtime Pasadena ISD administrator and teacher Carter Lomax. Carter Lomax, a shining star in life and education, served his country and career to its fullest. Mr. Lomax was born in Henry Prairie outside the area of Franklin, Texas, on October 15, 1917, as the baby of nine children. When he was six months of age, his mother died, and his 18 year old sister, Lucile, became "mom" to her baby brother.

He graduated from Humble High School where he was a superior athlete in football, basketball, and track.  After high school, he was offered a full scholarship to Southwest Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos where he was once again an outstanding athlete in football, basketball, and track.  In 1940, he was given the all conference rating for his excellence in basketball. In 1941, he graduated from SWTSC with a degree in history and physical education.  Immediately after graduation, he went into the Air Force and was accepted into Officer Candidate School in Florida.  He became a Second Lieutenant. After serving 52 months in WWII, he was discharged with the rank of Captain.  While at San Marcos, he met Lenora Koehler, his future wife.  They began their 64 years of marriage on June 16, 1943. He went to Blythe, Needles, Cucamonga, among other places and served the last part of his time in the service on Guam, after the surrender of Japan, relieving the battle weary US troops there. 

He began his coaching career in 1946, in Kingsville, Texas, and then moved to Sugar Land, Texas, where he coached and taught math during 1947-1949. In the fall of 1949, he moved to Pasadena as head basketball and assistant football coach at Pasadena High School.  During this time, he also worked on his Masters Degree in Education at the University of Houston. He served as Assistant Principal at both Southmore and South Houston Intermediate schools and was named Principal of Southmore in 1959.  In 1961, he became Principal at Jackson Intermediate and moved on in 1962 to become Assistant Principal at South Houston High School. His next big challenge was opening Sam Rayburn High School as Principal in 1964, where he remained for the next 17 years until he retired.  Shortly after retiring, he moved to Lake Jackson.

For someone otherwise known as "Coach" to many, he was also much-admired as father to his three children.  His two daughters, Ann Prophet and Lora Lea Haschke, followed their father's footsteps into education and became teachers in Pasadena.  His son, Carter Lomax, Junior, is a doctor in Michigan. 

Mr. Lomax was a charter member of the Central Church of Christ in Pasadena, where he served as an elder for many years.

One of his favorite sayings was, "Be friendly, fair, firm, and consistent" with consistent being the hardest to accomplish.

His spirit of character, strength, and dedication to children and to education will long be remembered by many and will live on in Carter Lomax Middle School.