About Us

Carlton Driving School (C2611) is locally owned and operated, serving East Texas since 2012. We are contracted providers for more than 8 area school districts... though any student or adult who resides in Texas can enroll in our course offerings.

Carlton's goal to provide the finest quality drivers education available at a price any family can afford. We care about the safety and well being of children, their families and the public. Simply put, SAFE DRIVERS = SAFE ROADS.

Our instructors are active/retired public school teachers, principals and bus drivers, who are are licensed and certified by the State of Texas under the Department of Public Safety, Texas Education Agency and Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Carlton Driving School was founded when I made the decision to open driving school as a "retirement plan" after a career as a public school teacher, school bus driver and drivers-ed instructor for Lufkin ISD.

My love of driving developed early in life. When in 3rd grade, my father taught me to drive using the family tractor. Once my abilities behind the tractor wheel were proven, I graduated to driving the family station wagon in a nearby cow pasture. Many years later, my father would go on to teach each of his grandchildren to drive on the family tractor, in the same field as I first learned. In honor of my parents, I proudly named the business "Carlton Driving School".

Times have changed, now days learning to drive in a pasture hardly prepares first time drivers for modern day hazards and road conditions. At CDS we understand every parent's desire is to keep their child safe on the road. Which is why we say…For those you love the most- provide the best!

Safe driving,
Ms. Carlton

Office Address

406 South Medford Dr.
Lufkin, Texas 75901

Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sat: By appointment only