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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Carmel High School is an elite, public school located in Carmel, CA. It has 840 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
Address
3600 Ocean Ave.
Carmel, CA 93923
Telephone
(831) 624-1821

Carmel High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1280
53 responses
Average ACT
29
134 responses
AP Enrollment
49%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 87 responses
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  • Shoe game
    18%
  • Powderpuff game
    17%
  • Sober Grad
    14%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Football games
    8%
  • Motivational Speakers
    7%
  • Singer Songwriter performances
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
840
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$20,368/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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Watch out for the Huge Drug Culture. Bathrooms not monitored, so students not wishing to participate in drug culture avoid using bathrooms completely while at school.
Recent teacher arrest (2017) for drugs on campus. Recent memo from principal to staff, "Someone left 'a bud' in the women's staff bathroom this am" (2018).
Academics good, kids are nice, campus is beautiful, sports & other activities are well supported. But drugs are Rampant and teachers are involved in it.
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The education curriculum cannot be beaten at Carmel High. The teachers are passionate about what they teach and present information in an entertaining and hands-on way. The campus is beautiful, there are over 40 clubs, and there are plenty of honors and AP courses available to take. The only downside to going to Carmel is that the students are treated more as a statistic than a person. However, the pros far outweigh the few cons, and going there has definitely changed me and made me more responsible as a person.
Carmel High was an amazing experience. The campus is relatively small which makes getting to and from class easy. It's right by the ocean which makes for fun after school get togethers. The teachers are absolutely amazing and really care about the students they teach. There's plenty of sports, music, and other extracurricular activities so that everyone can find something that fits them. I do wish that the parking lot was expanded a little bit to the nearby unused lot by the school.