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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Carmel High School is a top rated, public school located in Carmel, CA. It has 845 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

Carmel High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1280
122 responses
Average ACT
29
220 responses
AP Enrollment
51%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$66,676
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,401
National
$949
Median Home Value
$477,200
National
$184,700

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.25 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 105 responses
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  • Shoe game
    18%
  • Powderpuff game
    16%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Sober Grad
    12%
  • Football games
    8%
  • Singer Songwriter performances
    7%
  • Concerts
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
845
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$121,948
Teachers in First/Second Year
2%
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$24,193/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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If there is anything I've learned empirically from growing up, money can buy everything other than happiness. The perks of living in a wealthy school district were plenty: elaborate arts resources/trips, highly educated teachers, funding for a plethora of extracurriculars, etc. No one school is immune to the woes of high school (be it study-stress, bullies, or something else), but their resources make it forgivable. The investment of all the teachers is very apparent, with plenty and varied honors/AP classes. The campus is beautifully located & is by far the cleanest, most well kept public school I've ever attended. Unfortunately, the negative effects of financial accessibility, like addiction & desensitization, are prevalent in the student body--even the non-affluent students find themselves in an atmosphere catered to confused teens with cash to spare. The school could do more to address this issue before tragedy happens with an overdose death or (another) DUI death.
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Carmel High School is well known for its academics and sports. Having been educated there for 4 years now, I can tell you that its academics are insanely good. Lots of the teachers there take academics very serious and they want their students to succeed. The student to teacher ratio is good too, so you can make a relationship with your teacher. Not only are its academics outstanding, but its sports are also incredible. You have amazing coaches who actually care about the sport. You can bond with most of them pretty easily as well. THey school is the best in the county. We have students whose parents wanted them to transfer to this school. Your kid without a doubt will have so much fun here.
I had an exceptional experience and Carmel High! The teachers, curriculum, and the environment promote fun, well-rounded learning. Through the opportunities offered at CHS, I was able to confidently pick a major and a field of study in college. I highly recommend involvement in sports and advanced placement classes.