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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Carmel High School is a top rated, public school located in Carmel, CA. It has 857 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% 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
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1290
72 responses
Average ACT
29
169 responses
AP Enrollment
51%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D-
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$63,249
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,338
National
$949
Median Home Value
$441,000
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.22 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 95 responses
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  • Shoe game
    18%
  • Powderpuff game
    17%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Sober Grad
    14%
  • Football games
    7%
  • Motivational Speakers
    7%
  • Concerts
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
857
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$110,609
Teachers in First/Second Year
2%
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 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
$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.34 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Carmel High School Reviews

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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.
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One of the best parts about Carmel High School was the teacher's ability to ready students for both AP tests and colleges. The classes were rigorous, but this readied the students for all following challenges. Also, the teachers did not treat students as bodies in a room; they were always ready to answer any inquiries students may have. One of the downsides to Carmel was the lack of diversity. Carmel is a rich area, so most of the students were extremely affluent and mostly Caucasian. After being invited to many students' homes, many of them obtained houses worth millions of dollars. Although this was great for the school's reputability, it did not bode well for diversity.
Incredibly challenging courses with an amazing staff. Carmel High School (CHS) offers many different Advanced Placement classes so that students have the opportunity to not only prepare for college, but knock out a couple of credits before they get there. The students on campus are not particularly diverse, but bullying/violence are not tolerated so the atmosphere is always calm. Students will have the opportunity to join many different clubs and sports to meet new people and load up on extra curriculars