182 reviews
  1. Carmel Unified School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Address
3600 Ocean Ave.
Carmel, CA 93923
Telephone
(831) 624-1821

Carmel High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1260
50 responses
Average ACT
28
95 responses
AP Enrollment
49%

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.18 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 78 responses
  • Powderpuff game
    18%
  • Shoe game
    18%
  • Sober Grad
    14%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Football games
    8%
  • Motivational Speakers
    8%
  • Concerts
    6%

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.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$107,185
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$20,540/ year
National
$11,890
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses

Carmel High School Reviews

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Teachers really help students and my school is one of the top 100, so it's a good educational experience. We have a wide range of classes, from those that are designed to help the students who are really struggling to many AP classes that really help you prepare for college life. Most teachers really challenge the students, and give consistent information about expectations, which really helps to understand what you need to do to succeed and get good grades. They all know their subjects really well and can communicate information effectively to students. Most of the teaching departments coordinate their grading, so, for example, all English teachers have the same scores for tests and quizzes, and have similar assignments. This way if you have scheduling changes, it's easy to switch from one teacher to another for the same class. I like my school since it's the best in our area.
Carmel high school is unique in the sense that when students graduate from there they leave with more than just a diploma; they with an education worth having. The teachers here go above and beyond to not jut ensure you pass their classes, but to make you care about your learning experience. Being part of the AVID program made me especially prepared for applying to colleges and knowing I will succeed with the tools to success I learned. I am truly lucky to have attended Carmel High School, and I one day hope to go back there to make the next generation care about there education as a teacher myself.
This school is unique because it offers a lot of variety. The classes are really interesting and challenging, and include fun activities. One of my favorite classes was AP Chem, where we did many experiments- the most fun was 'genie in a bottle' where you put soap, water and chemicals in a beaker and watched it bubble and froth. I also love being in robotics. I've been in robotics all four years, and each year we build a robot for competitions in UC Davis and San Jose...my team has made the nationals twice. They have a strong STEM program and I'm able to take Honors and AP classes in math and science, which will really help when I study in college to be an electrical engineer. My friends and I have a time to hang out at lunch and it's a good environment, not like some schools where there are problems with violence or gangs. I would come here again- I'm going to be a senior in a couple of weeks and look forward to all the senior activities and graduation.