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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 870 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% 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
57%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1280
96 responses
Average ACT
29
192 responses
AP Enrollment
51%
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
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
870
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
$117,302
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
$20,502/ 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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Carmel High Has provided me with artistic resources beyond my belief. Without this school, I do not think I would have been able to be at the point of college readiness and career preparation I am right now. Unlike most schools I've been to, CHS has managed to make sure all the departments shine brightly in the school spotlight. Their art program is most invigorating and incredibly engaging. Students and teachers alike are taught in a space where it does not feel like it is restricting or where the teachers feel like they're just trying to go by their day for their paycheck. I've honed by multiple disciplines here at this school alone compared to the other outside programs, high schools, and middle schools. My relationship with them and my relationship with other students will be sorely missed when I leave this year, but I am glad to have been apart of something greater as an artist.
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.