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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
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Carmel High School is a top rated, public school located in Carmel, IN. It has 4,930 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.
Address
520 E Main St
Carmel, IN 46032
Telephone
(317) 846-7721

Carmel High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1260
1,035 responses
Average ACT
30
506 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$109,201
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,150
National
$949
Median Home Value
$320,400
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.98 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.98 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 369 responses
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  • Late Starts
    21%
  • Homecoming week
    19%
  • Football season
    11%
  • Holiday Spectacular
    8%
  • Dance marathon
    8%
  • All sports events
    7%
  • Prom
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,930
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.105 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.105 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.105 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.138 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.138 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.138 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,442/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.151 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.151 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.151 responses
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Carmel High School Reviews

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Carmel is, overall, an absolutely fantastic school. To deny that is to be ignorant of everything it provides and the privileges it gives to it’s students. And while it’s evident just how wonderful the education and opportunities are at Carmel, there’s much that can be bettered, if not completely changed. Many are little things, and they don’t take away completely from the shine that Carmel so knowingly exudes. But they full the school, none the less. It could do for a better councilor system, and a better handling in their anonymous reports (Or reports from students and parents in general). The school is wonderful, and the education it’s provided me is something I have to remind myself constantly that many dream to have. But like all things, it’s not perfect!
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There has been a lot of dramatic heat in Carmel High School, but this really is the school for you to be literally anything you want. You can be a journalist and publish for the Hilite and Acumen, yuh can be a photographer, you can participate in STEM, you can be a part of business and DECA, you can be part of science bowl/Olympiad, you can be a part of the choir and orchestras, you can even be a part of the art, even languages as well! Only downside about this school is that you can get easily lost. Plus the drama can be a little crazy (ex: Carmel Hell Week).
Carmel High School can definitely be called, populated. There are more than 5000 students attending in my year, and it can get crowded sometimes. However, this minor drawback could never outweigh the multitude of opportunities and experiences you would have the chance to see and experience. With dozens of classes in everything you can think of, even a Biomedical Forensics course, and a wonderful education course with actual Student Teaching opportunities, this school has it all, and you're guaranteed to find something you are passionate in. Not to mention the extreme academic potential with, albeit, competitive future leaders passing through the school every year.