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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
967 responses
Average ACT
30
477 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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Living in the Area
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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
$106,546
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,132
National
$949
Median Home Value
$306,500
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
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.93 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.93 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 345 responses
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  • Late Starts
    21%
  • Homecoming week
    20%
  • 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%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.100 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.100 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.100 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.133 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.133 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.133 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
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.146 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.146 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.146 responses
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Carmel High School Reviews

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Carmel gave me unique experiences, by being able to take classes at the school that most students don’t experience. Such as a high ranking news station and an award winning choir program. I was able to decipher my passions through taking these electives and joining unique clubs. My teachers were receptive to my feedback mostly, and all were very accessible through email and apps like canvas, I have a great, and very patient counselor, Mrs. Cool, who made scheduling and college apps easy and less stressful. In some areas I felt more unwanted pressure. Pressure that often put me in panic mode when studying, or even taking a test. These might be due to some teachers that we’re more aloof, or straightforward and weren’t as apt to answer questions. Overall, I have had many great experiences at Carmel, and I feel very blessed as to have been able to attend this school. This is a place I would send my kids.
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Carmel high school can be very rewarding at great costs. Most students that achieve highly academically struggle immensely with the other portions of their life, including personal happiness. Also many of the students that don’t choose to strain themselves with rigorous courseloads end up having a far lower quality education while still having to put in uncomfortable amounts of work. Finding the right balance between fun, school, and sports/extra curriculars seems to be one of the hardest things every student their has to go through. That considered, CHS does truly give you the opportunity achieve any goal you choose as long as you put the work in.
I was homeschooled through high school, but Carmel High School allowed me to take two classes a year there. I would highly recommend this for other homeschoolers. Also, take fashion and textiles with Mrs. Fisher. She’s the best!