A+
Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    B+
Carmel High School is an elite, public school located in Carmel, IN. It has 4,830 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% 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
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1260
807 responses
Average ACT
30
402 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
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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.87 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.87 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 309 responses
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  • Late Starts
    23%
  • Homecoming week
    20%
  • Football season
    11%
  • Holiday Spectacular
    8%
  • Dance marathon
    8%
  • All sports events
    7%
  • Prom
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,830
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.94 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.94 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.94 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.9%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.127 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.127 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.127 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.140 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.140 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.140 responses
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Located in central Indiana, Carmel High School encompasses a variety of programs and enriching academic opportunities that differentiate it from neighboring schools. The administration work with discipline to ensure that students enrolled at CHS are provided the resources and staffing to optimize the high school experience and education. Outstanding educational achievements demonstrated in extracurriculars like DECA and FCCLA, holding numerous consecutive state titles in sports, and the spirit demonstrated by the student body stands to speak for the culture and value of education that Carmel High School presents.
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Carmel High School is a fantastic school. Although its size may be intimidating, the students and staff are friendly and always looking for ways to help! The breadth of classes and the extracurricular opportunities offered at Carmel are hallmarks of what makes it a great high school. If you apply yourself at Carmel, you will be well prepared for college.
CHS is a huge public school, over 5000 students for four grades (9-12). The facilities are necessarily huge, but the school spends a disproportionate amount of its money on sports facilities. Solely by the facts that CHS has so many students and is in an affluent district, the top 1% of academics, clubs, sports, and performance groups are very talented and often undisputed leaders in the state and ranked nationally, like its swimming team, math/science teams, marching band/orchestra, etc. The teaching isn't very great, but the school does offer quite a few AP courses to keep the top students occupied.