833 reviews
  1. Carmel Clay Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
520 E Main St
Carmel, IN 46032
Telephone
(317) 846-7721

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
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1250
573 responses
Average ACT
29
283 responses
AP Enrollment
35%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.77 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.77 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 281 responses
Report
  • Late Starts
    22%
  • Homecoming week
    21%
  • Football season
    11%
  • Dance marathon
    8%
  • Holiday Spectacular
    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%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.84 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.84 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.84 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Data not available
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.9%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.117 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.117 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.117 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,702/ year
National
$11,890
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.130 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.130 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.130 responses

Carmel High School Reviews

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There are so many opportunities available for extracurricular activities. I am involved in 7 clubs at Carmel. There are just such a wide variety of clubs and activities it's hard to just choose one. There's Spanish club where we visit Spanish restaurants around Indiana (food and fun), friendship bracelet making club (self explanatory), and yoga club! If there's not a club at our school that you can dream of, you can create the club yourself. It's great.
Carmel High School is often rated among the top high schools in the United States, and after completing the three years plus the first semester of my senior year, I can attest to its truly fantastic qualities.
The teachers I have had the pleasure of meeting throughout regular, AP, and IB courses have been phenomenal overall. Each one has approached guiding education through creative, thought provoking, and inspiring methods. Our school principle, Mr. John Williams, also goes beyond what words can describe as does our entire administration. Myself and others feel that opportunities here are endless, from a list of over 100 clubs consisting of everything from Buffet Club to TechHounds to Interact/Key Club, endless athletic programs, and encouragement to be involved, I am constantly proud to be a part of this school, and I would encourage relocation to attend a high school at the caliber of Carmel.
Throughout my four years at Carmel High School, I have had many experiences; some great and life changing ones and some not so great. It almost felt like I was on a rollercoaster instead of being in high school. From meeting new friends in classes and growing out of old friendships, some not ending on very good notes. To taking many different electives that have helped me realize what I may want to do in the future, and that have also helped me pick a college to attend in the fall. To also finding help and confidence in teachers and councilors when things got tough for me wether it be with academics, athletics or personal issues, Carmel High School has helped me grow as both a student and an individual. Although my whole high school experience wasn't perfect, as no one's ever is, overall it was a great learning and life changing experience.