A+
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
    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
780 responses
Average ACT
29
390 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
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.84 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.84 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 299 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.91 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.91 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.91 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.124 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.124 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.124 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.137 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.137 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.137 responses
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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.
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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.
CHS is the largest high school in the state of Indiana. The opportunities to succeed at whatever you choose are endless. No other school can rival Carmel in the amount of State Sports Championships they've won. There are sporting opportunities outside of school teams such as intramural teams, Dad's Club teams, Club teams,etc. The Marching Band is also incredible and has won National Awards and marched in the Rose Bowl. In addition to these two activities there is drama, art, singing choirs, and the list of opportunities is amazing. Whatever you want to study you have incredible academic classes offered and the best teachers in the state to back you up. The list of AP classes, IB Classes, and Dual Credit is extensive, and the opportunity provided to gain college credit and shorten your 4 year goal can be attained with your effort in taking these types of classes. Whatever you can imagine you can accomplish at Carmel High School.