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    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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Carmel Clay Schools is an elite, public school district located in Carmel, IN. It has 15,918 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.
Address
5201 E Main St
Carmel, IN 46033
Telephone
(317) 844-9961

Carmel Clay Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1260
819 responses
Average ACT
30
413 responses
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Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
15,918
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$168,281,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,442/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    5%

Carmel Clay Schools Reviews

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Carmel Clay Schools has been reputed as one of the best public school districts in the state of Indiana. For the most part, it does rightfully deserve this recognition; the sports and academic programs are some of the best. As a high-achieving student, there are numerous AP classes in order for me to learn at a higher level, alongside numerous dual credit opportunities. As for sports, the rankings speak for themselves. There is sizable population of Asian-Americans, African-Americans, and Hispanic people, which allows for a mix of cultures and beliefs culminating under a singular roof. In addition, there are more extracurricular options than one could imagine. Yet, I feel as though the school could improve the quality of teachers, specifically in the Science department. While they are qualified to teach, many teachers are unwilling to work with students who are unable to understand, and they continuously shrug off concerns of students.
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Personally I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience with the Carmel Clay Schooling system, from the time that I began publicly going to school until now. After being home-schooled for half a decade, I made a big switch in fifth grade from having mommy and daddy by my side at all times to only being able to see them about three hours a day. However, after this minor set back, with the schools support and a few new friends I ended up loving every second in my school, from the supporting teachers to the lovely clean floors.
I have been attending Carmel Clay Schools since 3rd grade. They also held me to a very high standard and continued to push me academically. For that reason I did very well and graduated high school with an impressive transcript. However I thought I was an idiot for most of school. They need to find a balance between pushing students to be better and giving positive reinforcement. The school system only recognizes students who are above and beyond, winning awards, breaking records, etc. They then neglect to recognize anyone else. I believe it would help students more if teachers would just take a moment to let students know how intelligent and capable they are on occasion. In a large school they often gets lost.