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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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Carmel Clay Schools is a top rated, public school district located in Carmel, IN. It has 16,034 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% 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
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1270
1,145 responses
Average ACT
30
558 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
16,034
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$168,281,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,659/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • 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. It does rightfully deserve this recognition; the sports and academic programs are the by far the best in the state. 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 a 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.
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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.
I have had the honor of working for CCS for the past 6 years. The opportunities the district provides it’s faculty (certified staff and instructional assistants) for continued professional development is remarkable. The district and community displays their remarkable appreciation, support, and the importance of the teachers and staff.