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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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Carmel Unified School District is a top rated, public school district located in Carmel, CA. It has 2,510 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.
Address
4380 Carmel Valley Rd.
Carmel, CA 93923
Telephone
(831) 624-1546

Carmel Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1290
61 responses
Average ACT
29
152 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
2,510
Free or Reduced Lunch
12.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$110,609
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%

Finances

Total Expenses
$48,434,000
Expenses Per Student
$20,368/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    2%

Carmel Unified School District Reviews

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This school isn't ranked as in the top ten public high schools in California for no reason, and through their diverse array of student resources and privileges, it's obvious that this school is very well funded. However, some of the students don't exactly treat this school with respect. The bathrooms, though nicely tiled and furnished, are covered in graffiti. Obviously, not every student is like this, but the ones that do make up a decent enough percentage (most of them being underclassmen). The teachers are all very pleasant people, and they are all extremely devoted to their students. The school isn't situated in a very diverse area, however. The student demographic is mostly Caucasian.
Overall, it's an excellent school with many resources for students, but it's lacking in diversity and school spirit.
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Carmel High is dangerous because of the prolific drug use and availability both in the part of faculty and students.

Principal turns his head to faculty drug use (even when drugs are discovered at school). Students’ indiscretions are also covered up and certain students receive prior alert to drug dog searches (kids with parents on school board).

Lots of liberal talk about global warming and multi genders. Zero talk about the addiction (heroin & other substances) that plagues the life of many drop outs and graduates alike.

Also, teacher and student relationships have often been inappropriate and indiscreet. Again, not much effort toward thwarting Or honest discussion in aftermath (one senior girl dropped out after being seduced by the teacher she was an aide for).
I entered the Carmel Unified School District as a freshman and soon realized how grateful I was to attend the high school in this district. First and foremost, the campus is beautiful. There's a green amphitheater for students to hang out in, a big pool, and a football field overlooking the lovely mountains. Not only that, but the teachers here are very passionate about whatever they're teaching. One of my favorite teachers is also my mock trial coach which makes for very special connections. Mock trial isn't the only club that gets a lot of support from the district. Model UN, Robotics, This Club Saves Lives, and many more allow students to pursue their club goals. Any students who attend a school in the Carmel Unified School District is very lucky. No complaints.