Best High School in California#49
|Rating||10 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Carmel Unified|
|Location||3600 Ocean Ave.
Carmel, CA 93923
Carmel High has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 49th in the best public high schools in California.
The Carmel High student body is primarily White with a smaller Hispanic population and has medium racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.7%||6|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.5%||4|
|Two or more races||10.4%||87|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 6.6%
8.5% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, Carmel High students are largely wealthy and rank 83rd in California for high school student family income.
Enrollment by Grade
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California117th
Rating9 out of 10
Students at Carmel High scored an average 67% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 10.1% of California high schools.
Test Proficiency By Gender
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||50% to 54%*||90% to 94%*|
|Boys||50% to 54%*||70% to 74%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||50% or more*||50% or more*|
|Hispanic||21% to 39%*||60% to 79%*|
|Multiracial||40% to 59%*||80% or more*|
|White||55% to 59%*||80% to 84%*|
|With Disabilites||less than 50%*||less than 50%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1215
The average SAT score for Carmel High students in 2016 was 1215.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT62%
Rank in California85th
Rating9 out of 10
246 out of 400 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (62%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 10% for participation.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate50%
AP Pass Rank in California189th
AP Pass Rate Rating7 out of 10
Carmel High offers 17 AP courses. 50 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 98% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Carmel High had 404 taking AP exams with a 308 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 79% percentile and well above the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||76%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||50%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||15%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||15%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||46%|
|AP Courses Offered||17|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||16%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||18%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||14%|
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3600 Ocean Ave.