Mt. Carmel High
Best High School in California#102
|Rating||9 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Poway Unified|
|Location||9550 Carmel Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129
Mt. 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 102nd in the best public high schools in California.
The Mt. Carmel High student body is predominantly White with a sizeable Asian Pacific population and has very high racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.4%||9|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.8%||17|
|Two or more races||5.9%||119|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 11.5%
14.3% 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, Mt. Carmel High students are largely upper income and rank 146th in California for high school student family income.
Enrollment by Grade
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California98th
Rating9 out of 10
Students at Mt. Carmel High scored an average 69% 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 8.9% of California high schools.
Test Proficiency By Gender
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||55% to 59%*||85% to 89%*|
|Boys||50% to 54%*||75% to 79%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||60% to 64%*||85% to 89%*|
|Black||21% to 39%*||40% to 59%*|
|Hispanic||30% to 34%*||65% to 69%*|
|Multiracial||40% to 59%*||80% or more*|
|White||60% to 64%*||85% to 89%*|
|With Disabilites||20% to 29%*||50% to 59%*|
|Limited English||20% or less*||21% to 39%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1186
The average SAT score for Mt. Carmel High students in 2016 was 1186.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT26%
Rank in California581st
Rating4 out of 10
257 out of 1,000 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (26%). College admission testing participation is slightly below the California median rate of 29% and in the bottom 40% for participation.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate36%
AP Pass Rank in California126th
AP Pass Rate Rating8 out of 10
Mt. Carmel High offers 19 AP courses. 36 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 90% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Mt. Carmel High had 624 taking AP exams with a 505 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 86% percentile and well above the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||81%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||36%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||16%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||13%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||31%|
|AP Courses Offered||19|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||12%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||14%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||10%|
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Mt. Carmel High
9550 Carmel Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA