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About This School

Carmel High School is a public high school in Carmel Hamlet. The principal of Carmel High School is MR. KEVIN CARROLL, who can be contacted at kcarroll@carmelschools.org. 1,478 students attend Carmel High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the Carmel High School students have "limited English proficiency." 14% of the 1,478 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Carmel High School is 15:1. Brewster High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Italian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 82%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 16% 13%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.04%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 10%
Limited English proficiency 1% 2%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Carmel High school is a hodgepodge of renovations that made this building into a confused maze with no road appeal. The faculty consist of uninspiring teachers and poor guidance. Over the years was a frustrating experience with wrong grades and lost assignments...your kids will have to make copies/duplicates and keep records of all their work and grades. Example would be a test score of 98 and the teacher will post a 60 on the report card or handing in an essay and it disappears...we were shocked with the discrepancies on their end. My oldest child will graduate with about 25 AP credits for college but it had nothing to do with inspiring teachers as a matter of fact they complained that her schedule was too intense. She was also in science research and won regional awards for her work and the teacher still gave her low class work grades...This teacher does have some kind of mental issue and other parents tried to have her removed and failed because of the her tenure the teacher boasted about this fact. This school caters to below average students. If your child has potential this school will only reduce it...unless you make this a second job. Move to Westchester NY instead )

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers & students are a great supportive group. They rally around families in need within the community & demonstrate a love of community.

  • (5 years ago)

    Carmel High School is excellent! I went to Kennedy Catholic High School for my freshman year of high school then switched to Carmel High School. It was a great transition. Great teachers that are always willing to help if you ask. It also has an excellent guidance department. They are very helpful and friendly. I am very happy with Carmel High School!

  • (5 years ago)

    It's too easy to get into Honors classes and anyone can wake up and decide to join an AP class. Minimal effort is needed to score 85 and above in almost any class. The Art classes are great and you're allowed to explore every medium there is. Some of the Math classes are a joke. But the classes are more challenging than Ny's regents which took away Bio; now it's just ecology. But that's not the school's fault. One more the teachers are great and really help you.

  • (6 years ago)

    Carmel High School is a teriffic place for a child to go. We had some issues with our childs learning and they helped turn her into a straight A's student. Thanks

  • (6 years ago)

    Although many are accepted into accredited Universities (Many not even close to Ivy League) They encourage too many students to apply to State Universities over private ones. I feel as if there is little to no personal attention given to the students in the way of college preparation. The classes are overcrowded and the mathematics department is seriously lacking. They also create an enviroment in which students are unmotivated and passed over in many situations.

  • (7 years ago)

    CHS is an excellent choice for a child's education. The AP courses offered are numerous and the honors courses challenge the gifted student. Strong music department for those who want to take up an instrument. Concerts are very enjoyable and the play put on yearly is never a disappointment. I am proud to say my children go here.

  • (8 years ago)

    Challenge/honors/AP level classes are strong. Large school 400 in a grade year. Very good music program. Somewhat crowded recent bond issue helping to alleviate. Active administration and parent community.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think Carmel High is a great school. At first I thoiught I would send my son to Kennedy High School then I went to the open house at Carmel. I was suprised what a large number of students get accepted to a university or a well-known college. I am glad I sent my son to Carmel. The acedemic programs are very well especially the regents honers and AP courses. The parent involement is very high also. If I have a question about a class I just call the teacher and ask away. If my son wass't doing so well in a class the teacher would call me and set up some extra-help classes to bring my sons grades up. I encourage parents to send their kids to Carmel despite what rumors they hear. From personal experience I think Carmel High is one of the best educational choices for my son.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a parent of 3 students in the Carmel Central School District. I have one child at GFMS and two children at the high school. My kids have been in the district since KPES. The middle school staff has been very cooperative. I am very happy with the staff at the high school especially my children's guidance counselor. Unfortunately the counselors' caseloads are significantly larger than other high schools and send the message to the community that college preparation is not important. My wish is that CCSD looks into their staffing needs for more guidance counselors for the high school. In the meantime keep plugging away counselors you're the heart and soul of the district!

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