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San Diego, CA
Students enrolled: 1,973

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9550 Carmel Mountain Road
San Diego, CA 92129

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(858) 484-1180
(858) 538-5496
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July 30, 2013
Adam Lambert went here so that's what makes it pretty amazing and fantastic go here and bask in his gloriness

- submitted by a community member

June 20, 2012
My kids recently graduated from Mt Carmel, and were thrilled with the caring teachers, and also parent volunteers. Thank you to all!

- submitted by a parent

December 19, 2010
great school! i originally planned on going to Westview due to the fact that it was rated higher. But MC didn't bring me down. I graduated MC with big scholarships to many great colleges....ussd usla, usberkley, stanford, even harvard. I had a fantastic experience at MC and urge everyone who can to become a MC sun devil!

- submitted by a student

July 12, 2010
Excellent school with wonderful staff and teachers. I truly received a great education and had a great experience at MC. I felt very prepared for college.

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October 10, 2009
best choir program and they treat both students and parents with dignity

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2009
Decent school, nice teachers. Though after graduating I realized that despite seeking help through counselors that I was completely unprepared for college, both mentally and educationally. I've had to repeat classes I 'passed' in high school with all my grades 'C' and above.

- submitted by a student

August 15, 2007
This is an excellent school. The teachers are highly experienced and very committed to their work; they certainly put in much more than 100% effort. Level of parent involvement is similarly good, as is the Principal. All this makes for a top-notch school environment. There are many extracurricular activities, some of which compete at the national level and place very highly. My daughter has attended MCHS for a year and has enjoyed it immensely. We're looking forward to another 3 successful years.

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2007
This is school is outstanding. It consists of great teachers and wonderful programs that prepared mt son's to graduate and attend great colleges. My oldest son graduated in 1999 and was accepted to UCLA. My youngest son who graduated last year 2006, got accepted to USD. What more could I ask for? I'm just hoping my last child would do as well as her older brothers. Great school! No doubt about it!

- submitted by a parent

June 04, 2007
PHS is a great school! The athletics are amazing the girls sports are really top notch. and they people here are amazing.

- submitted by a student

May 18, 2007
Great new principal! Lots of AP and honors classes (ex: AP-Art History, Environmental Science, European Civic, Honors Precalculus, Oceanography program is phenomenal!). Academics, at this school, are so challenging that they have a tutorial program for all students available on a weekly basis. This school demonstrates a camaraderie unparalled to any of the other schools in which I've been exposed to. Girls Basketball just won CIF. The band was invited to the Rose Parade, yet again! Good School, Great Teachers, Great parent support, Awesome community involvement!

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2006
i absoluteley love mt. carmel. not only is everyone there amazing, they welcome new people in open arms. iwent there freshman year, and instantly made a new clique of friends. unfortunateley i moved to colorado, but if i had the choice, i would definitley move back and finish school there.

- submitted by a student

August 25, 2006
I know I'm not a parent yet...but I am a former student. Mt. Carmel is an excellent school that has many of the best teachers in the district, especially AP teachers. Mt. Carmel's education has given me a good foundation and, in fact, I might have been prepared too well as some classes at UC Irvine (yes..one of those venerable UC's) are teaching what I learned at Mt. Carmel my junior and senior years there. it is a great student that has strong academics, though a possibly subpar sports program .

- submitted by a student

August 26, 2005
My daughter just began at Mt. Carmel. She loves her teachers and her classes. Unfortunatly, the school is in the middle of a remodel. Big bummer!

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2005
My Son began school there today, so I have no real information. However, when I registered him yesterday, I was impressed with the women who helped my son and I with our adjustments to Mt. Carmel.

- submitted by a parent

November 29, 2004
My daughter and I have both gone to this school. I've found that the school has only improved since I left in 1989. MCHS prepares children for college, giving them all the necessary classes to qualify for the UC system. It has a wide variety of classes available from the basis level to the very advanced. I'm very happy with their programs and with the teachers, who really seem to enjoy teaching.

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2004
Although this site has chosen to not address true parent concerns, I will again post my opinions. This school needs an administration overhaul. The interest is not in the quality of education, but on issue suppression. The Principal is absent a considerable amount of time, the AP's do their best which is not often enough. The AD needs to retire and has kept more kids from athletics than he has promoted. Teachers have been pulled away to better opportunities at Westview and those that are left, while mostly good, have little support. This school is perceived as the 'ghetto' school of PUSD for a reason. Clean up the administration, clean up the expectations, start expelling the trouble and start raising test scoires - scores that have dropped every year under the current leadership. Great extracurriculars save these kids from an otherwise downtroden existence!

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2004
the school is Ok but the career counselors should do more to advise students about career opportunities and should help them more prepare for scholarship opportunities; find colleges suitable to students needs; should give seminars at school not leaflets.

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2003
Mt Carmel has several outstanding teachers and extracurricular activities. Their school paper is ranked 6th in the nation, an award winning photography program, awesome music program, great minor sports such as water polo and women's volleyball and with a new coach football is much improved. Was very unhappy with one seasoned freshmen english teacher - did not come prepared for class even though they have been teaching 25 years. One bad apple in an otherwise outstanding barrel. My middle child had the best Spanish teacher on the planet. My oldest child just started college - his preparation was adequate and he now realizes he wasted some opportunities in high school but he is making up for lost ground rapidly in college. Overall they gave him enough of a foundation in spite of his formerly lazy ways.

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September 28, 2003
The school seems good overall but after my children entered college I feel that the high school did not really prepare them for college.

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Mt. Carmel High School
9550 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, CA  92129
(858) 484-1180
Last modified Mt. Carmel High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mt. Carmel High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top