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Carmel, NY
Students enrolled: 1,426

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30 Fair Street
Carmel, NY 10512

(845) 225-8441
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June 05, 2013
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 :)

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October 03, 2009
The teachers & students are a great supportive group. They rally around families in need within the community & demonstrate a love of community.

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August 13, 2009
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!

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November 23, 2008
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.

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January 31, 2008
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

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December 02, 2007
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.

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March 05, 2007
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.

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January 21, 2006
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.

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January 29, 2005
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.

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December 08, 2004
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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Carmel High School
30 Fair Street, Carmel, NY  10512
(845) 225-8441
Last modified Carmel High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Carmel High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top