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Carmel High School

Public | 9-12 | 1478 students

 
 

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Posted June 5, 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 :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

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


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 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!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
71%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

387 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

6 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

174 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Chemistry

All Students79%
Female78%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities61%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%

Earth Science

All Students82%
Female76%
Male87%
African American82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities53%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%

English

All Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities84%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%

Geometry

All Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%

Global History and Geography

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities47%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%

Integrated Algebra

All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
African American93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities75%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Living Environment

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic98%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities100%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%

Physics

All Students95%
Female95%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%

U.S. History and Government

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities73%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 79% 48%
Hispanic 2 16% 23%
Black 1 3% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 114%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 39%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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30 Fair St
Carmel, NY 10512
Phone: (845) 225-8441

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