Forbes’s Best Place to Raise a Family spotholder is accredited such a title due to an award-winning public school system and private education options.
Carmel Clay Public Schools is a certified high-achieving school system thanks to excellence beyond the state’s expectations. Additionally impressive is that the school system received a 10 out of 10 stars on greatschools.org for their test scores. With all of that in mind, the school system achieves such feats while catering to more than 15,000 students in 15 schools. Carmel Clay is also accredited by a number of organizations including The Quality Assurance Review (QAR) Team from AdvancED.
Carmel Clay has 13 elementary schools, five middle schools and one high school. Almost every school has its own claim to fame with awards, academics or athletics. CHS, or Carmel High School, is one of only eight Indiana high schools to be Newsweek's Best 1,000 High Schools. It also has made the Advanced Placement Honor Roll for their AP classes’ high scores.
A laundry list of awards strengthen the activities beyond the classroom. Smoky Row Elementary School has brought home the Math Bowl State Championship title, CHS has won the Symphony Orchestra State Championships. And, some of the schools have been National Gold Key Scholastic Art Winners and Math Olympiads. Towne Meadow and Woodbrook Elementary also out-spelled at the Indiana State Spell Bowl. In athletics, championship football, boys and girls tennis, swimming, soccer and color guard are just some of the award winners.
Midwest Academy of Indiana has 95 students in grades 4-12, making a 10:1 classroom size. University High School of Indiana, grades 9-12, also boasts small classes on top of one-to-one faculty-student mentoring.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is affiliated with Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish. The school runs K-8 and educates more than 600 students, and Walnut Grove Christian Prep School runs K-3, 5-9 and 11-12.
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