Carmel Unified School District

4380 Carmel Valley Rd.
Carmel, CA 93922-7942
(District boundaries shown in map)
10/
10
Top 10%

Top Rankings

Carmel Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 10%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 1%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 9 public schools serving 2,264 students in Carmel Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 10% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Carmel Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 60% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 74% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
9 Schools
10,375 Schools
# Students
2,264 Students
5,876,295 Students
# Teachers
142 Teachers
267,757 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Carmel Unified School District, which is ranked #81 of all 1,167 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 98% has increased from 96% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
#78 out of 1200 school districts
(Top 10%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Carmel Unified  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
60%
34%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Carmel Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
74%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Carmel Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
98%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Carmel Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.56
0.63
# American Indian Students
2 Students
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
109 Students
696,628 Students
% Asian Students
5%
12%
# Hispanic Students
457 Students
3,281,568 Students
% Hispanic Students
20%
56%
# Black Students
16 Students
296,694 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
1,407 Students
1,235,074 Students
% White Students
62%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
5 Students
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
268 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
12%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
161
469,461
# Students in 1st Grade:
115
408,174
# Students in 2nd Grade:
143
421,021
# Students in 3rd Grade:
138
426,338
# Students in 4th Grade:
156
432,663
# Students in 5th Grade:
161
440,560
# Students in 6th Grade:
159
440,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
175
434,863
# Students in 8th Grade:
200
455,685
# Students in 9th Grade:
220
484,040
# Students in 10th Grade:
212
494,745
# Students in 11th Grade:
229
478,449
# Students in 12th Grade:
195
489,789
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $32,957 is higher than the state median of $19,806. The school district revenue/student has grown by 17% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $29,280 is higher than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$75 MM
$116,387 MM
This chart display total revenue of Carmel Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$66 MM
$107,188 MM
This chart display total spending of Carmel Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$32,957
$19,806
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Carmel Unified  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$29,280
$18,241
This chart display average spending per public school student in Carmel Unified  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Carmel Unified School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Carmel High School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3600 Ocean Ave.
Carmel, CA 93922
(831) 624-1821
Grades: 9-12
| 842 students
Rank: #22.
Carmel River Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Monte Verde St. And 15th Ave.
Carmel, CA 93922
(831) 624-4609
Grades: K-5
| 392 students
Rank: #33.
Tularcitos Elementary School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
35 Ford Rd.
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
(831) 659-2276
Grades: K-5
| 419 students
Rank: #44.
Carmel Middle School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4380 Carmel Valley Rd.
Carmel, CA 93922
(831) 624-2785
Grades: 6-8
| 534 students
Rank: #55.
Captain Cooper Elementary School
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2452
Grades: K-5
| 50 students
Rank: #66.
Carmel Valley High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
27335 Schulte Rd.
Carmel, CA 93922
(831) 624-4462
Grades: 9-12
| 14 students
Rank: n/an/a
Apple Pie Preschool
Hwy. 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 659-2921
Grades: n/a
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
37320 Nason Rd.
Carmel, CA 93922
(831) 624-1546
Grades: n/a
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
8460 Carmel Valley Rd.
Carmel, CA 93922
(831) 624-8047
Grades: K
| 13 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Carmel Unified School District?
Carmel Unified School District manages 9 public schools serving 2,264 students.
What is the rank of Carmel Unified School District?
Carmel Unified School District is ranked #81 out of 1,167 school districts in California (top 10%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of California school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 10%), Highest math proficiency (Top 10%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%), Highest graduation rate (Top 1%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Carmel Unified School District?
62% of Carmel Unified School District students are White, 20% of students are Hispanic, 12% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Carmel Unified School District?
Carmel Unified School District has a student/teacher ratio of 16:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.
What is Carmel Unified School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $29,280 is higher than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has grown by 15% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 9 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 2,264 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • : 98% (Top 1% in CA)
  • : Top 10%
  • : 60% (Top 10%)
  • : 74% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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