Top 10 Best Carmel Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 16 public schools serving 16,385 students in Carmel, IN (there are 16 private schools, serving 2,037 private students). 89% of all K-12 students in Carmel, IN are educated in public schools (compared to the IN state average of 89%). Carmel has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Indiana.
The top ranked public schools in Carmel, IN are West Clay Elementary School, Carmel High School and College Wood Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Carmel, IN public schools have an average math proficiency score of 69% (versus the Indiana public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 71% (versus the 43% statewide average). Schools in Carmel have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 5% of Indiana public schools.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the Indiana public school average of 35% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Best Carmel, IN Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
West Clay Elementary School
Math: 89% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3495 W 126 St
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 733-6500
Grades: K-5
| 640 students
Rank: #22.
Carmel High School
Math: 77% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
520 E Main St
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 846-7721
Grades: 9-12
| 5,327 students
Rank: #33.
College Wood Elementary School
Math: 87% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
12415 Shelborne Rd
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 733-6430
Grades: K-5
| 659 students
Rank: #44.
Creekside Middle School
Math: 69% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3525 W 126th St
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 733-6420
Grades: 6-8
| 1,280 students
Rank: #55.
Smoky Row Elementary School
Math: 82% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
900 W 136th St
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 571-4084
Grades: PK-5
| 658 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Prairie Trace Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
14200 N River Rd
Carmel, IN 46033
(317) 571-7925
Grades: K-5
| 683 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Towne Meadow Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10850 Towne Rd
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 733-2645
Grades: K-5
| 609 students
Rank: #88.
Cherry Tree Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
13989 Hazel Dell Parkway
Carmel, IN 46033
(317) 846-3086
Grades: PK-5
| 710 students
Rank: #99.
Carmel Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
101 4th Ave Se
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 844-0168
Grades: K-5
| 639 students
Rank: #1010.
Woodbrook Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4311 E 116th St
Carmel, IN 46033
(317) 846-4225
Grades: K-5
| 589 students
Rank: #1111.
Mohawk Trails Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4242 E 126th St
Carmel, IN 46033
(317) 844-1158
Grades: K-5
| 619 students
Rank: #1212.
Clay Middle School
Math: 56% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5150 E 126th St
Carmel, IN 46033
(317) 844-7251
Grades: 6-8
| 1,414 students
Rank: #1313.
Forest Dale Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10721 Lakeshore Dr W
Carmel, IN 46033
(317) 844-4948
Grades: PK-5
| 644 students
Rank: #1414.
Carmel Middle School
Math: 46% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
300 S Guilford Rd
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 846-7331
Grades: 6-8
| 1,143 students
Rank: #1515.
Options Westfield
Charter School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
530 W Carmel Dr
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 815-2098
Grades: 6-12
| 170 students
Rank: n/an/a
12025 Clay Center Rd
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 733-6450
Grades: PK-5
| 601 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Carmel, Indiana

Carmel, Indiana Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
400 South Guilford Rd
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 571-4027
Grades: K-2
| 10 students
Mosaics School (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
400 South Guilford Rd
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 571-7919
Grades: 1-12
| 62 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Carmel, IN?
How many public schools are located in Carmel, IN?
16 public schools are located in Carmel, IN.
What percentage of students in Carmel, IN go to public school?
89% of all K-12 students in Carmel, IN are educated in public schools (compared to the IN state average of 89%).
What is the racial composition of students in Carmel, IN?
Carmel, IN public schools minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the Indiana public schools average of 35% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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