Carmel Clay Community Schools
Top Notch Education

*Carmel Clay Schools is comprised of 11 elementary schools (grades K-5), three middle schools (grades 6-8) and one high school, with an overall enrollment at almost 15,500.

*Carmel Clay Schools is a student-centered community, meaning administrators, teachers and staff make decisions based on what is best for our students and their academic and social-emotional needs.

*Carmel Clay Schools has earned district accreditation from AdvancED, the most rigorous school accreditation organization in the United States.  Full district accreditation signals the commitment of our district to continuous improvement.  We focus on meeting the highest research-based standards through an on-going, demanding, quality assurance process. 

 Carmel Clay Schools believe:

· Students are at the center of every decision.

· A safe, non-threatening learning environment is essential.

· Students’ academic, social, emotional, and physical needs must be addressed.

· Students and employees excel when held to high personal standards and expectations.

· High quality employees are vital to the success of our organization.

· Effective teaching and learning requires continuous improvement.

· Diverse opportunities benefit all students.

· Open and transparent communication maintains stakeholder trust.

· Parent and community involvement enhances student learning.

· Fiscal responsibility is fundamental to achieving our vision.



  • Gatorade’s IN Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year
  • CCS Community Gardens Receives Hamilton County Soil and Water District’s Outstanding Supporter
  • Awarded One of the Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation
  • Lilly Grant Winner
  • Chemistry Olympiad Gold Medal
  • CHS Received US Green Ribbon School Award
  • 12 National History Day Contest Winners
  • Team Indiana Wins 1st Place at National Mathcounts Competition, with two students from Carmel Clay Schools
  • CCS Student Wins Individual 1st Place at National Mathcounts Competition
  • Herf Jones’ 2014 Ideas That Fly Recognition for Clay’s Yearbook, Reflections
  • IASP District 5 Assistant Principal of the Year
  • Selected to present a clinic at the Midwest International Band & Orchestra Conference
  • Elementary Academic Coach of the Year
  • PBS Digital Innovator Honor
  • 45 National Merit Semifinalists
  • HiLite Pacemaker Finalist
  • Perfect ACT Score
  • Eight Band Members selected to participate in the All-State High school Band Festival
  • Student Selected to be Featured in Advanced Placement Capstone Video (1 of 2 in the country)
  • Finalist Bright House Networks Multi-State Competition
  • Broadcasting Students 1,2,3rd places in 11 categories at IN Association of School Broadcasters Conference & Contest
  • National History Day Contest (12 1st and 2nd Place State winners)
  • NSPA Print Pacemaker Award
  • CSPA Gold Crown Award
  • IHSPA Hoosier Star Award
  • Quill & Scroll Gallup Award
  • NSPA Online Pacemaker Finalist Award
  • 46 Students Medaled on National German Exam
  • Austrian Embassy Award
  • German Embassy Award
  • National Art Winners for the Scholastics Competition
  • City of Carmel’s Veteran’s Day Essay Contest Winners
  • 1st & 3rd Place at Hamilton County Spell Bowl/State Spell Bowl
  • One of 5 MS Bands Across Country to Perform at the Music For All National Concert Band Festival
  • Near perfect results on National Spanish Exam
  • Best Buddies Middle School Chapter President of the Year
  • NCWIT IN Affiliate Award for Aspirations in Computing
  • 1st Place in Hamilton County Academic Bowl
  • 3rd Place - National Noetic Math Contest
  • Top 10% -Perfect score in Noetic Math Contest
  • Student Receives 1st Place in Indy Star Lego Contest
  • Two Students Receive 1st place in Eco Science Fair, K-4 Division
  • DECA World Championship
  • Winter Guard World Championship

*All information provided by Carmel Clay County Schools *

Keith Albrecht
Keith Albrecht