Indianapolis Area School Districts

About Carmel Clay Schools

Carmel Clay Schools is one of the largest public school districts in the Indianapolis area, serving about 16,000 students in Carmel, Indiana; Clay Township, Indiana; and parts of Indianapolis. With dozens of academic enrichment programs and school sports teams, Carmel Clay Schools offers countless opportunities for students to grow and succeed. 

If you want to find a home within the Carmel Clay Schools system, use this school district guide to find available homes for sale and more information about the district. Choose a resource below to get started or contact The Ashpaugh Group to learn more about living in the Indianapolis area.

Homes for Sale Within Carmel Clay Schools

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What to Know About This School System

Interested in learning more about Carmel Clay Schools? We've compiled a quick list of the schools in the area, just a few of the awards the district has received, and people you can contact for more information. If you want to know more about living in Carmel or Indianapolis, call us at 317-523-3911.


Schools in This District

  • Elementary (K-5): Carmel, Cherry Tree, College Wood, Forest Dale, Mohawk Trails, Orchard Park, Prairie Trace, Smoky Row, Towne Meadow, West Clay, Woodbrook
  • Middle (6-8): Carmel, Clay, Creekside 
  • High (9-12): Carmel High School

School assignments in Carmel Clay Schools operate on a "feeder system," where a group of elementary schools are assigned to one middle school. For instance, Carmel Elementary, Cherry Tree Elementary, Orchard Park Elementary, and Smoky Row Elementary all "feed" into Carmel Middle School. 


Contact Information

Superintendent: Dr. Nicholas D. Wahl

General Information (Educational Services Center): 317-844-9961

Transportation Office: 317-844-8207

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Awards & Accolades

Blue Ribbon Schools: The US Department of Education designates schools throughout the nation as National Blue Ribbon Schools based on students' achievements on national or state tests. In 2016, West Clay Elementary School earned national recognition for this award.

Rose-Hulman Mathematics Contest Champions: For over 50 years, the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana hosts an annual mathematics contest for high school students in the region. In 2016, Carmel High School won its 8th consecutive title in this competition!

Athletics Championships: Carmel High School boast a variety of sports teams, many of which have excelled in local, state, and national competitions. The following teams have earned significant championship titles recently:

  • Boys' Tennis — 2016 IHSAA State Champions, 2015 State Finalists
  • Boys' Track & Field — 2017 IHSSA State Champions
  • Football — 2016 Class 6A State Champions (8th state championship title)
  • Girls' Cross Country — 2016 State Champions, 2016 NXR Midwest Champions, 2016 Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference Champions
  • Girls' Swimming & Diving — 2017 State Champions (31st consecutive record)
  • Girls' Tennis — 2017 IHSSA State Champions

ISSMA State Champions: In addition to award-winning sports teams, Carmel High School's marching band has won numerous titles, as well. Most recently in 2012, the Carmel High School Marching Greyhounds were the ISSMA State Champions and BOA Grand National Champions. Because of the BOA championship title, the Marching Greyhounds earned a coveted place in the 2014 Rose Parade.

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Unique Programs

Carmel Clay Schools offers numerous academic and athletic programs for students to enjoy, from varsity football to chess teams. Students' achievements, such as top scores on national tests and placement in competitions, are honored on the Carmel Clay Schools accomplishments page and include:

  • Chemistry Olympiad Gold Medal award
  • Science Olympiad State Champions title
  • Hamilton County Academic Bowl championship title
  • Eco Science Fair (K-4) awards
  • National Merit Finalists and Semifinalists
  • recognition for perfect AP test scores

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Buying a Home in Carmel?

We can help you find the right home, negotiate the best price, and handle all the details along the way. If you're eager to see a home for sale within Carmel Clay Schools, we can take you for a personal tour. Call us at 317-523-3911 for a showing!

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