Carmel Middle School is located in the South Park area of Charlotte. Our total student enrollment is approximately 1,250 students. Our student population is comprised of the following ethnicities: White 52%, African-American 16.6%, Hispanic 33%, Asian 1%, American Indian 9% and Multi-Racial (more than one) 11%. Our Economically Disadvantaged (EDS) subgroup constitutes 41% of our student population. Students with a Disability (SWD) population are currently 11% and certified Academically Gifted student population is 16%. Our current data reflects that 9% of our student population has been identified as Limited English Proficient.
Carmel Middle School has a total of 60 classroom teachers on staff, two assistant principals, a dean of students, three counselors and 15 support staff. Of the 67 certified staff, we have 10 National Board certified teachers. There are 23 certified staff members with Master’s Degrees and 4 additional teachers are enrolled in a Master’s program.
Carmel Middle School has consistently met or exceeded state and national goals as measured by the North Carolina End-of-Grade and End-of-Course tests. Each year Carmel has performed above CMS and state averages. Carmel was recertified as a national “School to Watch” in 2020.
Every student at Carmel Middle School has the opportunity to use a Chromebook to support their learning and growth. Teachers are using the State Learning Management System, Canvas, to provide instructional support as well as instant feedback. Schoolnet, an assessment platform, allows teachers to create instructional assessments to both pre and post assess student learning. We have created job embedded Professional Development that focuses on differentiation strategies, flexible grouping, blended learning strategies and technology in the classroom while implementing the Common Core State Standards as well as the North Carolina State standards. The PTSA will generously continue to support our efforts by providing resources to improve student achievement and support our school-wide goals.