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|Carmel High School|
520 East Main Street
|Type||Public High School|
|School district||Carmel Clay School District|
|Athletics||Indiana High School Athletic Association; Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference|
|Website||Carmel High School|
Carmel High School (CHS) is a public high school in Carmel, Indiana, United States. The high school is part of the Carmel Clay School District and has an enrollment of 5,286 students, making it the largest physical high school in the state by number of students (Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy has 6,266 students, but teaching is conducted entirely online).
The 2005–2006 school year marked the opening of the newest addition, the Freshman Center. In 2012 the gym department was expanded into the Fieldhouse parking lot. That area includes a 10,000 square foot work out area as well as another indoor pool. On one of the top floors, they added an indoor track, to complement the already present running track, which lies atop the varsity gym.
On December 26th, 2018, there was an explosion near the northwest side of the school while workers were relighting heaters in the boiler room, causing a small fire to break out. Severe interior damage happened in between the varsity gym and fieldhouse. A worker and a contractor were hospitalized with severe burns.
In 2016, the girl's swimming and diving team won its 30th straight state title, giving it the national record of the most consecutive state championship titles in girl's or boy's high school sports. As of 2019, the girl's swimming and diving team still holds its state title with its 33rd straight win and still holding the record for the most consecutive state championship title in girl's or boy's high school sports. 
The Carmel High School Marching Greyhounds were Indiana State Fair Band Day champions in 1984 and ISSMA State Champions in 1990, 2001, 2002, 2012, and 2018. The band was named BOA National Class AAA Champion in 2001. The band has been a BOA National Finalist 20 times in a row, and was named BOA Grand National Champion in 2005, 2012, 2016, 2017, and 2018. The Carmel High School Marching Greyhounds were invited to perform in the 2004 London New Year's Parade in London, England. In 2007 the band was invited to play on the USS Missouri, along with the Hawaii's Royal Band. In 2007, the marching band was named Bands of America Regional Champion in Indianapolis and Atlanta, GA. At the 2008 BOA Grand National Finals the marching band won the caption for best music. The marching band was selected to play in the 2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade alongside numerous celebrities, floats, and a few other choice bands. The band has also received an invitation to play in the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade, in Pasadena, California. In 2016 the Carmel High School Marching Band set a record as the first group to ever tie for first place at the Bands of America Grand National Championships with a score of 97.45. Carmel won the tiebreaker to Avon High School (IN) and was crowned Grand National Champion. In 1999, 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2018, Carmel won the Indiana State School Music Association State Championship.
The Pinnacle yearbook has received recognition from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, National Scholastic Press Association and the Indiana High School Press Association. Additionally, the publication has received the Gold Crown award  and Indiana Hoosier Star Awards, and has been placed in the Walsworth Publishing Company's Gallery of Excellence. The publication is one of the largest in the United States publishing approximately 500 pages with a staff of 50 students. It operates an independent website.
The school newspaper, the HiLite, has received national recognition including a Superior rating from Quill & Scroll, the Hoosier Star award and other general awards from the Indiana High School Press Association, Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA), and several individual awards for HiLite staff members. The HiLite was a Gold Medalist in the CSPA's annual critique, won a George H. Gallup Award from Quill and Scroll, and has been nominated to be a CSPA Crown finalist for the 2011–2012 publications. The newspaper maintains a staff of about 80 students.
The school operates the WHJE radio station on 91.3 MHz on the FM band. In 1999, WIRE, a local station which broadcasts on 91.5 MHz, proposed moving its broadcasting antenna closer to the school. When the school filed a FCC petition in opposition to the proposed antenna move, WIRE filed a response alleging that WHJE broadcast music with indecent lyrics.
- Ted Allen – member of the Fab Five on Queer Eye
- Rich Balchan – Professional Soccer Player for Tampa Bay Rowdies
- Bryn Chapman – Miss Indiana 2003–2004, Top-10 Finalist in Miss America Pageant 2004
- Mike Delph – Member of the Indiana Senate from the 29th district, 2005-2018
- Stu Douglass (born 1990) - basketball player for the Israeli team Ironi Nahariya
- Matt Elliott – Offensive Lineman for University of Michigan Wolverines and in the NFL for the Washington Redskins and the Carolina Panthers
- Haste the Day – Christian Metalcore band
- Matt Hedges – MLS player for FC Dallas
- Mark Herrmann – quarterback at Purdue University and in the NFL, and a current high school broadcaster
- Steve Inskeep – co-host of Morning Edition on NPR
- Sarah Litzsinger – Broadway star in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, as well as Evita and Les Misérables
- Jake Lloyd – actor, notable for role as young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
- Josh McRoberts – forward for the Dallas Mavericks
- Brandon Newey – Race Car Driver
- Morgan Newton – 2008 Mr. Football Award Winner and former quarterback for the Kentucky Wildcats
- Tommy O'Haver – Hollywood director
- Rajeev Ram – professional tennis player
- Sage Steele – ESPN SportsCenter anchor
- Collin Taylor – Arena Football League player
- Todd Witsken – former professional tennis player and 1980 IHSAA tennis state champion
- Todd Young – United States Senator from Indiana
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- Flora, John (September 4, 1999). "Feud continues between school district, radio station". The Indianapolis news. p. N2 – via Newspapers.com.