School Profile


The staff, students, and parents of Carmel Middle School believe that the school's purpose is to provide an academic program offering all students the opportunity to become responsible, self-directed, life-long learners who are capable problem-solvers, communicators, decision makers, and productive citizens in today's changing society.

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A Brief History

  • Carmel Middle School (CMS) opened in the fall of 1964 as Carmel Junior High, with 900 students in grades 7, 8, & 9. It was the city's first junior high building.
  • Sixth graders joined the school when Clay Junior High opened in 1974, relieving overcrowding problems. During the same year, the town of Carmel became a city and elected its first mayor.
  • A major renovation occurred in the 1980s. After its completion in 1987, there were more classrooms, carpeted hallways, remodeled gyms, and a remodeled cafeteria with a stage.
  • The school became accredited with the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.
  • In 1995, freshman moved to the Carmel High School, and Carmel Junior High became Carmel Middle School with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in the building.
  • The building completed its second major renovation in the spring of 2007.
  • CMS received the Indiana Department of Education's most recent "Four Star School" designation.