Carlsbad school information

Average Test Scores67%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio22:120:116:1
Total public schools208,30879,221
Total private schools83,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools31,0857,963
The Carlsbad, CA educational system consists of 20 public schools, 8 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Carlsbad public schools have average test scores of 67% which is 77% higher than than the California average and 37% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Carlsbad public schools is 22:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 94.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 94.4% have completed high school, 55.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 8.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Carlsbad are 37% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 20 public schools in Carlsbad.
  • 94.6% of people in Carlsbad have completed 8th grade.
  • 94.4% of people in Carlsbad have completed high school.
  • 55.5% of people in Carlsbad have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Carlsbad

Completed 8th grade94.6%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school94.4%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college84.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree64.8%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors55.5%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters23.6%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree8.6%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.6%1.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Carlsbad (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Rancho Santa Fe, CA2,76380%63%
Solana Beach, CA13,31274%51%
Fairbanks Ranch, CA2,86474%50%
Encinitas, CA62,16067%35%
Camp Pendleton North, CA7,88561%23%
Carlsbad, CA112,00867%37%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Elgin, IL111,91924%52%
Westminster, CO111,77032%36%
Clearwater, FL111,74740%19%
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Costa Mesa, CA112,43938%22%
Carlsbad, CA112,00867%37%
Source: The Carlsbad, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.