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Avg. test scores 37%
High school dipl. 14%
Bachelors degree 83%

Carlsbad school information

IndexCarlsbadCaliforniaNational
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
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Key findings

  • The 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

      IndexCarlsbadCaliforniaNational
      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%

      Carlsbad, CA School Districts

      • Carlsbad Unified School District
      • San Marcos Unified School District
      • Encinitas Union Elementary School District
      • San Dieguito Union High School District

      There are a total of 20 public schools, 8 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools in Carlsbad. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Carlsbad, CA schools is 67%. The average student to teacher ratio is 22:1. In Carlsbad, CA, an average of 94.6% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 94.4% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Elgin, IL111,91924%52%
      Westminster, CO111,77032%36%
      Clearwater, FL111,74740%19%
      Lehigh Acres, FL112,27943%13%
      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.