PROFICIENCY 59% 54% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
65%Carlsbad Unified

Carlsbad High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Carlsbad Unified" in Carlsbad, CA. There are a total of 2,685 students and 101 teachers at Carlsbad High, for a student to teacher ratio of 27 to 1. There are a total of 380 free lunch students and 104 reduced lunch students.

Carlsbad High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 58.5%, which is 54% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio27:1
Free lunch380
Reduced lunch104


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment1,222
Taking some courses1,096
Taking some courses (not tests)129
Passing some courses542
Passing no courses546

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Carlsbad High, there are a total of 1,222 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 1,096 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School51%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School66%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Carlsbad High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 59.4% 57.2% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 1.8% 1.9% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 7.8% 8.3% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 25.3% 26.3% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.9% 0.7% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.5% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 4.3% 5.2% 3.1% 3.1%

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Kelly Elementary70%1.5Carlsbad, CA
South Oceanside Elementary37%1.9Oceanside, CA
Palmquist Elementary32%2.2Oceanside, CA
Lincoln Middle School25%2.2Oceanside, CA
Calavera Hills Elementary54%2.3Carlsbad, CA
Calavera Hills Middle School54%2.3Carlsbad, CA
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary38%2.8Oceanside, CA

Carlsbad demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)2,96823291
Median age42.336.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)61%52%55%
Speak English82%56%79%
Speak Spanish9%29%13%

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%
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Source: The Carlsbad High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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