PROFICIENCY 58% 51% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
72%San Dieguito Union High

La Costa Canyon High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "San Dieguito Union High" in Carlsbad, CA. There are a total of 2,013 students and 79 teachers at La Costa Canyon High, for a student to teacher ratio of 26 to 1. There are a total of 104 free lunch students and 31 reduced lunch students.

La Costa Canyon High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 57.5%, which is 51% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio26:1
Free lunch104
Reduced lunch31


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

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 La Costa Canyon High, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School54%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School61%

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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La Costa Canyon High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 76.9% 67.6% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 0.9% 0.9% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 5.9% 16.3% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 14.3% 13.2% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.6% 0.4% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.2% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.1% 1.3% 3.1% 3.1%

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Mission Estancia Elementary77%0.7Carlsbad, CA
La Costa Heights Elementary74%1.0Carlsbad, CA
Diegueno Middle School69%1.3Encinitas, CA
El Camino Creek Elementary79%1.8Carlsbad, CA
Flora Vista Elementary77%1.9Encinitas, CA
Park Dale Lane Elementary56%2.0Encinitas, CA
La Costa Meadows Elementary70%2.3Carlsbad, CA
San Elijo Middle School67%2.5San Marcos, CA
San Elijo Elementary74%2.7San Marcos, CA
Oak Crest Middle School67%3.0Encinitas, CA
Carrillo Elementary72%3.4Carlsbad, CA

Carlsbad demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)3,78223291
Median age46.036.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)57%52%55%
Speak English83%56%79%
Speak Spanish10%29%13%

Education level achieved in Carlsbad

Completed 8th grade93.7%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school93.3%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college83.7%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree69.5%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors65.0%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters30.1%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree14.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate5.4%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The La Costa Canyon 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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